Welcome to the Strauss Festival!

Strauss Festival Charms Audiences

for the 29th year!

The Strauss Festival of Elk Grove is celebrating its 29th year!  With the theme of “Who’s The Fairest of Them All?”, it is once again time to spotlight this Elk Grove treasure.

Watch the Strauss Festival dancers on Fox40 News!

Listen to our interview on iHeartRadio about the Strauss Festival!

Be sure to join us July 28-31, 2016 for the familiar tale of “Snow White” with the lovely princess, a wicked queen, cute little miners / ‘tweens, a handsome prince, and of course the fabulous dancers performing waltz, polka, and quadrille.  The Camellia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Elk Grove’s own Jay DeWald, will provide live music for the show.

The promenade begins at 7:30 p.m. with the show commencing at 8:15 p.m. in Elk Grove Regional Park. Enjoy the spectacular fireworks finale following each evening’s performance!

Food and merchandise will be available to purchase from the following fine vendors:

  • Culinerdy Cruzer Food Truck (on select evenings)
  • Squeeze Inn Food Truck (on select evenings)
  • Rich’s Ice Cream
  • Mr. Pop’s popcorn
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Elk Grove Rotary Club’s hot dogs/brats with all the trimmings
  • Strauss Festival souvenirs and apparel

Wine and beer will also be available for purchase.


Strauss Island (in Elk Grove Regional Park), 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Rd 95624

Strauss Festival of Elk Grove is an outdoor, no-admission, staged dance production at Elk Grove Regional Park.  Featuring a live orchestra, fireworks and other pyrotechnic displays, enchanting outdoor ambiance, and of course the beautifully costumed dancers, the Strauss Festival is a perfect summer evening getaway for couples, families, and culture enthusiasts alike.

The Festival has attracted audiences from around the world and has garnered critical acclaim along the way.  It is one of the longest-running events of its kind, and admission has always been free thanks to our loyal supporters and benefactors.

Come and spread a blanket on the lawn at Strauss Island, enjoy the many culinary temptations from local eateries, and let your cares fade away in the world of Johann Strauss.  Or take advantage of our special seating packages to enjoy the royal treatment!


To purchase reserved bleacher seating for the 2016 Festival

When the new page opens, scroll down to find “BLEACHER SEATING PACKAGES”

Kids from 1 to 92 will enjoy the waterfowl on the lake, the lights and drama of the beautifully appointed stage, and the elaborate hand-stitched gowns from our vast collection of period costumes.

All of our performers are unpaid volunteers from the local community. Some of them have never danced before, while others have been with the Festival since its inception 29 years ago!  If you would like to join our production team, please send a message:

We’d love to meet you!