California Poppy Festival Lancaster


California Poppy Festival in Lancaster April 24 -25, 2010


California Poppy Festival Photos and Information, Lancaster, California


In the spring time after the winter rains, the California poppy blossoms in fields, meadows, and most place where theree's a temperate climate and mellow weather. The bright orange flower is a treat to see when it grows in patches or roadside grasses.  It is even more of a delight to celebrate the blossoming of the poppy in a city celebration that the City of Lancaster hosts annually. Celebrating the State Flower of the State of California, and one of its native habitats--Lancaster, come join the fun!


Lancaster prides itself in providing fertile ground for an abundance of poppy crops. The California Poppy Festival comes from a proud tradition--Lancaster once co-sponsored Wildflower Information Center, which welcomed thousands of visitors who flocked to the Antelope Valley to view the flowers in the spring at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. Since the Golden California Poppy blooms each year around the time that Earth Day occurs, Lancaster in 1970 held its first  California Poppy Festival, in honor or Earth Day and its principles.

Continuing the proud tradition, Lancaster invites the public to celebrate its spring bounty of flowers, food, festivities, and fun, in a celebration that includes elements such as an art show, carnival, concerts with great bands, and lots of activities for the kids.


Where to stay: While some of the hotels fill up for the weekend, some of our favorites include the Springhill Suites, Holiday Inn, Residence Inn and Hilton Garden Inn, all in Lancaster. See the full list of Lancaster hotels.


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