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Celebrate Pasadena’s 128th Birthday!

Celebrate Pasadena’s 128th Birthday!


Pasadena City HallPasadena is celebrating its 128th Birthday and everyone is invited to join the festivities at the Pasadena Museum of History! The event will also celebrate the individual anniversaries of more than 100 of Pasadena’s businesses, institutions, and organizations. Mark Sunday, June 22 in your calendar and enjoy a day of entertainment and cake cutting!

In 1886 Pasadena incorporated and it was the beginning of a new era laying the grounds for the city we know today. On a city development level sewers were laid, streets were built and street lighting was installed. One of Pasadena’s largest tourist attractions was also born during this time. It started off as a mid-winter festival with flower bedecked horses and carriages and is today known as the Tournament of Roses Parade. The educational and cultural side of Pasadena flourished and the Throop Polytechnic Institute was established, today known as the California Institute of Technology.

On Sunday, June 22 between 1-4pm the City of Pasadena and Pasadena Museum of History welcomes you to celebrate the 128th Birthday of Pasadena. It’s a celebration of the gorgeous city Pasadena is today, known for it’s beautiful architecture, it’s nature, cultural and corporate diversity.  Attendance is free and there will be free parking and shuttle buses that will transport visitors to and from the Rose Bowl (Lots F & K).

The program is as follows:

12:00 pm – Shuttles begin to run from the Rose Bowl to Pasadena Museum of History.
1:00 pm – Entertainment begins throughout the Museum grounds and will start with the Los Angeles Youth Guitar Orchestra. You will also get a chance to the hear the acclaimed choral group Pasadena Pro Musica as they fill the museum space with their beautiful voices.
1:30 pm – Official Cake Cutting Ceremony.
4:30 pm – Last shuttles to the Rose Bowl parking lots.

Throughout the day the museum shops and galleries will be open for all guests to enjoy. For the younger party-goers there will be craft workshops, face painting and balloon artist stations.

WHAT: Pasadena’s 128th Birthday Celebration
WHERE: Pasadena Museum of History 470 W. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA 91103
WHEN: Sunday, June 22 between 1-4 pm

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