EVENTS

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Escondido Street Festival

Grand Avenue Festival - Spring

Sunday, May 22, 2022
10am-6pm

 

This nearly 30 year old annual spring street festival is located on Historic Grand Avenue between Escondido Blvd and Juniper in beautiful Downtown Escondido.

In addition to the traditional street fair format, this year's festival will include 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. 

 

Under new management by the Escondido Downtown Business Association.

 

FREE Community Event!

 

VOLUNTEER:

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MORE INFO:

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Sponsored by:

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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For the Love of Chocolate

Saturday, February 12, 2022
12-5pm

 

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 nearly 20 designated restaurants, shops and spas while sampling chocolate paired with local fine wines & craft beers. Plus, 2nd Saturday, Escondido Arts & Culture and Pop Up Artists and Esco Alley Art,

 

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

Tickets available at:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5348997

More info at:

https://fb.me/e/27empiDTx

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Small Business Saturday

Saturday
November 27, 2021

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Shop Small®  to support small businesses and your community this season! 

For every dollar spent at a small business, about 67 cents stays in the local community. So when you Shop Small on Small Business Saturday, and all year long, you make a difference.

 

We invite you to Shop Small® with an exciting fall themed bingo game TO WIN PRIZES!  Pick up a bingo card and map of participating locations from; Sunny Side Kitchen, Stone and Glass, the Grand Tea Room or Urban Barn.

 

Shop, eat & explore downtown, Pop Up Artists, collect stamps to fill your bingo card.   

​Enter completed bingo cards to win prizes donated by participating businesses. Open all day with varying hours for each participating business location.

FREE for all to shop and play!

Sponsored by:

MAGEC

Escondido Downtown BusinessAssoc.

City of Escondido

and Visit Escondido

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Art in the Garden

at the Escondido Street Festival

Sunday, May 22, 2022
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 created. Enjoy live music and awesome festival food.

Presented by MAGEC and the Escondido Downtown Business association.

FREE Community Event!

 

 

MORE INFO:

Art in the Garden

Escondido Street Festival

Sponsored by:

MAGEC

and

Escondido Downtown Business Association

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Esco Alley Art

Open Daily

 

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

 

Esco Alley Art promotes Escondido as an Arts destination.  We're continually looking for local artists to create a series of temporary murals for display on the brick wall, in the alley between South Broadway and Maple Street.

Artists are provided with an 8 ft. x 8 ft. or 4 ft. x 8 ft. panel.  Completed murals are then  mounted to the alley wall.

 

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!

Sponsored by:

MAGEC &

Escondido Downtown Business Association

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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

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For More Events &

Visitor Information

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Visit Escondido

Escondido, CA 92025


Phone: 760-839-4777

Sponsored by:

Visit Escondido

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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. 

 

Visit Esco Alley Art.

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

FREE Community Event

Sponsored by:

MAGEC

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Cruisin' Grand

Every Friday, June - Sept

Friday nights, 4:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m

Cruisin' Grand returns every Friday night from 4 - 9 p.m. from June 18 through Sept. 24, 2021, featuring pre-1974 American cars.  Parking for event-era cars is on Grand Avenue and side streets, from Escondido Blvd to Ivy Street., 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

Sponsored by:

Cruisin' Grand

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Grand Ave Festival

October TBD 2022
 

October TBD 2022 (Sunday)

9:00 am–5:00 pm

Located Grand Avenue

between Centre City and Ivy, Downtown Escondido

Shop from hundreds of vendors for unique hand-crafted gifts and imports, and enjoy international cuisine, local entertainment, and much more! Creative Kids Corner at Juniper & Grand, community performance stages and Art in the Garden at Heritage Garden!

FREE Community Event!

 

Sponsored by:

Escondido Chamber of Commerce

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Have fun at the many events in Downtown Escondido!