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.

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