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It's back! After two-year disruption due to the pandemic, Central Coast flower festival returns

The Lompoc Flower Festival returns May 6-8 for its 69th annual edition. It was cancelled for the past two years because of the pandemic.

2022 Lompoc Flower Festival runs Friday through Sunday.

After two years off due to the pandemic, Lompoc’s nearly seven decade old Flower Festival is returning this week.

The 2022 Festival will take place in Lompoc’s Ryon Park. It’s three days this year, instead of the traditional five. And, there won’t be a Lompoc Flower Festival Parade this year.

But, organizers say the core of the festival will be back, with entertainment, food, carnival rides and craft booths. It’s a Central Coast tradition celebrating the region’s flower industry.

It will take place this year starting Friday, and running through Sunday. Plans call for the complete festival, along with the parade to return in 2023.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.