Escape to Escondido Wine Country!
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Downtown Escondido / 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.
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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. The race course through historic Escondido finishes at the Grape Day Parade starting point. For more information and to register go to www.escondidosunriserotary.org
9:30 a.m. – Grape Day Parade
This whimsical parade starts at Escondido Boulevard and Grand Avenue and travels east on Grand to Juniper, featuring marching bands, walking groups, equestrians and historic automobiles. Grape Day Parade entry application (deadline for entries is August 31).
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Grape Day Festival, Grape Day Park
This free, family-friendly event features grape stomping, free grapes provided by Jimbos Naturally, an entertainment stage highlighting dance from around the world, vendor booths, an international food court and demonstrations.
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Grape Day Wine and Craft Beer Tasting Pavilion (NEW!)
For this year’s event, the City of Escondido is partnering with the Escondido History Center, the Escondido Sunrise Rotary and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido to present a new tasting pavilion on the “Great Green” in Grape Day Park featuring local wineries and craft beer. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.