2018 CFA Coronado Flower Show – Don’t Miss Out!
#1 It’s a tradition since 1922
The Coronado Flower Show is a slice of Americana. In its early years it was sustained solely by donations from the private sector. Coronado schools loaned desks and typewriters; the Hotel del Coronado provided trellises and tables; and even the local Boy Scout troops camped in the park to provide security for the show and its visitors. During WWII the flower show skipped three years (1943-1946) due to national defense efforts, then resumed in full force in Spring of 1946.
#2 Largest tented Flower Show in the Nation!
A spring tradition since 1922, the Coronado Flower Show is the largest tented flower show in the U.S. and fills most of a city block in the beautiful San Diego beach community of Coronado.
Located at Spreckels Park this two-day event includes landscape displays, a variety of floral competitions, educational lectures and demonstrations, live bandstand entertainment, food, beer & wine garden with locally crafted beers, and shopping. There’s also a Home Front competition which awards exceptional home and business gardens throughout the city.
#3 Enjoy some small-town hospitality
Small towns like Coronado are great for community where most people know each other and visitors are appreciated and warmly welcomed. Visitors feel comfortable because of the warmth of the people and their small-town hospitality. The slower pace of life helps restore balance to the pace of life and encourages the practice of buying local. Who knows, you might even meet the Mayor and other City of Coronado Council Members!
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Diana Drummey, Flower Show Chair
Richard Bailey, City of Coronado Mayor
Don Crawford, Coronado Floral Association President
#4 This year’s theme: Let the Good Times Grow!
#5 What better way to celebrate the coming of Spring than an official Spring Flower Show?!
The Coronado Flower Show is considered a Spring highlight for the local community and visitors from the greater San Diego area alike. The Show kicks off Friday 6:00 pm with an enjoyable movie showing Friday great for the whole family, and exhibits are on display for the public beginning 1:00 pm on Saturday.
#6 It’s a really neat experience for the whole family 🙂
#7 Beer & Wine Garden with locally crafter beers
2018 Dates – Saturday April 21 | Sunday April 22
#8 What you will learn
You’ll learn about wild flowers, water conservation, how to paint florals, the basics of recycling (from city recycling), fire department CERT, John D Spreckels center something about senior
This Annual Flower Show promotes the love of gardening and floral design, civic and environmental responsibility, and provides education, resources, and networking opportunities for folks who love horticulture and design.
#9 Who doesn’t like to shop?!
Vendors from across San Diego county will be on site with all kinds of arts & crafts, plants, and gardening supplies. Click HERE for a complete listing of all the great vendors you can expect to see.
#10 Who needs an excuse anyway to visit the stunningly beautiful City of Coronado?
Coronado is a small beach community with an island feel. Incorporated in 1890, Coronado has a rich history and exceptional community assets in a village atmosphere.
Bayside – Galleries, boutiques and speciality shops, Centennial Park, and dining opportunities with exceptional views overlooking the ever-changing views of the San Diego skyline and busy harbor.
Beaches – Some of the world’s most desirable beaches can be found in Coronado. Dr. Beach ranked Coronado’s Central Beach as the #1 Beach in the United States in 2012. Parents Magazine also named Coronado in its Top 10 U.S. beaches. The miles of silvery sand, rich in mica, glimmer in the sun like diamonds.
Historic Downtown – Brimming with community life—a genuine “Main Street U.S.A.” Discover shopping; everything from surfboards to high-end jewelry and the latest fashions. You can find award-winning restaurants and sidewalk cafes, hotels and boutique inns, peaceful parks, and the historic library. There are two professional live theater venues, the Coronado School of the Arts, a vintage state-of-the-art movie house, Coronado Visitor Center, Coronado Museum, and historic buildings, including the national landmark Hotel del Coronado, which overlooks one of the top rated beaches in all of North America.
Glorietta Bay – Yachts with billowing sails dot Glorietta Bay, framed by Glorietta Bay Park with its gentle swimming beach, the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, Coronado Municipal Golf Course, Coronado Tennis Center, Coronado Yacht Club, Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill, public marina and boat ramp, Coronado Municipal Pool, Community Center, Club Room & Boathouse, and Glorietta Bay Park.
Silver Strand –You are surrounded by the beach and bay on the Silver Strand, a perfect place to soak up the natural surroundings and habitat. Take a pleasurable stroll or bike ride on the paved pedestrian and bike path (part of the Bayshore Bikeway) past the award-winning Loews Coronado Bay Resort and Spa, Crown Cove Aquatics Center, the Navy’s Fiddlers Cove, and Coronado Cays residential development. Coronado has a proud military history and it is possible to see many examples of Navy training activities along the Silver Strand.