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California Poppy Festival


  • Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park 43063 N. 10th Street West Lancaster, CA, 93534 United States (map)
  • Adults (13-61): $10.00
  • Children (6-12): $5.00
  • Children (5 & under): FREE
  • Seniors (62+): $5.00
  • Active/Retired Military (with current ID): $5.00
  • Free Parking is available in the dirt lot across the street from Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park. Trams circulate between the entrance/exit and the parking lots.  Preferred Parking is available in the AVTA Park & Ride lot for $5.00.  Free Handicap Parking is available at the Stanley Kleiner parking lot. 

Lancaster boasts one of California's most abundant crops of the vibrant poppies that are the state flower. The annual Festival plays host to the colorful poppies, which are an Antelope Valley springtime attraction.  Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.

With hundreds of exhibits and not-to-be-missed performances, you'll want to make the most of your time at the Poppy Festival. Dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes. With more than 55 acres of activities, you are definitely going to get your fair share of exercise as you explore the Festival. While we hope for sunny warm skies, spring weather can be unpredictable, and it is good to be prepared for brisk breezes and stormy skies.

Sunscreen and sunglasses. While the sun is responsible for our beautiful, blooming poppies it can be harmful to your skin and eyes, so cover up!

Eat, drink and relax. While you are probably eager to take in everything the festival has to offer, pace yourself. Family-fun is at the heart of the Poppy Festival, and that means taking time to sit down, enjoy performers and mouth-watering delicacies. Antelope Valley visitors often forget that we live in a desert environment, so be sure to drink a lot of water.