Music, art and more at ‘Summer Fun on the 101’


The Leucadia 101 Main Street Association presents “Summer Fun on the 101: Leucadia’s Music Festival” on Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28.

Back in Leucadia for its fifth straight run, Summer Fun on the 101 returns with an exceptional lineup of internationally acclaimed local musicians. This celebration of music and surf culture rolls on with major support from SPY Optic and generous help from Cassidy Turley Real Estate, Swami’s Cab, the Leucadia Beach Inn and Surfy Surfy.

Festivities will kick off at 4 p.m. Friday, June 27, with “Support Local Business Night.” There will be an art show by this year’s poster artist, Harry Holiday, at Ducky Waddle’s (414 N. Coast Hwy 101), while Amerikan Bear, the Village Squares, Darius Degher, Cleopatra Degher and many more will be rocking out in front of 454 Tattoo, Lou’s Records, Coastal Animal Hospital and Ducky Waddle’s. There is no admission fee.

On Saturday, June 28, things kick off with a beach cleanup led by Eco-Rooted. Join this fun and social stroll as people comb trash from Moonlight Beach to Beacon’s Beach. The cleanup will start at 11:30 a.m. at the big palm tree at Moonlight Beach and will end at Beacon’s — a short walk down the hill from the main event at Leucadia Roadside Park (860 N. Coast Hwy 101). Free music will start at the park at noon and carry on until 8 p.m.

Highlights will include sets by Jack Tempchin, The Eagles’ hit songwriter; the sensational surf/jazz brothers Mattson 2; and velvet -oiced troubadour Nena Anderson.

A beer garden with brews by The Lost Abbey, Stone Brewing Co. and Aztec Brewery will give an eclectic taste of San Diego County’s famous craft beer scene. There will be a silent auction and raffle with prizes such as a Go Pro camera, surfboards from Surfy Surfy, season passes to the Del Mar Race Track and loads of other goodies donated from local businesses. Paint Encinitas will offer art activities for the kids.

Inspired by the amazing young Encinitas talent at May’s Battle of the Bands, the Leucadia 101 Main Street Association is working with the Paul Ecke Central PTA to donate a percentage of the event’s proceeds towards their music education programs. The association was honored to donate close to $1,200 from last year’s event, and hopes to donate more this year. Catch this year’s Battle winners Don’t Tell Mom at Roadside Park and Triceratropical at Lou’s Records!

Leave the car at home and come by foot, bike, bus, board or train to have your Summer Fun on the 101 with the whole family! Bring a beach chair and blanket, turn off your phone for a few hours and revel in the day. When you get hungry, just walk to one of the many fine local eateries along the 101 in Leucadia. Tag your photos with #loveleucadia #summerfunonthe101 to see them on the association’s Instagram page. Visit