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A fragrant event: The Lompoc Flower Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary

The Flower Festival Parade is back this weekend for the first time in four years.

A Central Coast community is celebrating its flowery heritage this weekend. The Lompoc Flower Festival is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

There’s live music, a carnival, food, and crafts in Ryon Memorial Park.

The festival is a celebration of the flower growing history of the Lompoc Valley.

And, for the first time in four years, the Lompoc Flower Festival parade is returning. It was cancelled during the last few years due to the pandemic. It begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. It starts on H Street, continues onto Ocean Ave, and ends at Ryon Park.

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.