Cruisin Grand Escondido

When: Fridays, April 4 - September 26, 2014
Time: 5pm - 9pm
Where: Downtown Escondido
Grand Ave (between Centre City Parkway
and Ivy Street)
Escondido, CA (map)
More info: Events website

Class Car Show Highlights

Each Friday, from April to September, Cruisin Grand Escondido features over 500 pre-1974 classic, custom, vintage, hot rod and muscle cars. The historic automobiles cruise up and down Grand Avenue, in the city’s historic downtown district. Several cars are parked alongside the avenue and adjacent streets. Considered one of the top cruise shows in the country, the event draws over 5,000 visitors each week.

Cruisin Grand Escondido

 

The main center of activity is Grand Avenue and Broadway, where the week’s car club displays its cars, a DJ spins popular oldies rock tunes, which can be heard on speakers throughout the venue, a contest is held, and people congregate to do the hula hoop to music. Usually one or two bands perform live music at other locations on Grand Avenue..

 

Besides admiring the cars, people frequent the local restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops and art galleries along the historic avenue.

 

Cruisin’ Grand is proud to allow at least one Car Club every week to park in the center of the Cruise. Each Friday night the featured club is permitted to park on the south side of Broadway in Escondido at the corner of Broadway and Grand Avenue. This street is closed specifically for the event.

Weekly Car Club Shows 2014

  • April 4
    Sponsor: American West Bank
    Car Club/Event: Willy's / Goodguys / Canyon Lake Car Club
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Cruisin Grand is a great way to spend a summer evening, reliving a part of the past. The cars on display are some of the finest around, and the car owners are usually available to swap stories or answer any questions. Many of the local restaurants have outdoor seating, but make sure to make a reservation before hand to ensure seating. Many of the specialty shops and galleries are open during the event.