Happy Fourth of July!
Below is a list of local San Gabriel Valley celebrations that all ages can enjoy.
ARCADIA > First Street Corridor
6-9pm | BBQ, beer garden, live music, shaved ice, pony rides!
Enter to win the Big Giveaway at arcadiadt.com
SIERRA MADRE > Memorial Park
Pre-Party 5:30-10:30pm | Family picnic, beer garden and live music featuring
Sierra Madre’s own, Groovy Lemon Pie!
8pm | Firecrack Fun Run
8-10pm | Women’s Club Breakfast
10-11:30pm | Parade led by Podley Properties Agent Grand Marshal Derek Podrebarac
11am-3pm | Community Picnic
PASADENA | AMERICAFEST > Rose Bowl Stadium
12pm | Parking Lot Opens
2pm | Family Fun Zone Opens
5:30pm | Rose Bowl Gates Open
7pm | Performances Begin
9pm | Fireworks Begin
MONROVIA > Library Park
3pm | Entertainment Begins
7-8:30pm | Live Music
9pm | Fireworks
LA CRESCENTA > Crescenta Valley Highschool
4pm | Celebration for the whole family with a full carnival, food trucks and, of course, a full professional fireworks show. cvfireworks.com
SAN MARINO > Lacy Park
8am | 5K Memorial Run
4-8pm | Family Fun Zone
4:45-6:30pm | Parade
8:30 | Fireworks Celebration Begins
SOUTH PASADENA | FESTIVAL OF BALLOONS > Citywide
7-10am | Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast at South Pasadena Fire Station
10:30am | Opening Ceremony at South Pasadena Library
11am | Parade on Mission Street, from Diamond Avenue to Garfield Park.
12-4pm | Celebration at Garfield Park with games, food & activities for all ages.
9pm | Fireworks Show at South Pasadena High School w/food vendors on site.
Celebrate 4th of July
Memorial Park > Times Vary
3: Pre-party with family picnic, beer garden & live music from Groovy Lemon Pie!
4: Firecracker Fun Run, Women’s Club Breakfast, Grand Marshall Derek Podrebarac leads the parade & community picnic!
CRESCENTA VALLEY FIREWORKS
CRESCENTA VALLEY High School > 4-8:30PM
4: Annual fireworks show with live music, food trucks & plenty of fun for the whole family!
Library Park > 3PM, Music: 7-8:30PM, Fireworks: 9PM
4: Monrovia’s FREE celebration with live music, entertainment & a fireworks show.
PASADENA | AMERICAFEST
Rose Bowl Stadium > Military Spouse Day of Pampering: 10AM, Family Fun Zone: 2PM, Performances: 7PM, Fireworks: 9PM
4: Don’t miss this world-renowned fireworks show & entertainment at America’s Stadium.
Lacy Park > 7AM, Fireworks: 9PM
4: Patriotic event with food, fun zone, parade, entertainment & fireworks!
SOUTH PASADENA | FESTIVAL OF BALLOONS
Locations Vary > 7AM-4PM, Fireworks: 9PM
4: Pancake breakfast, a parade showcasing the balloons & a fireworks display at night.
Music in the Park
Farnsworth Park > 7PM
8: The Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic
15: The Down Beat Express
22: Bleeding Harp
29: Who’s Next
Finkbiner Park > 6PM
2: The Wise Guys Big Band Machine
9: The Answer to Classic Rock
16: Calistoga Falls
23: The Moon Rays
30: The Bontempo Band
LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Memorial Park > 6-8PM
2: Pat Benatar Tribute
9: Jack Lance Big Band
16: Conductorless Chamber Orchestra
23: Brian Lynn Jones & The Misfit Cowboys
30: 80’s Night Past Action Heroes
Levitt Pavilion, Memorial Park
Every Thurs-Sun > Times Vary
Visit levittpavilionpasadena.org for concert and time info
Memorial Park > 6-8PM
2: Corie Cable Kidder
9: Larry Larson
16: JJ Jukebox
23: Skinny Ties
Garfield Park > 5-7PM
9: The Grateful Dads
16: The Fabulous Esquires Band
30: Robert Sarzo
Movie Nights Under the Stars
SUMMER MOVIES IN THE PARK
Finkbiner Park, GLENDORA > Sundown
19: Cool Runnings
26: Finding Dory
EAT | SEE | HEAR
Centennial Square, PASADENA > Music: 7PM, Movie: 8PM
8: Singin’ in the Rain
FAMILY MOVIE FRIDAYS
Memorial Park, SIERRA MADRE > Dusk
14: Finding Dory
28: A Dog’s Purpose
ROOFTOP CINEMA SERIES
Corporate Center, PASADENA > Music: 6PM, Movie: 8:30PM
15: Fast & Furious 6
NEIGHBORHOOD MOVIE NIGHT
MONROVIA > Opens: 7PM, Movie: 8PM
15: Finding Dory (Rotary Park)
29: Zootopia (Station Square Park)
STREET FOOD CINEMA
Music: 6:30PM, Movie: 8:30PM
1: Goonies (Victory Park, PASADENA)
22: The Sandlot (Brand Park, GLENDALE)
29: The Hunger Games (Central Park, GLENDALE)
Fun in the Community
2017 CLASSIC CAR NIGHTS
Lake Avenue Church, PASADENA > 6-8PM
14 & 28: FREE event featuring classic cars, burgers, music and a raffle.
