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Dawn Wells
Celebrity Grand Marshal 2019

Dawn will have a table at the Festival on Saturday the 25th from 1-4 p.m. outside the Courtyard Center after the parade. Stop by for an autograph and say hello! There is so much more to Dawn Wells than Mary Ann of Gilligan’s Island, the longest running sitcom still showing worldwide in over 30 [...]

Dawn Wells
Celebrity Grand Marshal 2019
2019-05-20T15:10:48+00:00

The Esparza Family
Theme Grand Marshals 2019

The Esparza family was chosen by the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival board as 2019 Theme Grand Marshals because they have a big heart for giving back to the community. Martha Esparza volunteers her free time with H.O.P.E., a Garden-Grove based non-profit organization that helps families in need receive food and basic necessities, and at times, [...]

The Esparza Family
Theme Grand Marshals 2019
2019-05-06T12:58:52+00:00

Reid Ewing

Reid Ewing started as an actor at 10 doing theater in Florida. By 14 he was auditioning for major films on tape from Florida. At 17 he moved to LA and appeared in a few tv shows for Disney. He booked Modern Family and has been a recurring character for 10 years. He has [...]

Reid Ewing2019-04-30T16:39:57+00:00

Julian Edwards

In many ways, Julian Edwards is your typical 7-year old. An ardent fan of Legos, Star Wars, and day trips to Disneyland, the precocious young actor is just like any other kid. However, Julian does differ in one major way; the rising talent stars alongside Academy Award winning actress, Sandra Bullock, in the Netflix [...]

Julian Edwards2019-05-02T09:21:13+00:00

Kennedy Slocum

Kennedy Slocum is an award winning singer and actress. Born to two professional musician parents, she began piano lessons at age four and singing in church at age three. Years of dance and voice lessons followed. Kennedy's theatre experience began in community and regional roles including Emily (Our Town), Miranda (The Tempest), Fredricka (A [...]

Kennedy Slocum2019-05-02T09:21:34+00:00

Valente Rodriguez

Valente Rodriguez was born in south Texas. His first acting job was a feature film called Salsa the Motion Picture in January of 1988. Since then Valente has appeared in numerous productions.  His films include: Blood in… Blood out…, Mi Familia, Roosters, Erin Brockovich, Deep Blue Sea, Volcano, The Ugly Truth, It’s Complicated, McFarland [...]

Valente Rodriguez2019-05-10T16:19:00+00:00

Michelle La

Michelle La (neé Kang) was born in Orange County and raised in Glendale, California. A few years ago, La began earnestly pursuing an acting career and has held roles in CBS's Mom and Netflix's Gilmore Girls revival. Searching, which made its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, is La's first feature film [...]

Michelle La2019-05-02T09:22:03+00:00

Humberto Luna

Humberto Luna is a true legend in Los Angeles Spanish language radio. His cast of characters, Lunaticos have entertained Southern California Hispanics for more than thirty five years. He now brings his brand of interactive, fun, and excitement to La Ranchera 96.7 FM every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm. Luna has found a home with [...]

Humberto Luna2019-05-20T14:08:44+00:00

Kristin Carey

Kristin Carey has appeared in over 60 national commercials and numerous TV shows and films. Her latest Television project, Too Old to Die Young, written and directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn will be premiering at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.  She plays Captain Sylvia Wilcox opposite Miles Teller.  It will be [...]

Kristin Carey2019-05-02T09:23:02+00:00

Dennis W. Hall

Born and raised in Neptune, New Jersey, Dennis has appeared in over 40 television shows and films since starting his acting career. He started traveling to New York shortly after high school where he attended the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. A couple years later he headed out west to Los Angeles and started studying [...]

Dennis W. Hall2019-05-02T09:23:15+00:00

Albert Tsai

Albert Tsai is an American actor, known for ABC comedy series Dr. Ken (2015) and Trophy Wife (2013). He is currently starring as Fred on the Disney Channel series "Coop and Cami Ask the World" (2018). At only 14 years old, award winning young actor Albert Tsai has made his mark in the entertainment [...]

Albert Tsai2019-05-02T09:23:29+00:00

Christian Isaiah

Christian Isaiah can currently be seen as a series regular on Showtime's iconic award-winning show Shameless. He portrays Liam, the youngest member of the Gallagher family. The show’s tenth season will air later this year. This summer he will be seen as the young Chadwick Boseman in 21 Bridges. He also recently played the young [...]

