What you need to know about the Watsonville Strawberry Festival

The Watsonville Strawberry Festival is back in full force after having to downsize in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The event runs through Sunday in downtown Watsonville. There will be food vendors, carnival rides and live entertainment on two stages.Saturday will kick off the start of the festival’s strawberry-themed foods including strawberry tacos, pizza and tamales. Street parking is free, and garage parking will cost $10. Paid parking is located on Rodriguez St. and Beach St. The city says the proceeds from parking will go towards local nonprofits.City officials said the following street closures in the downtown area are in effect through Sunday:Main St. between Lake St. and Central Ave.Maple Ave. between Union St. and Stoesser AlleyBeach St. between Union St. and Stoesser AlleyPeck St. between Union St. and Main St.Union St. between Beach St. and Maple St.The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

The Watsonville Strawberry Festival is back in full force after having to downsize in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event runs through Sunday in downtown Watsonville.

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There will be food vendors, carnival rides and live entertainment on two stages.

Saturday will kick off the start of the festival’s strawberry-themed foods including strawberry tacos, pizza and tamales.

Street parking is free, and garage parking will cost $10. Paid parking is located on Rodriguez St. and Beach St. The city says the proceeds from parking will go towards local nonprofits.

City officials said the following street closures in the downtown area are in effect through Sunday:

  • Main St. between Lake St. and Central Ave.
  • Maple Ave. between Union St. and Stoesser Alley
  • Beach St. between Union St. and Stoesser Alley
  • Peck St. between Union St. and Main St.
  • Union St. between Beach St. and Maple St.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

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