Escondido For the Love of Chocolate and SweetArt Fest

When: February 8, 2014 (Valentine’s Day)
Time: Pairings 1pm – 5pm
Where: Downtown Escondido,
Grand Ave (between Centre City Parkway and Ivy Street)
Escondido, CA (map)
Pre-reg $35 / $45 after Feb. 7 at gate for 10 Beer/Wine & Chocolate Pairings (age 21 & up) & multiple Restaurant Samples from great restaurants
Pre-reg $20 / $30 after Feb. 7 at gate for the Designated Driver for Chocolate & multiple Restaurant Samples from great restaurants.
Admission to Sweet Street – FREE!
Phone: (760) 740-0658
More info: Events website

Chocolate Festival Highlights

The annual Escondido For the Love of Chocolate and SweetArt Fest will take place on Valentine’s Day on historic Grand Ave in Escondido’s downtown district. Stroll along the “Sweet Street” and find a wide variety of special holiday themed activities, special chocolate treats, gifts, and even chocolate infused beauty treatments, offered by participating local shops, spas, galleries, museums and restaurants.

The chocolate festival will include the Champagne Garden, horse and carriage rides, sweetheart scavenger hunt, handmade valentines, chocolate fountain, and much more.

Also enjoy live music in the Champagne Garden, as well as wine, champagne and locally brewed beer in the garden and other numerous locations.

The chocolate celebration is sponsored by the Downtown Business Association in Escondido.

Participating Breweries:

  • Lost Abbey
  • Maui Brewery
  • Offbeat Brewing Co
  • Stone Brewing Co
  • Ironfist Brewery

Participating Wineries:

  • Michael David
  • Deer Park Winery
  • Holiday Wine Cellars
  • Cordiano Winery
  • Robert Hall Winery
  • Shadow Mountain Winery
  • Fallbrook Winery
  • Casa De Uvas

Sweet Street Vendors:

  • Cookie Lee
  • Jimz-Gemz
  • Eclipse Chocolate
  • Cute Cakes & Heavenly Cupcakes
  • Sunny Side Kitchen
  • Coco Saavy
  • Wyndham Oceanside
  • Kaleo Marketing
  • Origami Owl
  • It Works Global
  • Adorable Designs

Tasting Locations:

  • California Avocado Grill
  • Esco Gelato
  • Cuscatlan
  • La Tapatia
  • Bellamy’s
  • The Grand Tea Room
  • Lucio’s
  • Interwined Bistro
  • Kettle Coffee Company
  • Vinz
  • O’Sullivans
  • Plan 9 Alehouse
  • A Delight of France
  • Swami’s
  • Design Moe Kitchen & Bath
  • Visit Escondido
  • Countrywide Mortgage
  • The Loft Hair Design & Salon
  • ArtHatch
  • Art Tradition Gallery
  • Escondido Municipal Gallery
  • Studio 158
  • Grand Tea Room
  • Rustic Sparrow
  • Savannah Design Group
  • Stephens Jewelers