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All the Best Pasadena-Area Fireworks, Parties and Parades on July 4 and 5

Published on Jul 1, 2021


[Updated] Finally! A great holiday weekend we can sink our teeth into — with actual spectacular fireworks, music, parades and family fun indoors and out! Not everything will be as normal: South Pasadena’s Festival of Balloons won’t roll down Mission Street and the Madison Heights Neighborhood Association’s classic July 4 Parade and Picnic is canceled. But there are plenty of great events lined up, across all four days of the holiday weekend. So… take your pick, relax and enjoy!


SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Your Freedom During Open Sunday
Spend time in the beautiful Niko-an Teahouse, open again for entry Masks are required for those who aren’t fully vaccinated. The garden has lifted most of its guidelines along with the City of Pasadena. Some restrictions remain and we appreciate your patience and attention to them. • Every visitor…
Event Location: Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden


Time: 2:30 p.m.
Independence Day Ice Cream Social at the Center
Celebrate Independence Day with your friends at the Pasadena Senior Center! Pasadena Senior Center is going to do it the old-fashioned way, with ice cream and popcorn and other treats, and a rip-roaring show by our beloved Tap Chicks. Treats will be served on the patio before and after the performance…
Event Location: Pasadena Senior Center


Time: 3:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
95th Annual AmericaFest Celebration
AmericaFest returns for its 95th year on July 4th! The theme of this year’s celebration is “Celebrating America’s Perseverance” as… “we recognize our ability to come together and stand stronger throughout the pandemic.” The Rose Bowl Stadium is excited to partner with Jet Propulsion Laboratory to highlight their recent accomplishment in landing NASA’s Perseverance…
Event Location: Rose Bowl Stadium


Time: 2 p.m.
4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Show at Lacy Park
**Please note the later gate opening time of 2:00 p.m.**
The 4th of July celebration at Lacy Park is officially back on! An amazing fireworks show, great music, delicious food, and most importantly, a time to celebrate and gather with friends and neighbors. Day-of tickets are $20 for everyone. For more information about the day’s activities and ticket sales, please go to
Event Location: Lacy Park, San Marino


MONDAY, JULY 5, 2021

Time: 7:30 a.m.
Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade
On Monday, July 5th, Sierra Madre Community Foundation will host its 5K Fun Run followed by Woman’s Club Pre-Parade Open House at 8:00 AM. Featuring Live Music from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. with the Wabash Wailers and finally the Independence Day Parade starts at 10:00 a.m….
Event Location: Downtown Sierra Madre


Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
2021 Hometown Parade
The La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced that the annual Fiesta Days celebration, a citywide tradition since 1974, has officially been moved to Monday, July 5, 2021. This will be our 48th annual Parade. There will be no other familiar Fiesta Days events, only the Hometown Parade.
Event Location: La Cañada Flintridge

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