Spring Street Fair coming to Encinitas

Dueling Super Spudnik Potato Chip superheroes, Sam Smith (left) and Josh Mitchell serve hot potato c
The Dueling Super Spudnik Potato Chip superheroes served hot potato chips at a past Encinitas Street Fair. This year’s two-day festival kicks off Saturday.
(Peggy Peattie / Peggy Peattie)

Downtown Encinitas is set to be packed with hundreds of vendors, food, beer and music April 28-29 for the city’s 36th annual Spring Street Fair.

The two-day fair will bring out more than 450 vendors selling arts and crafts, foods and an array of goods along Highway 101 from D to J streets.

Seven bands and two DJs are slated to entertain at several stages including the Beer Garden and Courtyard stages with headliners The Routine, bringing soul, rock, world and funk from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Elektric Voodoo, performing a blend of classic afrobeat, Latin, rock ’n’ roll, psych, jazz and blues, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Beer Garden.

The Beer Garden, sponsored by Stone Brewing, will offer several styles of beer and wine, and new this year, Boochcraft’s artisan Kombucha. Flavors range from a blend of apple, lime and jasmine to watermelon plus mint and chili.


The entertainment lineup on Saturday features Ease Up (ska/rock/reggae), Clint Westwood (cult country/Americana/folk), HighMinded (rock reggae/funk), The Gold Standard (R&B/rock/reggae/pop/funk/jazz), Tolan Shaw (pop/rock/soul), Ginger Roots & the Protectors (roots reggae), and DJ Man-Cat on Saturday.

The Sunday entertainers include Lenny “Fuzzy” Rankins (rockin’ blues), JB & The Movers (soul/funk/rock), Sarah Rogo Band (blues/Americana), Cherry Road (funk/soul/blues/rock) and DJ BeatFantasia.

There will be children’s rides and family activities.

The fair, organized by the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association and sponsored by Scripps Hospital, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28-29. Two bike valet stations sponsored by Electra Bike will be open.


Parking is available at Moonlight Beach, City Hall and North County Transit District Coaster Station lots.


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