The Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival named “The Place to be on Memorial Weekend” by Sunset Magazine!
As one of California’s largest festivals and premiere festival on the Central Coast this family-style event brings together thousands of visitors and residents to enjoy activities and entertainment, the Strawberry Stampede, hundreds of art, craft and display booths, ethnic foods, and of course, scrumptious strawberry treats of all kinds in shortcakes, funnel cakes, milkshakes, ice cream and by the box!
The wonderful May weather and ambiance of the historic downtown village also add to the festivals merriment.
Features include Strawberry Stampede walk/run, Strawberry Pancake Breakfast, Strawberry Shortcake & T-shirt booths, Strawberry Prince & Princess Contest, Strawberry Blonde Contest, Strawberry Cook-Off Contest, Kiddie Carnival, Arts & Crafts Show, and Entertainment including Ethnic, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Contemporary & Rock ‘n Roll music!
The annual Stone Soup Music Festival, Food, & Street Fair is planned for August 24 & 25 at and around Ramona Garden Park in Grover Beach. The festival is designed to celebrate diversity though music, food, arts and crafts. World-class musicians from throughout California perform on two stages which ensures music flows uninterrupted from 10 am to 9:30 pm on Saturday and from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Vendors are open from 10am-6pm on Saturday and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday.