Western Festival returns this weekend

Western Festival returns this weekend

 

The Elk Grove Western Festival returns this weekend, May 4-6, at Elk Grove Regional Park.

 

The weekend kicks off with the carnival opening up on Friday night.  There will increased security this year for the festival after some incidents last year.  The carnival will be open from 4-8 pm.

 

On Saturday, the festivities get started with the annual Western Festival Parade.  The parade starts at 10 am. There will be some road closures and detours before and during the parade.

A traffic plan has been created and road closures and detours will be in effect for parade staging beginning at 7:00 a.m. Roads used for the parade route will be closed from approximately 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the parade has reached its end point at Elk Grove Regional Park.

Residential streets used for parade staging along Emerald Oak Drive between Elk Grove Boulevard and Valley Oak Lane will be impacted from 7:00 am to approximately 10:30 am. Residents will be allowed to drive through only. Streets used for parade staging will include:

  • Santa Ridge Circle
  • Sapphire Court
  • Gemstone Court
  • Elk Ridge Way
  • Jadestone Court
  • O’Connell Court
  • Rubystone Court
  • Cabra Court
  • Aquarius Avenue
  • Lodestone Court
  • Leo Virgo Court
  • Kilkenny Court

Closures for the parade will be in effect from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as follows:

  • Eastbound (E/B) and Westbound (W/B) Elk Grove Boulevard will be closed from Emerald Oak Drive to Elk Grove Florin Road.
  • Northbound and Southbound Elk Grove Florin Road will be closed from Elk Grove Boulevard to Park Meadows Drive.
  • Valley Oak Drive will be closed at Elk Grove-Florin Rd.

Alternative Routes: Motorists traveling north or southbound are encouraged to use East Stockton Boulevard or Waterman Road during the closure. Bond Road or Grant Line Road are recommended for motorists traveling east or west bound during the event.

 

 

Parade Route Map Image

 

Saturday May 5th

Festival Highlights

10:00 am Festival Parade Begins
10:00 am – 05:00 pm Festival Art Contest and Show, Elk Grove Regional Park Pavilion
10:00 am Festival Carnival Begins
03:00 pm Western Idol Contest (Idol Stage)

Western Festival Main Stage

12:00 pm – 01:00 pm David Perez Band
01:00 pm – 01:20 pm Break
01:20 pm – 02:15 pm Dust In My Coffee
02:15 pm – 02:35 pm Soul Purpose Dance Co. PGHS
02:35 pm – 03:30 pm Jazz Artistry
03:30 pm – 03:50 pm Soul Purpose Dance Co. PGHS
03:50 pm – 04:45 pm Debbie Wolfe Band
04:45 pm – 05:10 pm Break
Special Late Show
05:10 pm – 06:30 pm Rachel Steele

Festival Grounds

Foggy Mountain Breakers (Bluegrass Music)
Cowgirl on Horse
2 Guys on Fake Horses

 

 

Festival Highlights

09:00 am – 03:00 pm Festival Car Show, Elk Grove Regional Park
10:00 am Festival Carnival Begins
10:00 am – 05:00 pm Festival Art Contest and Show, Elk Grove Regional Park Pavilion
03:00 pm Western Idol Contest (Idol Stage)

Western Festival Main Stage

12:00 pm – 12:55 pm 24K Magic Live and The Bruno Boys
12:55 pm – 01:15 pm Encore Dance Academy
01:15 pm – 02:10 pm Raquela Group
02:10 pm – 02:30 pm Break
02:30 pm – 03:45 pm Rachel Steele
03:45 pm – 04:00 pm Break
04:00 pm – 05:00 pm Jazz Artistry

Festival Grounds

Cowgirl on Horse
2 Guys on Fake Horses

 

EGWF Park Map

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