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LEUCADIA FARMERS MARKET                                                                              SUNDAY, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM                                                                                       Paul Ecke Elementary School
185 Union Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
The Leucadia Farmers Market is a Family Friendly Certified Farmers Market consisting
of 75+ vendors. Founded in 2005, the proceeds from the market go to support the Paul Ecke Central School P.T.A. and the Leucadia Main Street Association.
ARTFEST 2019                                                                                                          APRIL 13 & 14, 9 AM–5 PM                                                                                            San Diego Botanic Garden
230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024 Featuring paintings, sculptures, jewelry, Asian art, live music, food trucks and more.                                                            Looking for unique, one-of-a-kind art pieces to adorn your home or garden?
Then you’ll enjoy ArtFest, featuring more than 30 local and regional artists displaying, giving demonstrations, and selling their work at amazing prices!                                 Enjoy live music, locally-sourced food and beverages from The GoGo Truck and Rush Coffee and a live performance by the San Diego Taiko Drummers on Saturday morning. Plan on spending part – or all – of your weekend of ArtFest!         
COFFEE WITH THE COMMUNITY                                                                                 APRIL 18, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM                                                                           McDonald’s
1064 N. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
This is an opportunity to connect with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. You’ll have a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know deputies who patrol your neighborhood. Get crime prevention tips and learn more about our free safety programs.
MICAH WRIGHT AND FRIENDS IN CONCERT                                                             APRIL 19, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM                                                                                Cultural Arts Division Music By The Sea Concert
540 Cornish Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
Talented multi-instrumentalist Micah Wright is joined by three exceptional artists to showcase both classical trios and Jazzy/virtuosic selections for cello, clarinet, and piano. They trained at the finest schools, including Yale School of Music, The Julliard School, USC Thornton School of Music and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.
LOVE & UNITY: AN EVENING OF WORLD FUSION ECSTATIC KIRTAN                               APRIL 20                                                                                                                    The Soul of Yoga Encinitas
627 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024
Join us at The Soul of Yoga for an interactive musical experience with musicians and kindred spirits on their musical journey together spanning over 15 years, that will leave you entranced and inspired. Featuring Heart- piercing violin, soul-lifting guitar solos and hypnotic world grooves, Violinist Bahman Sarram and the Mystic Groove Collective ( blend fusion world vibrations and melodies with music from around the globe to create an ecstatic chanting experience. This evening features special guest Kirtan vocalist Sita Rose                                        
ENCINITAS STREET FAIR                                                                                            APRIL 27 & 28, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM                                                                       Downtown Encinitas
South Coast Highway 101
Enjoy over 450 unique food, arts and crafts vendors plus four entertainment stages, children’s rides, Bike Valets, and a Beer Garden! Take advantage of free family fun, entertainment, a National Award Winning MainStreet and a traditional So-Cal beach town. Come for the sun, stay for the moonlight.                                  
ENCINITAS EGG HUNT EASTER BUNNY FUN                                                                 APRIL 20, 10 AM – 12 PM                                                                                        Encinitas Community Park
425 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA The City of Encinitas Easter Egg Hunt Festival features arts and crafts, entertainment, prizes, jump houses, face painting, pictures with the bunny (for a fee) and of course, eggs! 20,000 eggs, two live shows from Hullabaloo on-stage at 10:30 am and 11:15 a.m. Be sure to pack a picnic — there will not be any food or drink available for purchase at the event.                                                                 
JUKEBOX KINGS IN CARDIFF BY THE SEA                                                                  APRIL 26, 7 PM                                                                                                         1393 Windsor Road
Cardiff By The Sea, California 92007
Live Music and Dancing featuring Jukebox Kings. Playing swing and jitterbug music in the style of the original rock pioneers! Each performance is reminiscent of the 1950’s – when rock was young! Swing dance tunes from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and 90’s too!
LAGOON IN BLOOM! FAMILY DISCOVERY DAY                                                      APRIL 28, 2019, 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM                                                                           San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
2710 Manchester Avenue
The lagoon is abuzz! Join the Spring Family Fun Day festival celebrating nature’s renewal. Discover why flowers and pollinators need each other. Take a run through our Animal Athletes Obstacle Course, and learn how to contribute to science using the iNaturalist App. Interactive activities and crafts will give kids hands-on unforgettable experience. Meet live animals, enjoy face painting and on an onsite food truck. 
TASTE OF CARDIFF 10TH ANNUAL                                                                              MAY 2, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM                                                                                        Cardiff-by-the-Sea Town Center
2087 San Elijo Ave
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007                                                                                    Join the community in celebrating the culinary flavors and local libations that make our downtown Cardiff district and Restaurant Row so unique. The Taste of Cardiff will highlight our local restaurants, retailers, craft brewers, and local vintners. The town will come alive as we celebrate with food, music, and special live performances. Save the date to enjoy live music, food, drinks at Taste of Cardiff 2019!                    
14TH ANNUAL GOURD & BASKET WEEKEND                                                                         MAY 4 & 5                                                                                                                230 Quail Gardens Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
To preserve, promote and perpetuate the appreciation of gourd and basket art by providing a supportive, sharing and educational environment. Learn to weave baskets and decorate gourds under the guidance of talented instructors. Also, take tours of the beautiful surrounding botanical gardens. Classes are held outdoors RAIN or SHINE, so please be prepared. Wear old clothes, a hat, and sunscreen
FREE CONCERT, ENCINITAS PUBLIC LIBRARY                                                                MAY 11
540 Cornish Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
Based in Southern California, the Hutchins Consort brings together a group of extraordinary players to tackle the challenge of adapting the techniques of traditional strings, as well as inventing new techniques, to master the instruments Dr. Hutchins created. This ensemble of gifted musicians redefines the customarily accepted perception of the chamber music concert with programs that combine great works of virtually every musical genre — from the Renaissance to Rock. Their performances are virtuosic, uninhibited, sometimes improvisational and always entertaining. “…A refreshing departure from the typical chamber music performance.”                                                                         
CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL                                                                                             MAY 11
230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
Spend the Saturday before Mother’s Day at San Diego Botanic Garden’s famous Chocolate Festival! Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain, and more. This family-friendly event also features lots of children’s activities and a variety of Mother’s Day gifts. “Tasting” tickets will be sold on site
SAN DIEGO CENTURY BICYCLE TOUR                                                                            MAY 18                                                                                                                   Revolution Bike Shop
235 S. Coast Highway 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Join us on May 18, 201,9 for the 13th Annual San Diego Century! Take on one of 3 beautiful courses for a chal- lenging and rewarding cycling experience on San Di- ego’s most scenic routes 33, 67 or 102.5 miles.                     
CHURCH RUMMAGE YARD SALE                                                                                  MAY 18, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM                                                                                      3459 Manchester Ave
Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007
Boutique clothing, handbags, jewelry, home goods, kitchenware, small appliances, holiday decorations, fur- niture, children’s toys, books, games and Greek food and pastries for sale on site.

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