Descanso Days

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 49TH ANNUAL DESCANSO DAYS PARADE AND FAIR JULY 7

 

By Colleen Ince

June 1, 2018 (Descanso) - You don’t want to miss the 49th Annual Descanso Days Parade and Fair on Saturday, July 7th.  The parade starts at 10:00 am but be sure to get your spot early. The road closes at 9:30 a.m. and the fair will begin following the parade. There is no admission fee.

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: DESCANSO DAYS PARADE BRINGS HISTORY TO LIFE

 
By Miriam Raftery
Photos by Richard Edwords
 
July 9, 2017 (Descanso) -- I love a parade!  Descanso Days displays pure Americana, from 1920s-era cars to Western banditos on horseback and a firetruck decked out with patriotic bunting, this parade reflects the community's historical heritage and heroes.

A BLAZE OF GLORY: DESCANSO DAYS JULY 9

 

East County News Service

July 7, 2016  (Descanso)--The annual Descanso Days takes place on July 9th, featuring a festival at the historic Descanso Town Hall (24536 Viejas Grade Road) and a parade rolling out at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “A Blaze of Glory."

Be sure to arrive early, since Viejas Grade Road shuts down before the parade, and stay late to enjoy games, food, vendor booths and entertainment.

BACK TO THE OLD WEST: DESCANSO DAYS JULY 13 PACKS PLENTY OF FAMILY FUN

 

 

July 5, 2013 (Descanso)--You’re invited to come “Back to the Old West” at Descanso Days on July 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and join in some good old-fashioned backcountry fun at the historic Descanso Town Hall including live music, deep-pit barbecue, a parade, booths, prizes and more.

Guests can also cheer on entries in the Descanso Days Parade – Aussie, the Australian shepherd, on his motorcycle; a variety of unique and antique tractors; Eric Runningpath and Daughter (professional Native American dancers); and several mounted groups including the Grand Ladies of the Old West, the Winchester Widows, the Hole in the Wall Gang, and the Escondido Mounted Patrol. For excitement in the sky, members of the El Cajon Classic Hangar Club will fly over the Parade route in their WWII airplanes.

DESCANSO DAYS’ PARADE & FAIR JULY 13

June 15, 2013 (Descanso) -- The Descanso Days’ Fair and Parade “Back to the Old West”, presented by the Descanso Town Hall Association, takes place July 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The parade, which begins at 10 a.m. at the Hotshots parking lot at 24321 Viejas Grade Road, Descanso, will follow Viejas Grade to the Descanso School.

The Fair will be held at the Town Hall, 24536 Viejas Grade Road and features live music from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., including a steel kettle drum band, Just Friends Bluegrass, Breaking Bad and Barbwire Country Western.  Native American dancer, Eric Runningpath will perform and the Luke Barbour Scholarship Awards will be presented.

DESCANSO DAYS: PARADE AND FAIR JULY 14

July 12, 2012 (Descanso) – Help fund preservation of Descanso’s historic town hall, built in 1899, by joining in this vintage Americana celebration in East County. Descanso Days fun begins with the “Proud to be an American” parade on Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m. The parade route starts at Viejas Grade Road in Descanso and ends at the town’s elementary school. 

Later, enjoy live music by Pine Creek Posse Band as well as a bluegrass band and a “tin” band. The fair, held at the Descanso Town Hall, 24536 Viejas Grade Road in Descanso, also features arts and crafts, games, rides for kids, food and beverages.