This past weekend, the city closed down a portion of Coast Highway 101 for thousands of visitors to check out the 38th annual Spring Street Fair in Encinitas.
Featuring more than 450 vendors offering food, artisan crafts, art and live music were on hand for the free, family-friendly event on April 29 and April 30, sponsored by Ting Internet and hosted by Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association.
Along with all the vendors, the Spring Street Fair featured a beer garden and Hansen’s Community Stage, where musicians from Encinitas School of Rock and Devine Guitar School played live music.
Cyclists who rode their bikes to the event also had the opportunity to use Electra’s bike valet stations since parking would be harder to come by than usual over the weekend.
Encinitas 101 hosts the event twice per year in the spring and fall.
Irene Pyun, executive director of Encinitas 101, spoke on how thankful she was to see such a big turnout this past weekend for the businesses and booths that were part of the event.
“It is an incredible feeling because, with COVID, we almost didn’t make it, and so there would’ve not been any more of our community events,” Pyun said. “We’re just so grateful for the support we received through our membership, all the downtown businesses that saw the value in us bringing these community events, and how it brings people, thousands of people downtown.”
More photos by Kaila Mellos from this year’s Encinitas Spring Street Fair: