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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bike To Work Day – Visit Escondido Is A Pit Stop!

Visit Escondido is an official Pit Stop location for Bike to Work Day hosted by iCommute San Diego! Thursday, May 18, 2017 6-9am Visitors Center 235 East Grand Ave (next to Burger Bench) Register online and then stop by that morning to say “HI!” and get a free T-shirt* and snacks. Bike to Work Day […]

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 […]

20th Annual Mother’s Day Home Tour In Historic Escondido

The Mother’s Day Home Tour In Historic Escondido – this is a Special Year for Us! May 14, 2017 11:00 am – 4:00 pm It’s our 20th Annual Mothers Day Home Tour and we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of our Historic District!  Once again we’re opening a new combination of five wonderful historic homes to […]