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2023 California Watermelon Festival 🍉

The best yum and fun of the summer, featuring chilled all-you-can-eat watermelon slices!

2023 California Watermelon Festival 🍉
2023 California Watermelon Festival 🍉

Date & Location

Jun 17, 10:00 AM – Jun 18, 10:00 PM

$12 - $30, 11400 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Event Detail

Watermelon lovers rejoice! The annual Watermelon Festival is back with farm-fresh watermelons and unlimited chilled slices for all ticket holders. It’s yummy-in-my-tummy madness!  The California Watermelon Festival buys over 100,000 pounds of the best, largest, sweetest melons in the state, freshly harvested, chilled, and sliced. It’s all-you-can-eat, so enjoy!

Every ticket includes: 

- All-you-can-eat watermelon 

- Live music 

- Kids activities and entertainment 

- Live art, breakdancing performances, and BMX shows 

- Nostalgic photo ops (get a slice of the 80's!) 

- Watermelon themed costume contest at 2PM each day. Dress up or help us vote for the best dressed! 

- Dj & dancefloor  

There will also be: 

- Crazy watermelon dishes 

- Carnival rides and games 

- Beer garden 

- Face painting 

- Shopping from local artisans 

- much more!  Don't forget to find Wedgie the watermelon wedge to get a photo together!

📅 Dates & Times 

June 17 - 18, 2023 

10 am - 10 pm 


📍 Location 

Hansen Dam Soccer Fields

11400 - 11658 Foothill Blvd. 

Sylmar, CA 91342

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Age requirement 

All Ages 

🍉 Food 

Tons of food! Every ticket comes with all-you-can-eat watermelon. 

Try watermelon-infused specialty dishes: 

- Watermelon kettle Corn 

- Watermelon Tamales 

- Watermelon empanadas 

- Deep fried watermelon 

- Watermelon popsicles 

- Watermelon shrimp tacos 

- Watermelon salsa 

- Watermelon BBQ 

- Watermelon funnel cake 

- Watermelon ice cream 

- Smoked watermelon 

- Lots of refreshing watermelon drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic

🎫 Tickets

$12 - $30

Buy tickets online and skip the line at the gate! 

Ages 12 and up require an adult ticket 

Ages 3-11 need a child ticket, and kids under 3 are free.


🚘 Parking 

Parking onsite is $10. No cash is accepted at the parking entrance. Purchase your parking tickets in advance or with a card at the event.

🌏 Event Website

California Watermelon Festival 

#️⃣ Social Media

🚨 Safety & Rules 

  • No dogs (except certified service dogs), no bicycles, rollerblades, tables, boom boxes, chairs or ice chests/coolers are permitted on festival grounds. In compliance with the Los Angeles County Health Department, no non-Festival food & drinks are permitted within the Festival grounds.
  • Strollers are permitted.
  • The Festival is a smoke free environment.
  • Tickets are available for purchase at the gate with cash or credit card. Food booths are cash only unless otherwise indicated. ATMs are available on site.
  • You must be 21 or over to purchase beer or wine. ID must be shown.
  • The California Watermelon Festival is not responsible for lost or stolen items. But we do maintain a lost and found at the information booth near the entrance.
  • All sales are final.


Click on "Google" on the map for directions. 


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