The time is coming to celebrate Grape Day in Downtown Escondido and Grape Day Park. This fun, family and community event will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 and Hidden Valley Orthodontics is proud to be a sponsor once again this year.
The original Grape Day Celebration began in 1908 as a way to celebrate Escondido’s grape harvest and promote this fantastic city. It flourished until 1950 and was revived by the Escondido History Center in 1996. This wonderful community event includes a 5K Fun Run sponsored by the Escondido Sunshine Rotary (which some of the HVO team and their families will be participating in), the Grape Day Parade along historic Grand Avenue and a Festival in Grape Day Park.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Escondido Sunrise Rotary Grape Day 5K
Time: 7:30 a.m.
This 5K fun run is for everyone from elite runners to casual walkers. For more information and to register go to www.sandyfeetevents.com/grape-day-5k/
Grape Day Parade along Grand Avenue in Downtown Escondido
Time: 9:30 a.m.
The whimsical parade features marching bands, walking groups, equestrians and historic automobiles.
Grape Day Festival, Grape Day Park
Time: 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
The Grape Day Festival includes live entertainment, kids’ activities, grape stomping, food trucks, and fun for the whole family. Go to www.escondidohistory.org for more information.
A community parade with horses and marching bands followed by a daylong celebration of agricultural history sounds like the definition of small-town charm. Grape Day started in 1908 as a way to celebrate Escondido’s grape harvest and promote the city. It flourished until 1950, and then was revived by the Escondido History Center in 1996.
“We think it’s an important community event, a neat connection with our history, which is really what we’re all about.”
Executive Director of the History Center
Hidden Valley Orthodontics © 2015Dr. Christy Fortney
Address: 230 W. 3rd Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025