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Moonlight Beach Bash

Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Celebrate Encinitas' "Local Summer" as Encinitas Parks and Rec brings a beach party to close out the best part of 2017.

Moonlight Beach Bash celebrates Encinitas life to the fullest, bringing together arts, beach culture, basically all the ingredients to have an awesome time at the beach!  Annually, the first Saturday of October celebrates the City's founding in October 1986.  Come celebrate, spend time together with friends and family and enjoy what's typically Encinitas' best beach weather.  

Activities will include (subject to change)

  • Food trucks: Taco Picasso & Kona Ice
  • Reggae greats "The Devastators" headlining the stage live in concert 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Merrick Hanna performing live on stage at 4:15pm - At age 12, Merrick, a proud resident of Encinitas, has appeared on So You Think You Can Dance, Lip Sync Battle Shorties, the Ellen Show, and most recently was a semi-finalist on America's Got Talent. Merrick, who started dancing three years ago and specializes in styles known as “popping” and “animation” said he can hardly believe the response he’s received from America’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell, (who gives him a standing ovation after each performance) and the TV audience. “This to me was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen on the show,” said Cowell, after his audition in May.
  • Fern Street Circus- A show for all ages!  Merges the magnificent and the everyday through their performances.  They will be hosting a fine acoustic Gypsy trio, hoops, contortion, unicycling, juggling, tight wire and foot juggling.
  • Studio FX- Performing Hip-hop dances by the Urban Misfits, Syde FX and Urban FX. Come and get involved and win some Studio FX Swag Gear.
  • Sidewalk chalk artists Gus Moran and Theresa Thorman- Come watch these amazing creations develop right before your eyes.
  • Art Miles public mural project- have fun, come together, learn about each other’s culture and traditions. Join us in creating two murals on the beach. Fun for all ages!  
  • See a giant sand sculpture being built throughout the event to be completed before the event ending for a great photo opportunity 


Special thanks to our Moonlight Beach Bash event sponsors AMR Ambulance Service, Dudek, EDCO, Encinitas Magazine and the YEW! network.           

For more information, call 760-633-2740 or email [email protected].