The Central Valley produces the most almonds in the world, so it comes as no surprise that there a variety of events and sights in regards to almonds. With spring around the corner, it is time for the blossoming of almond trees all around in the valley.
The Almond Blossom Festival is Ripon’s largest tradition of the year with an entire weekend of celebrations and events. Beginning in 1962, the Almond Blossom Festival is steeped in history and has become more than just a festival, but a season of tradition, memories, and Ripon comradery. The Almond Blossom Festival is always the last FULL weekend of February with this year’s dates ranging from Thursday, February 22nd- Sunday, February 25th, 2024. There are many events that happen around Ripon that weekend, but the festival itself is put on and run by the Ripon Chamber of Commerce.