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.
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!
April 23rd > Art of the Garden
10:30am-4:30pm | Across ALTADENA, PASADENA & SIERRA MADRE
Enjoy the diverse architectural styles and landscapes showcased on this tour. Sponsored by Creative Arts Group. creativeartsgroup.org
April 23rd-May 21st > Pasadena Showcase House of Design
Private Address | Shuttles From the Rose Bowl Parking Lot, PASADENA
Take a shuttle to the tour of the 2017 Pasadena Showcase House at this annual benefit. Visit pasadenashowcase.org for additional visiting info.
April 28th > La Cañada Flintridge Spring Home Tour
9:30-1pm, 3:30-6:30pm. Evening Reception 6-8pm | LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Enjoy this home tour put on by the students and parents of La Cañada High School showcasing beautiful homes across the community. lchs78.org
April 30th > 28th Annual Bungalow Heaven Tour
10am-4pm | Bungalow Heaven Neighborhood, PASADENA
Stroll through Pasadena’s first Landmark District & experience this beautiful historic neighborhood. visitpasadena.com
May 7th > Altadena Guild’s 66th Annual Home Tour
10am-4pm | ALTADENA Highlands
Four beautiful homes and gardens will be on display. Enjoy food vendors & live entertainment along the tour. altadenaguild.org
May 7th > MOHPG 35th Annual Historic Homes Tour
10am-4pm | Historic Homes Across MONROVIA
MOHPG hosts the 35th annual tour with six vintage homes, built from 1901-1921. In addition, the 1886 Queen Anne Victorian known as the Anderson House Museum will be open. mohpg.org
May 14th > Castle Green Mother’s Day Tour
1-5pm | 99 S. Raymond Avenue, PASADENA
Tour of Castle Green’s beautifully preserved architecture, and enjoy tea in the ballroom. friendsofcastlegreen.org
Self-Guided > Glendora’s Historic Core: A Walking Tour
All Day | Begin at the Intersection of Glendora Avenue & Foothill Blvd., GLENDORA
This walking tour of Downtown Glendora is intended to foster awareness of the history and built landscape of the community. ci.glendora.ca.us
22 | 5TH ANNUAL PODLEY SHRED EVENT
8:30am-2pm > Podley Properties Locations:
755 E. Route 66, GLENDORA
846 Foothill Blvd., LA CAÑADA
242 W. Foothill Blvd., MONROVIA
897 Granite Dr., PASADENA
30 N. Baldwin Ave., SIERRA MADRE
Stop by, drop-off & enjoy some refreshments for FREE! RSVP Here!
22 | GLENDORA EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
9am-2pm > GLENDORA Civic Center
FREE event to celebrate our planet with workshops, tours, live entertainment & more.
22-23 | EARTH DAY & BOTANIC BLING
9am-5pm > Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Celebrate Spring with programs focusing on flowers, plants for your garden & earth friendly Bling.
LOCAL FESTIVALS & FAIRS
1 | ANNUAL GLENDORA CHALK FEST
10am-4pm > Along GLENDORA Avenue
Enjoy a day of music, balloon art, face painting & more while exploring the “Adventures in Storyland” chalk art.
28-30 | ARTBORETUM 2017
11am-5pm > Arboretum Oak Room, ARCADIA
Second annual art show & sale featuring original works of botanical art.
29 | LA CRESCENTA HOMETOWN COUNTRY FAIR
10am-6pm > CRESCENTA Valley Park
FREE arts & crafts, carnival rides for kids, dog parade, vintagecar show, pie eating contest & more!
29-30 | JACKALOPE ARTS & CRAFT FAIR
10am-5pm > Central Park, PASADENA
Your shopping destination for locally handcrafted goods with an emphasis on quality artistry.
HOME & GARDEN
1-2 & 8-9 | SHAKESPEARE’S LOVE SCENES & SONNETS
11am & 1pm > Descanso Gardens, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE
Ensemble Shakespeare Theater performs love scenes & sonnets in the Rose Garden.
23 | ART OF THE GARDEN
10:30am-4:30pm > SIERRA MADRE, ALTADENA, PASADENA
5 private gardens open their gates for this self-guided art & garden tour.
23-MAY 21 | PASADENA SHOWCASE HOUSE OF DESIGN
Times Vary > PASADENA Showcase House
Take a tour of the 2017 Showcase House at this annual benefit. Check out the website for shuttle
30 | BUNGALOW HEAVEN TOUR
10am-4pm > Bungalow Heaven Neighborhood, PASADENA
Stroll through Pasadena’s first Landmark District & experience this beautiful historic neighborhood.
15 | ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
10am > Memorial Park, SIERRA MADRE
Volunteer Firefighter’s Association hosts this annual event with an egg hunt, candy & the Easter Bunny.
15 | SPRING EGG HUNT & HEALTHY KIDS DAY
10am > Recreation Park, MONROVIA
Wellness activities, arts & crafts, face painting, carnival games, petting zoo & a visit from the Spring Bunny!
15-16 | KIDSPACE EGG HUNT
Times Vary by Age Group > Kidspace Museum, PASADENA
Pre-registration is required for this fun event featuring an egg hunt and spring activities.
16 | EASTER EGG HUNT
12:30pm-3:30pm > Santa Anita Park, ARCADIA
Grab your baskets & bring the whole family to enjoy the fun zone & the Easter Bunny.
Come Shred With Us at our 5th Annual Shred Event!
RSVP on the Shred Event FACEBOOK PAGE!
Welcome to our New Associates!
The float winners from the “Echoes of Success” 103th Rose Parade have been crowned! Presenting 96 entries of 42 floats, 22 bands, and 19 equestrians. Podley Properties is proud of the honors both Sierra Madre and La Cañada Flintridge were awarded.
MAYOR’S AWARD for the “The Cat’s Away”
Sierra Madre has won 11 awards in 12 years for their Rose Parade floats! This year’s float was the town’s 85th entry, going back to 1917. The Mayor’s Award described by the Tournament as “Most Outstanding City Entry.”
La Cañada Flintridge:
BOB HOPE HUMOR AWARD for the “Backyard Rocketeer”
When it comes to floats, La Cañada is old school being one of only five small cities that still rely on volunteers for the entire project. During the year, some 80 volunteers take on the design and building of the mechanicals.
To see the full list of winners, click here.