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EVENTS

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Escondido Street Festival

SPRING

Sunday, May 19, 2024
10am-6pm

 

30+ year old Annual Spring Street Festival is on Grand Avenue in beautiful Downtown Escondido.

Traditional street fair format with Professional Live Music, a Beer & Wine Garden and Art in the Garden.  Shop from hundreds of vendors including unique hand-crafted gifts and imports, and international cuisine. 

FREE Community Event!

INFO:  Click Here

STAGE LINEUP

VENDOR APPLICATIONS

BE A SPONSOR

VOLUNTEER

Sponsored by:

Escondido Downtown Business Association

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Esco Alley Art

New Unveiling Sept 9, 2023
Open Daily

“Esco Alley Art", is a beautifully eclectic art exhibit of murals displayed on the alley walls of Downtown Escondido from Maple to Juniper Street. 

These beautiful murals are periodically revealed in phases.  Attached to each mural is a QR code, giving information about the artist and piece.  

FREE and Open Daily to all!

INFO:  Click Here!

Sponsored by:

MAGEC &

Escondido Downtown Business Association

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For the Love of Chocolate

Saturday, February 10, 2024
12pm-5pm

​Bring your sweetheart or just your “sweet tooth” to beautiful Downtown Escondido to enjoy "For The Love of Chocolate" Escondido Chocolate Festival. Stroll in and out of nearly 20 designated restaurants, shops and spa tasting locations while sampling chocolate paired with local fine wines & craft beers. Plus, 2nd Saturday, Escondido Arts & Culture  and Esco Alley Art.  Chocolate Truffle Making Classes also offered as a separate purchase.

This ticketed event is capped at 350 attendees and sells out every year.

TICKETS:  Click Here!

FB EVENT INFO:  Click Here!

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Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2023
6am-8pm

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Shop Small in Downtown Escondido!  It's a day of shopping fun with discounts, special offers and prizes.  

Shop, eat, and explore downtown Escondido to discover special treats, sales, and discounts, while collecting stamps to fill your bingo card for a chance to win big! 

 

INFO & MAP:  Click Here!

DOG COSTUME CONTEST

FREE for all to shop and play!

Sponsored by:

MAGEC

Escondido Downtown BusinessAssoc.

City of Escondido & Visit Escondido

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More Escondido Events

& Visitor Information

Remote
Local Information Center

 

 

​Visit Escondido

Escondido, CA 92025

Visit Escondido is your resource for all events and connections throughout Escondido.  It is managed by the City of Escondido.

https://visitescondido.com

Sponsored by:

Visit Escondido

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Art in the Garden

at the Escondido Street Festival

Sunday, May 19, 2024
10am-6pm

 

Art in the Garden at the Escondido Street Festival, is a juried art show bringing many talented Southern California artists to Heritage Garden in the NEC of Juniper and Grand Avenue in Downtown Escondido to show and sell their work.

Shop directly from the artists, hear about their inspiration and how their art is created. Enjoy live music and awesome festival food.

FREE Community Event

INFO:  Click Here

ARTIST APPLICATION: Click Here

Sponsored by:

MAGEC

and

Escondido Downtown Business Association

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Grand Farmers Market

Every
Tuesday

 

​October - May, 2:30 - 6:00 pm

June - September, 2:30- 7:00 pm

Every Tuesday on Grand Avenue in Historic Escondido
Located at Juniper St between Grand Ave and Valley Pkwy at Heritage Garden Park in Downtown Escondido.

Visit the Escondido Certified Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays 2:30 till sunset.
 

Engaging with your community builds connections and creates hope. Support local agriculture and businesses.

 

Bring a mask and please don’t bring your pets.

FREE Community Event with Vendor Sales.

Sponsored by:

Escondido Arts Partnership

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Cruisin' Grand

Every Friday, June - Sept
4pm-9pm

Cruisin' Grand returns every Friday night from 4 - 9 p.m. from June through September, featuring pre-1974 American cars.  Parking for event-era cars is on Grand Avenue and side streets, from Escondido Blvd to Ivy Street. in Downtown Escondido.

On Friday nights a time warp hits downtown Escondido! The streets are filled with strolling people of all ages, while a parade of pre-1974s vintage cars slowly cruise up and down Grand Avenue. Vintage cars—from American Hot Rods, Classics, Antiques, and Customs— Downtown Escondido is the place to be on Friday nights!  Bring the whole family for a night of fun.

FREE Community Event

INFO:  Click Here!

Sponsored by:

Cruisin' Grand

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Global Roots Mural Unveiling

Sunday, March 26, 2023
3pm

Join us for the unveiling of the Global Roots America Connects West Mural Mosaic, showcasing creativity of more than 1500 participants from America's Western States, including Escondido and North County artists.

Maple St. Plaza, Downtown Escondido.  DJ Rson and Food Truck

Thanks to John Paul Catholic University for  the perfect canvas for this mural, City of Escondido for their ongoing support and the wonderful artists who participated.

FREE and Open to all!

INFO:  Click Here!

Sponsored by:

MAGEC &

Escondido Downtown Business Association

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2nd Saturday Arts & Culture

2nd Saturday
each month

Welcome to Escondido 2nd Saturday

Arts & Culture Experience. 

Stroll downtown, take a self guided tour of the barrier paintings.

 

Grab bite or a beer, meet the artists, do a little shopping, visit our downtown art galleries and eclectic shops.

 

Note:  Times vary for each business location. 

​​​​​Free Community Event

INFO: Click Here!

Sponsored by:

MAGEC

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Small Business Saturday

Spring Shopping Spree

Saturday, April 15, 2023
 

IT’S BACK!!  Small Business Saturday, SPRING EDITION! 

 

We’re giving you a FREE special surprise gift from a downtown business! (While supplies last). 

 

Pop up artists, makers, music and more on Grand Avenue.  Start your Mother's Day shopping and get free gifts!

With a purchase, you will receive a SCRATCH-CARD.  Each card will contain the name of another business where you may exchange your scratch card for a free gift.  Click the link below for participating businesses and more details!

INFO:  Click Here

Sponsored by:

Escondido Downtown Business Association

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Grand Avenue Festival

FALL

Sunday, October 15, 2023
9am-5pm

 

30 year old Annual Fall Street Festival is on Grand Avenue in beautiful Downtown Escondido.

Traditional street fair format with Professional Live Music, a Beer & Wine Garden and Art in the Garden.  Shop from hundreds of vendors including unique hand-crafted gifts and imports, and international cuisine. 

FREE Community Event!

INFO:  Click Here!

STAGE LINEUP:  Click Here!

SPONSORSHIPS:  Click Here!

VENDOR APPLICATIONS: Click Here!

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Sponsored by:

Escondido Downtown Business Association and in cooperation with

Escondido Chamber of Commerce

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Escondido Tamale Festival

Cancelled
Until Further Notice

 

 

The Escondido Tamale Festival is held annually in early November in Grape Day Park.  12,000+ attendees come to north county to enjoy nearly 100 Tamale and other themed Food & Craft Vendors, Best Tamale Contest, Live on Stage Performances including Mariachi's, Folklorico & Latin Dancers, a Beer & Wine Garden, Chihuahua Costume Contest & Fashion Show, Fun rides and activities for kids.

 

Free General Admission Entry with a VIP Ticket Option.

Sponsored by:

Escondido Downtown Business Association

Have fun at the many events in Downtown Escondido!

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