The Music Man At Welk Resorts Theatre Through July 30

By far, one of the most beloved musicals of all time! The MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best. Fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know […]

Escondido Tamale Festival Is Back!

The Escondido Tamale Festival will be back for its third year on Saturday, November 11, 2017! The Escondido Downtown Business Association is proud to announce that the Escondido Tamale Festival will be held following the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Grape Day Park. The Veterans Day ceremony will be begin Saturday, November 11 at 10:00 […]

Escondido Area Tourism Maps

Escondido Area Tourism, Arts, Museums, Theatre, Restaurants, Winery and Craft Brewery Maps Area Tourism Map: This map includes over 140 listings in 18 categories, showcasing all of the attractions that create our unique tourism region. The map also includes detail-highlight maps of the historic downtown district, wineries/craft breweries, biking route suggestions with transit information, major […]

Escondido Wine & Craft Beer Map

You can indulge in the best of both worlds in Escondido with the NEW Escondido Winery & Craft Brewery Map! Our regional wineries offer diverse tasting adventures from urban winery/tasting rooms to hilltop terraces with spectacular views and fresh brick-oven pizza. Enjoy the casual opportunity to meet the vintners and learn about their award-winning wines […]

A Day in Escondido by Edible San Diego Magazine

Yay! Check us out in the March/April issue of Edible San Diego! Their new “Day Tripper” kicks off with a feature on many of the great things to do here in Escondido. Enjoy their look at the “…unique history and cultural elements worthy of exploration…” in Escondido. About the Magazine Edible San Diego tells the […]

How To Succeed In Business Opens In Kit Carson Park

Patio Playhouse Presents “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” in the Kit Carson Park Amphitheater Big business means big laughs in this delightfully clever lampoon of life on the corporate ladder. A tune-filled comic gem that took Broadway by storm, winning both the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Prize, “How […]

Get A Sneak Peek To Your Escondido Adventures

This awesome companion video guide to the Visit Escondido tourism map was created by the 5th grade students at Quantum Academy @ the Nicolaysen Center. As part of their unit on exploration and learning about their local area, these creative students decided to visit locations on the tourism map that they’ve never been to before. […]

54th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

54th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 4pm Grape Day Park & The Center’s Great Green Join 20,000 patriotic festival-goers for Escondido’s 54th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks!  This free community event features rockin’ live music by the Crown City Bombers, Brogue Wave, and Todo Mundo, fabulous food vendors, […]

The Center’s 2016-17 Season Is Spectacular!

The 2016-17 Season for the California Center for the Arts, Escondido! The 28 performance lineup includes such varied artists as comedian Kathy Griffin, banjo master Bela Fleck, top Hawaiian slack-key guitarist George Kahumoko Jr., soon-to-be-former “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor, popular country stars Montgomery Gentry and the genre-leaping bands Pink Martini and Black […]

Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art at the Center Museum

Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art California Center for the Arts, Escondido Exhibit Runs: Saturday, April 8 – Sunday, May 28, 2017 With a powerful message of environmental awareness, this exhibition highlights a creative alternative to mindless consumption and focuses on the importance of repurposing.  Artists from around the world transform discarded hubcaps into […]