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Event includes expanded entertainment, but no parade this year

East County News Service

August 29, 2022 (Borrego Springs) – The 56th annual Borrego Days Desert Festival offers a weekend filled with activities October 22-23. The festival takes place at Christmas Circle Community Park and Palm Canyon Drive in Borrego Springs.

The hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday evening kicks off the weekend with local events around town leading into the festival weekend that includes live entertainment. New thhis year will be country sounds of the Morgan Leigh Band, Nacho Bustillos & Band a music festival hit and the acclaimed Comedy Hypnosis Show with Don Spencer, plus art exhibits, kid's zone, food vendors, artisans, education, adult beer garden, free to enter car show and more. Also returning are the Elementary School Dancers.

There will not be a parade, however.  "Once again throughout California events of every size are facing challenges with rising costs and the lack of staff/volunteers.  Decisions had to be made and the BSCC Board of Directors decided on making sure that the festival at the Christmas Circle is exciting, fun, enjoyable and well staffed for all involved, with that said there will not be a parade this year," says Francoise Rhodes, Executive Director of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Borrego Days is produced by the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, presented by the Under the Sun Foundation along with many sponsors.

This is a family friendly festival that is fun for all ages. There is free parking surrounding Christmas Circle within easy walking distance of the festival.

For full details on the festival, visit borregodays.com.

About Borrego Springs:

Borrego Springs is in the unincorporated area of San Diego County and the second Designated Dark Sky Community in the world. Borrego Springs is also home to the 600,000 acre Anza Borrego Desert State Park and the world famous Galleta Meadows Sky Art Metal Sculptures. 

What to do in Borrego Springs: Hiking, biking, equestrian trails, arts & culture, shopping, dining, Historic Downtown Walks, Certified Farmer's Market, Festivals including Borrego Days, Film Festival, Art Festival, top ranked golf, camping, glamping, resorts, tennis, mid-century modern architecture and amazing views in every direction. Here is the link to our Embrace Borrego Guide that includes our Selfie Guide, Biking Routes, Sculpture info and more: Embrace Borrego Guide

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