Upland Lemon Festival – Upland, California2024-06-12T20:18:19-07:00

Upland Lemon Festival

Upland Lemon Festival

Downtown Upland

June 14 – 16, 2024

Join us as we welcome back Upland’s favorite community tradition for 27 years!


  • Friday, June 14: 3 pm – 11 pm
  • Saturday, June 15: 11 am – 11 pm
  • Sunday, June 16: 11 am – 11 pm

The Upland Lemon Festival has been an important part of Upland tradition since 1997. What originally started as a simple way of celebrating the city’s citrus industry origins has grown into a town-wide affair including the annual Lemon Idol vocal contest, food competitions, craft vendors, community organizations, carnival rides and more.  Be sure to folow us on Facebook for news, updates, photos and more!

Unlimited Ride Carnival Wristbands Now Available!

Save Big with Upland Lemon Fest Pre-Sale Single Day Unlimited Ride Wristband Passes and the WoW Express Front of Line Upgrade!

Upland Lemon Idol

Lemon Idol is a solo vocal talent competition that is open to all singers in Upland and surrounding communities! Awards for top finishers with 1st place winning $1,000 in cash and prizes.

2024 Finalists:


  • Madelyn Rangel
  • Aliya Jaafri
  • Ellie Cerchio


  • Kate Thornton
  • Audrey Hert


  • Carlos Alvarenga
  • Michelangelo Hernandez

See them perform Saturday, June 15 @ Gazebo Stage!

Learn More >>

Live Entertainment

50+ Performances on 5 Stages!

Including performances from:

  • Eve 6
  • Tyler Rich
  • Dreaming of You (Selena Tribute)
  • Bruno & the Hooligans (Special Tribute Act)
  • Leaving Austin
  • Pressley Tennant
  • And Many More!

For full stage lineups, click the stages below.


Mechanical Bull Riding

Be sure to sign up on Friday for our Mechanical Bull Contest! The first 10 people to sign up before 6 pm are entered free. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Grand prize is $50 gift card and 2 free unlimited ride wristbands!


Kick off your weekend with a night of fun and music at the Lemon Country Stage! Join us this Friday from 7 – 10pm for the best karaoke experience around. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or a first-time singer, grab the mic and sing your heart out to your favorite tunes.

Axe Throwing

Join Axe Lair for an exhilarating axe-throwing experience that will sharpen your skills and ignite your competitive spirit! Perfect for friends and families alike,  expert instructors will guide you through the basics, ensuring a fun and safe environment for everyone.

Non-Profit Row

Visit Non-Profit Row and support the incredible regional organizations dedicated to making a positive impact in our community. Meet passionate representatives from various non-profits, learn about their missions, and find out how you can get involved.

Petting Zoo & Pony Rides

Enjoy delightful pony rides that will thrill your little ones and a charming petting zoo where they can meet and interact with friendly animals!

Crafters Corner

Explore the vibrant Crafters Corner, where talented arts and crafts vendors will be showcasing and selling their unique, handmade creations.


Support your community and get a carnival wristband after 5 hours of volunteering at the 2024 Upland Lemon Festival!


When is the Upland Lemon Festival?2024-06-10T10:16:40-07:00

The 2024 Upland Lemon Festival runs June 14 – 16, 2024. The festival hours are as follows:

  • Friday, June 14: 3 pm – 11 pm
  • Saturday, June 15: 11 am – 11 pm
  • Sunday, June 16: 11 am – 11 pm
Where is the Upland lemon Festival?2024-05-02T10:27:40-07:00

The Upland lemon Festival will take place in Historic Downtown Upland

You can check out a map here >>

How Much Does it Cost to Attend the Upland Lemon Festival?2024-04-22T15:33:44-07:00

It’s free to get in (but be sure to bring money for food, beverage, and vendor items)!

Where Can I Park?2024-03-12T15:21:13-07:00
There are several areas around the Upland lemon Festival to park (view map here), though we strongly advise public transit and ride-sharing.
If you do choose to drive to the event, please drink responsibly.
What Time Can I See My Favorite Performer?2024-06-07T14:25:53-07:00

You can see our  full list of entertainers and set times for each stage here.

What Ages Are Allowed at the Upland Lemon Festival?2024-05-02T10:27:15-07:00

This event is for all ages. Alcoholic beverages are for 21+

What Should I Wear?2024-04-22T15:39:18-07:00

Be sure to wear some comfy shoes to walk the festival area and, with the event being outdoors, prepare properly (sunscreen, dress in layers, etc.).

What is There to Do at the Upland Lemon Festival?2024-05-02T10:27:01-07:00

In addition to live entertainment, there will be the annual Lemon Idol vocal contest, food competitions, craft vendors, community organizations, carnival rides and more.

What is Not Allowed at the Upland Lemon Festival?2024-04-22T15:33:06-07:00

In order to provide the best experience to those attending, we ask that there be:

  • No Gang Attire
  • No Weapons
  • No Drones
  • No Outside Alcohol
  • No Skateboards
  • Please Walk Your Bicycle

Festival Map & Location

Historic Downtown Upland

For Parking Map, Public Transit Information, and more, click below. 

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