2nd Saturday Arts & Culture

2nd Saturday each month

NEW in 2021

Welcome to Escondido 2nd Saturday

Arts & Culture Experience


2nd Saturday

with Pop up Artists

on Grand Avenue.

10am to 3pm

Artist are located on E Grand Avenue between Broadway and Juniper.


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.

Sponsored by:


Escondido Street Festival

** Cancelled Until Further Notice **

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

Sponsored by:

Escondido Downtown Business Association

For More Events &

Visitor Information

Tuesday - Friday


Visit Escondido

235 East Grand Avenue

Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: 760-839-4777


Open:  Tuesday – Friday 

Hours:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sponsored by:

Visit Escondido

Grand Farmers Market

OPEN NOW with COVID restrictions


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.

Sponsored by:

Escondido Arts Partnership

For the Love of Chocolate

** Cancelled Until Further Notice **

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! 

Sponsored by:

Escondido Downtown Business Association

Cruisin' Grand

** Cancelled Until Further Notice **

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.

Sponsored by:

Cruisin' Grand

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November 2 - 22, 2020


Escondido Eats presents “Fill Your Plate, Fill Your Heart” – 20 days of Escondido restaurant specials and giving thanks to the Escondido community and our restaurant industry. Many of the participating restaurants will be donating $1 for every special they sell during the event to North County Food Bank.

For more information & a list of participating restaurants:

Sponsored by:

Escondido Downtown Business Association and Escondido Chamber of Commerce

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 Entry with a VIP Ticket Option. 

Sponsored by:

Escondido Downtown Business Association

Grand Ave Festival

** Cancelled Until Further Notice **

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.


Sponsored by:

Escondido Chamber of Commerce

Have fun at the many events in Downtown Escondido!