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Fire Officials Urge Public To Attend Professional Fireworks Shows

Published on Monday, July 4, 2022 | 5:35 am

Fireworks displays marking the 246th anniversary of the nation’s independence will be held throughout Los Angeles County Monday evening with fire officials urging the public to attend the shows and not shoot off their own pyrotechnics.

City police and firefighters have teamed up in a joint task force to rove neighborhoods and respond rapidly to reports of fireworks. Violators are subject to arrest and the possibility of serving a year in jail, having their vehicles impounded, and being fined up to $50,000.

Pasadena is home to Southern California’s biggest legal public fireworks show.

The 96th annual AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl will detonate more than a ton of fireworks Monday night.

AmericaFest is recognized as one of the nation’s largest and longest running shows to celebrate America’s birthday. Trained technicians will fire off the 30-minute spectacular. The display will visible from most parts of Pasadena, including Brookside Park, where the Arroyo Seco Saints will play baseball against Orange County Riptide in a pre-show game.

In honor of the stadium’s 100th birthday this year, AmericaFest will highlight key moments of the venue’s iconic past.

AmericaFest will be hosted by CBS anchors Pat Harvey and Evelyn Taft and will be broadcast on CBS’s KCAL 9. 

Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., with the celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a 30-minute performance by the TNT motocross riders.

Performances by pop singer Haylee Joe and versatile vocalist Tia Simone will follow at 7 and 7:30 p.m. The TNT motocross riders will perform again at 8:15 p.m., followed by a performance by country singing star Drake Milligan at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks show is set to begin at 9 p.m.

The Rose Bowl parking lots will open at 1 p.m. and the Fun Zone at 2 p.m.

General admission tickets are $20, while reserved seating is $40. Children 5 years old and under are admitted free to the general admission section and those 2 years old and under to the reserved admission section. General admission parking is $45 in advance and $55 on Monday. Preferred parking is $60 in advance and $70 on Monday.

For more about AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl, visit

AmericaFest 2022 will culminate on Saturday, July 9, with the Palomino Festival, presented by Goldenvoice, highlighting some of the best country music has to offer.

To give fans the opportunity to take part in all the festivities, the Rose Bowl and Goldenvoice will provide guests with a free AmericaFest ticket once they reserve a Palomino Festival pass. 

To get a Festival Pass, visit Upon checkout, you will be prompted to add your free AmericaFest ticket. 

Saturday’s Palomino Festival will be at Brookside Park and will feature iconic country acts Willie Nelson, Kasey Musgraves, Jason Isbell, Old Crow Medicine Show, Turnpike Troubadours and many more. 

For more about AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl, visit

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  • No fireworks are legal in Pasadena. Not even “safe and sane” fireworks. So holding a sparkler can get you a fine and jail time but panhandling, stopping traffic and vagrants harassing people is perfectly legal. Go figure. Pasadena can’t seem to get their priorities straight. This city never fails to amaze me.