Christian Isaiah2019-05-13T14:45:34+00:00

Julianna Gamiz

Julianna Gamiz is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young Latina actresses. She is starring in the major Paramount film Instant Family as the adorable, scene-stealing “Lita”, alongside an all-star cast including Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne and Octavia Spencer. The film is one of the most highly anticipated family releases of the year [...]

Julianna Gamiz2019-05-02T09:24:21+00:00

Madison Curry

Madison Curry was born and raised in Los Angeles, California where she first fell in love with acting by entertaining family members at family gatherings. She started performing in school plays and soon was enrolled at Amazing Grace Conservatory Performing Arts Theater in Los Angeles where she polished her acting skills. Madison received her [...]

Madison Curry2019-04-19T18:13:21+00:00

Kimia Behpoornia

Los Angeles area native Kimia Behpoornia is an alumni of UCLA and The Second City where she performed with the teen ensemble.  She is currently a Series Regular on the NBC multi-cam sitcom Abby's and is also recurring on Atypical (Netflix) and Station 19 (ABC).  Other recent television appearances include Modern Family, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, [...]

Kimia Behpoornia2019-05-02T09:24:49+00:00

Stella Edwards

Stella Edwards might seem like your average 10-year-old. She’s enthusiastic about drawing, writing short comics, watching movies and playing with her puppy. But her strong work ethic and love for the arts differentiates her from most other kids her age.Stella is best known for her role as Lois on the TV show Nobodies for two [...]

Stella Edwards2019-05-02T09:25:01+00:00

Will Buie Jr.

Will Buie Jr. plays energetic and adventurous "Finn" in Disney Channel's comedy series Bunk'd. The show’s third season is airing now and season four started filming in March. A cousin of the camp’s counselor and director Lou, Finn is realizing his lifelong dream of attending Camp Kikiwaka. However, his fearless antics often land him in [...]

Will Buie Jr.2019-05-02T09:25:18+00:00

Ochoa Boyz Band

Ochoa Boyz will be performing in the Amphitheater on Saturday., May 25th at 2:00 P.M.!Consisting of three brothers, the “Ochoa Boyz” became a music group in 2012. They have been touring across America, performing at hundreds of concerts and private events.Not only do they write and co-produce their own music and music videos, but they [...]

Ochoa Boyz Band2019-05-07T13:50:34+00:00

Maaikee Pronda
Miss Garden Grove 2019

Maaikee Pronda is a 22 year old Process Development Engineer at a global medical device company headquartered in Southern California. She graduated from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. While at UC Irvine, Maaikee was active in the engineering community and was the [...]

Maaikee Pronda
Miss Garden Grove 2019
2019-05-02T09:25:56+00:00

Kassidy Aslay
Miss Garden Grove
Outstanding Teen 2019

Kassidy is currently a junior at the Orange County School of the Arts where she is in the Integrated Arts conservatory. Kassidy has been competitively dancing for 14 years and singing for 10 years. She loves to perform wherever and whenever she can. Her platform, which is a cause that she is very passionate [...]

Kassidy Aslay
Miss Garden Grove
Outstanding Teen 2019
2019-05-02T09:26:05+00:00

Takes 3

Takes 3 is a 3 piece band made up of guitar (Ethan Shephard), bass (Mya Shimizu), and drums (Anthony Sebbo). The three members formed the band at Boys & Girls Clubs under the HOPE program. There, they performed for local and out of state events. The three members not only have chemistry on stage [...]

Takes 32019-03-22T09:22:27+00:00

2019 Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of Our 2019 Strawberry Festival Contests! Tiny Tot King and Queen King- Connor Harrison - age 4 Queen - Kaydence Fizer - age 5 Accompanied by Kassidy Aslay, Miss G.G. Outstanding Teen Click here to view more photos from this contest Berry, [...]

2019 Contest Winners2019-05-31T17:11:48+00:00

2018 Mickey Mouse

The Disneyland Resort is excited to be participating in this year’s 60th Anniversary of the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival. Mickey Mouse is honored to be named the Celebrity Grand Marshal alongside Disney Ambassador Mikey Trujillo.

2018 Mickey Mouse2019-04-16T16:30:08+00:00