Escondido, CA

Cruisin’ Grand begins in three weeks

On Friday, April 7, hundreds of classic cars will return once again to the streets of Downtown Escondido to kick off another season of Cruisin’ Grand!  Cruisin’ Grand runs from 5-9 p.m. every Friday from April 7 to September 29 along Grand Avenue in historic Downtown Escondido.

In his weekly message Mayor Sam Abed sang the praises of the iconic festival that brings an estimated 500,000 people or more to the city during its 26 weeks.

“We are so proud to have one of the greatest ongoing traditions in San Diego County in our city. Cruisin’ Grand brings thousands of visitors to Escondido every Friday night throughout the summer,” wrote the mayor. “This popular event is not only for classic car enthusiasts but for everyone to enjoy strolling along Grand Avenue, stopping in for a bite at one of our many restaurants and people-watching on those warm summer nights.”

Each Friday night, awards are given to the most impressive pre-1973, American-made cars. Theme nights include “Fire Truck Night,” “Nitro Night” and “AFX Night.”

The mayor added, “If you’ve never been there, don’t miss it this season!  And for those die-hard fans that are already polishing their classic cars, we look forward to seeing you again! For more information and a schedule of events, visit”

The Times-Advocate plans to have an interview with Steve Waldron, the founder and main honcho for Cruisin’ Grand in next week’s edition.

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