Beaumont Cherry Festival June 6-9, 2013, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. beaumontcherryfestival.org
Cherry Festival Parade Saturday, June 8, 2013 10:30 a.m.
The parade route begins at 12th St. and Beaumont Ave., will proceed south down Beaumont Ave., and will end on 6th St., at the City Hall.
The annual Beaumont Cherry Festival includes Cherry Jubilee, Pancake Breakfast, Car Show, Parade and Festival with carnival and concerts.
Festival shuttle buses run every half hour from Walmart Parking
lot on 2nd Street, and the Sports Park at Brookside and Beaumont Ave.
The Cherry Festival Parade is arranged by the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Rotary club and features marching bands, dancers, floats, and a special Grand Marshall!
Cherry Fest Car and Motorcycle Show
The 5th annual Cherry Fest Car and Motorcycle show is held before the Cherry Festival. The car show will take place at Stewart Park in Beaumont (corner of 9th St. and Orange St). The car show is hosted by the Beaumont Kiwanis and the City of Beaumont. There is no admission cost for spectators!
Cherry History Related to Festival and Beaumont:
Cherry Valley Lakes between Redlands, Beaumont and Banning, along
Highway 79 near Lake Perris and the San Jacinto Reservoir is part of
the Riverside -San Bernardino area. Cherry Valley was originally called
Apple Valley. In 1885 cherry trees were planted along with apples,
plums, peaches, olives, walnuts and apricots. Street names reflect the fruit
trees that were grown.
Cherry Valley Festival began in 1914.
Cherry Valley Festival Queen was contest began in the 1930s.
The U-Pick Cherry System, where people pick their own cherries, started in 1941 during WWII.
Cherry Festival Association was formed in 1952. It incepted an
annual program of a carnival, concession stands and an Art and Horse Show.
Today, the four day festival festival features a parade, booths, music, rides, live entertainment and much more. The parade parade begins on Beaumont Avenue and ends at City Hall on Sixth Street. The Cherry Harvest doesn't always come during the festival as it varies from year to year depending on the weather. The Cherry season usually only lasts for about a month each year.