The coastal street fairs are approaching fast! These make for a wonderful outing for anyone! I will start with the Encinitas Street Fair…
The annual Encinitas Street Fair, which began in 1983, takes place the last Saturday and Sunday in April, 9:00am to 5:00pm (4/26-4/27). The fair is located right in downtown Old Encinitas, covering six blocks of the Coast Highway 101. There will be over 400 booths featuring everything from arts & crafts, antiques, clothing, ethnic imports, kettle corn, and so much more! The whole family can enjoy the day, as there will be rides for the children, a Karl Strauss Brewery beer garden, and four stages with live performances, and plus, it is only two blocks from the ocean! Website
Carlsbad Village Fair
The Carlsbad Village Fair, taking place on the first Sunday in May, 8:00am to 5:00pm (May 4) is the largest one day street fair in the nation! With over 850 vendors there is something for everyone! Along with all of the usual street fair booths and activities, there are children’s rides, an international food center, and an old-fashioned pancake breakfast! The fair started 34 years ago, and has an expected attendance of over 100,000 this year. Website
Whether you are a local to North County San Diego, or a visitor, you should definitely check out one of these street fairs…Soak in the Southern California sun as you browse hundreds of unique booths, enjoy local bands and performers, eat freshly grilled/fried/baked foods, and sip on ice cold beer, all at your own leisurely pace.
(I suggest NOT driving to either one of these fairs. Parking will not be fun. See websites for shuttle information. If you are staying with us in Encinitas, you can easily walk to the Encinitas Street Fair if you are in the mood for a nice stroll! )