Unless you are well connected in the centenarian community, it is unlikely that you know anybody as old as the city of Pasadena, which is turning 125 this year. Among the many celebratory events is the Pasadena POPS’ first summer concert of the season, the Fireworks POPS Spectacular, which will have fireworks set to music, or music set to fireworks, or both. The program is crowd pleasers the whole way through: 1812 Overture, America the Beautiful, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, California Dreaming, 76 Trombones, and on and on into the gunpowder night. Bring a picnic or pre-order from Julienne, Porta Via, Marsten’s, or CPK. Sit on the lawn, watch the fire in the sky.
Fireworks POPS Spectacular
Saturday, June 18, 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 5:30)
Area H, Rose Bowl-adjacent Lawn
Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena
$25 – $90 / $10 kids