Leona Valley Cherry Parade & Festival, 47th Annual
Annual Cherry Parade started in 1972 and was uninterrupted until 2020. It features lots of floats with community Queens, horses, antique cars and anything else local residents come up with to get them on the road.
CHERRY FESTIVAL VENDORS
Featuring many vendor booths with mostly hand crafted unique items for sale. Several food vendors too with a wide range of cuisines, including their famous deep fried cherry burritos with whip cream!
THEME & T-SHIRTS
With a different theme annually, suggested by local elementary school kids, this year’s theme is “Country Nights and Cherry Delights”. The theme winner will ride in the Cherry Parade as Junior Grand Marshal.
PIE EATING CONTEST
Young and old alike take part in the very popular annual Pie Eating contest. Whoever eats their slice of pie fastest wins the prize! Sometimes it is a ribbon or trophy and other times it is a whole cherry pie.
Almost every year, restored cars are brought together from various eras to have on display. Many local residents enter their own cars, and others come from neighboring communities.
PARADE GRAND MARSHAL
2019 Grand Marshal K J Miller made many contributions to the community. The Grand Marshal is nominated by the residents to best represent the spirit of Leona Valley.