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Celebrating Our Independence 2015

Jun 29, 2015

600px-Fireworks_in_San_Jose_California_2007_07_04_by_Ian_Kluft_img_9618Our country’s day of Independence is here. How will you celebrate?

Here’s a rundown of offerings:

Rose Bowl: the big daddy event in the area, this year’s America Fest will have Liverpool Legends “the ultimate Beatles cover band experience,” motorcycle stuntmen, and a screening of Despicable Me 2, and PyroSpectaculars by Souza.
Saturday, July 4th
9 a.m.: Parking lot opens
2 p.m.: Area H for food and games
7 p.m.: Opening ceremonies with National Anthem, motorcycle stunts, Mariachi Divas, and Kenny G.
9 p.m. fireworks
1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena 91103
Tickets: $17-$34 per person, kids under 7, free
Purchase tickets at Ticketmaster or call 800.745.3000
RoseBowlStadium.com

Alhambra:
Saturday, July 4th, 2-10 p.m.
Food vendors, carnival games
Live music: Swinging 8 Balls, Jack Roberts Harvey Band, and the Suffragettes
9 p.m.: Fireworks (26 minutes)
Almanson Park, 700 S. Almansor St. 91801
Free event
CityofAlhambra.org

Altadena: Fireworks Celebration
Wednesday, July 1st, 9:30 p.m.
Firework display hosted by Altadena Town & Country Club
Location: Altadena Golf Course parking lot and adjacent streets
1456 E. Mendocino St., Altadena 91001

Arcadia:
Saturday, July 4th
Parade begins at 8 a.m.
8:45 a.m.: Pie-eating contest
9:15 a.m.: Cute kids & pets
Starting location: 60th Street & Calle Tuberia
ArcadiaParade.com or parade Facebook page
Ci.Arcadia.CA.US

 

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City of San Gabriel:
Saturday, July 4th, 9:30 a.m.
Parade, watermelon eating contest, barbecue, games, entertainment, and refreshments.
9:30 a.m., Plaza Park, in front of San Gabriel Mission, 428 S. Mission Drive
Parade concludes at Smith Park, 232 W. Broadway, San Gabriel 91788
SanGabrielCity.com or call 626.308.2875

Claremont:
Saturday, July 4th
Gates open at 6:30 p.m.; concert, 6:45 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m.
Pomona College, Strehle Track, N. Mills Ave., between 1st & 6th Streets
Tickets: $8, pre-purchase; $10 at gate
Ci.Claremont.CA.US

La Crescenta: music and rides
Saturday, July 4th
Gates open, 4 p.m.; fireworks, 9 p.m.
La Crescenta Elementary School, 2900 Community Ave.
Tickets: $7, pre-sale or $10 at the gate; children under 2 free
Complete info at Crescenta Valley Fireworks Facebook page

Monrovia: 4th of July Concert & Fireworks Show
Saturday, July 4th
Entertainment begins at 3 p.m.
Live music, 7-8:30 p.m.
Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Library Park, 321 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia
CityofMonrovia.org

Rosemead:
Saturday, July 4th, 7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
7 a.m.: Rosemead 5K
10 a.m.: Rosemead annual parade
Noon: Carnival rides and food
5 p.m.: opening ceremonies, live entertainment
9 p.m.: fireworks
Rosemead Park, 4343 Encinita Ave., Rosemead 91770
Cost: $12 for unlimited carnival rides. All other events are free.
Rosemead July 4th Facebook page
Or call 626.569.2160

 

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San Marino: game booths and bingo, community parade, stage entertainment and fireworks.
Saturday, July 4th
Lacey Park, 1485 Virginia Rd., San Marino
Tickets: San Marino residents, $5 through July 2nd; non-residents, $15; day of event, $20
No entrance to the park without a pre-purchased wristband
For more info, call 626.943.2627

Sierra Madre:
Friday, July 3rd
5:30 p.m.—10:30 p.m.: Pre-Party in Memorial Park. Family picnic, beer garden
 and live music featuring Sierra Madre’s own Groovy Lemon Pie

Saturday, July 4th
8 a.m.: Firecracker Fun Run
8-10 a.m.: Women’s Club Breakfast
10-11:30 a.m.: Parade
11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Community Picnic
For complete info, visit SierraMadre4thOfJuly

South Pasadena: Pancake Breakfast & Festival of Balloons
Saturday, July 4th
7-10 a.m.: Pancake breakfast at fire station, 817 Mound Ave.
7:45-8 a.m.: Greenest Fastest Mile down Mission St.
10:30 a.m.: Festival of Balloons begins outside library on Oxley St.
Noon-3 p.m.: Music, food & games at Garfield Park, 1750 Mission St.
9 p.m.: Fireworks at South Pas High, 1401 Fremont Ave.
South Pas Senior Ctr., 1102 Oxley St., South Pas 91030
For more info, call South Pas C of C at 626.441.23390
South-Pasadena.ca.us

South Pasadena Fireworks Tickets, Day of: Available for $10.00 at the Pancake Breakfast and Garfield Park in the afternoon or $12.00 at the gate.

Fireworks Tickets, Pre-sale:
– City of South Pasadena Fire Department, 817 Mound Avenue.
– South Pasadena Senior Center, 1102 Oxley Street.
– Bristol Farms, 606 Fair Oaks Avenue.
– Buster’s, 1006 Mission Street.
– Dinosaur Farm, 1510 Mission Street.
– Mission Framing, 1501 Mission Street.
– Re-Imagine Your Home, 1518 Mission Street.
– UPS Store, 1107 Fair Oaks Avenue.
– South Pasadena-San Marino YMCA, 1605 Garfield Avenue.

For more information please email Anthony Kim, Festival of Balloons Committee Staff Liaison, akim@southpasadenaca.gov

 

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Photo, top right, by Ian Kluft [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons.

Photo, 2nd from top, by Kabir Bakie at Blue Ash Community Fireworks Show July 4 2005 {{Cc-by-sa-2.5}}.

Photo, 3rd from top, by Kabir Bakie at Blue Ash Community Fireworks Show July 4 2005 {{Cc-by-sa-2.5}}.

Photo, bottom, by Natthawut Kulnirundorn (Bangkok, Thailand). (http://9591.openphoto.net) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons.




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