Garden Grove has quite a few special events and festivals throughout the year. The big mother of them all is the Strawberry Festival. Folks from all over come out for this delicious, enormous celebration. This is one of the biggest community festivals in the country and has been going on since the 1950s. Since it is so popular, you may even have a chance to spot some celebrities (they’ve been known to come down to the party). Whether you get a chance to see a famous movie star or not, you will be able to have a blast on the carnival rides, at the parade, and while chowing down on the world’s largest strawberry shortcake.
Garden Grove Historic
History buffs will want to check out the Garden Grove Historical Society. The society runs the Stanley Ranch Museum Historical Village and the Ware-Stanley House, which was built in 1892. At the historical village, you can explore a number of homes from the 1800s and 1900s. You’ll also have a chance to see Garden Grove’s first fire engine and Walt Disney’s studio garage.
The Crystal Cathedral is a glimmering building designed by architect Philip Johnson, originally dedicated for the Crystal Cathedral Ministries in 1980. However, after that church went bankrupt in 2010, the Catholic Church purchased it with plans for renovation. Not only is the building exception for its exquisite façade, but it also houses the gargantuan Hazel Wright Memorial organ, which is one of the largest instruments in the world.