Rose Bowl Takes 94th Annual AmericaFest Virtual, Keeping Tradition Alive

Published on Jul 3, 2020

Recognized as one of the nation’s largest and longest running shows to celebrate America’s birthday, the Rose Bowl Stadium will host its 94th Annual AmericaFest Celebration virtually this year to ensure the tradition remains on-going.

The Rose Bowl’s Virtual AmericaFest Celebration will be an hourlong program that will feature a cello concert, a colorful art installation, a tribute to first responders and frontline workers and a flyover
of the city.

For the past 93 years, America’s Stadium has proudly provided the greater Pasadena area and beyond with a 4th of July Celebration, which was comprised of an all-day tailgate, family fun activities, musical act and fireworks show.

The virtual event will include music from Cello artist, Cecilia Tsan who will be performing 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. In addition, Mt. Wilson has been testing a special art installation called “Sunstar”, created and owned by artist Liliane Lijn and astrophysicist John Vallerga. The prism will be moving throughout the day to shine a bit of pure color from the Sun over Pasadena for residents to enjoy throughout the virtual 4th of July event.

Focused around legacy and community-building, the one-hour virtual event will feature celebrations of our 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 for why we celebrate the 4th of July.

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

For more information on the 94th Virtual AmericaFest Celebration, please visit

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