The City of Escondido is working under the assumption that there will be a Cruisin’ Grand this year, although it might be a truncated one.
The Times-Advocate reached out to Teresa Collins, deputy director of communications for the city, who said she and Cruisin’ Grand founder Steve Waldron have been meeting regularly on the street festival that normally runs from April to October, and which didn’t happen at all last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Both the City and his [Waldron’s] group (SoCal Productions) are committed to get Cruisin’ Grand up and running just as soon as we are permitted by the State and the County,” said Collins. “We do not have a firm start date as of today, but we are hopeful there will be a 2021 season. It may be shorter than normal and we will have to adhere to whatever COVID safety guidance is provided by the State/County, but we are confident we can find a way to adapt.”