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Summer Fruit Festivals in Southern California for Kids

Summer Fruit Festivals in Southern California

Get ready for a summer filled with fruity fun at various fruit festivals in Southern California. From strawberries to watermelons, cherries, plums, and lemons, there’s plenty to celebrate and enjoy. Here are some of the upcoming fruit festivals in the region:

Garden Grove Strawberry Festival

Where: Village Green Park

When: May 24-27, 2024

Admission: FREE

Celebrate the 64th year of the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival with a four-day berry bonanza. Enjoy the strawberry shortcake opening ceremony, live entertainment, family-friendly attractions, and the famous Strawberry Festival Parade.

California Watermelon Festival

Where: Hamsen Dam Soccer Fields, Lakeview Terrace

When: June 22-23, 2024

Tickets: -20

Indulge in all things watermelon at the California Watermelon Festival with treats like watermelon funnel cake, ice cream, tamales, and more. Enjoy costume contests, watermelon carvings, dino encounters, car shows, live performances, carnival rides, and a Kids’ Zone with various activities.

Old World Plum Fest

Where: Old World Huntington Beach

When: August 25, 2024

Admission: FREE

Join the Plum Festival at Old World Huntington Beach to enjoy live music, performances, and a special plum menu featuring delicious plum-infused dishes.

Fruit Festivals Beyond LA & Orange County

Vista Strawberry Festival

Where: Vista’s Main Street Historical Area

When: May 26, 2024

Admission: FREE

Start your day at the Vista Strawberry Festival with the Strawberry Run and then enjoy activities like the kids zone, SDFC Chrome Ball Tour soccer activation, SnoFoam Fire Truck experience, contests, rides, and more.

Beaumont Cherry Festival

Where: Noble Creek Regional Park, Beaumont

When: May 30-31 & June 1-2, 2024

Tickets: -18

Celebrate over 100 years of cherry-growing history at the Beaumont Cherry Festival with carnival rides, games, live music, parade, car show, contests, food vendors, and the Cherry Pit kids’ zone.

Chula Vista Lemon Festival

Where: Downtown Chula Vista’s Third Avenue

When: August 17, 2024

Join the annual Chula Vista Lemon Festival to pay tribute to the city’s agricultural history with live music, a lemon cook-off competition, vendors, and more.