The 101st Coronado Flower Show took place this past weekend and brightened up the community with happiness and liveliness.
Spreckels Park was transformed into a spectacular show with a smell of fresh flowers that radiated throughout the courtyard.
And live music played in the middle of the scene.
“I loved the music they had. It made me happy and added so much life to the event,” said Mariah Feghali, who attended the show.
Feghali also noted how she’s never seen such bright colored flowers.
Under the tents in which the show was displayed was endless amounts of color and brightness.
Each tent told a different story and displayed a different type of beauty amongst all the different types of flowers and succulent.
The endless amounts of colorful flowers was a wonderful way to welcome spring and the beginning of a new season, organizers said.
Stephanie Clegg, communications chair for the Coronado Flower Association, said she enjoyed her weekend with plenty of guests.
“Welcoming a new century of the Coronado Flower Show has been a magical experience. To see a whole community come together around the show is not something you see everywhere.”-Stephanie Clegg, Coronado Flower Association spokeswoman.
“Welcoming a new century of the Coronado Flower Show has been a magical experience. To see a whole community come together around the show is not something you see everywhere,” she said.
Clegg said she is proud to call Coronado her home, and added that the flower show is a bit more than the flowers, noting it is about the community.
“I am proud to be involved in an event that is steeped in tradition,” she said.
The time, thought, and creativity that goes into the production of the show is evident to all its attendees.
From standing in line to revive a ticket to being assisted while voting for the favorite flower display at the event, the volunteers were prepared, with the biggest smiles.
At the end of the festival, attendees took home multiple bouquets of flowers – a memento from the event.