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Annual Community Events

First Wednesdays
Featuring Erika Davies & The Men (October 4, 2017 @ 4pm & 7pm), MiraCosta College Symphony Orchestra (December 6, 2017 @ 7pm), Brogue Wave (March 7, 2018 @ 4pm & 7pm) and more! *Every First Wednesday of the Month, September 2017 through June 2018

Música en la Plaza  .-New this year, bring your dancing shoes to our Lyric Court and enjoy live music, tacos, tequila, and more. From Cumbia and Bachata, to Salsa and Norteña, these rhythms will move you to get up and dance under the stars! Fridays in September 2017

22nd Annual Día de los Muertos Festival- 
Create altars and sugar skulls to celebrate and honor deceased loved ones on this traditional Mexican holiday. Afterward, explore the country’s rich cultural heritage through art, music, and dance. November 1, 2017

Holiday Tree Lighting & Winter Wonderland Festival – 
Celebrate the holidays at the Center! Every December we bring the North Pole to the heart of Escondido with a visit from Santa, real snow, and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. December 2, 2017

First Marine Division Band Annual Concert – 
Don’t miss Camp Pendleton’s finest musicians as they return to the Center for their popular annual performance. Each spring, the band presents a new and engaging concert that keeps audiences coming back year after year! Spring 2018

6th Annual
smART Festival Enjoy a vibrant showcase of artwork and performances by Escondido’s students. This celebration of aspiring artists is held in our museum, theaters, and Great Green. March 17, 2018

About California Center for the Arts, Escondido  … 
With a mission of bringing people together to discover, create and celebrate both the visual and performing arts, California Center for the Arts, Escondido is the cultural center of North San Diego County.

The Center’s unique campus includes a 1,523-seat concert hall, a 404-seat theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a full-service conference center with meeting and banquet facilities. The Center also runs an extensive education program and produces free community events. San Diego Magazine named the Center the “Best Limited Engagement” in North County. The Center was named in the Top Five for U-T San Diego’s Readers Poll for “Best Live Music Venue” and the Top Five for “Best Place to Get Married.” In 2016, the Center was named “Organization of the Year” by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce.

The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.




 Cruisin’ Grand Schedule …. 2017 schedule

One of the greatest ongoing traditions in San Diego County, Cruisin’ Grand in Escondido runs for six spectacular months. This is a FREE EVENT where more than 5000 visitors and car enthusiasts each Friday Night come to check out the 500+ cars lining the streets of historic downtown Escondido. Cruise nights run April through September from 5:00 pm  9:00 pm. Grand Avenue Escondido, CA  


09-29-2017 Week 27 – Nitro Night Deuce night (N. Juniper)

Music by: Broadway – TBD (DJ) – Juniper Street – TBD – Maple Street Plaza – TBD – Kalmia & Grand – TBD







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