Strawberry Festival Queen & Princesses'
you think of Garden Grove, California,
what comes to mind? Crystal Cathedral
Church, Disneyland, Harbor Boulevard?
Most people think of the icons, but for
the planners of the annual
Strawberry Festival held each Memorial Day Weekend,
you can imagine that their heads must be swirling
with dreams of berry shortcakes topped
with fresh, cold whipped cream.
The highlight to the
launch of summer for Garden Grove is the
wonderful Strawberry Festival. There are
several such festivals throughout California
in Oxnard, Santa Maria, and another Memorial
Day Weekend event in Arroyo Grande on the
Central Coast, but this Southern California
favorite eclipses anything else going on in
the region, and guarantees your summer will
be berry sweet.
The Strawberry Festival
began in 1958 to celebrate the then abundant
strawberry fields that filled the community
with the tasty smells of ripe berries.
Launched by the Garden Grove Chamber of
Commerce, the event was so popular, it took
root and has been anticipated each year
since. It has been operated as a nonprofit
event throughout its history, and proceeds
Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Parade
Giant Strawberry Cake
Cutting Opening Ceremony begins Friday
evening at 6 p.m.
Parade starts 10 a.m. Saturday on Corner of
Chapman & 6th, heads down Chapman to Euclid,
and ends at intersection of Stanford near
Schedule For 2010:
FRIDAY – MAY 28
1:00 P.M TO 10:00 P.M. WRISTBAND DAY $25 entitles wearer to all rides, all day.
4.00 P.M.* Tiny Tots King & Queen Contest
For 3-6 Year Olds (Amphitheater)
Welcome And Giant Strawberry Shortcake Cutting Ceremony
The world's largest strawberry shortcake will be cut by the Mayor and Miss Garden Grove and served FREE to all who attend.
(Location: Showmobile at Main & Acacia)
7:15 P.M. Strawberry Jammin'
Talent Contest With Celebrity Judges
SATURDAY – MAY 29
10:00 A.M to 10:00 P.M. Carnival Rides, Game And Food Booths
12:00 A.M to 01:30 P.M. Celebrity Autographs on Festival Grounds (near Community Courtyard Center)
SILENCE band, plus TV celebrities Jimmy Jax Pinchak and Braedon Lemasters (Amphitheater)
2:00 P.M. Dyversity (Showmobile)
3:00 P.M. Steddy Girl Drill and Dance Team (Amphitheater)
6:00 P.M Karaoke Contestants Pick Songs And Enter Contest Before
6:45 P.M. (Amphitheater)
3rd Degree Blues Band (Showmobile)
Drawing For 25 Contestants (Amphitheater)
"Strawberry Idol” Karaoke Contest
For Contestants 16 Years Or Older (Amphitheater)
SUNDAY - MAY 30
10:00 A.M TO 10:00 P.M WRISTBAND DAY $30 entitles wearer to all rides, all day.
10:00 A.M to 10:00 P.M. Carnival Rides, Game And Food Boothsstrawberry
Berry Berry Beautiful Baby Pageant
For Babies 3 Months To Under 3 Years (Amphitheater)
2:00 P.M. The Guardettes (Amphitheater)
2:00 P.M. Full Spectrum (Showmobile)
The Mai Tais (Showmobile)
7:00 P.M. Miss Garden Grove And Friends Stage Show (Amphitheater)
MONDAY – MAY 31
10:00 A.M TO 10:00 P.M. WRISTBAND DAY $30 entitles wearer to all rides, all day.
10:00 A.M TO 10:00 P.M. Carnival Rides, Game And Food Booths
Red-Head Roundup Contest
For All Ages (Amphitheater)
1:00 P.M. Scarlett Reign Teen Band (Showmobile)
2:00 P.M. Punch And Judy (Showmobile)
3:00 P.M. The Colony Of Performing Arts (Amphitheater) Mee Dee Oker Bluegrass band (Showmobile)
For the teens who sign up
and try out to compete for the crown,
Mardi Gras Funhouse
Pole Position Spinning Coaster
Ring of Fire
State Fair Slide
Wind Surfer Wacky Worm Coaster
Berry go Round
Tilt A Whirl
U Toob Funhouse
Morbid Manor Funhouse
Looney Tooter Train
Ride Height Restrictions for Kiddie Rides is 36 inches.
4 Wristband Days! Ride all rides, all day for one low price!
Friday: $25 ... Saturday, Sunday & Monday: $30 each day
$1.00 individual tickets for rides also available at the booths. Rides require 3-5 tickets each.
Berry, Berry Beautiful Baby Pageant
3 Months to Uunder 3 Years
Contest: Sunday May 30th at 11:00 A.M. .---Amphitheater
Signups begin at 10:00 A.M.
Here’s how to enter
Baby Pagent Winner
Tiny Tots Queen - 2008
How about those adorable 3 to 6 year olds crowned
Tiny Tots King and Queen?
Besides having a trophy, cash and a gift card, the winners ride in our parade!
Contest: Friday May 28th at 4:00 P.M.---Amphitheater
Signups begin at 2:30 P.M.
Here’s how to enter
Tiny Tots King and Queen - 2008
Are you or any child, guy or gal you know a knock-out redhead?
Time to get some well-deserved FAME for that MANE and enter our
Contest: Monday May 31th at 12:00 Noon ---Amphitheater
Signups begin at 11:00 A.M. and closes at 11:55 P.M.
Here’s how to enter
Pent up inhibitions disappear once you stand on the stage of our
500 seat amphitheater and belt out that song! If you are over 16 years of age,
sign up and share that talent in our fabulous
Strawberry Idol Karaoke Contest!
Contest: Saturday May 29nd at 7:30 P.M. ---Amphitheater
Registration begins at 6:00 P.M. and ends at 6:45 P.M.
tours of the museum facilities are provided on the third Sunday of each
month from 1:30 pm. For information, call 714/530-8871. (Always call
first before going. Information is subject to change without notice)
is the largest community-sponsored event in the 13 western states has over
300,000 visitors and participants. A parade, celebrity autograph breakfast,
four-day carnival and an arts and crafts fair and is held Memorial
Day weekend on the Village Green. The Strawberry Festival Association for
information 714-638-0981 Tet Festival Sponsored by the Vietnamese Community
of Southern California, celebrates the arrival of spring and the first
day of the lunar year. The event is held in the Garden Grove Park. The
park is located on Westminster Blvd. between Magnolia and Brookhurst. Korean Festival Celebrating Korean history,
tradition and culture, this family oriented event features a parade, and
carnival, the event includes an open-air market. Korean Chamber of