The Cherry Festival will be returning to San Leandro on Saturday, June 6, marking the 106th anniversary of this event.
The Cherry Festival, which honors San Leandro’s heritage as the former cherry-growing capital of the region, will take place along West Estudillo Avenue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
<p>The festival parade will kick-off the day at 10 a.m. with the parade route starting at the Boys and Girls Club rear parking lot, proceeding down San Leandro Boulevard and concluding on Estudillo Avenue at the Cherry Festival.
The parade will include floats, music, youth groups, elected officials, and representatives from local schools. San Leandro residents and community groups are encouraged to take part either by entering as a participant or being a spectator.
After the parade, attendees are invited to explore the festival, which will feature activities for people of all ages, including live music and entertainment, gourmet and carnival foods, and a Bistro at the Casa featuring local craft beer and food trucks.
Headline entertainment includes the musical group En Vogue, as well as Al B. Sure!, and the Latin Rhythm Boys.
This year’s event will also feature a farmer’s market, kids’ zone, arts & crafts and various other community resources.
There also remain a number of ways to get involved in the Festival, all of which can be accessed through the various links on the Cherry Festival website: www.sanleandro.org/cherryfestival.
For information, contact the Recreation and Human Services Department at (510) 577-3462.