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California Poppy Festival in Lancaster

California Flower Festivals, Events

Here are some exciting flower festivals and shows in California that you need to put on your calendar. These must-see events are showcase the beauty of the Golden State, whose state flower is the California Poppy.

MAY 2023

FORT BRAGG: John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show and Plant Sale May 6-7, 2023
18220 N. Highway 1
Fort Bragg, CA
at Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden. Juried show and one of the largest on the west coast with over 700 entries entered annually. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m Free admission. noyochapterars.com | gardenbythesea.org

LONG BEACH-ORANGE COUNTY: Heard Free Garden Tour, May 6-7, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Self guided, free tour with map provided on website: heardsgardentour.com

VISTA: Standard Flower Show May 6-7, 2023 at Jim Porter Recreation Center in  Brengle Terrace Park. Saturday  12-5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Floral Designs, Educational Exhibits,  awesome Botanical Arts Photography, a fabulous Plant Sale, and  Garden Art Boutique. Location: 1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, CA. Free, californiagardenclubs.com/vistagardenclub/

OROVILLE: Lake Oroville Area Garden Club Garden Gift Sale May 6, 2023, 9 a.m.-4 p.m at Sank Park.  Succulents in unique and decorative planters, and offers them for sale right before Motherís Day. In addition, there are annuals and perennials, birdhouses, yard art, Atlas gloves, and Raffle baskets. Location: 1067 Montgomery Street, Oroville, CA.  (530) 846-3987

CARLSBAD: The Flower Fields open daily through Mother's Day with activities and events calendar to see ranunculus.

HEALDSBURG: Russian River Roses Peak Rose Bloom
By reservation, $10 person Tuesday through Saturday at 10 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; or 2 p.m. Call (707) 433-7455
Open many weekends in April, May, June, then open some weekends August, September and October
1685 Magnolia Drive
Healdsburg, CA 95448
russian-river-rose.com

ALBANY: A Celebration of Old Roses May 21, 2023, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Veteran's Memorial Building
1325 Portland at Carmel
Albany, CA 94706
celebrationofoldroses.org
Over 100 of beautiful roses featured each year on the Sunday after Mother's Day.  Purchase heirloom and hard-to-find roses from specialty nurseries. Rose experts will be available to answer questions. Vendors will be selling rare perennials, crafts, china, books, greeting cards, calendars, honey, jam, jewelry, and clothing, all inspired by roses.  Talks and demonstrations are scheduled.

IDYLLWILD: Wildflower Show May 27-28, 2023, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Idyllwild Nature Center. Location: 25225 Highway 243, Idyllwild California. (951) 659-3850 RivcoParks.org 

LAGUNA BEACH:  Gate and Garden Walking Tour May 6, 2023, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Laguna Beach County Water District
306 3rd Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
$60-86.50, lagunabeachgardenclub.org
A self guided walking tour of secret gardens offers not only a unique opportunity to stroll through private gardens but also a views of heritage trees, quirky topiary and splendid views. Your ticket includes admittance to the eight gardens described in your tour brochure, round trip shuttle bus transportation from the registration area to the tour route, refreshments and a raffle

JULIAN: Julian Women's Club Wildflower Show May 6-7, 2023, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Julian Womanís Club
2607 C Street
Julian, CA, 92036
Free; donation accepted (subject to change), julianwomansclub.org
A wonderful spring event, The Julian Woman's Club hosts their annual Wildflower Show. Julian Woman's Club members gather wildflowers around Julian - including High Mountain, Desert, Oak and Pine Forest, Chaparral, and High Desert. The specimens are then taken to the Town Hall where they are named and featured in a beautiful display, which includes a display of Native American uses for wildflowers. Crafts and T-shirts for sale.

PINE MOUNTAIN: Pine Mountain Club Lilac Festival May 20-21, 2023. Pine Mountain Club Lilac Festival Pine Mountain Village Center - Pine Mountain Club, CA | Central Valley

No information, or not confirmed

SANTA ROSA:  Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival event has been canceled since 2019 and there's no word on its return as of 2023
roseparadefestival.com

BONITA: Bonita in Bloom Garden Tour and Plant Sale 
Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library
4375 Bonita Rd.
Bonita, California 91902
facebook.com/ pg/bonitavalleygardenclub
Walking tour,  plant sales and opportunity drawings benefiting local college students. 

