The Almond Blossom Parade in 2014 honors the Ripon Grange with the theme of, "Hometown Hoedown - a Salute to Agriculture." Floats, decorated vehicles, bands, dance groups, equestrian entries, color guards, businesses, service organizations, car clubs, and novel entries showcase their community pride.
RIPON, CA -- Annual Almond Blossom Festival includes a Queen Coronation, Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner, Carnival at Mistlin Sports Park , Diaper Derby, Fun Run and Almond Blossom Parade.
Almond Blossom Festival is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The Almond Blossom Festival is always on the last weekend in February. Parade - Circles Historic Ripon (Main Street - 4th Street). The Festival includes Crafts & Food Booths - Mistlin Sports Park, River Road, Carnival - Mistlin Sports Park, River Road, Dinners & Dance - Ripon Community Center - 334 W. 4th Street.
Schedule: Fashion Show, Queen Coronation, Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner, Discount Ride night at the Carnival, Mistlin Sports Park, Diaper Derby, Fun Run - 1 mile starts @ 8:30am, 8K starts @9:00am. at Mavis Stouffer Park, 1000 Stouffer Street. Adults $20, 10 & under $15 Almond Blossom Parade, Ripon Grange #511 Breakfast, Festival
The Annual Almond Blossom Festival Parade starts at Stockton Ave. and 4th Street, along 4th Street to Vera Ave. to Main Street, then continues on Main Street to Nourse Ave.