The California Poppy Festival at Lancaster City Park (every year in April) celebrates the eye-popping color of the California state flower. More than 50,000 attended last year’s event. The Poppy Festival features two full days of live music and dancers on four stages, arts and crafts, festival food and drink, animal attractions, sand sculptures, flower/garden and farmers’ market, and free wildflower maps.
DEAL: California Poppy Festival — Presale discount available when you buy tickets online well in advance. After that, you’ll need to get your tickets at the gate.
WHEN: Takes place in April each year. Follow the link above for schedule updates.
WHERE: Lancaster City Park, 43011 10th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534 (just off the 14 freeway at Avenue L.) Free parking is available with free trams circulating between the entrance/exit and the parking lots.
SAVVY TIP: For the best wild California Poppy viewing, visit the nearby Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, 15 miles west of Lancaster.