San Leandro Cherry Festival


Parade from 10 AM - 11 AM

Festival from 11 AM - 6 PM

Located on W. Estudillo Ave in

Historic Downtown San Leandro

The San Leandro Cherry Festival is a long-standing San Leandro tradition celebrating our past, present and future! The first Cherry Festival was held in 1909. Many things have changed over the years but one thing that remains the same is the strong sense of community identity and pride the Cherry Festival brings to the San Leandro community!

2024 Cherry Festival Participant Applications

Application Deadline: January 15th


Complete and submit an application by the deadline, January 30th. Be sure to enclose or attach all required supporting documents as outlined in the application. Fillable PDF forms are available at

To submit your application:

Email your application to


Mail directly to 384 W Estudillo Ave San Leandro, CA 94577

A week after the application deadline, applicants will be notified of acceptance to the festival via email. All accepted applicants will receive more detailed information regarding access times, booth set up, parking passes, security, and more via email by mid-May.

2023 Mainstage Lineup


The San Leandroids

11:30 AM - 12:35 PM


Hella Fitzgerald

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM


The Purple Ones

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM


Latin Rhythm Boys

4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Photo of Marching Band

2023 San Leandro Cherry Parade Winners

San Leandro Spirit Award - San Leandro Crusaders Youth Cheer & Football

Cherry Parade Award - Falun Buddha Study Association

Creativity Award - B’ Dazzled Dancers

Youthful Spirit Award - DC Dance Center

Musical Award - Destined 2 Dance Studio

School Award - Assumption School San Leandro

Judge’s Choice Award - Yu Ming Charter K-8 School and Broadmoor Preschool

Association/Organization Award - San Leandro Crusaders Youth Cheer & Football

Best Float Award - San Leandro Crusaders Youth Cheer & Football

Business Award - Service Opportunity for Seniors Meals on Wheels

2023 Cherry Pie Contest Winners


Pie must consist of a pie crust filled with cherries and topped with a lattice crust or regular pie crust top. 


Best of Show - Dr. Corey Blanchette

1st Place - Natasha Koering

2nd Place - Susan Sequeira

3rd Place - Norman L. Chen


Pie MUST consist of a variation of cherry filling and crust. Toppings, fillings, and crusts may vary. 


1st Place - Cindy Barreto

2nd Place - Meredith Mansfield

3rd Place - Caitlin Bernstine


Kids ages 13 and younger are invited to compete with a homemade traditional or non-traditional cherry pie. 


1st Place - Laynah D’Angelo

A special Thank You goes to our friends at the San Leandro Alta Mira Club for helping with the Pie Baking Contest

Cherry Pie Eating Contest Winner

1st Annual Cherry Pie Eating Contest Winner


Latu Fanaika made history on Saturday, June 3rd 2023 as San Leandro's FIRST Pie Eating Champion!

Photo credit to Kevin Ford