Garden Grove, California is located in the heart of Orange County. Over Memorial Day weekend, the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is one of the largest community festivals in California. It attracts a quarter of a million visitors each year. It began more than fifty years ago and has grown to be both a cultural and popular event for the city of Garden Grove.
The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival includes contests such as the Berry, Berry Beautiful Baby Pageant, Tiny Tots King and Queen, the Red-Head Roundup, Strawberry Idol and a celebrity-filled parade. Each year the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival holds its annual parade with floats, equestrians, local bands, characters such as Knott’s Berry Farm’s Snoopy, and Miss Garden Grove and her court.
Many film and TV celebrities and local dignitaries are honored in the parade. Over the years a special celebrity is selected as Grand Marshal. After the parade celebrities are treated to a private lunch and then around 1 p.m. most will autograph programs at the Autograph Booth adjacent to the Courtyard Center. Participating celebrities include Hilary Duff, Roger Williams, Michael Welch, Debbie Reynolds, and Mickey Rooney. Since 1958 the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival has treated the community to free strawberry shortcake at its grand opening ceremony. French’s Pastry Bakery in Costa Mesa makes the delicious cake. Many of the local dignitaries and visiting celebrities attend the Strawberry Cutting ceremony.
With local wineries offering such fun samples as strawberry wine, the day is full of fun for children and adults. As with all celebratory festivals, parking is limited. Yellow Cab of Garden Grove offers a solution to the day’s events. Yellow Cab offers service guaranteed clean and eco-friendly cabs. Another great point to consider is Yellow Cab offers multi-passenger vehicles for five or more passengers to events like the Strawberry Festival. Which cuts down cost per person of an already inexpensive fare. You can visit yellowcab.com to schedule a pickup and for your convenience, Yellow Cab of Garden Grove accepts all major credit cards.