The Pasadena Strawberry Festival
The Pasadena Strawberry Festival is happening May 18th- 20th. If you think the Pasadena Strawberry Festival is just about strawberries, you couldn’t be further from the truth.
Each year the city of Pasadena holds the Pasadena Strawberry Festival. The event is held at the Pasadena fairgrounds. Before the event even takes place there is a large parade on May 12th starting at 10 am. The parade takes place from 10am-1pm. All entries line up on Shaver South off of Spencer. The parade will head down Spencer to South Burke Drive and will end at Memorial Stadium. Be sure to get to the parade early and bring a chair!
On Thursday May 17 is the Sneak Peak. Rides will be open at 6-10 for a SNEAK PEEK.
On Friday May 18th at 5pm everyone is invited to the opening ceremony of the Strawberry Festival. Awards will be received by all scholarship recipients, parade winners and beauty queen. At the opening ceremony you will be a witness to the world’s largest strawberry shortcake. A piece of the delicious cake will be auctioned, and the money will go toward scholarships.
On May 19th starting at 10 am The Baby Float Parade will take place. The babies will appear in a decorated wagon, cart, carriage stroller, or anything else on wheels making up a tiny float. Five awards will be presented: Best Theme, Most Creative Entry, Most Beautiful Entry, Best Texas Theme, Best Use of Strawberries. The contest is open to children 3months to 4 years old. Download your entry form here.
If you are interested in getting dirty, check out the 31st Annual Mud Volleyball on Saturday during the festival. Entry forms can be downloaded here. The competition starts at 7:30am and plays all day until 6pm. If you have never played mud volleyball you are in for a real fun time! Be sure to wear some old tennis shoes and bring your duct tape. Those shoes will get stuck in the mud and come off if you don’t tape them to your feet!
Ongoing events during the festival include:
The Pasadena Music Competition at the Strawberry Fest happening May 18th 3pm-11pm, May 19th 10am-6pm and May 20th 10am-6pm.
Kids Strawberry Eating Contest: May 18th 7-7:30pm, May 19th 2pm-2:30pm, and May 20th 1:30pm-2pm then again at 4:30-5:00pm. The kids zone provides tons of fun for kids through educational, means and entertainment. There will be a petting zoo, pig races, pony rides, rides, balloon artists and fun festival food.
Adult Strawberry Eating Contest: May 19th 2:45-3pm and then again at 6:45-7pm.
Entertainment will include:
FRIDAY MAY 18TH
AL WHITE — 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
KODY WEST — 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
TRACY BYRD — 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM
SUNDAY MAY 20TH
LOCAL PERFORMERS — 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
THE BLACK FRIDAY PROJECT — 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
THE SLAGS — 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
SATURDAY MAY 19TH
THE SHARKS — 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
JUSTIN TAYLOR — 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
BRI BAGWELL — 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
SUNDANCE HEAD — 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
JACK INGRAM –10:00 PM – 11:30 PM
So make it a weekend of fun for all with lasting memories to share! The Pasadena Strawberry Festival has something for everyone! Tickets are $16 for general day admission, $6 for children 5-12, senior citizens are $6. For a three day pass it’s $30 and a Sunday only pass (family of 5) it is $30.
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