Celebrating 30 years of Encinitas

To commemorate 30 years since the five unique communities of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Old Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain and New Encinitas incorporated to become Encinitas in 1986, the city hosted a weekend celebration Oct. 7-9.

Three main events took residents back to 1986, when Top Gun was the No. 1 movie and the mullet, big hair and shoulder pads were all the rage.

The celebration began Oct. 7 (photos of the event are on this page), with Everybody Cut Footloose, an all-ages ‘80s retro dance at the Encinitas Community Center.