Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter and the San Leandro City Council are pleased to announce this year’s Cherry Festival on Saturday, June 1, 2019, marking the 110th anniversary of this fun and exciting event. Honoring San Leandro’s heritage as the former cherry-growing capital of the region, the Cherry Festival will take place along West Estudillo Avenue from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and around the downtown area.
The Cherry Festival Parade will kick off the day at 10:00 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club rear parking lot located at 401 Marina Boulevard. The parade will proceed north along San Leandro Boulevard and concludes on Estudillo Avenue at the Cherry Festival. San Leandro residents and community groups are encouraged to take part either by entering as a participant or as a spectator.
Headline entertainment for the 2019 festival include the Jets and Sweet Sensation. The Jets have eight top 10 hits, and have sold more than 5 million albums worldwide with some of their hits including “Make It Real,” and “You Got It All.” Some of Sweet Sensation hits include “Hooked on You,” “Sincerely Yours,” and “Take It While It’s Hot.”
Attendees are invited to explore the festival, which will feature activities for people of all ages including live music and entertainment, artisans, Bistro at the Casa highlighting wine and sangria, and PubPARC, which includes local craft beer and food trucks. Available food highlights include Taiyaki soft serve cones, pineapple whips, mocha donuts, hot dogs, shaved ice, cherry cabernet brownies, funnel cakes, and more. This year’s event will also have an abundance of fresh cherries at the farmer’s market.
Visit the Cherry Festival website for information on sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, parade participation, and vendor information; Follow @SanLeandroCherryFestival on Facebook for latest updates. Download the San Leandro Cherry Festival App available in iTunes and Google Play stores for additional event details.
For additional information, contact the Recreation and Human Services Department at 510-577-3462.