Garden Grove

“Family” theme for 2019 ‘Berry Festival

THE 2019 STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL will be held May 24-27 with a theme of “Celebrating Family” (Tribune photo).

The 61st Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is a non-profit organization is holding an on-line contest to find an outstanding family in Garden Grove or its surrounding communities – a family who as a whole has given generously of their talents to better their community through selfless acts of public service.

The winning family will be named Theme Grand Marshals in support of this year’s theme, “Celebrating Family.”  They will be honored in the Saturday, May 25 parade, treated to a VIP breakfast and lunch with TV and film celebrities, be interviewed by the local press and will receive wristbands for a day of free rides.  The person who has nominated the winning family will also receive two wristbands.

Members of the community may submit information about a potential candidate by filling out a form on the festival website at  The deadline for submissions is midnight May 1.

The festival is a charity event that has brought in over $7 million for local charities since its inception in 1958. It will be held Memorial Day Weekend Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, 2019. Friday hours are 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Admission is free. Special one-price ride-all-day wristbands will be offered for all festival days.

The four-day event, which is the second largest city festival in the Western United States, will be held at the Village Green between Main Street and Euclid Avenue in downtown Garden Grove. Last year’s attendance was over 300,000.

For additional information, call (714) 638-0981 or visit   # # #

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