California Travel Tips

Flowers in the Spring – Such a Beautiful Thing!

Published on: February 16, 2020


Many Californians (especially families and students) are getting geared up for annual spring break vacations typically enjoyed at beaches and mountains. Spring offers another landscape experience that’s beautiful beyond words. The Flower Fields in Carlsbad (right photo) returns March through Mother’s Day with beloved Ranunculus fields, a 300′ X 170′ hillside American Flag made of petunias, Cymbidium orchid greenhouse, historic poinsettia display, Sweet Pea maze and antique tractor wagon rides through the fields.

It’s hard to be down when there are beautiful flowers around. Here are some flower festivals and events to cheer you up and brighten you springtime experience!

California Flower Festivals & Events

(dates & events subject to change)

ARROYO GRANDE: Central Coast Orchid Show & Sale April 4-5, 2020
CARLSBAD: The Flower Fields March 1-May 10, 2020
CARPINTERIA: Greenhouse and Nursery Tour April 24
CHERRY VALLEY: Highland Springs Lavender Festival May 22-July 19
EUREKA: Rhododendron Parade April 25
FORTUNA: Daffodils by the River March 27-28
FRESNO: Fresno Peach Blossom Festival March 12-13
HUNTINGTON BEACH: Orange County Cherry Blossom Festival March 13-15
LANCASTER: California Poppy Festival April 18-19
LINDSAY: Orange Blossom Festival March 28-April 4
MONTEREY PARK: Cherry Blossom Festival April 25-26
MURPHYS: Ironstone Vineyards Motherlode Daffodil Show March 7-8
PACIFIC GROVE Wildflower Show April 17-19
PALM DESERT: Palm Desert Wildflower Festival March 7
PORTERVILLE: Iris Festival & Chili Cook-off April 18
RIPON: Almond Blossom Festival & Parade February 20-23
SAN FRANCISCO: Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival April 11-12 & April 18-19
SAN FRANCISCO: Pacific Orchid Exposition February 20-23
SANGER: Blossom Trail Bus Tours with Wine Tasting February 29-March 1
SANTA ROSA: Luther Burbank Rose Parade & Festival May 16
SEBASTOPOL: Apple Blossom Festival April 18-19
SIERRA MADRE: Sierra Madre Wistaria Festival March 22
TEMPLE CITY: Camellia Festival Feb. 21-23
TORRANCE: Cherry Blossom Festival April 5
WEST COVINA: Cherry Blossom Festival March 21

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