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!


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2024 Mainstage Lineup


Eric Rangèl & Orquesta Amèrica

With SPECIAL GUEST Karl Perazzo from Santana!

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


Big Blu Soul Revue

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Eddie 9V

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Cherry Festival Volunteer Call

2024 Cherry Festival Volunteer Sign Up

We’re gearing up for the Cherry Festival on June 1st, and we’d love your support! We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available, from Stage Runners to Bike Valet, and there's something for everyone! Cherry Festival is an epic event and what better way to experience the festival than being hands on!
Check out our opportunities and find a role that suits you. Your support would be invaluable as we prepare for our biggest event of the year. You can sign up for multiple roles that interest you and volunteer credit will be provided.

Cherry Pie Baking Contest

Calling all pie perfectionists and baking enthusiasts! Do you take pride in your cherry pie? Showcase your culinary skills at the San Leandro Cherry Festival's Cherry Pie Contest on Saturday, June 1st. Whether your pie is a family recipe or a stroke of baking genius, we invite you to submit your creation for tasting and presentation. Join us for a chance to win exciting prizes and earn recognition as the cherry pie connoisseur!



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


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


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


  1. Pie must be homemade, both filling and crust and in a non-returnable baking dish.
  2. Bring your pie, pie recipe (on a 3 x 5 inch index card) and complete this entry form.
  3. Pie must be turned in between 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM on June 1st, 2024 to the Pie Contest Booth. No late entries accepted.

Cherry Pie Eating Contest


Do you have what it takes to be crowned the Cherry Pie Eating Champion? Enter our Cherry Pie Eating Contest at the San Leandro Cherry Festival on Saturday, June 1st, and show off your pie-eating prowess! Whether you're a speed eater or just love the taste of cherry pie, this contest is for you. Sign up now for a chance to win an amazing prize and, of course, bragging rights as the ultimate cherry pie champion!

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

2023 Contest Winners

2023 Cherry Pie Baking Contest



Best of Show - Dr. Corey Blanchette

1st Place - Natasha Koering

2nd Place - Susan Sequeira

3rd Place - Norman L. Chen



1st Place - Cindy Barreto

2nd Place - Meredith Mansfield

3rd Place - Caitlin Bernstine



1st Place - Laynah D’Angelo

2023 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

2024 Cherry Festival Classic Car Show

Application Deadline: May 18th


Sign up to be a part of the Second Annual San Leandro Cherry Festival Classic Car Show! The show is open to vehicles from 1980 and older. Visit the link below for more information and to register.

2024 Cherry Festival Participant Applications

Application Deadline: January 31st


Applications for the San Leandro Cherry Festival have CLOSED. For questions about how to be a future vendor or to follow up on a current application, please email

2024 Cherry Festival Parade Applications

Application Deadline: March 29th


Join us on Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Downtown San Leandro for our highly anticipated, annual Cherry Festival and Parade!

Residents, local businesses, community groups, and schools are all invited! Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 29th, 2024. Visit the link below to sign up!