Garden Grove Strawberry Festival

*** This event is no host.  Members of OC Good Life will attend, but this event will not have an organizer.  Meet at the main entrance (facing Euclid), at 10:30 a.m., and explore the entire festival - food, rides, exhibits and all - as a group, together at 11:00 a.m. ***

This event takes place on May 24-May 27, 2013, but we are going May 25th (Saturday) morning.

Rides, parades, celebrities, music and more, the festival opens with the cutting of the world’s largest strawberry shortcake served free to over 2,000 people!MissionThe Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association is a non-profit organization which has raised more than $5 million for local charities since its inception in 1958. For additional information, go to

The Festival is held annually over Memorial Day weekend. It opens Friday evening with the ceremonial cutting of the world’s largest strawberry shortcake which is served free to over 2,000 people attending. The Saturday parade, which starts at 10 a.m. with floats, bands and equestrians, is annually attended by over 80,000. Admission is free. It’s the second largest city festival in the Western United States, held at the Village Green between Main Street and Euclid Avenue in downtown Garden Grove. Annual attendance is over 250,000 people. 44 New, big carnival rides, contests, food booths, games, autograph signings, and live musical entertainment. Over 100 vendor booths. Lots of delicious strawberry treats. Contests include the Berry, Berry Beautiful Baby Contest, Redhead Roundup, Strawberry Idol Karaoke, and Tiny Tots King and Queen. They draw hundreds to the festival’s 550-seat amphitheater every year. Contestants can sign up before each event. 

Rides, parades, celebrities, music and more, the festival opens with the cutting of the world’s largest strawberry shortcake, served free to over 2,000 people.

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  • Pamela L.

    Sorry that have to back out of this event but I have been asked to spend the weekend with my grandson. Have fun!!!

    May 21, 2013

  • Carol

    Would anybody like to carpool from Irvine?

    April 14, 2013

  • Linday

    Is there something special going on at the hour chosen for attendance--as it sounds like I'd get a bite of strawberry shortcake if I found someone to attend the opening ceremonies with me?

    April 8, 2013

    • Bob O.

      The cake cutting is at 6:00 PM on Friday. They'll serve leftovers Saturday morning?

      April 12, 2013

    • Linday

      So then, does Saturday morning mean 10:30 when the group is meeting--or would it be long gone by then? I would love some strawberry shortcake--haven't had it since I was a child--very fond memories of YUMMIE!!

      April 13, 2013

  • Dominique

    I'm excited to go :)
    I look forward to this every
    Year !!!!

    April 6, 2013

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