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.
The Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club will once again 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 Fun Run 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, food trucks and demonstrations.
More information please visit www.grapeday.escondido.org .
Originally Posted August 21, 2014