Fresh Strawberries in Coastal OC HomesLet them eat cake during the 2023 Garden Grove Strawberry Festival near Orange County Coastal homes. Join in the merriment May 26th through the 29th. This annual event takes place every Memorial Day Weekend just like clockwork at the Village Green. Rides, vendor booths, games, food, drinks and lots of strawberry shortcake beckon those with a sweet tooth and those just seeking a plain old good time. Entertainment schedules are packed to the hilt with two sound stages featuring an array of musical styles and performances.

All the fun starts on Friday evening with the Welcome and Strawberry Cake Cutting Ceremony at the Showmobile on the corner of Acacia and Main Street. Those in attendance from the Newport Coast real estate area and nearby neighborhoods share in the deliciousness with free pieces of shortcake. Live music flows freely from the Garden Amphitheater from 6 to 10 p.m. Popular performers include Ted Z and the Wranglers.

Saturday morning starts off with a Festival Breakfast which is open to the public followed by the traditional Strawberry Festival Parade. Spectators line the parade route as film, television and local celebrities, floats, marching bands, equestrians, and cartoon characters meander along the city streets. As the parade wraps up, folks are encouraged to present their best singing voices at Open Mic Karaoke.

There’s plenty of amusements scheduled for Sunday too. Parents can sign babies and toddlers up for the Berry, Berry Beautiful Baby Contest. Both the Amphitheater and Showmobile continue generous lineups full of music and entertainments. Monday’s activities wind down the weekend while going out in style. Seekers spot redheads in the crowd for the popular Red Head Round Up. Kids of all ages can enter their pre-designed projects in the Strawberry Lego Brick Build Contest. Check out the complete Schedule of Events here.

Head on over to the sweetest spot near Orange County Coastal homes this Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy some classic Strawberry Shortcake before it’s all gone and you have to wait until next year!