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Fireworks, Parades, and Fun Flag-Waving Celebrations: Marking Independence Day 2019 Pasadena-Style

Published on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 | 5:22 am

Independence Day falls in the middle of this week today, but that hasn’t lessened spirits or plans. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate with fireworks (which in Pasadena are only permitted at the Rose Bowl), a BBQ, or something more unusual, the Pasadena area has plenty of ways to get your patriotism on:

The Rose Bowl Stadium is looking forward to hosting the 93rd annual AmericaFest on Thursday, July 4, 2019. This year we will once again showcase a world-renown fireworks show and entertainment to remember. You won’t want to miss it!

Special performances by TNT Freestyle Motocross, Nathional Anthem performed by Maximo Marcuso and the PCDA NoteAbles Choir, Apollo 11: The Immersive Live Show Preview, SoCal VoCals Live Performance, Disney’s DCappella Live Lion King Performance followed by the Biggest Fireworks show in Southern California.

A huge thank you to all of our donors who have made AmericaFest the Nations best Independence Day celebration.

Make another great Madison Heights memory…
The MHNA July 4th Parade and Picnic has become a neighborhood tradition that celebrates hometown heroes and strengthens the relationships between neighbors. Families come from throughout the Pasadena area to join the fun.

Everyone loves a parade—especially when you and your family can join the procession to Allendale Park. We’ll have crafts for the kids and live entertainment,

Celebrate Independence Day with your friends at the Pasadena Senior Center. Enjoy classic American BBQ prepared by Chef Gabby while enjoying danceable classic tunes played by the Great American Swing Band. Please make your reservations in advance at the Welcome Desk by Tuesday, July 2.


Altadena’s Independence Day celebration will take place on Friday, July 29, at the Altadena Town & Country Club, 2290 Country Club Drive Altadena. The club will have its own fireworks display with foods, music and kids activities starting at 6:00 p.m. For more information and tickets visit


Annual City Fourth of July Celebration at Lacy Park!
Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Lacy Park (1485 Virginia Road). The community is invited to attend this patriotic event, which will feature a fun zone, food booths, a community parade, stage entertainment, and a fireworks display at approximately 9 pm. For more info., call (626) 403-2200 or the July 4th info line for recorded information at (626) 943-2627.


Thursday, July 4, 2019. / 8:00 am.
The Firecracker Fun Run is a 5K for entire family to enjoy. Show your
support for the STARS & STRIPES – Awards for the “Best” Red White and
Blue. Welcome to runners of all ages- Unofficial time clock. Walkers with
dogs and strollers are welcome as well.
Check in from 7:00 am – 7:45 am in Kersting Court. Registration is open

Thursday July 4th, 2019
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sierra Vista Park
Live music, food trucks, games, and more!

Parade Date, Thursday, July 4, 2019
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Sierra Madre Blvd between Sunnyside Ave and Rancho Rd
Parade Participant Waiver Form click here!


2019 Fourth of July Festival of Balloons
“To the Moon and Beyond – 50 Years of Exploring America’s Freedom”
The City of South Pasadena is celebrating its 38th annual Festival of Balloons.

Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast
Location: South Pasadena Fire Station, 817 Mound Avenue (enter on Hope Street, between Fremont Avenue and Mound Avenue)
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony
Location: South Pasadena Library Community Room – lawn, 1115 El Centro Street
Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Mission Street, from Diamond Avenue to Garfield Park
Time: 11:00 a.m.
PARADE ENTRY: Download the Parade Registration Packet (please follow the submission instructions in the packet).

Celebration at Garfield Park
Location: Garfield Park, 1750 Mission Street
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Details: Games, food, and activities Event Picture 3
Fireworks Show
Location: South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Avenue.
Time: 9:00 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
Details: Food vendors will be on site at the show. Pets are not allowed
– Stadium – Alcohol and glass bottles are not allowed in the stadium.
– Field – Only water is permitted on the field, no food. Rounded bottom chairs only on the field (narrow legs/feet of camping chairs will damage the turf).

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