For the Love of Chocolate – The Escondido Chocolate Festival

For the Love of Chocolate

Located in Historic Downtown Escondido

Saturday, February 12, 2022
12 – 5 p.m.

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 various designated restaurants, shops and art galleries while sampling chocolates paired with local fine wine, champagne, craft beer and spirit tastings. Take a stroll down Historic Grand Avenue and don’t miss the 2nd Saturday, Escondido Art Walk!

Each attendee purchases a Passport Ticket which includes:
1) Tasting Glass
2) Drink Wristband
3) Swag Bag to fill with goodies, coupons and information as you visit each participating Grand Avenue Business.
4) Passport Map indicating each Tasting Location

Attendees obtain their Passport from Will Call located on Maple Street Plaza and then stroll, at their leisure, to each of the 20 tasting locations to sample chocolate or a chocolate themed dish paired with either wine, beer, champagne, spirit or a non-alcoholic drink. Attendees must drink any alcoholic beverages prior to leaving each location which allows them to meander through and get familiar with each business while enjoying their chocolate adventure!

Gourmet Chocolates Paired with Local Wine, Champagne, Craft Beers & Spirits or non-alcoholic beverage.
Restaurant Inspired Chocolate Themed Tastings
Valentine Treats, Event Day Discounts & Specials from Downtown Restaurants and Retailers
Glass Blowing Demonstrations from Stone & Glass
2nd Saturday Art Walk: Many galleries and museums, all within a 10-block walking area in downtown, open their doors and feature art works from both world-renown and emerging artists, along with artist’s workshops and exhibit openings, live music and refreshments.

$40 Early Bird Discount – Purchased prior to 12 am on 2/4/22 OR
$50 If purchased 2/5-2/11/22 or at Will Call on 2/12/22
$30 Early Bird Discount – Purchased prior to 12am on 2/4/22 OR
$40 If purchased 2/5-2/11/22 or at Will Call on 2/12/22

“Will Call” (Located on Maple St. Plaza between Grand Avenue and Valley Parkway)
Must be age 21 and show ID.

NOTE: Due to COVID, this event has been slightly modified from it’s previous format. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to returning to normal as soon as possible. State of California indoor mask requirements in effect for this event.

Escondido Downtown Business Association
Portions of the proceeds from this event will be used to promote Historic Downtown Escondido as a shopping, dining and entertainment destination.
Thank you for supporting Historic Downtown Escondido!

Escondido may mean “hidden” but it’s no secret there’s a lot going on here! Located just 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego and 20 minutes from the coast, Escondido is home to major attractions, beautiful wineries, craft breweries, unique arts and theatre, delicious culinary experiences and a charming historic downtown. Enjoy our beautiful climate with year-round golfing, hiking, biking, fishing, and fantastic events! For more info, go to our complete calendar of events!