California will have a sweet summer! Classic California Watermelon Festival is coming back!

This event will have more than 100,000 pounds of watermelon

A sweet celebration! The 22nd California Watermelon Festival is coming back! This is a traditional event where watermelon is the star for 2 whole days, during a celebration where attendants will have the opportunity to have fun with the whole family, and enjoy and eat this delicious fresh fruit.

The California Watermelon Festival will take place on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 from 10 AM to 10 PM at Hansen Dam Soccer Field, 11400 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342. Every attendant will receive all the watermelon they can eat completely free. 100,000 pounds of watermelon were purchased for this event!

Parking lot prices are $10 dollars and can only be paid with card. Parking lot tickets and admission tickets can be purchased on this festival's official website. Attendants 12 years old or older must have an adult ticket, children from 3 to 11 years old must have a child ticket, and children 3 years old or younger will be admitted for free.

What will you find at the California Watermelon Festival?

Original dishes and gastronomic experiments inspired by watermelon, a children's area with a pet zoo, and activities for children, live music, DJ, a carnival section, handicrafts, and everything related to watermelons from a costume competition to watermelon carving. Some of the bands that will perform at this event are: The Moontones, Modulo, Hot Rod Trio, Dreaming of You, Past Action Heroes, La Nueva Ola de Cumbia.

The Culinary Department of Mission College will be in charge of washing, disinfecting, cutting, and serving the watermelon. The sponsors of the 22nd edition of this event are: Tajin, Hamer Toyota California Ford, San Fernando Realty, Imagination Works Graphics and Printing, T Mobil, Gus Fried Chicken, Los Tóxicos Mariscos, and Party City.

Dogs (unless they are service dogs), bikes, tables, speakers, stereo equipment, chairs, and iceboxes are not allowed. Food and drinks that are not from this festival are not allowed. This is a smoke-free environment.

Edward Campos, owner of the festival, said the following:

The festival's creative team has brought memorable experiences that no other festival has attempted, including live graffiti art, involvement of experimental chefs creating unique watermelon dishes, plus rides & games and arts & crafts that rival other local summer fairs and festivals. However, the tradition of serving free watermelon (all-you-can-eat watermelon) will always be the staple of the festival.

History of this event

The California Watermelon Festival began in the 1960s at Sunland-Tujunga Park, California. When the celebration became popular, it was moved to Pasadena Rose Bowl for a year and then to Santa Anita Park in another year. After that, they moved to where they are today, a central location that allows people from Antelope Valley, San Fernando Valley, and LA County to come here.

Edward Campos has managed to make the California Watermelon Festival welcome more than 3,000 visitors, making it one of the most successful festivals in Los Angeles.

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