The 59th Annual Strawberry Festival Parade, Garden Grove


Affair: The 59th Annual Strawberry Festival Parade

When: Friday, May 26 - Monday, May 29 2017 @ 10 AM

Hot Spot: Garden Grove, CA

Deets: The 59th Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival will be held Memorial Day Weekend Friday, May 26th through May 29th at the Village Green between Main and Euclid in downtown Garden Grove. Festivities begin Friday, May 26th at 1:00 p.m. with games and carnival rides.

On Friday at 6:00 p.m. is the grand opening ceremony when the mayor and Miss Garden Grove cut a giant strawberry shortcake and free cake is served to all. Many parade celebrities will also be on hand to greet their fans. The City’s 5K Run starts on Saturday at 8 a.m. as does the festival’s Celebrity VIP Breakfast at the Community Center which is open to the public. The parade begins at 10 a.m. starting at 9th and Chapman. There are floats, equestrians and bands, clowns, many local outstanding community volunteers, and a dozen TV and film celebrities This year’s theme is Honoring Our Community Superhero Volunteers. Many celebrities will remain after the parade to sign autographs.

All four days offer 35 new and exciting carnival rides, food, 200 booths and live entertainment plus contests for the Berry, Berry Beautiful Baby, Tiny Tots King and Queen, prettiest redhead and best Karaoke singers. This non-profit event has raised over $6.5 million for local charities since 1958.

Who You May Spot: Bree Morse, Derrin Horton, Forrest Wheeler, Dee Wallace, Johnny Ortiz, Erika Vidro, Camryn Grimes, Murray Wyatt Rundus, Matthew Moy, Jae Head, Shirley Babashoff, Dr. Sammy Lee, Lance Larson, Bruce Furniss, Raena Ramirez, Cliff Meidl, Jenna Tower

Hint For The Average Socialite: Free admission!

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