June 17-18, 2023, 10 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Hansen Dam Soccer Park Complex
11480 Foothill Blvd.
Los Angeles - Lake View Terrace, CA
San Fernando Valley
Free watermelon slices all day!
Band line up:
Co-presented by the Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club and Sunland Tujunga Chamber of Commerce
Get ready for your slice of happiness at the California Watermelon Festival in Lake View Terrace at the Hansen Dam Soccer Complex in the San Fernando Valley. All day fun includes free watermelon, delicious foods, carnival rides and attractions, games, contests, live entertainment, a Kids Zone, and the newest attraction – watermelon skiing!
The celebration kicks off a 55+ years tradition that pays tribute to the early days when watermelons were the prized crop of the eastern San Fernando Valley foothills. Melon mania expands the limits of the seedy super sized fruit.
Free watermelon is in plentiful supply for all attendees. The festivities also include a marketplace with an array of eclectic arts & crafts exhibitors and vendor booths, carving displays and cooking demonstrations, live entertainment and strolling performers, watermelon wear clothing, and more. In addition to the food court, carnival rides and midway games, kids can enjoy pony rides, a children's theater, and a variety of engaging activities.
The Moontones | The Black Outs | Diana Campos | The Sold Bones | The Flux Capacitors | The Moontones | Banda Pegadora | Costis de Viant | These handsome devils | Soul Prophets | Selena Tribute Band
Team Demonstrations and
Melon Skiing and Bungee Pull
Melon Skiing, Bungee Pull, Tug-of-War, Relay Race
Culinary Tent Demonstrations and Tastings
Watermelon Super Drinks
Watermelon King & Queen Procession
Procession, Comedy Sketch and Sing-a-long
Ocean Tales Mermaid Princess & Wayfinder Princess (from the Ocean Tales show)
Wonderland Balloon Show
Queen Willie Melon
Princess Wanda Melon
Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Bubble Party, Balloon Twisting, Crafts
Lawn Games -- usually includes watermelon seed spitting contest!
Force Fighting Class
BMX Bike Pro Stunt Cyclists Fly High
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.