Contact: Michelle Geller (760) 839-4587,

October 8, 2013 marks Escondido’s 125th anniversary as an incorporated city. A community event commemorating the city’s quasquicentennial will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 1 – 4 p.m. in Grape Day Park near the Escondido History Center. The event will include family-friendly games and activities, historic photo displays, special presentations and more.

“When Escondido incorporated in 1888, it was a small but bustling town of under 1,200 people,” said Escondido Mayor Sam Abed, remarking on the city’s upcoming milestone. “Since then, it has grown and established itself as a vibrant place to live, a destination for visitors and a prominent economic hub in North County. We are proud of our history, and proud of what we are today – a great city with small town charm. I look forward to sharing this festive occasion with our community.”

Event partners include the City of Escondido, Escondido History Center, Escondido Chamber of Commerce, Escondido Downtown Business Association, Visit Escondido and the California Center for the Arts. For more information visit