Saturday, September 7, 2013
Downtown Escondido and Grape Day Park

First Grape Day Badge (September 9, 1908)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!

Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Pavilion tickets now on sale!

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Schedule of Events

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

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Grape Day Parade Along Grand Avenue in Downtown Escondido

The whimsical parade features marching bands, walking groups, equestrians and historic automobiles.

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Grape Day Festival, Grape Day Park

The Grape Day Festival includes live entertainment, kids’ activities, grape stomping, food trucks, and fun for the whole family. Go to for more information.

Time: 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Grape Day Wine and Craft Beer Tasting Pavilion

Join us in beautiful Grape Day park and sample local wine and craft beer while enjoying live entertainment under the trees. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Escondido History Center.

Featured wineries and craft breweries include: 2Plank Vineyards, Bernardo Winery, Orfila Vineyards, California Fruit Wine Company, Vesper Vineyards, Stehleon Vineyards, Deer Park Winery, Offbeat Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co., and Plan 9 Alehouse.

Time: 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

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