GETS UNDERWAY AUGUST 13 & 14
AT NEW EAST VALLEY LOCATION
The 54-year-old tradition garners proceeds to enhance lives
Anyway you slice it, the Watermelon Festival serves up a ton of fun August
13 & 14 in Lake View Terrace at the new location of the Hansen Dam Soccer
Field. All day fun includes free watermelon, delicious foods, carnival rides and attractions, games, contests, entertainment, a Kids Zone, and more.
Co-presented by the Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club and the Sunland Tujunga
Chamber of Commerce, the celebration kicks off a 54-year tradition that pays
tribute to the early days when watermelons were the prized crop of the eastern
San Fernando Valley foothills. Hours are 11am to 10pm Saturday, and
noon to 10pm Sunday.
Melon mania gets everyone into the act. Patrons can pucker up for the seed
spitting contest at the “Spitway,” tap into their inner artist at the watermelon
carving contest, or go for the gold in the watermelon relay. Free watermelon
is in plentiful supply for all attendees.
The festivities also include a marketplace with an array of eclectic arts & crafts exhibitors and vendor booths, carving demonstrations, a battle of the bands,
and strolling performers. In addition to the carnival rides and midway games,
kids can enjoy rock wall climbing, a zip line, laser tag, a bouncy pit, and face
painting, while the little ones should not miss the Melon-Dramatic Puppet
Theater and interactive crafts area.
“We’re proud to present this unique event that makes fundraising a fun adventure
that brings people together,” says Festival Director Paul Butler. “Proceeds from
the celebration benefit charitable projects in the community.”
Watermelon Festival http://www.watermelonfest.org
Co-presented by the Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club and Sunland Tujunga
Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, August 13 from 11am to 10pm; Sunday, August 14 from 12pm to 10pm.
General admission: $10; Kids ages 3-12: $6; Children 2 years & under are free.
Hansen Dam Soccer Field at 11480 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace in the San Fernando
Valley. Parking is free.
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