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 could not resist having a taste, will be there to say a few words and to personally pass out cake to the crowd. Many local dignitaries also attend.

The Strawberry Cake Cutting Event will take place Friday evening, May 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Showmobile at Main and Acacia streets


Ava Kolker


Erin Murphy

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The 2016 Strawberry Festival is May 27th through the 30th

Friday (1pm to 10pm), Sat & Sun (10am to 10pm), Monday (10am to 9pm)