Santee Chamber presents Santee Street Fair on May 28

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

The Santee Chamber of Commerce will present its 8th annual Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, during Memorial Day weekend, at Riverview Parkway and Town Center Parkway, adjacent to Santee Trolley Square. With 30,000 people expected to attend the Santee Street Fair is considered one of East County’s largest one-day events.

The Street Fair, with free admission, will feature 300 food and vendor booths, carnival rides, outdoor laser tag, two stages with live music and entertainment, along with a craft beer festival, crafters and artists. The Sheriff’s Department will attend with a Search and Rescue unit and vehicle on display.

Performers on the community stage will include Expressions Dance and Movement Center, Champion Gymnastics and Cheer, Staump Music School, Anna Vauss, The Contingencies, Cory Wilkens, City of Santee Recreational Services, Tumble and Wee Dance, Bob Warren, Pickwick Players and a Touch of Class Dance Studio.

The craft beer festival will feature samples from many regional and local brewers, including Karl Strauss Brewing Co., Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co., Pacific Islander Beer Co., Sierra Nevada and BNS Brewing & Distilling Co.

Food vendors include California Best Kettle, DoggosGus, Finest City Kettlecorn and Sweet Treats, Hunter Steakhouse, Kona-Ice of San Diego, Ledesmas Foods, Half a Haole, Matheny’s Wagon Works, Miister Potato, Rita’s Italian Ice, The Coffee Corner, The Cookie Lady and The Sweet Stop.

Event sponsors include Lloyd’s Collision & Paint Center, Whissel Realty, CKO Kickboxing, SunFusion Solar, Walmart, Valley View Casino & Hotel and NewCarsInc.com.

Tickets to the beer garden begin at $20 per person. For more information and to purchase pre-event wristbands for admission to the beer garden, visit www.SanteeStreetFair.com, or call (619) 449-6572.