Escondido 56th Annual Independence Day Festival
Join us for Escondido’s 56th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks in Grape Day Park next Thursday, July 4. This free community event features live music by Anthony “Fallbrook Kid” Cullins, Rosa’s Cantina, and UPSTREAM. Enjoy fabulous food trucks lined up along Broadway Avenue, and children’s activities, and games for everyone to enjoy, including inflatable activities by Wow Factor Attractions and extraordinary chalk art workshops by Cecelia Lanayao. Be sure to stop by SoCal Pro Wrestling’s ring to watch four different match-ups throughout the day. Finally, the festivities will conclude with a special performance by the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band and, of course, a dazzling fireworks display starting at 9 pm. You won’t want to miss this annual North County tradition!
Escondido Fire Department Assists with Palm Tree Rescue
Last week the Escondido Fire Department provided assistance to San Marcos with a palm tree rescue on the boarder of San Marcos and Carlsbad. The nature of the location makes this kind of rescue challenging: the victim is stuck under a frond skirt that had fallen on him while he was working about 40 feet in the air. The tactics used are to get a rescuer to the victim to support help relieve the weight and to get rescuers above the skirt to cut apart the skirt and then get the victim down. This requires the use of a large aerial ladder which is why Escondido was called for mutual aid. Firefighters from the three departments worked together to bring the trapped worker down safely. He was injured from the ordeal (trapped for over an hour) but he will be fine.
This rescue highlights the value of having well-trained personnel across the region and the equipment that allows them to perform when a complex emergency occurs. Read more about the rescue by clicking the image below.
Summer Movies in the Park Returns this Weekend
Join your friends and neighbors at Grape Day Park Saturday night for the first night of the “Movies in the Park” series. Enjoy four beautiful summer evenings in Grape Day Park, while catching outdoor movies that are perfect for the whole family. The fun begins at 7 p.m. with a variety of children’s activities, as well as a snack bar.
- Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 7 p.m. - How to Train Your Dragon
- Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 7 p.m. - Ralph Breaks the Internet
- Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 7 p.m. - Smallfoot
- Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 - p.m. - Spiderman - Into the Spiderverse
Bring a blanket or low-back chairs for seating and your own food, if you wish. The movies begin at dusk. All children must be accompanied by an adult. “Movies in the Park” is sponsored by the Escondido History Center and the City of Escondido Recreation Division.Escondido Youth Baseball Regional Champions!
Both of our Escondido Youth Baseball 12u All Star teams qualified for this year’s regional finals. The two teams played each other for the San Diego North Region title. The winning team will now compete this weekend in the San Diego Region Champions. Go EYB! Five Suits Brewing Coming to Grand Avenue
Five Suits Brewing has leased a storefront on Grand Avenue and will specialize in craft beer, their 14,000-square-foot building will also house a boutique distillery and meadery, plus a kitchen serving tacos and Mexican street food. Read more in the San Diego Union-Tribune article here: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/beer/story/2019-06-20/more-than-a-brewery-five-suits-plans-one-stop-shop-for-craft-beer-spirits-mead-and-mexican-street-food
Cal Club Courtyard Unveiled at the Art Center
On Wednesday, June 26 The California Center for the Arts, Escondido held a Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their newly transformed Cal Club Courtyard. Many hours of volunteer labor and creative planning were poured into the beautiful transformation of the Cal Club Courtyard. City staff partnered with the team to ensure the long term success of this space. Thank you to all who donated and volunteered to make this vision become a reality.
Save the Date: Career Fair Comes to the Library Next Month
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