Escondido Tamale Festival

Escondido Tamale Festival

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

Free

 

The 3rd 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 more than 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

Prior to the event, the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at the “Wall of Courage” in Grape Day Park. The Veterans Day Ceremony is presented by Escondido’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1513, American Legion Post 149, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 70.

For more information, visit: http://www.escondidotamalefestival.com 

22nd Annual Día de los Muertos Festival

Come and celebrate el Día de los Muertos with art, ballet folklórico and more!  As always, attendees will be able to create altars to remember lost loved ones in a special area created by artist Eloy Tarcisio.  There also will be live music by Cumbia Machin, Mariachi Divinas, and Ritmos del Tiempo.  For children, there will be face painting, arts & crafts, and more.  Food and handmade goods will be available for purchase. The festival begins at 6:00 pm and is free and open to the public.  Altar space will not be available until 6:00 pm, but early arrival is strongly recommended. 

This year’s festival includes a live performance in the Concert Hall by Selena Tribute Band Como la Flor and don’t forget to stop by an altar to Selena created by artist Daniel Martinez that will be on display at the Center from October 20, 2017- November 17, 2017.

This year, there is a whole week of events for you to celebrate:

Thursday, November 2, paint a Master Copy of Diego Rivera’s “The Flower Seller.”

Friday, November 3, celebrate the 20th anniversary of the iconic film Selena.

Saturday, November 4, experience the history of Mexico on stage with Folklor.

For more information visit: http://artcenter.org/event/dia-de-los-muertos-festival/

FIRE SEASON IS STILL WITH US

Although it is officially Fall, with more hot weather in the forecast fire officials ask you to look for potential fire hazards on or around your property.  Here are some items to check for:

 

  • Trash, debris, and other combustible materials that create a fire hazard must be removed from the property.

 

  • Properties of one acre should be cleared of hazards (weeds) in their entirety. 
  • Properties of more than one acre should have one hundred feet clearance from structures and fifty feet clearance around the perimeter. 
  • Roadways and/or driveways shall be cleared of vegetation to at least the width of the roadway plus ten feet on each side, and a height of thirteen and one-half feet above the road surface. 
  • Storage of firewood material shall be located a minimum of thirty feet from structures and separated from the crown of trees by a minimum of fifteen feet. 
  • Property owners should clear any combustible material, weeds, brush, trees or other vegetation (including mulch) that is, or could become, dry and could be capable of transmitting fire. 

For further information, please contact the Escondido Fire Department (760) 839-5417, (760) 839-5400 or email weedabatement@escondido.org

Fire Season Is Still With Us

Although it is officially Fall, with more hot weather in the forecast fire officials ask you to look for potential fire hazards on or around your property.  Here are some items to check for: 

  • Trash, debris, and other combustible materials that create a fire hazard must be removed from the property.
  • Properties of one acre should be cleared of hazards (weeds) in their entirety.
  • Properties of more than one acre should have one hundred feet clearance from structures and fifty feet clearance around the perimeter.
  • Roadways and/or driveways shall be cleared of vegetation to at least the width of the roadway plus ten feet on each side, and a height of thirteen and one-half feet above the road surface.
  • Storage of firewood material shall be located a minimum of thirty feet from structures and separated from the crown of trees by a minimum of fifteen feet.
  • Property owners should clear any combustible material, weeds, brush, trees or other vegetation (including mulch) that is, or could become, dry and could be capable of transmitting fire. 

For further information, please contact the Escondido Fire Department (760) 839-5417, (760) 839-5400 or email weedabatement@escondido.org