Escondido Tamale Festival

November 5, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Grape Day Park


The Second Annual Escondido Tamale Festival is a celebration of Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California's culture.  Last year’s inaugural event far exceeded expectations. This year’s event is expected to draw nearly 10,000 visitors over the course of the day!

Enjoy free admission, great food, craft beer and wine to purchase, entertainment, competitions (including the chihuahua costume contest and fashion show) and celebrity chefs. It is also a look back at the history of the Spanish and Mexican settlers who built the framework for this great state.

 Don’t miss!  This event is presented by the Escondido Downtown Business Association

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10th Annual Community Wellness Expo

The City of Escondido’s Senior Center will host the 10th Annual Community Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Designed to “Enrich the Lives of Older Adults and Their Families,” the Community Wellness Expo will provide valuable health/wellness information and resources. This free community expo is open to all older adults and their families and friends who support them with important life enhancing decisions.

Attendees can browse through over 30 exhibitor booths that will provide information pertaining to seniors.  This event will also feature flu shots and a variety of health screenings that focus on body composition, blood pressure, and hearing health.  Additionally, seniors can bring their medications and questions for one-on-one pharmacist consultations.  A free continental breakfast will be offered to all attendees from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Admission is free and parking is plentiful and easy!

This community event is coordinated by the Community Wellness Association of Escondido, which includes the City of Escondido’s Senior Center, Seniors Serving Seniors, and Palomar Health. 

This event will be held at the Park Avenue Community Center located at 210 E. Park Avenue in Escondido.  For general information and sponsorship/exhibitor space, please call the Escondido Senior Center at 760-839-4688. 


Monday, October 24 is the last day to register to vote in the General Municipal Election to be held November 8, 2016. 

If you have moved, changed your name (due to marriage or court order), or wish to change your party affiliation since the last election, you must re-register no later than midnight, Monday, October 24. 

During regular business hours, you may register at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters or online at  Registration cards are available at the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.

 If you have any questions concerning voter registration, please contact the Registrar of Voters Office at 858-565-5800, or the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 201 North Broadway, Escondido, 760-839-4617.


Escondido College and Career Fair Scheduled for October 1 at Westfield North County

A free College and Career Fair will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from Noon to 4 p.m. on levels 2 and 3 at Westfield North County mall, 272 East Via Rancho Parkway.  Representatives from over 100 colleges and universities will be on hand to provide information to students and their parents about entrance requirements, application deadlines, and majors. Representatives also will be there for those interested in community college, trade school, certification programs and military service.

 Recognizing that a well-educated workforce is essential to Escondido’s prosperity, a wide range of organizations are sponsoring the fair: Mission Federal Credit Union, Westfield North County, Cal State University San Marcos Extended Studies, City of Escondido, Escondido Chamber of Commerce, Escondido Union High School District, Palomar College GEAR UP Partnership Program, San Diego Union-Tribune, the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District and “Visit Escondido”.

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