"Welcome To The Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association"

Mission Statement: To preserve, improve and promote the culture, character and commerce of Downtown Encinitas

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Moonlight Beach Fest and Surfing Madonna Run/Walk

Join the festivities on October 25, 2014 from 9am to 6pm.  It will be an amazing day at the cove on the sand with family and friends at Moonlight Beach Fest.

 showimageFestivities will include:

  • Surfing Madonna Oceans Project 5k/10k/1k Run-Walk
  • Science of Surf and Skate (9am-4pm)- Open your eyes to the role that the physical and life sciences play in the activities we love.  Plenty of interactive “labs” to check out.  You’ll be blown away!
  • Waterman Lifestyle expo (9am-6pm)- It’s all about the Waterman lifestyle.  Check out cool exhibits and visit with Encinitas Lifeguards, San Diego County Sheriffs and other agencies who keep our area beaches safe.  A special feature will be the landing and takeoff of the County’s ASTRIA helicopter.
  • Sandcastle arena and live art – because who doesn’t want to take a selfie with the Surfing Madonna?
  • Moonlight Beach Lounge & Overlook (featuring the NEW artwork from the Surfing Madonna Ocean’s Project!)
  • Just-For-Kids Zone (9am-2pm)- free arts and crafts just for kids!
  • Live local musicians with headliner to be announced!
  • Local food- Moonlight Beach Deli and Dogs, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, Whole Foods Encinitas, Cafe Ipe and more!


Encinitas 101 Installs New Board, Honors 20-Year Veteran

2014 Board of Directors

2014 Board of Directors

On Tuesday evening, October 7, the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association held its Annual Meeting and Installation Dinner at The Lumberyard Tavern.  The nonprofit group, created to preserve, improve and promote Downtown Encinitas, thanked its current board, honored two departing members, and welcomed two new members.

Stepping down from the board were directors Bart Smith and Don Taylor.  Smith, architect and owner of DZN partners, received several honors in recognition for his 20 years on the board.  He was named the first inductee into the “Encinitas 101 Hall of Fame” thanks to his two decades of generous service and his substantial contributions to the association and to the downtown district.  Smith’s accomplishments include the preservation of the historic boathouses and the facilitation of over 50 façade grants.  County Supervisor Dave Roberts issued a proclamation in Smith’s honor and announced the County’s decision to name October 7 “Bart Smith Day.”  City of Encinitas Councilwoman and former Mayor Teresa Barth lauded Smith for his civic service and presented him with a certificate of recognition.  READ MORE


@ Home in Encinitas

@Home Logo ColorThe City of Encinitas is working to meet the changing needs of Encinitas residents by creating a plan for future housing, which will be placed before voters in the 2016 election.

Community input is a critical part of planning for the future of Encinitas and therefore, the City has launched an extensive public outreach effort called At Home in Encinitas. Over the next few months City staff will be out and about in the community talking to stakeholders about this planning process and getting input from people like you!

Your Voice Counts!  Come share your thoughts on future housing choices for our community. The City of Encinitas is hosting five Community Dialogue Sessions to get your input on potential locations for new housing in the city, as well as design considerations for these future neighborhoods. All Community Dialogue Sessions will be held as an open house format.

Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

CARDIFF                 November 13, 2014 / Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Drive

OLD ENCINITAS    November 15, 2014 / Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive

LEUCADIA               November 17, 2014 / Beacon Bible Church, 367 La Veta Avenue

OLIVENHAIN          November 18, 2014 / Ranch View Baptist Church, 416 Rancho Santa Fe Road

NEW ENCINITAS   November 22, 2014 / Diegueño Middle School, 2150 Village Park Way

We encourage you to get informed, and participate.  The City is offering ways to engage face-to-face with a series of workshops in each of our 5 communities, and online with its e-Town Hall platform.


Fantasy/Psychedelic Art Featured at E101 Gallery

God's MegaphoneStephen Frank Gary will be showing recent artwork at Encinitas 101 Main Street Office Gallery. His works are a fusion of styles, and varied materials, ranging from landscape to social commentary, and fantasy/psychedelic. These uplifting works will be shown October 24 thru November 21, 2014.