Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, July 1, 2017

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Special July 4th Celebration Guide

Mountain Views-News Saturday, July 1, 2017 


Pasadena/Rose Bowl: 

AmericaFest Spectacular: Music from Beatles tribute band; TNT motocross riders; JPL salute to activities in space; 
9 p.m. largest fireworks show in Southern California. Tickets are $15 general admission (children 5 and younger are 
free), $30 reserved (children 2 and younger are free). Event parking ranges from 
$20 for general parking, $30 for preferred and $60 for RVs and Limos. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive at North 
Arroyo Boulevard. Pasadena. 800-745-3000 or


Festivities begin at 3 p.m., including food vendors, carnival games and music. Picnics OK. Live music at 7 p.m. 
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Almansor Park, 800 S. Almansor St. 626-570-3242 during weekday business hours or

Irwindale Park: 

Noon-9 p.m. Recreational swimming, food booths, arts and crafts vendors. Music of JC and The Randomz from 
noon-3 p.m., Tavanna’s Wicky Wacky Wahines perform at 4:30 p.m., welcome from Mayor at 5:45 p.m., music from 
Suave 6-9 p.m., fireworks begin 9 p.m. 16053 Calle de Paseo.


Entertainment begins at 3 p.m. in Library Park with recorded music, Night Owl will play live from 7-9 p.m. Fireworks 
show is free and scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Spectators may reserve a park space no larger than 10 X 10 feet, 
plus there will be a decorating contest for the spaces this year. 321 S. Myrtle Ave.

San Marino: 

Lacy Park, 1485 Virginia Road, with food booths, fun zone from 4-8 p.m., stage entertainment. Kids are invited 
to decorate their tricycles, bicycles, scooters or walk in the parade, no registration needed for this. Must register 
to be in the parade, presented by Rotary Club of San Marino. “Stars and Stripes Forever” fireworks begin 9 p.m. 
Wristbands are required for entry, available for $5 presale at City Hall, Crowell Library, and Parks and Recreation 
(1560 Pasqualito Drive). Need to bring proof of San Marino residency, those age 2 and younger are free. Wristband 
purchase for non-residents and day of event is $15. Enter from Virginia Road after 7 a.m. to reserve lawn space, 
St.Albans Road after 3 p.m.

South Pasadena: 

Pancake breakfast from Kiwanis at fire station, 817 Mound Ave., enter on Hope Street, 7-10 a.m. July 4. $8, younger 
than 6 eat free. Opening ceremony 10:30 a.m. South Pasadena Library Community Room - lawn, 1115 El Centro 
St. Festival of Balloons “Freedom on the Road, Celebrating Route 66” parade begins on Mission Street at 11 a.m., 
starting from Diamond Avenue and ending at Garfield Park. Celebration at Garfield Park from noon-4 p.m. with 
games, food vendors, and other activities at 1750 Mission St. Fireworks show begins 9 p.m. at South Pasadena 
High School, 1401 Fremont Ave. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale for fireworks show for $10 at 
Pancake Breakfast and day of event at Garfield Park, $12 at the gate. Pre-sale tickets also at fire department, 
senior center, Bristol Farms, Dinosaur Farm, Mission Framing, The Moo on Mission, Re-Imagine your Home, UPS 
store and YMCA. Kids younger than 3 are free.


Fireworks, while 
when handled by 
professional are 
dangerous and 
can cause fires, 
great bodily harm 
and even death. 
In Los Angeles 
County most cities 
ban fireworks 
however there 
are several that 
allow "safe-and-
sane" fireworks, 
according to 
the county fire 
Safe and Sane 
fireworks refer 
to those that DO 
state fire marshal 
determines which 
fireworks are 
considered "safe-
and-sane," and they are labeled with a state seal.

In our immediate area, "SAFE AND SANE" are allowed 
in: Alhambra, Azusa, Duarte, El Monte, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San 
Gabriel, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, South Gate and Temple City. 

NO FIREWORKS ALLOWED IN: All unincorporated communities, 
Arcadia, Bradbury, Burbank, Glendale, Glendora, Los Angeles, Monrovia, 
Pasadena, San Dimas, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena.