ENCINITAS — Downtown Encinitas Mainstreet Association is putting the final touches on its upcoming April Street Fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24 and April 25. For two days, South Coast Highway 101 will be closed between D and J streets as it comes alive with the 27th annual fair.
Enjoy food, arts and crafts vendors, four live music stages, a children’s ride, and the Stone Brewing Company Beer Garden featuring four of their award-winning ales.
The fair will be partnering with the North County Transit District on April 24 with a buy-one-get-one-free ticket special all day. In addition, a variety of Downtown Encinitas Merchants will also be offering discounts to customers who have Coaster tickets for April 24.
The fair features four live music stages with 10 different performers per day, an extensive recycling effort. The beer garden has an all-star lineup this year featuring NovaMenco, the Latin Jazz band. Vendors include clothes, accessories, plants, household products, environmental products, art, antiques and home decor.
This year, the 2010 Title Sponsor for the 27th Annual Street Fair is Fage Yogurt and will be handing out free samples at their booth at I Street in Downtown Encinitas.
The beer garden will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lumberyard parking lot on I Street and Highway 101 for dancing, food and fun. Be sure to tip generously at the Beer Garden, because the tip money on Saturday will go to Jeans for Justice www.jeans4justice.org. Volunteers from each organization will be serving your beer in order to earn tip money and the earnings will go to their respective charities.
While at the fair, look for the blue ClearStream recycling bins at the street fair. The city of Encinitas will be lending the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association 100 ClearStream recycling bins to capture glass, aluminum and plastic at the street fair. These bins were purchased through a joint grant between the city of Encinitas and DEMA from the Department of Conservation. Using ClearStream bins will divert waste from the landfill into recycling centers.
The Encinitas Fire Department will set up and serve a pancake breakfast from 7 until 11 a.m. April 24, in the 7-Eleven Parking Lot at D Street and Coast Highway 101. On April 25 at Moonlight Beach “The Girls Game” Surf Festival will feature the top high-school girls surf teams from San Diego County. For more information, call JP at (760) 473-2281.
Other events at the Lumberyard Center Courtyard Stage include:
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Rocket Science
2:30 to 5 p.m. – Rhythm Method
11 a.m. to 1:30pm – Matt Commerce
2:30 to 4: 30 p.m. – Luna Llena
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – NovaMenco
2:30 to 5 p.m. – Bill Magee Blues
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Super Strings
2 to 4:30 p.m. – Allison Adams Tucker & Allegato World Jazz Ensemble
For more information, call the DEMA office at (760) 943-1950. If you would like more information on becoming a vendor, go to www.kennedyfaires.com or call Brian Roth at (760) 945-9288.