California Festivals

Ripon Almond Festival & Parade

Ripon is the Almond Blossom Festival & Parade  Feb 20-22, 2015; Parade Feb. 21, 2015  Almond Blossom Parade, 1 p.m.

53rd Annual Almond Blossom Festival in 2015

 Almond Blossom Carnival 

This is the big event of the year for Ripon, CA, and is always held The Almond Blossom Festival is always on the last weekend in February. A big parade, fashion show, queen coronation, carnival at Mistlin Park, adorable Diaper Derby, and endless fun await visitors to this grand event held each year in February.

Almond Blossom Carnival is part of Almond Blossom Festival at Mistlin Sport Park & River Road. Tickets can be purchased at the Carnival ticket booth on Thursday night starting at 4 p.m. For further information, please contact the Ripon Chamber at (209) 599-7519.

Almond Blossom Queen Coronation
Ripon Chamber of Commerce Almond Blossom Queen Coronation will be held Thursday  at 7 pm at the Ripon Community Center, 334 West 4th Street. The Queen Coronation is free to the public. Miss Almond Blossom/Miss Ripon will be crowned at 7:45 pm. In conjunction with the Coronation the Ripon Lions Club will have their famous spaghetti dinner starting at 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices:  please call the Ripon Chamber of Commerce, (209) 599-7519.

 Annual Almond Blossom Festival 
Annual Almond Blossom Festival   at Mistlin Sports Park on Jack Tone and River Road will open at 12 pm. There will be food, arts & craft and commercial vendors. The Carnival will open at 3 p.m.

Annual Almond Blossom Festival Parade: Annual Almond Blossom Festival Parade and bring you friends and family. The parade route starts at Stockton Ave. and 4th Street, along 4th Street to Vera Ave. to Main Street, then continues on Main Street to Nourse Ave. 

The charm of a city that produces almonds galore is a sight to behold in the spring when the almond trees light up with white blossoms that look like snow.  The festival and parade pay homage to the hard working people whose lives are tied to almonds. This celebration brings joy to those people who live in Ripon, located in California's farm belt. But visitors will find the events worth a trip to Ripon, California in the spring when the weather is ideal and the whole town comes out.

Prices and Times are subject to change!

FRIDAY through SUNDAY - Carnival is open at Mistlin Park. Tickets $20 for 30 tickets or 1 day pass

SATURDAY - Diaper Derby, Ripon High School, 10am, entrance fee $5 must be crawling, under 1 year of age.

SATURDAY - Fun Run - 1 mile starts,  8:30am, 8K starts, 9am. at Mavis Stouffer Park, 1000 Stouffer Street. Adults $20, 10 & under $15

SATURDAY - Ripon Grange #511 Breakfast 6am-10am at the Grange Hall 827 Ripona Ave. 

SUNDAY - Festival starts at 10am - 6 p.m.   Mistlin Sports Park

SUNDAY - VFW Pancake Breakfast 8:30am-12noon. adults $7, children under twelve free. 12544 West Ripon Road.

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