JUNE

LOMPOC: Annual Lompoc Valley Flower Festival "Country Road" June 22-25, 2023
lompocvalleyfestivals.com
Ryon Park:   Come to this festival and enjoy the Arts and Crafts Show, carnival, eat delicious vendor foods, visit the Commercial Center and listen to all the great musical talent this festival has to offer! Special Events Wednesday: Opening Ceremonies (6 P.M.) Saturday: Flower Festival Parade 10 A.M. Sunday: Queen Drawing 3 P.M.

LAVENDER FESTIVALS

SANTA BARBARA: Santa Barbara Lavender Festival June 24, 2023, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2201 Laguna St.
Santa Barbara, CA
santabarbaralavenderfestival.com
Dozens of vendors, food vendors and products with a focus on lavender. New location for 2023 at the Queen of California Missions

PLYMOUTH: Amador Daylily Days June 10-11, 2017
Amador Flower Farm
22001 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
amadorflowerfarm.com
Demonstrations by gardening experts, spring plants and food you can purchase.

CHERRY VALLEY Lavender Festival 
10600 Highland Springs Ave.
Cherry Valley, CA 
(951) 845-1151
 hsresort.com

JULY

LOS ANGELES: Lotus Festival

IDYLLWILD: Idyllwild Lemon Lily Festival   in downtown Idyllwild.  Restoration, Education, Celebration! Idyllwild Nature Center 25225 Hwy. 243, Idyllwild, CA 92549 951-659-3850 lemonlilyfestival.com

AUGUST

SAN DIEGO - Plumeria Festival   socalplumeriasociety.com or plumeriafestival.com
Plant Sale & Flower Show
Casa Del Prado, Room 101
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Balboa Park, The War Memorial Building is at 3325 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA

CAPITOLA - Begonia Festival on Labor Day Weekend   Labor Day Weekend  Annual Capitola Begonia Festival
begoniafestival.com

SEPTEMBER

WASCO ROSE FESTIVAL.  Wasco Festival of Roses in the Rose Capital of the World! Rose Festival & Parade 
ci.wasco.ca.us

SACRAMENTO - Cal State Flower, Food & Garden Show (also known as Cal State Home & Garden Show) calstategardenshow.com
CA State Fine Living Expo
Sacramento Convention Center, CA

Includes floral design competition with professional and amateur.

LANDERS, CA - Orchid Festival  Orchid Festival in Landers, CA (about a 45-minute drive from Twentynine Palms). The annual Orchid Festival is the first weekend in October. Orchid nursery tour, orchid classes, jazz music, food vendors and more. Gubler Orchids, 2200 Belfield Blvd., Landers, CA 92285 (Hwy 62 west to Hwy 247 north, follow signs at Reche Road) (760)364-2282. Free personal tours Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. gublerorchids.com

 

MERCED - May TBA. Merced Garden Club annual Garden Tour.
Roam the countryside & explore 5 to 6 interesting gardens. From large to small, a delight of the senses. More info to come. mercedgardenclub.com

YUCAIPA -  Riverside-San Bernardino Counties Orchid Society Flower Show, Newell Nursery, Yucaipa.

CAMBRIA Wildflower  ffrpcambria.org
Annual Cambria Wildflower Show -  Cambria Vets' Hall A display of fresh wildflowers collected from the Monterey County line to the Morro Bay Estuary and from the coastal bluffs to the ridge of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Donation at the door $3 Students of all ages FREE. Sponsored by Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch 

COSTA MESA  Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show  Southern California Garden Show - Costa Mesa, CA23rd Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show Costa Mesa, California
South Coast Plaza Crate and Barrel / Macy's Home Store Wing
Hours: Monday to Friday 10am - 9 p.m.,  Saturday 10am - 8 p.m.,  Sunday 11am - 6:30 p.m.
This event is held at South Coast Plaza Crate and Barrel / Macy's Home Store Wing - Free Admission and Parking.

