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 Marshall 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
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.
We are pleased to announce Sierra Madre’s own Derek Podrebarac as the 2017 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal. “The Grand Marshal is a person whose efforts over a long period of time have benefited to the Sierra Madre community. The Grand Marshal title honors a person or persons’ work, dedication and overall enhancements to our community.” Derek is an inspiring leader and volunteer, and has time and again embodied the spirit of Sierra Madre.
Derek Podrebarac spent the last 17 years calling Sierra Madre home with his family. He was born in Pasadena, grew up in La Crescenta and lived in South Pasadena, Monrovia and now Sierra Madre. Derek exemplifies what it means to be a true Sierra Madrean through his passion for giving back to his community. In addition to serving as a Real Estate Agent for Podley Properties, Derek’s volunteer efforts are felt throughout the community. He frequently volunteers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He gives blood to save the lives of those who rely upon his rare blood type.
Derek is a tireless advocate, and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. He spent time rebuild homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and more recently, projects in Mississippi. He generously donates his time to homeless shelters in Pasadena, and is an active leader in his local church. Derek’s passion for baseball has led him to become a devoted leader with the Sierra Madre Little League. He has coached and managed baseball teams in the league for the past seven years, contributing his talents and energy to multiple teams and age groups simultaneously.
Derek selflessly gives his time to improve youth sports in our community for children of all ages and abilities. For example, he organized, and now heads, the Challenger Division for SMLL, a Little League division designed for special needs children. In addition, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the league.
In addition, Derek serves as a mentor to youth athletes as a baseball coach at Maranatha High School and other schools throughout the region. His motivation for serving his community stems from his pleasure in meeting and getting to know new people and their interests. He is a shining example of the sort of person who makes Sierra Madre such a magical place to live.
SIERRA MADRE JULY 4TH SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The parade route begins at Sierra Madre Blvd. and Sunnyside Avenue, and travels the length of Sierra Madre Blvd. to Sierra Vista Park.
5:30pm–10:30pm Pre-Party in Memorial Park!
Family picnic, beer garden
& live music featuring Sierra Madre’s own, Groovy Lemon Pie!
Firecracker Fun Run: 8:00am
Women’s Club Breakfast: 8:00am-10:00am
Community Picnic: 11:00am–3:00pm
Article originally appeared on SierraMadreWeekly.com