The 100th Anniversary Cherry Festival in Beaumont runs May 31 to June 3, 2018, at Stewart Park, and the theme is “100 Years of Cherries and Fun!”
“This is the 100th anniversary of the Cherry Festival, and we are making it special with new events, including the fireworks display on Saturday night,” said Buzz Dopf, the Beaumont Cherry Festival Association president. “We also have expanded the beer garden, which now encompasses most of the festival grounds, and our food vendors are really good this year – there’s hot and spicy, cool and refreshing, sweet and sour – there’s something for everyone.
The annual marquee event is the Cherry Festival Parade, and this year’s participation has increased with celebration of the 100th anniversary, said Bruce Murrill, a member of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Rotary Club, which organizes the parade. “We currently have several float entries submitted along with marching bands, equestrians and many other participants. This will be one of our longer parades in recent memory with so many groups participating in celebration of the centennial.” On Saturday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m., the parade will commence at Beaumont Avenue and 12th Street, head south on Beaumont Avenue and turn east on 6th Street and end at City Hall.