Who doesn’t love fresh cut flowers in the spring? This year, get more than your fill of them at the Coronado Flower Show. This massive San Diego event is held each year on the third weekend of April. Now in its 92nd year, the Coronado Flower Show is a long-held tradition and springtime celebration in San Diego you don’t want to miss. On the weekend of the festival, Coronado Village overflows beautiful flowers, entertainment, and fun. The largest tented flower show in the nation, the Coronado Flower Show is a wonderful celebration that you will want to be a part of. And with admission at just $5 per person, there is no reason not to!
The Central Gazebo
At the very center of the flower show, you’ll find a gazebo that becomes the central hub of excitement. Throughout the weekend, the gazebo hosts live entertainment, announcements, and trophy presentations. Surrounding the gazebo, you’ll find dozens of exhibits in tents that fill nearly an entire city block in the center of Coronado.
What To Expect
Presented by the Coronado Floral Association, a volunteer organization with over 800 members, the Coronado Flower Show has been a San Diego tradition since 1922. Its mission is
- To educate the viewing public and garden club members.
- To stimulate interest in horticulture and floral design.
- To provide an outlet for creative expression.
- To convey to the community objectives of the NGC.
When you attend the show, you’ll find a variety of landscape displays, horticultural and floral competitions, lectures, food, beer and wine events, live entertainment, demonstration, and shopping. In addition, you’ll find activities for children, flower and plant sales, and so much more!
The Wine and Beer Garden
When you’re ready for a break during the Coronado Flower Show, head to the wine and beer garden! It is the perfect place to get a cool refreshment, kick back, and enjoy the festive atmosphere around you. You’ll also be able to listen to the live entertainment from the bandstand nearby.
One of the biggest celebrations during the Coronado Flower Show, Spring Fling is a “Party in the Park” that you don’t want to miss. Tickets to the event include entrance into the exhibits, plus “a scrumptious feast, lively libations, entertainment, and a chance to win lots of great prizes!”
Attend the 2017 Coronado Flower Show
Mark your calendar for the Coronado Flower Show 2017 and start making plans to attend! This year, the event will be Saturday, April 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is open to the public and admission is just $5!
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