Garden Grove Welcomes Back Strawberry Festival

GARDEN GROVE, Calif.—Hundreds of thousands of people had a packed Memorial Day weekend of carnival activities with the return of Garden Grove’s 62-year-old annual tradition, the Strawberry Festival—after a two-year hiatus because of COVID-19.
“I have watched the parade as a child and throughout my career, which makes it so special,” the city’s Police Chief Tom DaRé said in a statement.
As it has always been since 1958, the four-day event kicked off with a cake-cutting ceremony, where a 70-foot-long giant Strawberry Shortcake created by French’s Pastry Bakery in Costa Mesa was cut and distributed to the crowd….

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