LaSalle Strawberry Festival Banner

Hours of Operation
Thursday, June 6 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Friday, June 7 from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday, June 8 from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sunday, June 9 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Strawberry Cleaning - Call for Volunteers!

The tradition continues in LaSalle! In preparation for the LaSalle Strawberry Festival, volunteers are needed to help clean strawberries on: 

Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 6:00 pm 
Event Centre, 970 Front Road 

Festival admission tickets will be available for purchase online beginning 2 weeks before the festival (May 23, 2024). 

Advance registration is not required. Please meet at the Event Centre at 6:00 pm. An hour or two of time would be greatly appreciated! High school volunteer forms can be signed for these community service hours.

Parking is available at the Event Centre by entering the parking lot from Bouffard Road. Additional parking spaces are available at the Riverdance building which is a short walk to the Event Centre. Guests can be dropped off at the Event Centre before parking. Pets are not permitted, service dogs only.

Admission and Carnival

Festival Admission

Advanced gate admission sales begin online on May 23. Advanced admission is available for purchase online only. Admission can also be purchased at the festival gate.

  • Admission to the festival is $5 per person. Cash, debit and credit are accepted at the gate.
  • Free entry for kids 5 years old and under and individuals aged 65 and over.
  • Advance purchase weekend pass is $12 per person and is available online only until Friday, June 9.

Carnival Tickets

  • The carnival is operated by Robertson Amusements. The carnival accepts cash, credit, and debit. An ATM machine is available inside the festival.
  • Advanced tickets are available for purchase from May 23 until Wednesday, June 5 at the Vollmer Centre. Purchase 35 tickets for $40 (9 tickets for free)! After June 5, carnival tickets can be purchased on-site only. Single ride tickets are $1.75 and most rides are 1-3 tickets on average or more per ride.
  • The following can be purchased on-site only, including the following:
    • Thursday, June 6: Toonie Night. All rides are $2.
    • Friday, June 7: $40 Unlimited Ride Pass.

Carnival Rides

  • Fun Slide, Monkey Maze, Drop Zone, Carousel, Lolli Swing, Bumper Cars, Sizzler, Dragon Wagon, Bounce House, Avalanche, Cliff Hanger, Hampton, Spin Zoo, Century Wheel

Join the Parade - Apply Here!

Thank you for your interest in joining the 2024 LaSalle Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday, June 8, 2024. Along with the fun that comes with participating in this annual event, it is also a way to create a tie between business and community, reach a wide demographic, and integrate branding. We are looking forward to seeing you at the parade!

Apply Online

The LaSalle Strawberry Festival Parade is held on the Saturday of the festival weekend at 10:00 am on Front Road, beginning at Old Front Road and ending at Sacred Heart Dr. The parade route is 1.5 KM.

All streets perpendicular to Front Road, from Reaume Road to Delaware Avenue, will be closed beginning at 9:30 am and will remain closed until approximately 10:45 am. If you are planning on commuting, please seek an alternative route.

LaSalle Transit 25 route will be redirected for the parade. Bus stops located on Matchett Rd., Morton Dr., Front Rd. and International Ave. are closed between 9:00 am and Noon on Saturday, June 8. The route will resume normal operation, with all bus stops open, following the parade. LaSalle Transit is free all weekend.

Strawberry Festival Parade Route

Entertainment Schedule

Thursday

  • 6:15 PM at Main Stage - Opening Ceremonies presented by LaSalle Town Council
  • 6:30 PM at Main Stage - Miss LaSalle Pageant
  • 7:00 PM at Bike Park - Krusher BMX Show
  • 8:30 PM at Bike Park - Krusher BMX Show
  • 9:30 PM at Main Stage - River Honey

Friday

  • 3:30 PM at Bike Park - Krusher BMX Show
  • 4:30 PM at Main Stage - Mississippi Mike and the Southside Strutters
  • 6:00 PM at Bike Park - Krusher BMX Show
  • 6:30 PM at Main Stage - Rebekah Stevens
  • 8:00 PM at Bike Park - Krusher BMX Show
  • 8:30 PM at Main Stage - Carson Janik
  • 10:00 PM at Event Grounds - Fireworks Show Presented by Valente Development and Real Estate

Saturday

  • 10:00 AM at Front Road - Festival Parade
  • 12:30 PM at Bike Park - Krusher BMX Show
  • 1:00 PM at Main Stage - Dan Knight
  • 3:00 PM at Main Stage - Paige Warner
  • 4:30 PM at Bike Park - Krusher BMX Show
  • 4:30 PM at Main Stage - Fresh Breath
  • 6:30 PM at Bike Park - Krusher BMX Show
  • 6:30 PM at Main Stage - Taylor's Story
  • 9:00 PM at Main Stage - Trio de Janeiro

Sunday

  • 11:00 AM at Main Stage - Kobbler Jay Entertainment Show
  • 12:30 PM at Main Stage - Mascot Dance Off Party
  • 1:30 PM at Main Stage - Leave Those Kids Alone
  • 2:00 PM at Bike Park - Krusher BMX Show
  • 3:00 PM at Bike Park - Krusher BMX Show

Activity Schedule

Wednesday

  • 6:00 PM at LaSalle Event Centre (970 Front Road) - Strawberry Cleaning Night, all welcome
    • Just show up! No registration necessary.
    • Parking is available at the Event Centre.
    • This qualifies for high school community service hours.

