Bring your sweetheart or just your sweet tooth to the Downtown Business Association's 4th Annual  "For the Love of Chocolate and SweetArt Festival” on February 8, 2014.   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. Also, spend the day shopping at Sweet Street, enjoying live music, or taking a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride down historic Grand Ave.

The Perfect Pairing “Golden Ticket” price is $35 when purchased by 5:00 p.m. on February 7 and $45 after that. The ticket for a designated driver (no alcohol but will enjoy the other tastings) is $20 until 5 pm on February 7th, and $30 after that. Tickets can be purchased at the event website www.escondidochocolatefestival.com or at “Sweet Street” on the day of the event.

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 Sweet Art Walk is free to the public.