Watermelons have long been a calling card for the City of Hope.
The Hope Watermelon festival features numerous activities including arts & crafts, food, entertainment and other family-oriented activities. Local civic clubs hold dinners featuring such down-home fare as locally grown smoked chicken and golden fried catfish. What else can you do at the festival? You can participate in a 5 k race, take in a dog show, enter the "Watermelon Idol" talent contest. The local businesses enjoyed the Watermelon Olympics Competition last year, so they are gearing up for another exciting competition.
COMING BACK AUGUST 5-7, 2021 BIGGER & BETTER THAN EVER!
2021 FESTIVAL HOURS OF OPERATION:
Thursday, August 5 - Noon - 8:00 PM / Friday, August 6 - 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Vendors may choose to open earlier.) Saturday, August 7 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM or Until Concert Ends.