Since 1961


There are a whole bunch of different activities at the Watermelon Festival – from food and shopping to games, and bands. All ages are welcome and there is something for everyone.


AM-1110-Radio-Disney-Watermelon-Festival-Sunland-Tujunga-Los-Angeles-Sunland-Tujunga-Watermelon-Festival-Radio-AppearanceRadio Disney

Saturday, July 19, 11:00am

The Watermelon Festival is pleased to announce that Radio Disney Road Crew will return to the festival for the third year in a row. The Road Crew will grace the Main Stage at 1:00pm for an energetic set, sure to please festival guests! Be sure to stop by their booth for exciting and interactive hands-on dancing, music and contests filled with games, prizes and giveaways. Fun for kids of all ages. For more information please visit Radio Disney’s Facebook Page.


100.3-The-Sound-Watermelon-Festival-Sunland-Tujunga-Los-Angeles-Sunland-Tujunga-Watermelon-Festival-Radio-AppearanceThe Sound 100.3

Saturday, July 19, 11:00am

100.3 The Sound is the new #1 for Classic Rock and a proud sponsor of the Annual Watermelon Festival.  With Uncle Joe Benson in the mornings, actual vinyl album sides, and real DJs who know & love the music, Southern Californians are saying, “I found The Sound!”. 100.3 The Sound is proud to connect Southern California through music.  Be sure and stop by between 11am and 2pm on Saturday!

power106Power 106

Saturday, July 19, 2:00pm

KPWR 106FM joins Watermelon Festival on Saturday from 2pm to 6pm for some cool sounds in the afternoon, so be sure to stop by and say hello.



LA Kings Ice Crew FacebookLA Kings Ice Crew

Sunday, July 20, 10:00am

The Watermelon Festival is pleased to once again have the LA Kings Ice Crew at the festival. Come meet the LA Kings Ice Crew, pick up some great Kings freebies, and enter to win Kings autographed merchandise! For more info on the LA Kings Ice Crew go to Facebook:, or Instagram:


Galaxy Star Squad LogoThe Galaxy Star Squad

SUNDAY, JULY 20, 10:00am

Attention all soccer fans, the Galaxy Star Squad is returning to the Watermelon Festival and will on there on Sunday July 20 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Make sure to stop by their booth to pick up some free Galaxy prizes, and enter to win merchandise autographed by LA Galaxy players! This year they are bringing their inflatable soccer activity so come get your kicks! For more info on the Galaxy Star Squad check out Facebook:,

Twitter: or Instagram:


Lucky & WinnieLucky and Winnie

Santa Anita Race Track Mascots

The festival is pleased to announce that the Santa Anita Race Track Mascots will be on hand both days for photos opportunities. Lucky is named after Lucky Baldwin who was the founder of Santa Anita Park. Winnie, his companion, was named by the fans and employees of the park. Be sure to check back to when and where you can get your photos taken with these fun loving and cute mascots.


TrompersTrompers of Eagle Rock Classic Car Show

The Watermelon Festival is pleased to announce the Trompers of Eagle Rock and their Classic Car Show.

Back in the mid-1940′s, a couple of local car guys hailing from Eagle Rock and surrounding areas had just finished military service to their country.  Young and filled with technical knowledge, they quickly crafted some personalized cars built with performance in mind.  These cars, called ‘gow jobs’ and ‘hot rods’ were usually old Fords stripped of any unnecessary weight and fitted with ‘hopped up’ engines.  The goal:  build for high speed trials at the So Cal dry lakes.  However this required an affiliation with the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA).  So the Trompers of Eagle Rock was formed.  Trompers as in ‘tromp on the gas pedal to make it go’.  Over 70 years and a generation later, this group is still around.  Long live old cars and the Trompers!


Free Watermelon

Free watermelon all weekend long. We’ll slice and dice until your stomach is full.

Come by the Watermelon Pavilion to see our Melon-O-Matic and carving displays. The Melon-O-Matic cuts watermelon like you’ve never seen. You can also watch our local artists and their amazing watermelon carving displays. See sculptures created right in front of your eyes by Professional Chefs & Culinary Students from Southern California Culinary Institutes, including Los Angeles Mission College & The Art Institute- Inland Empire



Traditional booth games, Arcade games and more. Test your skills at the amusement booths – ring toss, darts and carnival games of all kinds! Join a seed spitting contest or try your luck at the raffle. You could win prizes, cash, and more at the evening drawings.

More details to come!




Clothing, jewelry, gifts, arts & crafts, face painting, palm and card reading, and more!

Get ready to shop. There’s something for everyone; it could be a pair of sunglasses and earrings or a glimpse into your future from a psychic. The Watermelon Festival offers an array of fun shopping opportunities. Click here to see a list of the vendors




Great bands from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

You’ve heard their songs on commercials, radio, television and movies – now come see them perform live. Details to come! Check back to find out which great bands will be in the line-up for your enjoyment. From originals to covers, Click here to see our entertainment lineup.



Fun for the Kids

Animals for kids to pet and story telling from The Village Poets.

Does your youngster love animals? They can play with animals that you probably wouldn’t find in the neighborhood. We’ve got goats, sheep, and more. There will also be story telling, clowns, funny balloons and special entertainers just for the kids. The little ones will be sure to love all our games, prizes, foods, snacks, deserts, face painting and more!



Tons of contests for tons of talent.

We’ve got tons of fun contests each and every year at the Watermelon Festival. There is something for everyone’s talents – Recipe Contests, Poetry Contests, Watermelon Eating Contests, Watermelon Carving Contests, Seed Spitting Contests, and more. Be sure to view our contests page to learn more about this year’s competitions. Click here for more info