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Escondido Downtown Business Association , 243 S Escondido Blvd #701, Escondido, CA 92025  (760) 877-8582

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The Escondido Downtown Buisness Assocation would like to thank these sponsors for thier continued support!

Welcome to Downtown Escondido!

Our charming historic downtown boasts excellent restaurants,
unique shops and frequent events. 
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For The Love Of Chocolate Escondido's Annual Chocolate Festival

February 2016
Date to be announced soon!

5th Annual Year Celebrating California's Artisan Cheeses

Paired with San Diego's Award-Winning Craft Brewers and Vintners
  • Tastings in Restaurants and stores along Grand Ave
  • Buskers along Tasting Route
  • Heritage Park free activities: Artists in Action, Escondido Dairy History/ Local 4-H dairy exhibit, Music, Cheese & Beer related vendors
 (Ticketed) Wedge Passport Holder activities:
  • 22+ Artisanal Cheese Tasting Locations
  • 15 Beer & Wines Paired with Gourmet Real California Cheeses
  • Cheeses also paired with non-alcoholic specialty sides at various locations
  • Grand Raffle Entry with Completed Passport
  • Commemorative Souvenir

Tickets available online after Sept. 1, 2015 at
Tickets $35 or $45 after 5 pm, October 30th, 2015   
Non-Alcohol/Designated Driver Tickets $25, include everything except alcohol
Tasting Route runs from Orange Street to Ivy Street along Grand Ave and side streets
Will-Call Booth for pre-event ticket purchasers, and for Day-of Event ticket sales located in Maple Plaza at W. Grand & Maple St. 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm  
Map and event details to be added as sponsors, tasting locations, and more attractions come in.
The Wedge is produced by the Escondido Downtown Business Association for the support & marketing of the 127 year old Grand Ave Historic Commercial District.


Event info:                 Vendor/Exhibitor info:  760.580.7158

The Wedge
Artisan Cheese/Beer/Wine Festival

Saturday, November 7, 2015

along Historic Grand Ave in Downtown Escondido



is proud to present the
Escondido Grand Avenue Festival Street Faire
  October 18, 2015, 9:30am – 5:30pm
May 15, 2016, 9:30am - 5:30pm

The Escondido Tamale Festival
Saturday, November 14, 2015
10:30am - 4:30pm

Grape Day Park, Downtown Escondido
The Escondido Tamale Festival is a celebration of Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California's culture. It is also a look back at the history of the Spanish and Mexican settlers who built the framework for this great state.  The intent is to shine a bright light on those who have influenced and contributed to our multicultural community, and to show appreciation for the traditions which have so positively affected Escondido.
Tamales: Sales and Holiday Pre-Orders
Buy just 1 or buy them by the dozen!
VIP Gourmet Tamale Tasting Area
California Craft Beer & Wine Garden
Best Tamale Contests (Commercial or Non-Profit)
Chihuahua Costume Contest

On Stage
Grande Stage featuring Mariachis, Latin Dance Performances
Pequeno Stage for Youth Performances, Quinceanera Fashion Show,
Chihuahua Fashion Show, Martial Arts, more!
Hispanic Heritage exhibits & Car Club exhibits
Handmade crafts vendors, Holiday vendors, Multicultural holiday décor
For the kids
Sugar Skulls, Pinata crafts, Makers kid crafts area & Inflatable Bounce Houses!

VIP Gourmet Tamale & Craft Brew/Wine Tasting Tickets are available online at:

Information: OR 760.580.7158

The Escondido Tamale Festival is presented by the Escondido Downtown Business Association, a 501(c)6, for the marketing, support, and preservation of the 127 year old Escondido Downtown Business District.

The Grand Woofstock
Pet Festival

Grape Day Park in Escondido
Saturday, September 26th 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm
The 4th  Annual "The Grand Woofstock" is coming! This is North County's Premier Pet Festival held in Grape Day Park in Escondido, Saturday, 9/26/15 from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

This family-friendly, dog-friendly event is FREE to the public.  This years event will be "Outta Sight"!  We will have pet contests, EPD K9 demo, "Ask a Vet" booth, "Ask a Trainer", over 60 vendors selling unique dog related products as well as people FOOD from our local gourmet food trucks!

Come out for an amazing fun-filled day for you and your four-legged fur baby. Can you dig it?