GRATON -  Graton Community Club Flower Show Celebration is the Graton Community Club Spring Flower Show and Plant Sale. Visitors can see flower displays, buy locally grown plants, hand crafted items, and unique collectibles.  Benefits scholarship fund. 8896 Graton Road, Graton Fee: Free Time: 9am-4pm Call: (707) 823-7341

CLAYTON -  Clayton Valley Garden Club Plant Sale and Clayton Gardens Tour. Place: Endeavor Hall Parking Lot & Clayton Museum
Brief description::
 Annual Clayton Valley Garden Club Plant Sale at Endeavor Hall downtown Clayton and Clayton Garden Tours. Self-guided tour begins at the Clayton Historical Society Museum, 6101 Main Street, Clayton

ENCINO - Standard Flower Show Holiday Celebrations 
Southern California Garden Club will host the Place: Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd. Encino, CA. The club's most important annual educational and fundraising event, a Standard Flower Show - includes Floral Designs, Horticulture Specimens, Educational Exhibits, Plant Market, Baked Goods, White Elephant Sales, and Lunch is available - free admission 

FORTUNA - Annual Daffodil Show Daffodils By The River  Place Fortuna River Lodge
Fortuna Garden Club's annual Daffodil Show is a NGC flower show featuring approximately 800 daffodil stems entered in the horticulture division of the show along with a design division featuring daffodils. Potted show quality daffodils will be for sale. There are children activities and live music and refreshments. 

LIVERMORE -  Annual Bay Area Daffodil
Show co-hosted by Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore. Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane in Livermore. This nursery is a wonderful host and a delight to stroll through and view beautiful plants and flowers.  

MURPHYS Daffodil Flower Show  calaverascountygardenclub.org
Daffodil Flower Show at Ironstone Vineyards. This is the annual display of fantastic floral arrangements by talented CCGC members. Floral judges  review all entries early Saturday morning, after which each award, plus judges comments, will be displayed. 

POINT ARENA - Daffodil Explosion  pointarena.net
Point Arena, CA - This spring, thousands of blooming daffodils in beautiful shades of yellow and orange will welcome in renewal of spring to the beautiful coastal hamlet of Point Arena, Mendocino County, CA. 

DAFFODIL EVENTS

JANUARY

PASADENA: Tournament of Roses 135th Annual Rose Parade January 1, 2024, 8 a.m.
Event includes the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl college football game, Rose Parade float viewing, volunteer opportunities to build floats, Marching Band competition viewing and Equestrian Unit show
tournamentofroses.com

MARCH

ARROYO GRANDE: Central Coast Orchid Show & Sale April 1-2, 2023, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.
Annual flower show event. Door Prizes | Demonstrations | Plant Doctors | Kids' Activity Area. Location: San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA. Free admission, $3 parking, fcos.org | slobg.org

CARLSBAD: The Flower Fields open daily with activities and events calendar to see ranunculus.

TORRANCE: Cherry Blossom Festival March 26, 2023, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Columbia Park
20420 Madrona Ave.
Torrance, CA
Experience great performances, unique crafts, and amazing food! FREE parking and shuttle service at, torranceca.gov

JULIAN: Daffodil Days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mar.31-Apr.2 & Apr.7-9, 2023 at Julian Farm and Orchard. You-Pick Daffodil Flowers, Hayrides, Sunflowers, Petting Zoo, Ax Throwing, and more!  Location: 4381 CA-78, Santa Ysabel, CA. $5 admission, julianfarmandorchard.com

APRIL

ARVIN: Arvin Wildflower Festival  April 22-23, 2023 arvinchamberofcommerce.com

CARLSBAD: The Flower Fields open daily with activities and events calendar to see ranunculus.

PLYMOUTH: Amador Spring Fling Festival April 22-23, 2023
Amador Flower Farm
22001 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
amadorflowerfarm.com
Demonstrations by gardening experts, spring plants and food you can purchase.

CORONADO: Coronado Flower Show April 15-16, 2023
$10, coronadoflowershow.com
The Coronado Flower Show is held in Spreckels Park in the center of Coronado's Village, along Orange Avenue, between 6th & 7th Streets. This is the largest flower show held under tents in the nation. Exhibits are placed inside tents surrounding a central gazebo, which becomes the stage for continuous entertainment, announcements and trophy presentations. Beer Garden, serving beer and wine. Take a break from the show, relax and listen to the entertainment from the bandstand.

