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The Grape Day Festival and Parade
takes place on the Saturday after Labor Day.
Join us for Grape Day on September 6, 2014.
 
For early birds, the Grape Day 5k fun run at 7:30 is the way to start your day.
 
The short Grape Day Parade begins at 9:30 on Grand Avenue and travels from Escondido Blvd to Juniper. It includes marching bands, walking groups, equestrians and historic automobiles.
 
The festival in the park is from 9:30 until 4pm.
It features grape stomping, free grapes provided by Major Market, entertainment stage, demonstrations, contests, fun zone, vendor booths, and more! Plus, The Art of Fantasia exhibit of Disney art is right next door at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
 
Grape Day started in 1908 as a way to celebrate Escondido's grape harvest and promote the city. Grape Day flourished until 1950, and then died for a variety of reason. It was revived by the History Center in 1996 and once again brings our community together each September.
 
Join us September 6, 2014 for another wonderful Grape Day!
 
 
 
                        Parade on Grand Ave                                                          Fun zone
                      Grape stomping vat                                                Boy Scout rope bridge
                Gunny sack races for the kids                             Lots of vendor booths for the adults
                       Civil war encampment                           Artist-made banners decorating the park
          A big thank you to our 2014 Grape Day Sponsors:
County Board of Supervisors
at the request of
Supervisor Dave Roberts
Providing free grapes