California Festivals


California Strawberry Festivals

California is the top producer and exporter of strawberries in the United States. If it's February along the Central Coast, don't be surprised to catch that intoxicating fragrance of berries.

Using less than 1% of California's farmland, strawberry farms produce the fourth most valuable crop in California.

WATSONVILLE Watsonville Strawberry Festival August 5-7, 2022
Friday 5-9 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Free, Watsonville-Strawberry-Festival
Located in historic downtown Watsonville around the City Plaza on Main, Peck and Union Streets, Watsonville Strawberry Festival includes foods, vendor booths, bands, kids folklorico dance performances and blocks of fantastic entertainment. Thousands attend this free, fun, family event, a tradition for over 25 years.  The Watsonville Strawberry Festival traces its roots to the Watsonville Strawberry Dessert Festival that was founded in 1994 to help downtown Watsonville recover economically from the Loma Prieta earthquake.

ANDERSON: Happy Valley Strawberry Festival May 28, 2022, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. | May 29, 2022, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
80th Happy Valley Strawberry Festival is known for its Famous Generous Servings of Sweet Fresh Strawberries, Ice Cream & Shortcake $7-10 approx.
Free admission and parking,
Location: West Valley High School, Corner of Happy Valley Road & Gas Point Road, Anderson, CA.
Saturday, May 28, 2022, 7-9 a.m. 4-H Pancake Breakfast featuring pancakes, strawberries, sausage, and juice for $5.
 8 a.m. Motorcycle show opens.
8 a.m. 80th Annual Happy Valley Strawberry Festival opens! 
9 a.m. A limited number of flats of fresh strawberries are made available for sale, first come, first served.
9 a.m.-5p.m. Kid's horseback riding attraction open. 
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Entertainment Line up: The Chris Lauer Band, The North Beat Band, Full Throttle Band, Hay Wire Band
9 a.m.-4p.m. Pet adoptions from Haven Humane at the show!
10 a.m.-4p.m. Barry and his friend Blossom will be strolling the Strawberry Festival festival grounds throughout the day for pictures, fun, and surprise prizes for the kids!
1p.m. Pie Eating Contest - open to ages 12 and up! Trophy awarded to the winner!
SUNDAY MAY 29, 2022 8 a.m. - 4p.m.
8 a.m.-GONE 4-H Pancake Breakfast 
8 a.m. Car show begins.
9 a.m.-5p.m. Kid's horseback riding attraction
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Music Line up:  Northbeat Classic Rock Band, Chris Lauer Band, The Billies, Full Throttle
10 a.m.-4p.m. Barry and his friend Blossom will be strolling the Strawberry Festival festival grounds throughout the day for pictures, fun, and surprise prizes for the kids!

ARROYO GRANDE: Strawberry Festival permanently disbanded by 2022. Would have been 37th year. Was lauded by Sunset as one of the best events on Memorial Weekend.

GARDEN GROVE: Garden Grove Strawberry Festival May 27-30, 2022

Always on Memorial Weekend, of all the strawberry festivals in California, Garden Grove produces the biggest celebration. Three days of carnival rides, a big Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday, beauty queens and princesses, redheads, beautiful babies contests and great bands, booths, foods and community atmosphere assure you'll be berry happy that you went. Free Strawberry Shortcake for all on Friday night! Free.

VISTA: Vista Strawberry Festival May 29, 2022, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

SANTA MARIA: Strawberry Festival April 29-May 1, 2022
11 a.m. daily - exhibits close at 10 p.m.
Santa Maria Fairpark
937 S. Thornburg
Santa Maria, CA
Free strawberry tasting and desert eating contests, Cowboy Ken's trackless train, pony rides, a traditional carnival, including a full kiddie carnival, commercial displays and petting zoo. Held in Santa Maria, the heart of strawberry country in California, notice the smell of berries is in the air as you drive into town and over to the fairground. Food, fun and entertainment. Approx. cost: $8 General admission.

OXNARD: California Strawberry Festival canceled till 2023. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Oxnard's California Strawberry Festival does not skimp on food, festivities and fun. The annual event pays homage to the city's rightful place among strawberry growers. There are food contests, dancing, music, vendors and endless entertainment. Cost: $12 general admission.

ROSEVILLE: BerryFest Strawberry Festival NO FESTIVAL IN 2020 & 2021 & 2022
Mother's Day Weekend
800 All America City Blvd.
Roseville, CA
$12 approx.
From the event planners: "It's still unimaginable that we have had to cancel the 2020 and 2021 Strawberry Festivals. It is with a hurting heart that we have to announce that we are canceling our 2022 event as well. There are a few factors that came into play with this decision. Though BerryFest benefits many local non profit organizations it is a small family business and because of the financial strain of the pandemic we can not currently afford the start up costs at this time. We also fear mask and vaccine rules and controversy will add a negativity that we don't want associated with our festival. It's now our plan to be back May 13 and 14, 2023."

GALT Strawberry Festival permanently ends 2018

LOS ANGELES: Balboa Strawberry Festival
Past date: June 8, 9  - no current info
Encino - 17019 Ventura Blvd Los Angeles, CA 91316 . Featuring tons of strawberry themed food and drink, plus live music, dancing, rides and games for the whole family, and it's free admission.


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