Grape Day is an important, historic event for Escondido which started in 1908 as a way to celebrate our grape harvest and promote the city. Grape Day flourished until 1950 when it was discontinued. It was revived again in 1996 and once again brings the community together again each September.
The Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club will kick off the day at 7:30 a.m. with their annual 5K Fun Run. Participants of all ages can walk or run according to their abilities. The Grape Day 5K will be followed by the Grape Day Parade at 9:30 a.m. The whimsical parade starts at Escondido Boulevard and Grand Avenue and travels east on Grand to Juniper, featuring floats, marching bands, walking groups, equestrians and historic automobiles. The Grape Day Festival begins at 9:30 a.m. and includes free, family-friendly activities such as grape stomping, live music and dancers, vendor booths and demonstrations.
More information please visit www.grapeday.escondido.org
Originally Posted August 21, 2015