Lompoc is in full bloom for the opening of the annual flower festival

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jun 20, 2018

The 66th Annual Lompoc Valley Flower Festival is in full swing. It started Wednesday, June 20 and continues until Sunday, June 24 at Ryon Park in Lompoc.

The festival includes live entertainment nightly, food booths, a carnival, as well as commercial vendors and arts & crafts. This year’s festival theme is "Space: The Final Frontier". 

"My favorite thing about the flower festival is all the rides," said 11-year-old Luke Stamper on opening day.

"Just meeting all the wonderful people, the good food, the good times, a lot of good memories here," added Lompoc resident Iyalla Mogliotti.

On Saturday, June 23, the award-winning parade featuring floats, marching bands, equestrian groups, clowns and more will assemble starting at 10 a.m. The parade will kick off on the corner of North H Street and East College Avenue and head down H Street and Ocean Avenue.

Swing by to say hello to Kaitlyn Chu, the 2018 Flower Festival Queen and her court.

Admission into the park is $5. Children 12 and younger are welcomed in for free all week.