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Festival of Balloons Sparks Fourth of July Spirit

The schedule for Thursday’s 40th Anniversary Festival of Balloons and events for the Fourth of July in South Pasadena is as follows:

7 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at South Pasadena Fire Station on 817 Mound Ave. 

10:30 a.m. — Opening Ceremony held at South Pasadena Public Library Community Room on 1115 El Centro St. 

11 a.m. — Parade begins and travels down Mission Street from Diamond Avenue to Garfield Park. 

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — Party in the Park at Garfield Park on 1000 Park Ave. The event features food vendors, live DJs, inflatables and games. 

9 p.m. — Live concert and fireworks show held at South Pasadena High School stadium on 1401 Fremont Ave. Concert features The Kings of 88 and a fireworks show. 

Fireworks tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at Children 2 and under are free. 

For more information, contact the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380.

First published in the June 28 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

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