Escondido Grape Day Celebration

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. 2014 marks Escondido’s 126th Anniversary, and we hope you can join us for this festive day of food, actvities, entertainment and fun!

Escondido’s most historic event starts with a 5k fun run organized by the Sunrise Escondido Rotary Club. Then the historic parade travels down Grand Ave, and last but not least, enjoy the festival in its namesake park. The free festival includes grape stomping, an entertainment stage, vendor booths, fun zone and much more!

Schedule of Events

  • Escondido Sunrise Rotary Grape Day 5K
    Time: 7:30 AM
    This 5K fun run is for everyone from elite runners to casual walkers. For more information and to register go to
  • Grape Day Parade
    Along Grand Avenue in Downtown Escondido
    Time: 9:30 AM
    The whimsical parade features marching bands, walking groups, equestrians and historic automobiles.
  • Grape Day Festival
    Grape Day Park
    Time: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
    The Grape Day Festival includes live entertainment, kids’ activities, grape stomping, food trucks, and fun for the whole family.

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