Every November, for two decades, the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association has played host to a premier street fair – The Fall Festival. This festival, previously known as the Poinsettia Festival, is a ready-made bazaar for holiday shoppers and weekend fun seekers. This year fair-goers will enjoy a day where coastal breezes meet people gathering to shop, eat, be entertained and enjoy the community's Historical district. The festival will feature over 450 vendor booths showcasing various arts, crafts, gifts, food and more. The 200 shops and 40 restaurants and eateries along the Coast Highway from D to J Streets will be open and ready for business. Live music will be playing at two venues: The Lumberyard Courtyard Stage, located at The Lumberyard, and the Community Stage, close to F Street. Both stages will feature the best in local entertainment.
The Coast Highway 101 will be closed from D Street to J Street starting at 5:00 AM, however many parking facilities will be available for the event within a short walking distance; Moonlight Beach Parking Lot; City Hall Parking Lot on Vulcan Ave.; NCTD Coaster Station Lot at D or E Streets and Vulcan Ave. There is also free parking available at Lot B on the corner of E Street and Vulcan Ave.