Take Escondido Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge

Escondido Public Library hosts the annual Summer Reading Challenge June 19, 2017 to July 31, 2017. Children, teens, and adults are encouraged to Design Your World through a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural events while reading for fun and life-long learning. Participants log reading and event participation online at library.escondido.org/summer to earn prizes donated by the Friends of the Library and local businesses. Anyone can take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or by using Library computers. Family registration has been added as a new feature this year, offering a convenient, streamlined, user-friendly process for the entire family to log their progress. 

Programs for children, babies, and families include special storytimes, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)-themed craft events, a Mad Science show, a tween book club discussion, and John Abrams Animal Magic Show. Teen events include a screen printing workshop, talent show, and Burritos and Book Club chat exploring books by authors who designed their own special worlds.  Adult programs include flower arranging techniques, book discussions, and a special local history lecture that explores the past, present, and future of Escondido. 

For more information on the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge: Design Your World, including program dates and times, prizes, sponsors, and rules for participation, visit library.escondido.org/summer. Summer Reading events are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and local businesses. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.


Escondido participates in six Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs that allow commercial and residential property owners to finance 100% of their renewable energy projects through long-term, low-cost financing that is re-paid through their existing property tax bill. 

These six programs are:

 For more information about these programs please visit the city’s website at https://www.escondido.org/paceprogram.aspx


Do You Have Plans For Memorial Day Weekend?

Since 1868 the United States has designated a day to remember the brave people who have died while serving in our country's armed forces. Originally known as “Decoration Day”, Memorial Day is a time to reflect and remember the brave soldiers who have passed away defending our country.  Let's honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom by attending a Memorial Day Remembrance Service at Oak Hill Memorial Park, 2640 Glenridge Road, on Monday, May 29, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. The remembrance is sponsored by the Escondido Allied Veterans Council.

In addition to this solemn observance of Memorial Day, you may also want to consider another event that has become a Memorial Day Weekend tradition in Escondido: the American Heritage Car Show sponsored by the Escondido History Center.  This year’s free event will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in Grape Day Park in downtown Escondido. The American Heritage Car Show will feature hundreds of domestic and import pre-'74 vintage, classic, muscle and hot rod cars. The event will include a DJ, a pancake breakfast, vendors, refreshments, and a raffle.

Grand Avenue Festival

Grand Avenue Festival

May 21, 2017
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Grand Avenue Festival, formerly known as the Escondido Street Faire, is held during the months of May and October in historic downtown on Grand Avenue between Centre City Parkway and Juniper. With over 500 booths and a wide variety of food and family entertainment, the Festival draws a large crowd of over 50,000!  

The festival includes live entertainment on two stages, arts and crafts, 24-foot climbing wall, bounce house, performances, delicious international foods and much more.  In addition, the Escondido Arts Partnership is presenting “Art Alley” at Juniper street featuring live music and crafts for kids. 

For more information about the festival, please contact the Escondido Chamber of Commerce at 760-745-2125 or visit www.escondidochamber.org