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 […]

Escondido Grand Ave Festival

Escondido Grand Ave Festival Downtown Escondido Sundays, May 21 and October 15, 2017 9am–5pm Formally known as the Escondido Street Faire… The Grand Ave Festival is bigger and better than ever! Over 500 vendors, live entertainment, and food from around the world have combined to make the Grand Ave Festival the 2nd largest street fair […]

My Fair Lady at Welk Resorts San Diego

My Fair Lady at Welk Resorts Theatre JANUARY 6– APRIL 2, 2017 This show is the standard by which all other musicals are measured. Based on GEORGE BERNARD SHAW’S play Pygmalion, with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, MY FAIR LADY is gloriously triumphant. The tale of a Cockney flower girl transformed into […]

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is open to the public weekly, with free entrance, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to Noon AND on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 9:00am to 2:00pm, weather permitting. Docents will be on hand for questions on 2nd Saturday dates.  Kids of ALL ages love this park… bring your family, […]

Saturday Series At The Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead

Join us for the Sikes Saturday Series! This is a wonderful and fun educational series for kids and adults, held at the Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead (located at 12655 Sunset Dr., Escondido) adjacent to the park and trails of the San Dieguito River Park. Offered each Saturday beginning January 7th and continuing every Saturday through […]

Escondido Area Tourism Maps

Escondido Area Tourism, 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 annual events and the […]

NEW 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 […]

Circus Vargas at Westfield North County

Circus Vargas embarks on a brand new epic adventure under the big top! Goggles, gears, and gadgets set the stage for 2017’s retro-futuristic production, Steam Cirque, showing March 2nd through the 12th at Westfield North County mall in Escondido! Join us on a journey of fantastic proportions where children of all ages will marvel at […]

Cowboys & Vaqueros: Exhibit At The Center

Cowboys & Vaqueros: Legends of the American West Exhibit and Special Events: Saturday, January 14 through Sunday, February 26 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Take a trip to the Wild West in this collection of grand paintings of nostalgic vistas of the American West and ornately decorated equestrian bits, spurs, and bridles. […]

Mike Bell’s “Of Gals & Monsters” at Distinction Gallery

Distinction Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibit by painter, Mike Bell, entitled “Of Gals & Monsters”. Exhibit runs from December 10 to January 7. Born and raised at the Jersey Shore – Mike Bell’s art blends an aura of nostalgia and humor, combined with vivid color and a combination of influences. Japanese cartoons, […]