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

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

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

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 or parade Facebook page




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 or call 626.308.2875

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

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

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




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 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,





Photo, top right, by Ian Kluft [GFDL (, CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or CC 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). ( [CC BY-SA 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons.



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