Historical Photos

Started in 1958, The Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce put on the first Garden Grove Strawberry Festival as a way to bring together the east and west sides of Garden Grove. Resident Tom Hoxie, a public relations professional, suggested a festival to celebrate the area’s then prolific strawberry fields. That first festival was held on [...]

Veterans Honored at Festival

Click to view a larger image Twenty five returned veterans and their families were be honored during the 2015 Garden Grove Strawberry Festival parade and VIP breakfast. We thank these fine men and women for their service! Click to read the press release.

Streaming media

2015 Festival promo audio from AiR1 92.7   Past videos of parade, rides and festival


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. - [...]

2014 – Carolyn Hennesey

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 [...]

Gregg Daniel

(Click photo to view larger image) Actor/Director Gregg T. Daniel returns for the final season of HBO’s True Blood as the wise and sympathetic Reverend Daniels, marking his character’s fourth season on the Emmy winning series. With over 100 credits in film and television, Gregg’s roles span the spectrum from comedy (Curb Your [...]

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 for more information.

2014 Contest Winners

Tiny Tots Contest (Click photo to see larger image) Queen - Addison Rose Nelson - 5 yrs old King - John McKay Photo L-R: Miss Garden Grove Jessica Tonti, Addison Rose, John McKay, Miss Garden Grove Outstanding Teen, Sara Silberman Red Head Roundup Contest (Click any photo to see larger image) Overall winner, Talitha [...]

2014 Strawberry Festival Parade

Miss the Parade? Watch it on YouTube! Garden Grove TV3  has posted the video of the entire parade on their YouTube channel.  Click this link to watch and enjoy.


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, etc.) [...]


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 [...]


 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 [...]

Nick Corsetti & Co.

Nick Corsetti is a singer/songwriter who performs around Orange County and surrounding areas.  He began playing guitar at age 12 when he received a guitar for Christmas and he wrote his first song when he was 17. Soon after, Nick started recording professionally.  Nick continues to write music as well as perform his songs at benefit [...]

5k Run

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival’s first 5k race was a great success! Click here to view photos from the 2014 race.

$100,000 in Community Donations!

Click here to download the complete press release Got a local nonprofit? Click to learn more! The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association is accepting requests for grants/donations from non-profit organizations that serve the citizens of Garden Grove. Letters requesting funds must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2014 to be considered for [...]

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 [...]

Jimmy Jax Pinchak

Jimmy Jax Pinchak is a seventeen-year-old accomplished actor and musician who is seriously pursuing his music career.  His next acting roll is that of Peter Wiggin in Ender's Game to be released in 2013.  His music career took off when Martha Troup (former manager of INXS) discovered Jimmy on the internet, checked out one of [...]

Sidney Bowen Group

Sidney Bowen, at just 14, is stirring things up in the music business. Tish Ciravolo, President and Founder of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars says, “Sidney Bowen and Taylor Swift should be besties! Sidney’s songwriting is downright all American and catchy and her voice is like ear candy. She’s writing some great guitar songs about forlorn [...]

Between California & Summer

Between California and Summer is an American indie rock band that formed in Westminister, California. The band is comprised of four youthful kids from the local high schools in the area. With influences of Death Cab for Cutie as well as Relient K, the group is able to blend winsome and clever rhythms and beats [...]

Miss California “Crowns” Ed Arnold

Miss California Leah Cecil has fun “sharing her crown” with PBS SoCal News Anchor Ed Arnold.  Both will be in the Strawberry Festival parade on Saturday, May 24th! Click here to learn more about the great tradition of the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Parade!

Jazmin Avalos

Jazmin is a 15-year-old freshman at Bolsa Grande High School, where she participated in the cheer squad and choir ensemble for a period of time, and also takes part in the Track and Field team. Her love for the arts has given her the opportunity to participate in distinguished programs, such as the Garden Grove [...]