The Festival of Balloons committee is busy preparing for a full day of festivities in South Pasadena. Here is what you need to know about Independence Day as you pull out the red, white and blue for the big day in town.

2017 Fourth of July Festival of Balloons

“Freedom on the Road. Celebrating Route 66.”

The City of South Pasadena is celebrating its 36th annual Festival of Balloons.

Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast

Location: South Pasadena Fire Station, 817 Mound Avenue (enter on Hope Street, between Fremont Avenue and Mound Avenue)

Time: 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast Tickets, Day of: $8 per per June 20): $8 per person, kids under 6 years old eat for free. Presale locations:

– Re-Imagine Your Home, 1518 Mission Street

– The Moo on Mission, 1006 Mission Street

– South Pasadena Fire Station, 817 Mound Avenue

– South Pasadena Senior Center, 1102 Oxley Street

– Bristol Farms, 606 Fair Oaks Avenue

– Dinosaur Farm, 1510 Mission Street

– Mission Framing, 1501 Mission Street

– UPS Store, 1107 Fair Oaks Avenue

– South Pasadena-San Marino YMCA, 1605 Garfield Avenue

Opening Ceremony

Location: South Pasadena Library Community Room – lawn, 1115 El Centro Street

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Parade

Location: Mission Street, from Diamond Avenue to Garfield Park

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Parade Entry: Download the Parade Registration packet (please follow registration submission instructions in the packet).

Celebration at Garfield Park

Location: Garfield Park, 1750 Mission Street

Time: Noon to 4 p.m.

Details: Games, food, and activities

Fireworks Show

Location: South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Avenue.

Time: 9 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

Details: Food vendors will be on site at the show. Pets are not allowed

– Stadium – Alcohol and glass bottles are not allowed in the stadium.

– Field – Only water is permitted on the field, no food. Rounded bottom chairs only on the field (narrow legs/feet of camping chairs will damage the turf).

Fireworks Tickets: Day of – $12 per person at the gate orr $10 per person, at the pancake breakfast and Garfield Park in the afternoon. Kids under 3 years old are free.

Fireworks Tickets, Presale: $10 per person. Kids under 3 years old are free. Presale locations:

– South Pasadena Fire Station, 817 Mound Avenue

– South Pasadena Senior Center, 1102 Oxley Street

– Bristol Farms, 606 Fair Oaks Avenue

– Dinosaur Farm, 1510 Mission Street

– Mission Framing, 1501 Mission Street

– Re-Imagine Your Home, 1518 Mission Street

– The Moo on Mission, 1006 Mission Street

– UPS Store, 1107 Fair Oaks Avenue

– South Pasadena-San Marino YMCA, 1605 Garfield Avenue

– Charlie’s Coffee House, 266 Monterey Roa

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