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Schedule of Events

2015 Schedule of Events   Friday, May 22nd 4 pm - Tiny Tots King & Queen Contest 3 to 6 year olds (sign-up: 3:00 pm - 3:55 pm) Amphitheater (12852 Main Street) 6 pm - Strawberry Cake Cutting Ceremony Showmobile (Main and Acacia) Free shortcake served to all who attend   Saturday, May 23rd 8 A.M. - [...]

2001-2012 Ed Arnold

Ed Arnold is the co-host and managing editor of KOCE-TV’s nightly news magazine show, “Real Orange”. He joined KOCE-TV in January 2000 after over thirty years as a sportscaster/anchor for KTLA-TV and KABC-TV in Los Angeles. He also has served as the announcer for Dr. Robert H. Schuller’s internationally seen “Hour of Power’ since its [...]

Kate Linder

(Click photo to view larger image) Kate Linder received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 10, 2008 and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Y&R co-creator Lee Phillip Bell and cast mate Jeanne Cooper spoke at her well-attended ceremony.  Kate had roles in the feature films Hysteria (2012) and Erased (2013), Miss [...]

Dr. Stephanie Mills

(Click photo to view larger image) Ms. America 2014 Dr. Stephanie Mills was thrilled to be crowned Ms. America on August 9, 2014 at the Curtis Theatre in Brea, California following a three day pageant with contestants from around the country. As Ms. America 2014-2015, Stephanie is promoting her personal platform “Making an [...]

Strawberry Stomp 5K

Starts at 8:00 a.m. before the parade on May 23rd! Don't miss it! Visit http://www.strawberrystomp.com for more information. [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Frenzy

Frenzy goes beyond playing the standard songs that most bands are playing today. They showcase their unique talent by playing exhilarating, refreshing renditions of hits from the 60's to the present (Metro-Retro) and have the skill to play requests for music from all eras and genres. Frenzy brings in their own props (hats, hand percussion instruments, [...]

Neptunes

The Neptunes Band was formed over a year ago. One year prior was when Virginia Gonzalez (vocalist, percussion) met Marie Sandidge (drummer) at Sam Ash and they exchanged numbers. In that next year they kept contact while Marie’s husband Mike Sandidge (bass guitar, violin, vocals) was recovering from a heart operation. When they finally decided [...]

Contests!

 Click here to see the 2015 Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Contest Winners!  Is your baby just the cutest ever? Share that cuteness with a crowd! Sign up for the Berry, Berry Beautiful Baby Pageant 3 Months to Under 3 Years  Contest: Sunday, May 24th at 11:00 A.M. --Amphitheater Sign-ups begin at 10:00 A.M. and close at 10:55 [...]

V.I.P. Breakfast

Celebrities, dignitaries and Miss Garden Grove and Miss Outstanding Teen and their courts will all be introduced. La Casa Garcia serves scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, ham and bacon for $6.00 per person paid at the door, starting at 7:00 a.m. All proceeds from this will benefit We Give Thanks, a charity annually providing Thanksgiving dinners for thousands of [...]

CAROLYN HENNESY

Celebrity Grand Marshal Carolyn Hennesy Emmy Award®-nominated actress Carolyn Hennesy’s gutsy, truthful work has earned her fans around the world. She won a Daytime Emmy® nomination for her role as “Diane Miller” on General Hospital, a part she still enjoys. Kids across America also know her as the hilariously haughty Mrs. Chesterfield on Disney Channel’s [...]

Tiny Tots King & Queen Contest

TINY TOTS WINNER NAMES   3 YEAR OLD CATEGORY:   Zavah Salas Noah Jayden Weber       4 YEAR OLD CATEGORY:   Nathan Stricker Caleissa Francois       5 YEAR OLD CATEGORY:  (Grand Prize Winners)   Trinity Lee Josiah Harris           6 YEAR OLD CATEGORY:   Brianna Mabry Jonathan [...]

3rd Degree Blues

The 3rd Degree is a blues band from Southern California.  Its main purpose is to keep the blues flame alive! The tradition of the blues is one of the most vital links to almost every form of modern popular music being performed today . Historically the blues is no doubt the most powerful music in [...]

Miss California Leah Cecil – Celebrity Co-Grand Marshal

Click here to view full size Leah Cecil is the Garden Grove Festival’s home town pride and joy. The former Miss Garden Grove 2011 went on to win Miss California 2012! At the competition she was a triple preliminary winner in Talent, Swimsuit, and Evening Wear categories. Her platform issue was Compassion for [...]

Ed Arnold

Ed Arnold is the co-host and managing editor of PBS-SOCAL’s nightly news magazine show, “Real Orange”.  He joined PBSSOCAL, formerly KOCE-TV, in January 2000 after over thirty years as a sportscaster/anchor for KTLA-TV and KABC-TV in Los Angeles.  He also has served as the announcer for Dr. Robert H. Schuller’s internationally seen “Hour of Power’ [...]

Sk8Kings

Joining us for the sixth year in a row is the Sk8Kings All-Star Demo Team! Sk8Kings was founded by World Champion Richy Carrasco. Known as “The 360 King” – Richy has the Guinness World Record for spinning 360's on his skateboard (142 spins!) and holds a world speed record in downhill slalom racing! Richy and [...]

Mariette Hartley

Emmy® Award-winning actress Mariette Hartley is currently recurring on “Law & Order: SVU” and is hosting her tenth season of the syndicated series, “Wild About Animals.” Ms. Hartley’s bestselling autobiography, “Breaking the Silence,” has been re-issued in paperback. Emmy Award winning actress Mariette Hartley is recognized as one of the most versatile actresses in the [...]

Sk8kings

Founded by world famous skateboard legends The Flying Carrasco Brothers–Richy, Rene and David Carrasco are natives of Garden Grove.  Richy has two Guinness World Records, Rene was LA Pepsi Team Captain which launched his acting career, and David is the former California State Slalom Champion. Richy and Maria Carrasco own and operate Sk8Kings Skateboard Company. [...]