July 4th has finally arrived! We’ve collected a few options for you to add to your itinerary.
Come and spend your 4th at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. This festival includes live motorcycle stunts, musical performances by a Grammy nominated Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Band and teen Idol star Ian Thomas, an Elvis Tribute, a viewing of Despicable Me 2 and the largest firework show in Southern California. Also there is just an area outside just for your kids with food vendors, entertainment, crafts, exhibits and inflatable rides.
July 4, 2015. 2p.m-9:30p.m. Firework show starts at 9p.m. Tickets $13-$25, children 5 yrs and under free. Pasadena Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena 91103. http://www.rosebowlstadium.com/events/americafest
2. 31st Annual Fourth of July Parade.
If you’re looking for a fun balloon float parade on July 4th, then look no further. This parade starts at 11a.m. but includes an opening ceremony 30mins prior to the start time. Each float must include some balloons, so come drift over to South Pasadena where you’ll be blown away by these floats.
July 4,2015. 10:30a.m. Free admission. South Pasadena Library,1020 El Centro Street, South Pasadena 91030.
3. Sierra Madre Fourth of July
Come join Sierra Madre in celebrating 4th of July with several events you can enjoy with the whole family. This fun filled day begins at 8a.m. with a firecracker fun run, followed by a parade and finishes with a community picnic that includes music, food trucks, games, and more.
July 4, 2015. Prices, and times vary. All locations in Sierra Madre 91024. sierramadre4thofjuly.wordpress.com
4. 626 Night Market
If a parade isn’t what you’re interested in, then come to the largest Asian-themed night market in the United States. Hosted at the Santa Anita Park, guests can enjoy hundreds of local food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions. This event appeals to all ages, so come enjoy with your entire family.
July 3rd-5th, 2015. 4p.m.-1.a.m, except ends at 11p.m. on the 5th. Tickets $3. Children 6yrs and under free. Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia 91007. http://www.626nightmarket.com/home
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