The self-proclaimed largest one-day street fair in the country will shut down streets of Carlsbad Village when more than 850 vendors set up shop at the Carlsbad Spring Village Faire on Sunday, May 6.
Now in its 44th year and hosted by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, the fair opens at 8 a.m. and packs up by 5 p.m. and stretches across 14 blocks — Grand Avenue from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson Street — and all of the cross streets in between.
“The Carlsbad Village Faire is a celebration of Southern California culture and our community,” president and CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, Ted Owen, said on the event’s website. “We are privileged to host this amazing community event that showcases over 100 local businesses and gives fairgoers a day to enjoy quality time with loved ones, relax, enjoy live music and create cherished memories.”
The street fair claims to draw more than 100,000 visitors with booths offering handcrafted arts and gifts, art, antiques, jewelry, unique clothing, home décor, plants and more.
In addition to the restaurants in the Carlsbad Village area, the street fair will have an international food court with more than 50 booths serving up international fair … uhh … fare.
The kids have their own space to play with games, a super slide, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, and face painting.
Parking is tough, but complimentary shuttles are available to pick up and drop off passengers at the Poinsettia Coaster Station and the west corner of Sears at The Shoppes at Carlsbad. Handicapped parking is available at the Carlsbad Visitor Center (the old train depot), 400 Carlsbad Village Drive and at the Village Faire Shopping Center, 300 Carlsbad Village Drive.
For more information, click here or contact the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce at (760) 931-8400.