The City of Encinitas will commemorate its 30th anniversary – when Cardiff-by-the-Sea, coastal downtown Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain, and “New Encinitas” incorporated to become the City of Encinitas in 1986 – on the weekend of Oct. 7 through 9. The entire celebration will be a throwback to the ’80s, with a variety of free events open to the public.

Dance the night away on Friday, Oct. 7 at an all-ages retro dance at the Encinitas Community Center. Rock out to ’80s music and participate in costume contests, dance battles, and more. On Saturday, Oct. 8 head out to Leo Mullen Sports Park for a big screen showing of An American Tail, a classic family-friendly ’80s movie. Finally, on Sunday, Oct. 9 attend an ’80s concert with BETAMAXX at Moonlight Beach from 2 to 5 p.m. The afternoon will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Marine Safety Center, followed by the retro beach concert. For more information visit