Summer At The Center! Americana, Jazz, Latin, Paint Nites and More

Summer at the Center! There’s so much fun planned for you this summer at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Check out this amazing line up of free concerts, paint events and the new Museum exhibit. For more information and to buy tickets please visit artcenter.org/events or call the Box Office at (800) 988-4253. […]

Visit California thinks Escondido is the best little town you’ve likely never heard of!

A big “THANK YOU!” to Visit California for this great blog post about Escondido, cheers! Discover San Diego County – Escondido Explore the craft breweries, culinary scene, and adventurous outdoors of this unique San Diego city About 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego, Escondido is the best little town you’ve likely never heard of. […]

Sondheim’s Into The Woods At Kit Carson Park Amphitheater

Patio Playhouse presents Into The Woods Book by James Lapine Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Play runs under the stars at Kit Carson Park – August 11th through 26th Performances Thurs-Sun at 8 p.m. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… […]

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 […]

San Diego’s A-List – Vote For Your Escondido Favorites!

Voting is open until July 23rd and you can vote as many times as you like! Vote every day and help our local Escondido businesses win big. Here’s a list with links to make it easy to vote! (Check back often as we add more nominees) Museums/Arts: Roynon Museum of Earth Science and Paleontology Escondido […]

The Music Man At Welk Resorts Theatre Through July 30

By far, one of the most beloved musicals of all time! The MUSIC MAN is family entertainment at its best. Fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know […]

Get A Sneak Peek To Your Escondido Adventures

This awesome companion video guide to the Visit Escondido tourism map was created by the 5th grade students at Quantum Academy @ the Nicolaysen Center. As part of their unit on exploration and learning about their local area, these creative students decided to visit locations on the tourism map that they’ve never been to before. […]

Keys Creek Lavender Farm Bloom Season Is Open

A seasonal update from Keys Creek Lavender Farm… Dear Lavender Lovers, Our bloom season is here! On May 3rd, 2017 we will officially open our gates to all of you lavender lovers.  Come wander our fields or take a mindful journey through our Crystal Labyrinth. Our hours of operations: Upper Fields and Labyrinth Wednesday thru […]

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 […]

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 […]