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AmericaFest Returning to the Rose Bowl on July 4th

Published on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 1:08 pm

The nation’s birthday will once again be celebrated in the Rose Bowl when AmericaFest returns to the iconic stadium on July 4.

“It will be the largest Fourth of July fireworks event west of the Mississippi,” promised city spokesperson Lisa Derderian.

The 95th annual event returns live after a virtual performance last year which ensured the tradition would continue uninterrupted.

For the past 94 years, America’s Stadium has provided the city with the epic event, including an all-day tailgate, family fun activities, musical act and fireworks show.

So far no acts for this year have been publicly announced.

Last year’s hour long program featured music from cello artist Cecilia Tsan who performed live two solos from the 100-inch telescope dome on top of Mt. Wilson in honor of our United States Fallen Heroes and the first responders and frontline workers for their admirable work and courage during COVID-19.

The one-hour virtual event featured celebrations of the United States Veterans and military personnel, messages from our community thanking first responders, frontline workers and their personal heroes for their work during COVID-19, as well as a salute to America with a message defining why Independence Day celebration.

At the culmination of the online-based event, there was a flyover of Pasadena and its most historic landmarks which was viewable from many Pasadena resident’s homes, as well as streamed online, providing equal access to this free event for all.

City officials stress that fireworks are illegal in Pasadena, except at AmericaFest. For safety’s sake, they say, leave fireworks to the professionals.

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