Friday

  • 10:00 PM at Park Grounds - Fireworks Show Presented by Valente Development Corporation

Saturday

  • 10:00 AM at Front Road - Strawberry Festival Parade

Sunday

  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Front Road Park Boat Launch - Youth Fishing Derby presented by Just Fishin' Friends and LaSalle Police Association
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Sensory-Friendly Hour, limited noise and lights
  • 11:00 AM at Main Stage - Kobbler Jay Entertainment Show
  • 12:30 PM at Main Stage - Mascot Dance Off Party
  • 1:30 PM at Main Stage - Strawberry Planting Activity presented by Raymont's Berries
  • 2:30 PM at Main Stage - Youth Strawberry Eating Contest presented by Reaume Chevrolet

Information about the Strawberry Festival

Site Map

Strawberry Festival Site Map

Festival Rules

The Town of LaSalle is committed to providing a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience for everyone attending the LaSalle Strawberry Festival. Everyone should expect and help to promote an environment where people are treated in a courteous, professional, considerate, and respectful manner. The Town of LaSalle will not tolerate unsafe, abusive, unlawful, or offensive conduct. Guests who engage in this type of behaviour are subject to being ejected and potentially banned from the Festival and the property and may be subject to arrest by law enforcement.

Various resources are used to ensure the safety of everyone visiting the Festival including the use of uniformed police officers and security guards. Please report any security concerns to event staff, onsite police, onsite security or by calling the LaSalle Police Service at 519-969-5210.

General Festival Rules

Public safety is our number one priority, and we have implemented several enhanced security procedures at all entrance gates. As part of the process:

  1. Bags or purses larger than 14” X 14” X 6” and ALL backpacks will not be permitted into the Festival. Diaper bags and medical bags are permitted.
  2. All appropriately sized bags, purses, waist packs, etc. along with diaper and medical bags will be subject to inspection prior to entering by security.
  3. We reserve the right to refuse any bag, parcel, or other item and to deal with any unattended object or bag in such way as we consider appropriate.
  4. Smoking (including vaping) will not be permitted at any time on the Vollmer Complex grounds. Smoking of any kind will result in automatic ejection from the Festival. 
  5. Children should be supervised. Guests under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a Guest aged 14 or older to enter.
  6. Please show common courtesy to fellow Guests and our event staff by not using profanity or engaging in unsafe, illegal, disruptive, or offensive behaviour.
  7. Horseplay including running, chasing, pushing, wrestling etc. will not be tolerated and will result in the Guest(s) being removed from the Festival. For your safety and the safety of others, please refrain from running.
  8. Outside food and beverages will not be permitted. A water refill station will be available onsite.
  9. A valid ticket will be required for entry. One re-entry per Guest, per day will be permitted. Re-entry passes will no longer be distributed after 6:00 pm each day. Festival admission will close 45 minutes prior to the Festival closing time each day.
  10. Guests must vacate the Vollmer Complex grounds at the completion of the Festival each day. Gathering on the property without apparent purpose is prohibited.

Prohibited Items

  1. Firearms, ammunition, knives, and weapons of any kind.

  2. Bear repellent spray or any other deterrent spray.

  3. Objects or toys that appear or resemble firearms or weapons.

  4. Fireworks or other similarly explosive and/or flammable objects.

  5. Horns, whistles, large megaphones, or artificial noise makers.

  6. Alcoholic beverages and drugs. Any person found at the Festival in an intoxicated state will be automatically removed from the Festival.

  7. Recreational devices such as drones, remote-control toys, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, inline skates, or shoes with built-in wheels.

  8. Wheeled mobility devices with less than 3 wheels or devices that cannot maintain stability and balance when stopped, unpowered and/or unoccupied.

Prohibited Activities

  1. The sale of goods or services, or the display of goods or services, unless you are an approved Strawberry Festival vendor.

  2. The distribution of printed or recorded materials of any kind unless prior written approval has been obtained.

  3. Engaging in any unsafe act or other act that may impede the operation of the Strawberry Festival.

  4. Unauthorized access or entry into backstage areas or areas designated only for staff members or vendors of the Strawberry Festival.

  5. Unauthorized events, speeches, or use of any flag, banner, sign, or other material for commercial purposes, or as part of a demonstration.

  6. Photography, videotaping or recording of any kind, or otherwise engaging in any activity, for unapproved commercial purposes.

  7. Unauthorized solicitations of any kind, whether commercial, religious, educational, or otherwise, or conducting any unauthorized commercial activities, including solicitations of money or other contributions or donations.

