85th Annual 4th of July celebration at the Rose Bowl.

There is nothing like fireworks on the Fourth of July and the Pasadena Rose Bowl seems to do them better than most each and every year.  The Fireworks Spectacular at the Rose Bowl is better known as Americafest. It is a grand festival of food, great bands, a military fly over and a death defying motorcycle thrill act. I’ve attached a schedule, how to get tickets and a note about parking fees (see below).

Locals note:

If you are not into all the flair, you can hang with all the locals on the Colorado Street Bridge. I doubt it is a secret anymore, but people from Glendale to Monrovia come and park at the Pasadena Elks lodge and then walk to bridge to watch the fireworks. An awesome view of the fireworks and little hassle to leave Pasadena once the fireworks are over. Try to get there by 8ish. The bridge and the Elks Lodge fill up quickly.

Schedule of Events @ AMERICAMFEST

2:00 pm   The Festival begins outside the stadium.
Family Fun Festival & Food Court on Area H

  • 6:00 pm   Gates open
  • 7:00 pm   Entertainment to include live entertainment by the Jan & Dean Show featuring Dean Torrence, Mariachi Divas, band performance by DCI Phantom Regiment, Ives Brothers FMX motorcycle stunt and the Biggest Fireworks Show in Southern California produced by PyroSpectaculars by Souza.
  • 9:05 pm   Americafest Fireworks: The Biggest Fireworks Show in Southern California Produced by PyroSpectaculars by Souza

Americafest 2011 – On Sale Now
Ticketmaster – 800.745.3000

Tickets: $13
Children 7 & under FREE
Active Military with ID FREE
Group Sales: 20 or more, please call the Rose Bowl   

Tickets on sale at the Rose Bowl Ticket Booth (Gate B)
        Weds. June 29th – Sun. July 3rd
        10 am – 5 pm
        Mon. July 4th – 10 am – 9 pm

Parking opens 8 am.
Parking: $20 per vehicle; $45 RV parking


4 responses to “AMERICAFEST 2011!

  1. How LONG do the fireworks last?

  2. You’re giving out the bridge secret! Well, 4 sure now everyone knows about it.

  3. Hahaha, Cafe Pasadena, you crack me up. I’m pretty sure that the bridge seceret was out a looooooog time ago. Then again it’s always great to think that your tiny little blog can be so viral as to bring thousands people to a Pasadena celebration. Maybe someday. You never know. 🙂

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