Are you ready for a grand, old-fashioned Fourth of July party? You’ll be hard pressed to beat South Pasadena’s annual Festival of Balloons. Festivities start at 8:00AM with a Kiwanis Club sponsored pancake breakfast at the Fire Station. (Tickets are $7.00, kids under 6 eat free.) The famous South Pasadena Fourth of July parade starts at noon on the corner of Mission and Meridian, ending around 1:30PM at Garfield Park. (Take a look at some of the highlights from last year’s parade here on my overflow blog. I’m particularly fond of these classic cars.) The fun continues in Garfield Park with family games and a smorgasbord of culinary delights from local food vendors. At 5:00PM the gates open at the South Pasadena High School football field for the annual fireworks show hosted by the Rotary Club. (Tickets are $7.00, kids under 2 are admitted free.) The rockets don’t start red-glaring until 9:00PM, but there will be plenty of food, fun and music to keep you in the spirit of things until then.
Happy Fourth of July, everybody!
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