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Cherry Delights and Festive Fun: Don’t Miss the San Leandro Cherry Festival!

San Leandro's annual grand event, the Cherry Festival, will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM in downtown San Leandro.


History and Significance of the Cherry Festival

The San Leandro Cherry Festival is a long-standing community tradition that began on June 5, 1909. Back then, San Leandro was known as the "Cherry City" due to its abundant cherry production. Over the years, many things have changed, but the strong sense of identity and pride that the Cherry Festival brings to the San Leandro community has remained unchanged.

Photo Source: City of San Leandro

Highlights of the Event

1. Cherry-Themed Food and Beer Garden

   Here, you can taste a variety of cherry-themed foods, from desserts to drinks. The exclusive beer garden offers locally brewed beer, allowing you to enjoy a cold beer while savoring delicious food.

2. Live Entertainment

   The festival will feature a variety of live entertainment, including performances by local bands, dance shows, and street artist performances, ensuring a day full of excitement and fun.

3. Farmers Market

   Fresh produce enthusiasts should not miss this rich farmers market. It offers fresh locally-grown cherries, handmade crafts, local farm products, and delicious snacks, providing a taste of rural charm.

4. Kids Zone

   Specially designed for children, the Kids Zone features various fun rides and interactive games, ensuring kids have a blast while parents can relax and enjoy the festivities.

5. Community and City Resources

   Explore various community and city resource booths to learn about the latest developments and services in San Leandro. It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends and learn more about the community.

Exciting Competitions

1. Cherry Pie Baking Contest

   Showcase your baking skills by entering the Cherry Pie Baking Contest. Not only can you win generous prizes, but you can also earn the recognition of cherry pie connoisseurs, giving your baking skills greater acclaim.

2. Cherry Pie Eating Contest

   Display your eating prowess by participating in the Cherry Pie Eating Contest. The winner will receive a tempting prize and be crowned the "Ultimate Cherry Pie Champion," making you the center of attention!

Grand Parade

The Cherry Festival Parade will kick off from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Parrot St, marking the start of the entire event. The parade will feature colorful floats, marching bands, and various performing groups, offering a visual feast that you won’t want to miss.

  • Date: June 1, 2024

  • Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

  • Parade Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Location: W Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577

Whether this is your first time attending or you’ve been coming for years, the Cherry Festival promises new surprises and unforgettable memories. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this joyous and delicious celebration! It’s a perfect opportunity to share wonderful moments with loved ones, relax, and experience the warmth of the community.


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