Overview of Events


There are contests of all types. Come enjoy these great talents or sign up to show off your own. Contests include: - Berry, Berry Beautiful Baby Pageant - Tiny Tots King and Queen - Redhead Roundup! - Strawberry Idol Karaoke Contest! - To see all of the contests and schedules, click the Read More link.

Strawberry Cake Cutting

Since 1958 the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival has treated the community to free strawberry shortcake at its grand opening ceremony, usually on the Friday evening of the Festival at Main and Acacia streets in Garden Grove. The giant cake is created by French’s Pastry Bakery in Costa Mesa. Some of the Saturday parade celebrities, who [...]

Strawberry Festival Parade

Everyone loves a parade!  So each year the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival holds its parade on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend at 10 a.m. with floats, bands, equestrians and characters such as Knott’s Berry Farm’s Snoopy.  The festival board generously subsidized local high school bands so they can join in the fun.  Thousands turn [...]

Calendar of Events

The Rides are one of the main events of the festival.