Rhea Murslin–Little motorized bears, pandas, and pigs, featured by Danimals CA, were driven around by several adults as part of the 26th Annual San Marcos Spring Festival and Street Fair took place last Sunday, April 8, 2018, on Via Vera Cruz near San Marcos Boulevard. Presented by the San Marcos Chamber, the event began receiving friendly faces from the public at 9:00 am Sunday morning while some attractions were still being set up.
Photos by Rhea Murslin
Via Vera Cruz was completely covered with three rows of tents that stretched back as far as the eye could see. Each tent accompanied by smiling individuals who were promoting their businesses, offering prizes to win, or providing an overall fun. This Annual San Marcos Spring Festival highlighted businesses such as: Tower Talent with information for anyone interested in singing, modeling or acting; EMS Attractions with a huge obstacle course and a Swashbuckler for children at the event; and a Complementary Health Assessment. Other vendors included: Catalina, Tough Turtle Turf, Kopacetic Kreations, Lions Kidsight USA, San Marcos Lions Club, LuLaRoe, San Diego Probation Department with an art exhibit, Navy Federal Credit Union, San Diego County Fair Booth, Artsplashers with a Henna Booth, and many, many others. There was such a wide range of products to buy that every individual was guaranteed to leave with something they adored.
Singer, Tyler Gomez, performed as well being the opening act at the performance giving a new voice to songs such as, Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon, Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran, Counting Stars by One Republic, Stitches by Shawn Mendes, and several originals. The San Marcos Fire Department was also a participant at the event and contributed to deterring oncoming traffic. At the end of the day, the 26th Annual San Marcos Spring Festival and Street Fair was a huge success that brought together a huge amount of people, whether they planned to attend in the first place, or they were simply driving by and witnessed a gigantic, blown – up swashbuckler in the middle of the street.