Our annual Cherry Parade started in 1972 and was uninterrupted until 2020. It features lots of floats with community Queens, horses, antique cars and anything else our residents come up with to get them on the road.
We feature many vendor booths with mostly hand crafted unique items for sale. There are also several food vendors with a wide range of cuisines, including our famous deep fried cherry burritos with whip cream!
Every year we have a different theme suggested by one of our elementary school kids. This year's theme is Country Nights and Cherry Delights, which will appear on the t-shirts we sell.
Young and old alike take part in our very popular annual Pie Eating contest. Whoever eats their slice of pie fastest wins the prize! Sometimes it is a ribbon or trophy and other times it is a whole cherry pie.
Almost every year we bring together lots of restored cars from different eras to have on display. Many of our local residents enter their own cars and others come from nearby neighboring communities.
Our 2019 Grand Marshal was K J Miller who has made many contributions to our community. Our Grand Marshal is nominated by the residents to best represent the spirit of Leona Valley.