EVENTS

For the

Love of Chocolate

The Escondido Chocolate Festival is held annually in February, along Grand Avenue in and out of participating tasting locations.  Give your Valentine a sweet memory. Bring your sweetheart or just your “sweet tooth” to beautiful Downtown Escondido to enjoy the "For The Love of Chocolate" Escondido Chocolate Festival. Stroll through 20+ designated restaurants, shops and spas while sampling chocolate paired with local fine wines & craft beers. Take a romantic horse-drawn carriage or pedi-cab ride down Historic Grand Avenue.  Plus, 2nd Saturday, Escondido Arts & Culture, Free long stemmed roses while supplies last & Raffle Prizes too! 

February 8, 2020

12-5pm

Sponsored by:

Escondido Downtown Business Association

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For More Events &

Visitor Information

 

Visit Escondido

235 East Grand Avenue

Escondido, CA 92025


Phone: 760-839-4777

 

Open:  Tuesday – Friday 

Hours:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday - Friday

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Visit Escondido

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Dine Out Escondido

 

Throughout participating restaurants.

Whether you’re looking for craft beer foodie burger pairings, local farm-to-fork delights, chef-owned culinary experiences, international flavors, high tea or home cooking… Escondido’s fantastic restaurants have something for everyone!  You’ll find amazing California cuisine as well as French, Italian, Salvadorian, Mexican and more. Each restaurant is celebrating Dine Out Escondido! and they’re ready to welcome you!

March

Sponsored by:

Visit Escondido

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Escondido Street Festival

Saturday, May 30, 2020

10:00 am–6:00 pm

Located on Grand Avenue

between Escondido Blvd and Juniper St, Escondido, CA 92025

Under new management by the Escondido Downtown Business Association, this years event will include  a Music Festival, Beer & Wine Garden, Farmers Market, Maker Village, Art on the Plaza.

Art in the Garden, presented by MAGEC  A diverse art show with many talented local and SoCal artists. Located on Maple Street Plaza

May 30, 2020

Sponsored by:

Escondido Downtown Business Association

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Grand Farmers Market

 

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.

October-May & June-September

Sponsored by:

Escondido Arts Partnership

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Grand Ave Festival

October 18, 2020 (Sunday)

9:00 am–5:00 pm

Located Grand Avenue

between Centre City and Juniper Streets, Escondido, CA 92025

The Grand Avenue Festival is held on Grand Avenue between Centre City and Juniper.

 

October 18, 2020

Sponsored by:

Escondido Chamber of Commerce

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Escondido Tamale Festival

 

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 Entry with a VIP Ticket Option. 

Saturday,

November TBD, 2020

Sponsored by:

Escondido Downtown Business Association

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Cruisin' Grand

Friday nights, 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m

Grand Avenue from Orange to Ivy Streets, Escondido, CA 92025.

On Friday nights a time warp hits downtown Escondido! The streets are filled with strolling people of all ages, while a parade of pre-1970s vintage cars slowly cruise up and down Grand Avenue. All kinds of vintage cars—from American Hot Rods, Classics, Antiques, and Customs—help make seven blocks of Downtown Escondido the place to be on Friday nights!  Bring the whole family for a night of fun.

April - September

Sponsored by:

Cruisin' Grand

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2nd Saturday Arts & Culture

 

​Welcome to Escondido's 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences… a uniquely creative collaboration comprised of many different events. Bring the kids, enjoy a date night, or a friends afternoon out… there’s something for everyone!This fantastic collection of diverse cultural experiences still includes the wondrously eclectic art galleries of Escondido’s historic downtown and has grown to include arts, theater, museums and historical and educational experiences all around the area… and all throughout the day. 

2nd Saturday each month

Sponsored by:

MAGEC

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Have fun at the many events in Downtown Escondido!

 

ESCONDIDO

Downtown Business Association

243 S Escondido Blvd, #701

Escondido, CA 92025 

(760) 207-6321

 

An all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)6, for the marketing, support, and preservation of the

127 year Old Historic Downtown Business District.  

 

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​Website design by: 

Christina MacLachlan

Background image photo credit: 

Katherine Zimmer