  8. Obstructing walkways, entrances, driveways, or exits.

Festival Rules for Guest Attire

  1. Proper attire, including shoes and shirts, must be worn at all times.

  2. We reserve the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that we consider inappropriate or attire that could detract from the experience of other Guests. 

Accessibility

Barrier-Free Restrooms

Barrier-free restrooms are located throughout the event.

Parking

Accessible parking spaces can be found in parking lots 1, and 4 from which fully paved and level pathways lead to the event. Please note that parking lots 6 and 7 are stone lots and parking lots 2, 3 and 5 are closed as they are part of the event space. View the Vollmer Complex Grounds Map.

Vollmer Complex Grounds Map

Wheelchair and Stroller Accessible Grounds
The festival grounds are fully paved and level to ensure ease of access for persons with mobility devices and parents with strollers.

Rest Area/Quiet Space

The festival will feature a rest area/quiet space as a resource for individuals who may need it such as nursing mothers and those with sensory sensitivities.

Sensory Friendly Hour

Sensory-friendly hour, with limited noise and lights, will take place on Sunday, June 11 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Support Persons and Service Animals

Support persons for patrons with disabilities can access the festival without additional cost above the admission price for the patron with the disability (one support person per person with a disability). Patrons are asked to
identify their support person at the festival admission gate so they can be assisted.

Service and support animals are welcome at the Strawberry Festival and are permitted in all areas the public would normally be allowed to go. Please note that service and support animals will not be permitted on amusement rides. Service and support animals should be on a leash and under the control of their owner or handler at all times. Event staff reserve the right to ask for documentation related to service and support animals. 

Animals

Pets are not permitted on the festival grounds due to the large volume of visitors within the park. Service animals are permitted.

ATM

An ATM will be on site. Some vendors are equipped to accept credit and debit cards.

Bags and Purses

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 security inspection.  

Parking, Bike Valet and Transit

Free parking is available in designated lots. Parking is available in 5 municipal lots and is on a first come first serve basis. If you park in a no parking zone, you could be ticketed or towed. 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 bike valet service.

Bike Windsor-Essex will be offering a bike valet service during the festival. Feel free to take your bicycle to the event!

Visit our LaSalle Transit web page for a Strawberry Festival Transit ScheduleThe bus service has been enhanced during the LaSalle Strawberry Festival with free service and extended hours to match those of the festival from Thursday to Saturday.  

Security

Security is posted at the festival entrances as well as throughout the festival grounds. By entering the event, you are agreeing to security is permitted to search bags for contraband such as alcohol, weapons or narcotics. 

For additional public safety, LaSalle Police Service deploys uniformed officers at the festival. 

Smoking/Vaping

In accordance with Smoke Free Ontario Act and Town By-law 7775, Smoking and Vaping on Town property is prohibited. Alcohol is prohibited at the event.

Strawberries and Ice Cream

Strawberries and Ice Cream

The Town of LaSalle, in partnership with Life After Fifty, will be selling strawberries and ice cream at the event. Come and enjoy a cup of fresh and local strawberries from Raymont's Berries.

Raymont's Berries is located in Cottom in Essex County. Raymont's serves delicious produce. Visit their farm to pick up fresh local berries, vegetables and more. You can also see the Raymont's Berries truck in the Strawberry Festival Parade carrying Captain Strawberry.

Transit

transit

Ride LaSalle Transit 25 for free from June 8 to 10! The bus service has been enhanced during the LaSalle Strawberry Festival with free service and extended hours to match those of the festival. Buses will run during festival hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with final pick-ups at the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex taking place a few minutes after the festival closes. The schedule for transit during the Strawberry Festival will be posted soon.

One free shuttle bus will also run on Friday night to bring patrons to and from the festival for the fireworks. The bus will travel between the Event Centre at 970 Front Road and the Vollmer Complex between 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm. Parking is first come first serve and is available at the Event Centre by entering the parking lot from Bouffard Road. Additional parking is available at Front Road and Laurier Drive. It is a short walk from the additional parking to the Event Centre. Guests can be dropped off at the Event Centre before parking. The shuttle service will run about every 30 minutes. 

Volunteering

Looking to add to your high school volunteer credits? Interested in supporting the festival? Volunteers are needed to clean and cut strawberries. Come to the LaSalle Event Centre on Wednesday, June 7 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm to help. For those looking for volunteer credits, staff on site will complete your credit form. Registration is not required.

Water Bottle Refill Station

A water bottle refill station provided by the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) will be available once inside the festival, free of charge.

Festival Sponsors

Gold Level Sponsors

LiUNAWFCUValente

Silver Level Sponsors

Field ElectricTolmie Orthodontics

Bronze Level Sponsors

Essex PowerlinesVince Ferro Construction

Donors

Monarch BasicsRotary ClubBlackburn RadioAM800Blackburn RadioReaume Chevrolet

 

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the event? Learn about our advertising and sponsorship packages by emailing us