53rd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

53rd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Monday, July 4, 2015 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 […]

The Center’s 2016-17 Season Has Been Announced!

The 2016-17 Season for the California Center for the Arts, Escondido has been announced! 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 […]

Night Fishing Season is Open at Dixon Lake

Night Fishing Season at Dixon Lake runs this year from Thursday, July 7 to Friday, September 1! Bring your families to enjoy the cool night breezes and great fishing on Thursday and Friday nights. The lake shoreline will be open for fishing until 11:45p.m. Picnic areas will close at 8:00 p.m. Catfish will be planted throughout the season, […]

Patio Playhouse Presents Green Day’s American Idiot

Thursday, July 7 will be a special ‘Sing-Along’ performance. Come sing along with the cast as they perform the show. This high-octane rock opera, which will opening the summer season at Escondido’s Kit Carson Amphitheater, is filled with strong social messages (and paired with adult language and situations) and tells a story through the lyrics […]

Movies in the Park June 25 – August 6

Movies in Grape Day Park are back for another summer of fun! Bring your family to the 9th season of Movies in the Park and watch a great movie on an inflatable 40’ screen. Activities start at 7pm, movie airs at dusk. Bring low backed chairs or blanket, sweater and cash for the snack bar. […]

EcoVivarium Living Museum Grand Opening On July 15th!

Grand opening celebration on July 15! More info will be available soon at ecovivarium.org EcoVivarium Living Museum, located at 136 S Juniper Street in historic downtown Escondido, presents a new concept Living Museum! Come explore this amazing world, right here in your own back yard!  See our Animal Ambassadors up close and enjoy unique hands-on encounters. […]

Escondido Public Library July 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 March events. Check out their full website for more information. Go to library.escondido.org or call 760 839-5456 for more info on all of their great free programs and events! All Library […]

Summer Safari Asian Celebration at the Safari Park

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Summer Safari Asian Celebration is an extravaganza of dance, music, acrobatics, and more. Guests at the Safari Park will be immersed in Asian-themed festivities and up-close encounters with fascinating animals. During Summer Safari, visitors can be amazed by Chinese acrobats, be impressed by lion dancers, practice their moves with […]

Cruisin’ Grand Escondido Every Friday Night

2016 Season: Celebrating its 17th Year as the region’s premier weekly Vintage Auto Show, Cruisin’ Grand Escondido™ runs every Friday night downtown on Grand Avenue from April 1st to September 30th from 5-9pm. One of the greatest ongoing traditions in San Diego County, Cruisin’ Grand Escondido™ runs for six spectacular months. This FREE EVENT brings […]

Jesus Christ Superstar at Welk Resorts Theatre

Playing: May 20 – August 7, 2016 It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ’60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus’ meteoric-like rise in renown provides a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are […]