NIGHT ON THE PLAZA
GLENDORA Public Library > 6PM
15: Enjoy a wonderful evening of fine dining, unique auctions & dancing under the stars.
ANNUAL CRUISE NIGHT
Brand Blvd., GLENDALE > 5:30-10:30PM
15: FREE all-ages event with over 400 cars on display. Live music, fireworks & more!
ALTADENA COMMUNITY PICNIC
Loma Alta Park, ALTADENA > 12-5PM
29: Excellent BBQ, fresh, locally grown food, raffle prizes, garden tours, great music & more!
MAFA SUMMER ART WALK
Old Town MONROVIA > 7-10PM
29: Annual event where you can shop, sample local cuisine & enjoy live music.
Events & Local Happenings
JUNE 9 | BBQ, BLUES & BOCCE
5-9pm > Hathaway-Sycamores’ El Nido Campus, ALTADENA
Fundraiser featuring BBQ, beer tastings, outdoor games, live music & family friendly fun for all!
JUNE 10 | GLENDORA HERITAGE DAY PICNIC
11am-3pm > Centennial Heritage Park, GLENDORA
Come out and celebrate Glendora’s history with food & fun activities for the whole family!
JUNE 11 | HAPPY BIRTHDAY PASADENA
1-4pm > PASADENA Museum of History
FREE community festival celebrating Pasadena with exhibitions, entertainment, chalk art & crafts.
JUNE 17-18 | PASADENA CHALK FESTIVAL
10am-7pm > Paseo Colorado, PASADENA
FREE event featuring hundreds of chalk murals, live music, fantastic food, shopping & more!
BEGINS JUNE 19 | SUMMER EXTRAVAGANZA
12-5pm > 843 E. Olive Avenue, MONROVIA
8-week FREE summer program including games, activities, crafts, excursions, exercise and nutrition & more! cityofmonrovia.org
JUNE 22 | PFAR CHARITABLE FOUNDATION WINE TASTING EVENT
5-8pm > 26 E. Colorado Blvd., PASADENA
An elegant evening of classic wines, champagnes & Hors D’oeuvres. Silent auction from 5-6:45pm. Live auction at 7pm.
Call Michele Giffin for tickets: 626.893.1682
JUNE 30-JULY 2 | 626 NIGHT MARKET
Fri & Sat: 4pm-1am, Sun: 4-11pm > Santa Anita Park, ARCADIA
Enjoy food, crafts, music & entertainment at this weekend festival appealing to all ages.
Movies Under the Stars
JUNE 3 | ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
Doors: 5:30pm, Movie: 8:30pm > Victory Park, PASADENA
The Rebel Alliance steals the plans for the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.
JUNE 17 | LA LA LAND
Doors: 5:30pm, Movie 8:30pm > Centennial Square, PASADENA
Oscar award-winning musical about the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams in Los Angeles.
JUNE 17 | JUNGLE BOOK
Doors: 7pm, Movie: 8pm > MONROVIA Historical Museum
Podley’s Gina Ammon will be serving root beer ﬂoats at this evening of fun with your neighbors.
JUNE 24 | CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE
Doors: 5:30pm, Movie: 8:30pm > GLENDALE Central Park
A middle-aged man’s life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce.
Summer Concerts & Music
JUNE 4 | MONROVIA MUSIC FEST
12-7pm > Library Park, MONROVIA
Fun for the whole family with food trucks, beer garden, activity booths & vendors.
