Independence Day Celebration at the Center

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56th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 5pm Grape Day Park & The Center’s Great Green Join 25,000 patriotic festival-goers for Escondido’s 56th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks.  This free community event features rockin’ live music and a dazzling fireworks display starting at 9:00 pm. You won’t want to…

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Limited Edition Escondido Paper Coaster Set

To celebrate all things Escondido, we have released a limited edition paper coaster set available only at special events with a Visit Escondido presence. Scroll down to read about the images on each coaster and celebrate this beautiful City! Have a suggestion for a coaster design if we make more coasters? Submit your ideas here.…

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Local Business Highlight: Stone and Glass

Coexistence of Man and Reef Room Divider by James Stone

Stone and Glass629 W. Grand Ave.Escondido, CA 92025 Hours: Sunday to Wednesday by appointment, Thursday to Saturday 11 am to 6 pm James Stone, an award-winning ocean conservation mixed media sculpture artist, is an environmentally conscience glass artisan based in Escondido, CA. About the Artist James creates ocean creatures and sea-themed sculptures that depict the…

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Escondido Coffee Shops Roundup

Hot latte from an Escondido coffee shop.

Coffee, mmmm. Am I right? We have some fantastic local Escondido coffee shops that will keep you caffeinated and cozy now that we’ve slipped into winter and the temperature has dropped. James Coffee Co 341 E. Pennsylvania Ave.Escondido, CA 92025 Hours: Daily 7 am – 5 pm There are 2 ways to get your favorite…

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Queen Califia’s Magical Circle Sculpture Garden

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Ready for the illustrations from a children’s story to pop out of the book and appear bigger than life? Then check out Queen Califia’s Magical Circle Sculpture Garden located at Kit Carson Park in the Iris Sankey Arboretum in Escondido, CA. (See the map to 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025) The Inspiration For…

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Shop Downtown Escondido on Small Business Saturday

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Join the Downtown Business Association at the “Let’s go shop small” event on Small Business Saturday! Join the fun, and take part in the Small Business Saturday Bingo Game. Bingo cards with a list and map of participating businesses will be available for pick up in Heritage Garden at the corner of E Grand and…

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Escondido Wedding Venues Round Up

The bride and groom and their dogs at the wedding at the Forgotten Barrel Winery.

Are you looking for a beautiful park-like setting for that special day? Or maybe you’ve been dreaming of a winery with quaint barns and a rustic setting. Need room for lots and lots of guests at a venue that has dramatic architecture and beautiful art? Maybe seating your guests under a beautiful canopy of ferns…

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