Saturday, September 7, 2013 in Downtown Escondido and Grape Day Park
Grape Day started in 1908 as a way to celebrate Escondido's grape harvest and promote the city. It flourished until 1950 and was revived by the Escondido History Center in 1996. 2013 marks Escondido’s 125th anniversary, and we hope you can join us for this festive day of food, wine, entertainment and fun!
Schedule of Events:
7:30 a.m. – Escondido Sunrise Rotary Grape Day 5K
This 5K fun run is for everyone from elite runners to casual walkers. For more information and to register go to www.escondidosunriserotary.org
9:30 a.m. – Grape Day Parade along Grand Avenue in Downtown Escondido
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Grape Day Festival, Grape Day Park
The whimsical parade features marching bands, walking groups, equestrians and historic automobiles. The Grape Day Festival includes live entertainment, kids’ activities, grape stomping, food trucks and fun for the whole family. Go to www.escondidohistorycenter.org for more information .
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Grape Day Wine and Craft Beer Tasting Pavilion
Last year’s event featured over eleven local wineries, plus Escondido’s own Offbeat Brewing Company! This year’s lineup and ticket purchase information will be announced soon!