The Importance of Long-Term Investment in Your Local Community

Everyone says to “shop small” or “support local businesses,” but do we really understand the value of investing in our community businesses? There are many reasons to keep our wealth local, both for the benefit of investors and the success of the residents. Every year, for more than six decades, we’ve run the Garden Grove [...]

The Importance of Long-Term Investment in Your Local Community2023-01-23T15:55:28-06:00

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 Winners2020-12-16T15:19:24-06:00

Streaming media

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

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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. - [...]

Schedule of Events2020-12-16T15:19:29-06:00

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 [...]

2001-2012 Ed Arnold2020-12-16T15:19:29-06:00

In Contempt

In Contempt is a classic rock 'n' soul band, known for its soulful lead vocals and a repertoire of all those great classic rock, soul, Motown and R&B songs that make you want to dance and groove. In Contempt has been a popular band in the Los Angeles - South Bay and Orange County [...]

In Contempt2020-12-16T15:19:30-06:00

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 [...]

Dr. Stephanie Mills2020-12-16T15:19:30-06:00

Strawberry Stomp 5K

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

Strawberry Stomp 5K2020-12-16T15:19:30-06:00


 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

On Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m., celebrities, dignitaries and Miss Garden Grove and Miss Outstanding Teen and their courts will all be introduced at this breakfast that is open to the public. La Casa Garcia serves scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, ham and bacon for $10.50 per person paid at the door. All proceeds from this [...]

V.I.P. Breakfast2023-01-24T18:20:58-06:00


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 [...]

CAROLYN HENNESY2020-12-16T15:19:30-06:00

$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 [...]

$100,000 in Community Donations!2020-12-16T15:19:30-06:00

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 [...]

Tiny Tots King & Queen Contest2020-12-16T15:19:30-06:00


It may seem like déjà vu from the ‘80’s, but much to the delight of their fans, Abrakadabra’s founding musicians reunited in 2006, performing and recording once again. Well-known in southern California for its driving propulsive Latin jazz/pop rhythms, this band boasts a library of 50+ original compositions, as well as an extensive cover [...]


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 [...]

Miss California Leah Cecil – Celebrity Co-Grand Marshal2023-01-23T18:38:44-06:00

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’ [...]

Ed Arnold2020-12-16T15:19:31-06:00


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 [...]

Mariette Hartley2020-12-16T15:19:32-06:00
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