Americafest 2012! @ the Rose Bowl

86th 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 and from the family fun in the early afternoon (entertainment, crafts, exhibits and inflatable rides) to the motorcycle jumping, the Drum Corps , flyover and 30-minute pyrotechnic show (that is choreographed and produced by Pyrospectaculars) there is no hotter ticket in Sothern California. So mark your calendar and plan on being in Pasadena on the 4th of July. Because Pasadena & Americafest are going to light up the night sky this coming Wednesday night. .

Attached is a schedule, how to get tickets and a note about parking fees (see below).

Locals note:

Then again if you are not into all the flair, you can hang with all the locals on the Colorado Street Bridge.  It’s no secret anymore, people from all over southern California come and park at the Pasadena Elks lodge and then walk to bridge to watch the fireworks. This local site provides an awesome view of the fireworks and it is easier to  leave the Pasadena area once the fireworks are over. Try to get there by 8ish. The bridge and the Elks Lodge fill up quickly.

Mr. Pasadena says:  For me – I love Americafest by day and I love to watch the fireworks from the bridge at night. Join me at Americafest and stay to watch the fireworks at the Rose Bowl or join me on the bridge. Either way I know you will have a grand time.

Schedule of Events @ AMERICAMFEST

9:00 a.m. Rose Bowl Parking Lots Open
2:00 p.m. Festival begin outside the stadium with food & games for kids on Area H
6:30 p.m. Stadium Gates Open for all seating
7:15 p.m. Opening Ceremonies, Presentation of Colors, National Anthem
7:25 p.m. Programming Begins:
TNT Action Sports will be presenting The “All American Thrill Show,” a hi-flying, action packed freestyle motocross show with tricks such as Kiss of Deaths, Hart Attacks, Whips and the crowd favorite Backflips will dazzle the crowd.
9:05 p.m. Biggest Fireworks show in Southern California produced by PyroSpectaculars by Souza
9:30 p.m. Fireworks/ Program concludes


General Admission tickets are priced at $13.00. Children 7 and under will be admitted free. Advance tickets are ON SALE NOW at Ticketmaster!
Call (800) 745-3000, or go to

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


  • Parking will open at 9:00 am
  • Parking on Brookside Golf Course will begin at 3:30 pm
  • Parking – $20 vehicles; $60 – buses & RV’s

4 responses to “Americafest 2012! @ the Rose Bowl

  1. it’s my birthday..I was born on the fourth of July..I should be Freeeeee….

  2. Um, your schedule is off. July 4 2012 is on a Wednesday, not a Monday!

  3. Thanks for the Great Picture!
    I’ve been there before 3 years ago and its awesome! Best firework display!

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