Bring your sweetheart or just your sweet tooth to the Downtown Business Association's "For the Love of Chocolate Festival” on February 11, 2017.   Enjoy the best of downtown’s shops and spas while sampling locally brewed beer and wines, paired with San Diego's finest chocolates from 1-5 p.m.

The Perfect Pairing price is $35 when purchased by 5 p.m. on February 10 and $45 after that. The ticket for a designated driver (no alcohol but will enjoy the other tastings) is $20 until 5 p.m. on February 10, and $30 after that. Tickets can be purchased at the event website http://visitescondido.com/2754/escondido-chocolate-festival/ or at “Will Call” on Maple Street Plaza on the day of the event. Portions of the proceeds from this event will be used to promote Historic Downtown Escondido as a shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

The Escondido Art Walk, which is held every 2nd Saturday of each month will also be a part of the festivities. Several galleries and museums will feature various art exhibits from both world-renown and emerging artists. The Art Walk is free to the public.