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Binational Block Party Coming to El Cajon Boulevard

The event features the first cross-border beer flight

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The second annual Barrios Hermanos BLVD Market will be held Friday, September 15, hosted by the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association. Held in the Boulevard Center’s parking lot, which is transformed monthly into an outdoor market called The BLVD Market, the free event is a nod to the San Diego-Tijuana economic super-region—a “binational marketplace.” It will feature leaders in architecture, brewing, fashion, art, music and business from both cities.

Visitors to this “food lovers’ block party” can expect expositions by border-region artist David Peña, Tijuana Zine Fest artists, Tijuana architecture university Escuela Libre De Architectura, clothing and accessory booths, lowriders and food vendors from both sides of the fence as well as a performance by bilingual rock band Karina Frost & the Banduvloons. Beer-lovers have an added bonus: the event will include the first public release of “Cross-Border Beer Flight,” a line-up of complimentary craft flavors from Tijuana craft breweries Insurgente, Fauna and Border Psycho and San Diego breweries Pariah, The Homebrewer and Automatic Brewing Company.

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“Barrios Hermanos is a family reunion. We’re celebrating what connects us and building even stronger bonds. It’s more important than ever,” says Beryl Forman, El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association Marketing Director and organizer of the event. Barrios Hermanos is free and open to anyone and will run from 6 to 10 p.m. at the intersection of El Cajon Boulevard and Utah Street.