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For The Love of Chocolate - Escondido Chocolate Festival
Grand Avenue in Downtown Escondido
Escondido, CA
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Feb 11, 2023 12:00 PM
ESCONDIDO CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL (MAIN EVENT TASTING PASSPORT HOLDERS)  CHECK-IN:  Check-in at Will Call at Maple Street Plaza located on Maple Street between Grand Avenue & W. Valley Pkwy.  PARKING:  There is free parking all along Grand Ave, as well as a free parking lot on the South-West corner of Valley Parkway and Broadway behind US Bank.  BRING YOUR ID!:  Attendees of the festival must be age 21+.  Please bring your ID as you will be carded at time of check in.    TIME:  The event is from 12pm-5pm but you may check in as early as 11:45.  Please be patient as most everyone will arrive at the same time.    WHAT TO WEAR:  We suggest wearing layers and comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking.  Will Call is located outside but the actual tasting locations are located inside of each business.  



Admission Level Price Quantity
PASSPORT 12-5PM - Early Bird $45.00 ($49.19: w/service fee) Sales Ended
$45 Tasting Passport 12-5PM Event - Early Bird Discount purchased prior to 12AM on 2/3/23
DD PASSPORT 12-5PM-Early Bird $35.00 ($38.59: w/service fee) Sales Ended
$35 (NO ALCOHOL) Designated Driver Tasting Passport 12-5PM Event - Early Bird Discount -purchased prior to 12AM on 2/3/23
PASSPORT 12-5PM 2/5-2/10 $55.00 ($59.79: w/service fee) Sales Ended
$55 Tasting Passport 12-5PM Event - purchased 2/4 - 2/10/23
DD PASSPORT 12-5PM - 2/4-2/10 $45.00 ($49.19: w/service fee) Sales Ended
$45 (NO ALCOHOL) Designated Driver Tasting Passport 12-5PM Event - Purchased 2/4-2/10/23
CHOCOLATE MAKING CLASS 10:30 $35.00 ($38.59 w/service fee)
Learn to make chocolate truffles w/Le Cordon Bleu trained chocolatier, Dayleen Coleman of D'liteful Chocolat. 10:30AM on 2/12/22 @ Cute Cakes Bakery & Café. Includes wine pairing+$5 food voucher  
 
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For The Love of Chocolate - Escondido Chocolate Festival

FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE
Escondido Chocolate Festival

 
Located in Historic Downtown Escondido


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2023
12PM - 5PM

FB EVENT INFO: www.facebook.com/events/888548472303130
WEB INFO: www.downtownescondido.com

This fun and deliciously sweet event is back once again!  
Bring your sweetheart or just your sweet tooth to beautiful Downtown Escondido to enjoy the "For The Love of Chocolate" Escondido Chocolate Festival.  Stroll through Downtown Escondido various designated restaurants, shops and art galleries while sampling chocolates paired with local fine wine, champagne, craft beer and spirit tastings.  Take a stroll down Historic Grand Avenue and don't miss the 2nd Saturday, Escondido Art Walk and Esco Alley Art!

    HOW IT WORKS:
      Each attendee purchases a Passport Ticket which includes:
      1.) Tasting Glass
      2.) Drink Wristband
      3.) Swag Bag to fill with goodies, coupons and information as you visit each participating Grand Avenue Business.
      4.) Passport Map indicating each Tasting Location

      Attendees obtain their Passport from Will Call located on Maple Street Plaza and then stroll, at their leisure, to each of the nearly 20 tasting locations to sample chocolate or a chocolate themed dish paired with either wine, beer, champagne, or a non-alcoholic drink.  Attendees must drink any alcoholic beverages prior to leaving each location which allows them to meander through and get familiar with each business while enjoying their chocolate adventure!


    WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR PASSPORT TICKET?

    • Gourmet Chocolates Paired with Wine, Champagne, Craft Beers or non-alcoholic beverage.
    • Restaurant Inspired Chocolate Themed Tastings
    • Roses (while supplies last)
    • Old Town Trolley rides through Downtown Escondido
    • Raffle Prizes (held at 5:15pm - MUST be present to win.)
    • Valentine Treats, Event Day Discounts & Specials from Downtown Restaurants and Retailers
    • Glass Blowing Demonstrations from Stone & Glass
    • 2nd Saturday Art Walk:  Free Entry.  Many galleries and museums, all within a 10-block walking area in downtown, open their doors and feature art works from both world-renown and emerging artists, along with artist's workshops and exhibit openings, live music and refreshments.
    • Esco Art Alley


      PASSPORT TASTING TICKETS:
        $45  Early Bird Discount - Purchased prior to 12am on 2/3/23
        $55  If purchased 2/4-2/10/23 or at Will Call on 2/11/23

      DESIGNATED DRIVER (No Alcohol) TASTING TICKETS:
        $35  Early Bird Discount - Purchased prior to 12am on 2/3/23
        $45 If purchased 2/3-2/10/23 or at Will Call on 2/11/23


      CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE MAKING CLASS
        Note:This is an additional $35 Ticket Option with limited seating of 24 per class
        Learn to make chocolate truffles with Le Cordon Bleu trained chocolatier, Dayleen Coleman of D'liteful Chocolat. 10:30AM or 12:30PM on 2/11/23 @ Cute Cakes Bakery & Café. Includes wine pairing+$5 food voucher.  Class time is approximately 1 hour and will be held in the enclosed outdoor classroom area.  


        "Will Call" (Located on Maple St. Plaza between Grand Avenue and Valley Parkway)

        Must be age 21+ and show ID.



      PRESENTED BY:
      Escondido Downtown Business Association

      Portions of the proceeds from this event will be used to promote Historic Downtown Escondido as a shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

      Thank you for supporting Historic Downtown Escondido.






























Location

Grand Avenue in Downtown Escondido (View)
Maple Street Plaza
Escondido, CA 92025
United States

Categories

Arts > Visual
Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits
Food > Sweets
Other > Festivals

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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