LaSalle Strawberry Festival is a Hit at the Vollmer Complex

The LaSalle Strawberry Festival kicked off on Thursday (June 6) at the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex. A large crowd came out for the carnival, some great entertainment, and of course, local strawberries.

Entertainment on Thursday was highlighted with a performance from The Soul Shakers.

This year the Strawberry Festival was relocated to the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex in an effort to avoid high water levels of the Detroit River and to ensure a safe event.

A large crowd is expected for Friday night’s fireworks at 10 pm.

Admission to the LaSalle Strawberry Festival includes all entertainment throughout the entire weekend. Admission is $5.00 per person for ages 6 through 65 (persons under the age of 6 and over the age of 65 get in for free).

Carnival runs on Friday from 3 – 11 pm: Purchase or tickets required – Unlimited ride pass $30.00; Saturday from 10:30 am – 11 pm; and Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm.

Schedule for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, June 7

  • Acrobark – 3:30 pm, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
  • Six Degrees – 4:30 pm
  • Allessandro Rotondi – 6:30 pm
  • White Noise – 8:30 pm
  • Fireworks – 10:00 pm – The fireworks will take place at the Vollmer Complex by the pond.

Saturday, June 8

  • Parade – 10:00 am – The route for the LaSalle Strawberry Festival Parade will remain the same in 2019. It take place on Front Road, starting at Reaume Rd. and ending at Sacred Heart Dr.
  • INCIRQUE – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Acrobark – 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm
  • The Delvitos – 3:00 pm
  • Big Louie and the Band – 5:00 pm
  • Band Rock of Ages -7:30 pm
  • Night Fever and Abbamania – 9:30 pm

Sunday, June 9

  • Kids Strawberry Planting – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Acrobark – 11:00 am, 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm
  • Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Strawberry Eating Contest – 2:30 pm

All photos by Brent Groh