Festival Day begins with a bang — the starting blast for the Cypress 5k/10k Run/Walk that ends on Orange Avenue in front of the Cypress Civic Center. After finishing the race, runners and their supporters are encouraged to travel the short distance east on Orange Avenue to Oak Knoll Park, where the Festival Grounds officially open just before 9 a.m.
Even before the Festival itself begins, the Cypress Kiwanis are hard at work cooking and serving a hot pancake breakfast at the east end of the Cypress Community Center. The event includes a Business Expo, craft, food, and information booths, the chili and salsa competitions plus a popular car show. And the beer garden. With multiple stages filled with live entertainment, a kids area with rides and game booths, a public safety “island” that features local police and firefighters, a Cypress Police K-9 demonstration, softball vs. baseball, and more … the Festival Grounds will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit cypressfestival.com.