Join Jack FM at the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
The 55th Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for the community. This year’s theme is Celebrating 55 Years of Helping Local Kids, as the event will contribute funds to youth-oriented charities, and awards scholarships to local school students and underwrites parade participation for high school bands. And annually, the festival treats over 2,000 special needs kids to a day of free rides and food.
The festival will be held Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 24th through Monday, May 27th, 2013. Friday 1p-10p; Saturday and Sunday 10a-10p; and Monday 10a-9p. Admission is free. Special one-price ride-all-day wristbands will be offered for all festival days at $25 per wristband on Friday and $30 each on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Tickets for individual rides can also be purchased separately at $1 per ticket.
The four-day event, which is the second largest city festival in the Western United States, will be held at the Village Green between Main Street and Euclid Avenue in downtown Garden Grove.
Highlights include the Friday evening official giant strawberry cake-cutting ceremony at 6p at the Showmobile (Acacia & Main streets) when free cake is served to over 2,000 people. On Saturday morning, the VIP celebrity breakfast will take place at the Garden Grove Community Center, with proceeds going to We Give Thanks, followed by a celebrity parade which starts at 10a with floats, bands, equestrians and characters such as Knott’s Berry Farm’s Snoopy. Many film and TV celebrities will be honored in the parade.
All four festival days will include 35 carnival rides, 5 contests, over 200 food and shopping booths, games, music and live entertainment in the amphitheater and Showmobile. Contests, held in the festival’s 550-seat amphitheater, include the Berry, Berry Beautiful Baby Contest; Redhead Roundup; Strawberry Idol Karaoke; and Tiny Tots King and Queen.