California Festivals


California Watermelon Festival

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!

  • Watermelon Costume Contest - No entry fee. Be at the stage  Saturday at 2 p.m. Win prizes!
  • Watermelon Carvings
  • Free Kids Zone, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Kids Crafts, Kids Dance Party, Bubble Party, Balloon Hats, Children's Theater
  • Living Art
  • Bands
  • Well Stocked Beer Tent
  • Crazy Car Show
  • Carnival with Rides
  • Watermelon foods: Watermelon fried shrimp tacos, Watermelon kettle corn, Watermelon funnel cake, Watermelon wedge with dessert toppings, Smoked Watermelon, Watermelon BBQ sauce on chicken or steak, Watermelon ice cream, Watermelon popsicle, Watermelon salsa tacos, Watermelon tamales, Watermelon empanadas, Deep fried watermelon, Watermelon smoothie, Fried chocolate watermelon bites

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 Competitions 
Melon Skiing and Bungee Pull
Melon Skiing, Bungee Pull, Tug-of-War, Relay Race

Culinary Tent Demonstrations and Tastings
Watermelon Carving
Watermelon Super Drinks
Watermelon Salads
Watermelon History
Watermelon Pickling
Watermelon Carving
Watermelon Entrees
Watermelon Desserts

Watermelon King & Queen Procession
Procession, Comedy Sketch and Sing-a-long
Ocean Tales Mermaid Princess & Wayfinder Princess (from the Ocean Tales show)
Watermelon Days
Magic Show
Wonderland Balloon Show
Queen Willie Melon
Princess Wanda Melon
Watermelon Fairies
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.

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