Downtown Escondido and Grape Day Park

First Grape Day Badge (September 9, 1908)Grape Day started in 1908 as a way to celebrate Escondido's grape harvest and promote the city. It flourished until 1950 and was revived by the Escondido History Center in 1996. Each year in October*, our community comes together to celebrate Grape Day.


Schedule of Events

Escondido Sunrise Rotary Grape Day 5K

This 5K fun run is for everyone from elite runners to casual walkers. For more information and to register go to


Grape Day Festival, Grape Day Park

The Grape Day Festival will return on September 10, 2022.

The Grape Day Festival includes live entertainment, kids’ activities, grape stomping, food trucks, and fun for the whole family. Go to for more information.