About Us
Kennedy & Associates

In 1974, Marine veteran and longtime resident of Carlsbad, Keith Kennedy, began a sidewalk sale to promote downtown Carlsbad businesses. By the 1990’s, this small event had grown to become the largest one-day street faire in the nation and launched Keith on a new venture of his own–managing street faires. As with the Carlsbad Street Faire, managing events on behalf of Chambers of Commerce and Downtown Business Associations became Keith’s forte, and his reputation spread through San Diego County. As Kennedy & Associates, he managed events from the City of San Diego up to and through north county.

In 1997, Brian Roth, son-in-law of Keith’s and newly retired from the Army, joined Keith in Kennedy & Associates. Over the next three years, Keith passed on his unique personal and organizational skills to Brian, Keith retired, and the next generation of Kennedy & Associates pressed on. Brian expanded and centered the company on north San Diego County events, to include Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista. But Keith’s legacy was always in the details of every event–provide vendors the best success (and care) possible, work seamlessly with the Chambers and Associations, and give the public a great experience.

Brian retired in 2016 and the business was sold to Rick and Chris Bauer, Brian’s long-time associates and keeper of the Kennedy legacy. Rick and Chris have since maintained the attributes that Kennedy and Associates have been known for, for many years. As owners of Kennedy and Associates (Kennedy Faires), Chris and I have enlisted the help of our close associates, Patricia and Brett Keller who have worked in the event planning industry for many years as well.

Since the inception date of KennedyFaires, we have been expanding and have managed various outdoor festivals/events in San Diego County such as Cardiff, The Forum Carlsbad, Del Mar, and Poway, in addition to those listed on our website.

Upcoming event schedule:

Please check here for any cancellations or postponements

    Our 2020 schedule:

  • Fallbrook Avocado Festival, CANCELLED, Additional details
  • Carlsbad Street Faire, Sponsored by Carlsbad Chamber CANCELLED, Additional details
  • Encinitas Spring Street Fair, Sponsored by Encinitas 101 Association CANCELLED/POSTPONED to Nov 21, 22, Additional details
  • Escondido Street Festival, Sponsored by the Downtown Business Association, CANCELLED, Additional details
  • San Marcos Spring Fling, CANCELLED, Additional details
  • Carlsbad Art in the Village, CANCELLED - Additional details to follow
  • Vista Strawberry Festival, CANCELLED, Additional details
  • Poway Americana Festival, Sponsored by Poway Chamber of Commerce, POSTPONED TO March 28, 2021, Additional details
  • Oceanside Harbor Days, CANCELLED
  • Encinitas Oktoberfest, CANCELLED - Additional details to follow
  • San Marcos Harvest Festival, POSTPONED TO December 6, 2020, Additional details
  • Escondido Grand Avenue Festival Oct 18th, POSTPONED, FUTURE DATE PENDING
  • Carlsbad Street Faire Nov 1, CANCELLED, Additional details
  • Encinitas Holiday Street Fair Nov 21-22 CANCELLED - Additional details to follow
  • Carlsbad Maker's Market / Crafters' Showcase, December 5th
  • San Marcos Holiday Market, December 6 (formerly Harvest Festival, Oct 11th)

    Our 2021 schedule:

  • Poway Americana Festival March 28, 2021
  • San Marcos Spring Fling April 11, 2021
  • Fallbrook Avocado Festival April 18, 2021
  • Encinitas Spring Street Fair April 24-25, 2021
  • Carlsbad Street Faire May 2, 2021
  • Vista Strawberry Festival May 30, 2021
  • Carlsbad Art in the Village June 27, 2021