2024 Parade Applications Now Being Accepted

**NO PETS ALLOWED on the festival grounds, except service animals – thank you for your understanding**

Saturday, May 25th, 10 A.M

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 cartoon characters.  The festival board generously subsidized local high school bands so they can join in the fun.  Thousands turn out each year to view the parade and cheer celebrities, dignitaries, the Senior King and Queen, and the Tiny Tots King and Queen as they ride by on their floats.

Many film and TV celebrities and local dignitaries are honored in the parade.  Over the years a special celebrity is selected as Grand Marshal and depending upon the theme, a Theme Grand Marshal is named as well.  Participants are introduced at 8:00 a.m. at the festival breakfast held in the Garden Grove Community Center 11300 Stanford Avenue (Stanford and Euclid). The breakfast is open to the public, costs $15.00, and is hosted by the Garden Grove Elks #1952 to support their community efforts.   After the parade, celebrities are treated to a private lunch and then at 12:30 p.m. most celebrities will autograph programs at the Autograph Booth adjacent to the Courtyard Center.

Map of the 2024 parade route

Map of parade route, 2024 Garden Grove Strawberry Festival

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Highlights from the 2023 Parade

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Highlights from the 2023 Parade

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