Altipiano & Coyote Oaks Wineries Win at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

There was Magic in the Air at the 17th Annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Wine-Tasting Extravaganza and Escondido wineries, Altipiano & Coyote Oaks, win seven awards! On February 18th, the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) held its 17th annual Public Tasting at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion. The event, presented by BevMo!, […]

Cruisin’ Grand Escondido Starts March 31st!

2017 Season: Celebrating its 18th Year as the region’s premier weekly Vintage Auto Show, Cruisin’ Grand Escondido™ runs every Friday night downtown on Grand Avenue from March 31st to September 29th from 5-9pm all along Grand Avenue in historic downtown Escondido. One of the greatest ongoing traditions in San Diego County, Cruisin’ Grand Escondido™ runs […]

2nd Saturday Escondido Arts and Cultural Experience

Welcome to Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts and Cultural Experiences… a uniquely creative collaboration comprised of many different events. This fantastic collection of diverse cultural experiences still includes the wondrously eclectic art galleries of Escondido’s historic downtown and has grown to include arts, theater, museums and historical and educational experiences all around the area… and all […]

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 […]

Mariachi Festival & Traditional Ballet Folklórico At The Center

Sponsored by the Route 78 Rotary, the Mariachi Festival & Traditional Ballet Folklórico is a fantastic family event! The 4th Annual Mariachi Festival begins with an outdoor Pre-concert VIP “Tacos & Tequila” Reception 1-2:30 PM. The Mariachi Concert follows from 3- 6 p.m. Special guest: The First Ladies of Mariachi, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles— an international, […]

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 […]

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 […]

For The Love Of Chocolate Escondido Festival

Bring your sweetheart or just your sweet tooth to beautiful Downtown Escondido to enjoy the “For The Love of Chocolate” Escondido Chocolate Festival.  Stroll through Downtown Escondido’s various designated restaurants, shops and spas while sampling chocolates paired with local fine wines and craft beers.  Take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride down Historic Grand Avenue. Plus, […]