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LaSalle Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival map of the Vollmer Complex

The LaSalle Strawberry Festival takes place from Thursday, June 6 to Sunday, June 9 at the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex featuring a carnival, fireworks, entertainment and local strawberries. The parade will take place as scheduled on Saturday on Front Road between Reaume Road and Sacred Heart Drive.

New location for 2019! We are relocating the LaSalle Strawberry Festival to the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex. Relocating the festival this year is a contingency to deal with high water levels of the Detroit River and to ensure a safe event.

Admission

Admission 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). Advance weekend passes will be sold at the Vollmer Centre at a cost of $12.00, which includes admission for the entire weekend. Weekend passes are on sale until the desk closes on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Carnival

Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Toonie Night - All rides are $2.00
Friday 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Purchase or tickets required. Unlimited ride pass $30.00.
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm: Purchase of tickets required
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Purchase of tickets required

Advance carnival tickets are available at the Vollmer Complex front desk until Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Pay $40.00 and get 35 tickets (9 tickets for free). 

Bags

Approved bags cannot exceed 14" x 14" x 6." Diaper bags and medical bags are permitted. All persons and bags entering the festival will be subject to a security inspection. Bag check is available at the Bike Valet for a cost of $2.00.

Bike Valet

Free bicycle valet service provided by Bike Friendly Windsor-Essex. Festival patrons are encouraged to ride a bicycle to the festival and ride right up to the admission gates.

Animals

Animals are not allowed at the Strawberry Festival. Service animals who are specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.

Strawberry Cleaning

Volunteers are needed to clean strawberries on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 starting at 6:00 p.m. at the LaSalle Fire Hall on Normandy Street. Registration is not required. We will sign high school volunteer hour forms.

Parking

Parking is free in designated spots only and will be on a first come first serve basis, and at times will be difficult. Outdoor rentals on the soccer fields and ball diamonds are still taking place. If you park in a no parking zone, you could be ticketed. We will be offering extended FREE LaSalle Transit service and shuttles to help alleviate parking issues. Accessible parking is available and located in the main Vollmer Complex parking lot with signage and is clearly identifiable. Patrons are encouraged to consider biking to the festival and taking advantage of the free bicycle valet service located near festival entrance #2.

LaSalle Transit

LaSalle Transit route 25 will be operating two buses for all of the hours of the festival. LaSalle Transit will be free from Thursday, June 6 to Sunday, June 9. The route, bus stop locations and schedule can be found on the LaSalle Transit webpage. Avoid parking and take LaSalle Transit to and from the festival! The bus will drop-off and pick-up close to the festival entrance gate. 

Route 25 Bus Stops in LaSalle (PDF)

June 6-9, 2019 Route 25 Bus Schedule (PDF)

Note: Please note that Front Road will be closed from Morton Drive to Martin Lane from 9:00 am to noon. This will affect LaSalle Transit Service. A detour is in place during the parade and stops on Matchette, Morton, Front and International will not receive service from approximately 9:00 am to noon. 

LaSalle Transit Shuttle - Friday, June 7, 2019

We will be offering a FREE shuttle service to get you to and from the Friday Night Fireworks. In addition to the LaSalle Transit route 25 buses that are running the regular route, two shuttles will bring passengers to the festival. Take a FREE shuttle to the LaSalle Strawberry Festival on Friday night for the fireworks. Shuttles will be picking up passengers between 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm at the old Centenial Arena site (Front Rd. behind the Goodwill Donation Centre) and at the LaSalle Civic Centre (Malden Rd). Shuttles will run again following the fireworks with the last pick-up at 11:00 pm.

Fireworks

The fireworks will be launched on Friday night at 10:06 pm near the pond at the Vollmer Complex. The best viewing areas will be in parking lot 1, the main lot, at the Vollmer Complex, at the pavilion/playground area and on the hill behind the pavilion.

Parade

The parade will take place as scheduled on Saturday at 10:00 am along Front Road between Reaume Road and Sacred Heart Drive. Please note that Front Road will be closed from Morton Drive to Martin Lane from 9:00 am to noon. This will affect LaSalle Transit Service. A detour is in place during the parade and stops on Matchette, Morton, Front and International will not receive service from approximately 9:00 am to noon.