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Pasadena In Focus
May - June 2011

It's Our 125th Anniversary!

You’ve never seen a cake like this!

In honor of our city’s quasquicentennial, Pasadena’s celebrating all summer long with a full slate of birthday parties, concerts, fireworks and family activities. With the theme “Destination Pasadena: Celebrating 125 Years of Service and Hospitality,” the celebrations are a great chance to discover the people, places and events that have shaped Pasadena into a world-class city.

A sleepy rural hamlet when it was incorporated June 12, 1886, Pasadena is now a thriving city with renowned institutions and nearly 140,000 residents.

We’ll celebrate our past and future at a free community birthday party Saturday, June 11, from noon to 7 p.m. at the Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., with a cake created by Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, displays, live music, oral histories and children’s activities.

Don’t miss the Fireworks POPS Spectacular Saturday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m. on the lawn adjacent to the Rose Bowl Stadium. Pasadena’s Americafest Fourth of July celebration at the stadium features a family festival starting at 2 p.m., a marching band, motorcycle stunts and the Jan and Dean Show at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.
Watch for the special “Pasadena: A Heritage to Celebrate” program airing now on KPAS, a special June display at Pasadena Central Library, free concerts at Levitt Pavilion starting June 18, a Sept. 24 Pasadena Symphony and POPS concert at City Hall and a “125 Years of Pasadena” art show at the Playhouse District ArtWalk on Oct. 15.

For more information visit www.cityofpasadena.net/125 or call 744-4755.