April 22nd & 23rd, 2017. Rain or shine!
Opens at 10 a.m. both days
The 2017 California Poppy Festival™ is scheduled for April 22-23, 2017. The Festival gates open at 10 a.m. both days, and takes place rain or shine! The Festival will close at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Warm breezes replace the winter chill, jubilant laughter fills the air, and poppies burst into bloom blanketing hillsides in a sea of orange. Join us for two days of music, art, food and fun celebrating the state flower of California and the appearance of poppies in the Antelope Valley!
The California Poppy Festival™ kicks off spring in the Antelope Valley with a glorious array of celebrated performers, unrivaled events, and mouth-watering delicacies designed to delight, enchant and amuse people of all ages.
Check out the things to do at the Festival below. For general event information please click here.
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The California Poppy Festival™ is proudly supported by our local sponsors. Please support these businesses for their patronage of the annual Festival. View Sponsors
Lancaster boasts one of California's most abundant crops of the vibrant poppies that are the state flower.
For several years, the City of Lancaster co-sponsored the Wildflower Information Center with the Lancaster Woman's Club to cater to the interests of thousands of visitors who flocked to the Antelope Valley for a glimpse of these brilliant, beautiful flowers.
Held at the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, visitors could pick up free wildflower maps and learn about the best viewing locations before heading out to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. Read More >>