54th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

54th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 4pm Grape Day Park & The Center Join 20,000 patriotic festival-goers for Escondido’s 53rd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks.  This free community event features rockin’ live music by the Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet, Ke’Ahi & Halau Hula O Makalani Na Pilialoha, and the Jonathan […]

Daley Ranch Naturalist-Guided Hikes in May

Escondido’s beautiful Daley Ranch offers some of the best hiking opportunities in San Diego County. With trails for beginning, intermediate, and advanced hikers, exploring Daley Ranch on foot is family-friendly, and a great way to get some exercise and experience the natural beauty of Southern California. Daley Ranch is located in the northeastern portion of […]

Lake Hodges Pedestrian Suspension Bridge

Lake Hodges Pedestrian Suspension Bridge – Escondido, CA Opened in May 2009, this stressed ribbon style bridge is 990 feet long and 12 feet wide. The bridge was designed by T.Y. Lin International. The advantages of the stressed ribbon style bridge are that it will enable a long span (330 feet) between piers, so that […]

Escondido Public Library May Events

Escondido Public Library Kids, teens and adults are welcome to join the fun and learn at the Escondido Public Library! Here’s a list of this month’s free events. Check out their full website for more information. All Library facilities will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Go to library.escondido.org or […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf At Patio Playhouse Theater

Edward Albee’s 1962 darkly comedic and controversial play stands as a milestone achievement of realistic drama…one of the greatest plays ever written. Show runs: May 5-28, 2017 Showtimes: Fri & Sat, 8:00pm Sun, 2:00pm For more info and tickets, go to patioplayhouse.com 116 South Kalmia St, Escondido 760-746-6669 George, a professor at a small college, […]

Escondido Grand Ave Festival

Escondido Grand Ave Festival Downtown Escondido Sundays, May 21 and October 15, 2017 9:00am–5:00pm The Grand Ave Festival is one of the biggest street fairs in Southern California, with over 500 vendors, this awesome street fair has been happening since 1989… bringing unique crafts and imports, fine international cuisine and family entertainment to Historic Downtown Escondido’s […]