Watermelons have long been a calling card for the City of Hope.
The Hope Watermelon festival features numerous activities including arts & crafts, food, entertainment and other family-oriented activities. Local civic clubs hold dinners featuring such down-home fare as locally grown smoked chicken and golden fried catfish. What else can you do at the festival? You can participate in a 5 k race, take in a dog show, enter the "Watermelon Idol" talent contest. The last day of the festival will be a night to remember closing with Joe Diffie in concert.
Joe diffie concert
Saturday, August 12 - 8:30 pm - CMC Steel Product Stage
Thursday, August 10 and Saturday, August 12
Hope Auto/Farmers's Bank Stage
Plan your day! Check out what's happening this year.
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watermelon 5k run/walk
Saturday, August 12 - 7:30 am
Fair Park Gate
little miss & Mister watermelon
Friday, August 11 - 6:00 pm