JUNE 4, 11, 18 & 25 | MUSIC IN THE PARK
6-8pm > Memorial Park, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
4: Upstream Music (Soca & Reggae)
11: Misplaced Priorities (Classic Rock) & Classic Car Show
18: David Saga Jazz Quintet
25: FM Radio (Every Style Along the Dial)
JUNE 10 & 25 | SIERRA MADRE CONCERTS IN THE PARK
6-8pm > Memorial Park, SIERRA MADRE
10: Pasadena Community Orchestra (Classical)
25: Sierra Madre Music Company (Local Talent)
JUNE 15, 22 & 29 | MUSIC ON THE MAIN
6-8pm > Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Enjoy evenings of live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland.
JUNE 17 | BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE
7:30-10:30pm > LA Arboretum, ARCADIA
Pasadena POPS has the stars come out to celebrate the golden age of Broadway with the legendary Liza Minnelli.
JUNE 29 | SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
6:30pm > SAN GABRIEL Mission Playhouse Plaza
FREE outdoor concert featuring Summer Jazz with Kelly Che.
JUNE 29 | SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Times Vary > Levitt Pavillion, PASADENA
Enjoy this FREE summer concert series under the stars.
APR 30-MAY 5 | PASADENA RESTAURANT WEEK
Various PASADENA Restaurants
Award-winning restaurants offer special lunch and dinner menus at incredible prices!
MAY 4 | MAY THE FOURTH
3pm: Kids 5-12, Teens: 4pm > ALTADENA Library
May the Fourth be with you! Hang out with friends, make your own light saber & get your Jedi on.
MAY 5 | CINCO DE MAYO MARIACHI NIGHT
6-9pm > Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with an authentic Mexican buffet & live mariachi music.
MAY 6 | ECLECTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL AND ART WALK
3-10pm > Downtown SOUTH PASADENA
FREE family-friendly music fest and art walk with food trucks & a beer/wine garden.
MAY 6-7 | ANNUAL SIERRA MADRE ART FAIR
Sat: 9:30am-6pm, Sun: 9:30am-5pm > Memorial Park, SIERRA MADRE
2-day event of artists showing and selling their work, as well as food vendors & entertainment.
MAY 7 | ALTADENA ANNUAL HOME TOUR
10am-4pm > ALTADENA Highlands Neighborhood
4 beautiful homes and gardens will be on display. Enjoy food vendors & live entertainment along the tour.
MAY 7 | MONROVIA HISTORIC HOMES TOUR
10am-4pm > Historic Homes Across MONROVIA
MOHPG hosts its 35th annual tour with 6 vintage homes, built from 1901-1921.
MAY 13 | ART ON PALM
10am-5pm > Arlington Garden, PASADENA
New location for this annual art festival featuring local artists, live music & refreshments.
MAY 13 | FOUNTAIN TO THE FALLS 7-MILE RUN
7am > Starts in Library Park, MONROVIA
7th annual race from Library Park to the Canyon Park Waterfall. Medals awarded by age category.
MAY 14 | MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH
10am-5pm > Huntington Library, SAN MARINO
Treat Mom to an elegant brunch (9:30am & 1pm) and stroll through the gardens to enjoy the roses in full bloom.
MAY 14 | MOTHER’S DAY AT THE CASTLE GREEN
1-5pm > 99 S. Raymond Ave., PASADENA
Take a step back in time and tour the historic Castle Green. Come early & enjoy tea in the ballroom.
MAY 14 | MOTHER’S DAY AT THE RACES
11am-5pm > Santa Anita Park, ARCADIA
Bring Mom out to enjoy a spectacular day of racing accompanied by brunch at the Turf Terrace Restaurant.
MAY 16 | CUISINES OF THE FOOTHILLS
5:30-8:30pm > GLENDORA Country Club
Step “Under the Big Top”to taste food, wine & more from 20 different restaurants.
MAY 20-21 | MONROVIA DAYS
Times Vary > Library Park, MONROVIA
Annual weekend celebration of family fun with live music, food, art, vendors, activities & a parade.
MAY 21 | MUSEUMS OF THE ARROYO DAY
12-5pm > LOS ANGELES & PASADENA Museums
Explore 6 local museums for FREE! Shuttles between museums are available.
MAY 24 | TASTE OF DUARTE
5-8pm > Westminster Gardens, DUARTE
Enjoy a taste of Duarte with food samples, drink tastings, live entertainment & more!
MAY 26-29 | MEMORIAL WEEKEND FIESTA DAYS
Times Vary > Various LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE Locations
Annual, all-encompassing small town community celebration.
MAY 27 | MOUNT WILSON TRAIL RACE
Starts 7am > Mount Wilson Trail, SIERRA MADRE
The second oldest trail race in California returns, along with the Kid’s Fun Run!