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2022 California Watermelon Festival

It's the best yum and fun in the sun, featuring chilled all-you-can-eat watermelon slices!!

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2022 California Watermelon Festival
2022 California Watermelon Festival

Date & Location

Jun 11, 2022, 10:00 AM – Jun 12, 2022, 10:00 PM

$12 - $16 , 11480 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Event Detail

Watermelon lovers rejoice! The annual Watermelon Festival is back with giant big rigs filled to the brim with farm-fresh watermelons and unlimited fresh chilled slices to all ticket holders. It’s yummy-in-my-tummy madness!  The California Watermelon Festival buys over 50,000 pounds of the best, largest, sweetest melons in the state, freshly harvested, chilled, and sliced. It’s all-you-can-eat so enjoy!

WATERMELON SPECIALTY DISHES 

Try watermelon-infused specialty dishes: 

  • Wedge of Heaven (Watermelon wedge with dessert toppings!)
  • BBQ Chicken or Steak with Special Watermelon BBQ Sauce
  • Watermelon-battered Deep Fried Shrimp Tacos
  • Watermelon Salsa Tacos
  • Smoked Watermelon
  • Watermelon Smoothies with Honey and Tajin
  • And so much more!

In addition, there are  20 vendor offerings from BBQ to vegan to please every palate.

FREE KID’S ZONE 

The Kid’s Zone is open from 10 am – 7 pm. Activities are FREE, including:

  • Melon-dramatic Children's Theater
  • Exotic Bird and Reptile Shows
  • Petting Zoo
  • Balloon Hats
  • Crafts Projects
  • Face Painting
  • Bubble Party

WATERMELON COSTUME CONTEST & WATERMELON CARVINGS 

The festival continues the tradition of a very creative and fun watermelon costume contest on Saturday at 2pm. There is no cost to enter. Prizes! Fame! Click on the box at checkout for more info. Also, check out expert carvers as they create the most beautiful watermelon carvings in the Watermelon  Court.

LIVE ART 

Some of LA’s top graffiti artists will be demonstrating their skills live. Trade One, Cr8 One, and Skill One will be showing their skills. They are masters of their craft and fun to watch! The festival is also introducing live painting by talented brush artists.

LIVE BANDS & BEER GARDEN 

Top local Bands are taking the main stage:

  • Urban Soul
  • The Blackouts
  • The Flux Capacitors
  • The Sold! and Bones
  • Check E Bumps

See the website schedule for times and for band clips. Watch them from the comfort of the Beer Garden next to the main stage and try a Watermelon  Rita or one of several popular beers on tap! (for adults only) 

CUSTOM CARS 

Nationally renowned Cacho Customs and partners are curating some truly inventive cars at the festival this year. The show runs on both days. A must-see!

📅 Dates & Times 

June 11, 2022 , 10 am to 10 pm 

June 12, 2022,  10 am to 10 pm 

 

📍 Location 

Hansen Dam Soccer Fields

11480 Foothill Blvd., Lakeview Terrace, CA 91342

👤 Age requirement 

All Ages 

🎫 Tickets

Tickets at the Gate: $12-$16

Purchase online before May 21st to save 20% on tickets.

Discount tickets are available online through May 31st!

SUPER SAVER CARNIVAL PACK 

Buy a SUPER SAVER PACK OF 10 CARNIVAL RIDES for only $25!  This is an excellent value and is only available on advance purchase. Redeem your 10 rides at the carnival ticket booth. 

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW

Event Website

California Watermelon Festival 

Direction

Click on "Google" on the map for direction. 

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