Cruisin’ Grand Escondido – Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Event

It’s time once again for the Wine & Craft Beer Tasting at Cruisin’ Grand!
Friday, May 19, 2017
5 – 8 p.m.  |  Maple Street Plaza  |  Downtown Escondido
Cruisin’ Grand brings Southern California’s biggest and best classic car expo to historic Downtown Escondido Friday nights all summer long. Enjoy live music, classic hot rods and unique shops and restaurants while sampling vintages from local wineries on beautiful Maple Street Plaza.

Featured Wineries:
BK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge
Espinosa Vineyards
Forgotten Barrel
Highland Valley Vineyards
Hungry Hawk Vineyards
SIP Wine & Beer
Stehleon Vineyards
Vesper Vineyards
Featured Brewery:
Jacked Up
Plus craft beer generously donated by Stone Brewing

Proceeds will benefit ArtHatch’s free teen program which gives studio space, exhibition space, professional art supplies, and workshops to over 40 North County teens aged 15-19.

ADMISSION: $20 – Buy Tickets Here
Admission to the wine tasting event includes 12 tickets. Each ticket good for 1 oz wine and/or 2 oz beer taste. Tickets may be combined to equal full glasses of wine/beer. 21 and over only. IDs will be checked upon entry. No one under 21 permitted inside the tasting area (including small children/infants).

cruisin grand wine and beer tasting

2017 Season: Celebrating its 18th Year as the region’s premier weekly
Download the weekly car club schedule here.

Plan ahead for parking and restaurants with this downtown Escondido map PDF

Vintage Auto Show, Cruisin’ Grand Escondido™ runs every Friday night downtown on Grand Avenue from March 31st to September 29th from 5-9pm all along Grand Avenue in historic downtown Escondido.

One of the greatest ongoing traditions in San Diego County, Cruisin’ Grand Escondido™ runs for six spectacular months. This FREE EVENT brings more than 5000 visitors and car enthusiasts each Friday Night to check out the 500+ cars lining the streets of historic downtown Escondido.

Not only for classic car enthusiasts… everyone enjoys meeting up with friends, bringing the family out and strolling along Grand Avenue, stopping in for a bite at one of our many restaurants and people-watching on those warm summer nights. Each Friday night, awards are given to the most impressive pre-1973, American-made cars. Theme nights include “Fire Truck Night”, “Nitro Night” and “AFX Night.”

For more information, event schedules, show themes and much more, go to

We call it Hot Rod Heaven! Cruisin’ Grand Escondido Classic Car Show
Cruisin’ Grand is honored to be called one of the best cruises in the country. We try to keep it simple, and focus only on what works with our community history, i.e. 1973 and earlier American-made Classics, Customs, Vintage,Cruisin Grand Escondido Muscle, and Hot Rods cruising Grand Ave, just like they did 50-60- years ago, on a Friday night, hopefully shoulder-to-shoulder with a date!

Each week there are three live bands on Juniper, Kalmia, and Maple. In addition to our live DJ on N. Broadway, there are fun contests such as hoola hoops and “name that tune”, with prizes. The south side of Broadway is reserved for the car club of the night. Parking for other “period correct” (1974 and older American vehicles) is available on Grand Ave., N. Maple, N. Broadway, Kalmia (North and South), and N. Juniper.

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 Cruisin’ Grand Escondido Classic Car Show – Every Friday!