HALF MOON BAY: Coastal Wildflower Day & Earth Day April 23, 2023, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
Half Moon State Beach - Francis State Beach
95 Kelly Avenue
Half Moon Bay, CA
coastsidestateparks.org/cwd
Day-long festival celebrating the return of spring wildflowers and the start of California Native Plant Week. Coastal Wildflower Day activities are free but parking is $10 unless you have a State Park pass. Walk or ride your bike if you can. Event is held at from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (approx. hours). Hike or bike to park for free! Heavy rain cancels. 

CARMEL BY THE SEA:  Wildflower Show April 22-23, 2023, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Carmel Womanís Club, San Carlos Street and Ninth Avenue (south west corner), Carmel, CA 93921
Admission fee not specified, chapters.cnps.org/montereybay/
Annual Wildflower show is presented by the Monterey Bay chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Enjoy over 600 species of wildflowers in this largest wildflower show in the Western and Northern hemispheres.

FORT BRAGG: Rhododendron Walks 2023 Saturday, April 1, 2023 through Saturday, May 27, 2023  at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens each Saturday in April and May at 1 p.m.  gardenbythesea.org

JULIAN: Daffodil Days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mar.31-Apr.2 & Apr.7-9, 2023 at Julian Farm and Orchard. You-Pick Daffodil Flowers, Hayrides, Sunflowers, Petting Zoo, Ax Throwing, and more!  Location: 4381 CA-78, Santa Ysabel, CA. $5 admission, julianfarmandorchard.com

LANCASTER: California Poppy Festival April 21-23, 2023
at Antelope Valley Fair & Event Center
$8-13, poppyfestival.com

EUREKA: Rhododendron Parade  April 29, 2023, 10 a.m.

FOLSOM: Springtime in the Garden April 29-30, 2023, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Folsom Garden Cub will be holding it's annual, Springtime in the Garden tour.  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The cost is approx. $20 per person. A map and directions will be included in the ticket.. This is annual fundraiser for college scholarships and community projects. This is your opportunity to get plant and landscaping design ideas. A master gardener will be onsite. folsomgarden.org

QUARTZ HILL: Almond Blossom Parade and Festival April 15-16. 2023. Pet Parade at 8 a.m. on Saturday; 9 a.m. Almond Blossom Parade themed Deep Roots & Blossoming Friendships, starts near Ave M, on 50th, and heads northbound toward Ave L-8. At 10 a.m. in George Lane Park  the Almond Blossom Festival  & Car Show take place on Saturday, as well.  Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Location: George Lane Park 5520 West Ave L-8 Quartz Hill, CA. Free admission, quartzhillchamber.com

REDLANDS: Redlands Horticultural & Improvement Society   redlandsgardenclub.com - Garden Tour not posted for 2023

RIVERSIDE: Riverside Flower Show and Garden Tour Diamond Jubilee Festival of Flowers April 29-30, 2023, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Elks Lodge
6166 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Flower Show admission is free; Garden Tour $10, riversideflowershow.com
75th anniversary Diamond Jubilee, Festival of Flowers returns to Riverside Elks Lodge with floral displays, handcrafts, plants and garden art for sale. Local gardening groups will be on hand to answer questions. Self guided garden tour consists of 9 gardens.

SAN FRANCISCO: Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival April 8-9 & 15-16, 2023. Webster Street Stage and the Grand Parade return in 2023. sfcherryblossom.org

CUPERTINO: Cherry Blossom Festival April 29-30, 2023, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Memorial Park
Cupertino, CA
Free, cupertinocherryblossomfestival.org
Live entertainment, Japanese food, petting zoo, pony rides, Ikebana, swords, Suiseki and more.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Orange County Cherry Blossom Festival April 14-16, 2023
Central Park
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA
Free admission, occbfest.com

MONTEREY PARK:  Cherry Blossom Festival April 15 & 16, 2023
Barnes Park
350 S. McPherrin Ave.
Monterey Park, CA
Entry to the festival is Free, montereypark.ca.gov

WEST COVINA: Cherry Blossom Festival April 22, 2023, 12-6 p.m.
Plaza West Covina
112 Plaza Drive
West Covina, CA
Free, westcovina.org
A day of traditional Japanese culture, food, music, entertainment and vendors

MODESTO: National Garden Club Flower Show School April 14-16, 2023
Register: Jennifer Waite 559-313-5180, gardenclub.org
FSP & Design : Shirley Tetreault Creative Design Horticulture: Cathy Felton
 

 


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