Start the summer with some fun filled events for everyone. Here is what’s happening in Pasadena during the month of June.
Playhouse Block Party
Saturday, June 9th, 12pm – 10pm
El Molino Avenue at Colorado Boulevard
In celebration of 100 years of California’s official State Theater, the Pasadena Playhouse will host a block party on El Molino Avenue at Colorado Boulevard this Saturday, June 9th, from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. The Playhouse Block Party will feature live music and bands, food, drinks, special guest tours of the Playhouse District, backstage access to the Pasadena Playhouse Theater, a Kids’ Zone and more. For a list of their event lineup and a full list of activities, check out the official Playhouse Block Party Website here.
Pasadena Chalk Festival and Car Show
Saturday & Sunday, June 16 – 17th, 10am – 7pm
The Paseo, 300 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
The 26th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival will be held during Father’s Day weekend, June 16th and 17th from 10:00am to 7:00:pm at the Paseo on 280 E. Colorado Boulevard. The Pasadena Chalk Festival originally began in 1993, and it has since grown to be the largest street painting festival as officially named by the Guinness World Record in 2010.
The two day festival will feature events such as Children’s Chalkland, Chalk of Fame, Animation Alley, the 17th Annual Pasadena Police Classic Car Show, an Art Gallery & Silent Auction, as well as a main stage area with live musical performances all day both days. More than 25,000 sticks of pastel chalk will be used by over 600 skilled chalk artists to showcase this unique art form by creating remarkable murals on the concrete of the shopping plaza.
Kids can make Father’s Day cards and get their face painted at the Children’s Chalkland area. Animation Alley, located in the Lower Theatre Courts, will feature a wide array of animation art transformed by chalk on display. Then take a stroll up to the Chalk of Fame area, located in the Upper Theatre near ArcLight Cinemas, to view a showcase of chalk painted movie posters and icon movie scenes.
For the car enthusiastic, check out the 17th Annual Pasadena Police Classic Car Show, which benefits the Pasadena PAL Program and The Pasadena Police Explorer Post, on Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will also be food booths, raffle prizes, and even a Police Helicopter Ride Auction. And lastly, stay for the award ceremony of the festival winners on Sunday evening at 7:00pm. For more information, check out the official Pasadena Chalk Festival website here.
Arroyo Seco Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, June 23 – 24th
Rose Bowl Stadium Area (lower Arroyo Seco)
Arroyo Seco Weekend is back for a second year during the last weekend of June in Pasadena. This two day event will feature live performances, local food, craft beers & natural wines and family friendly activities, all of which takes place in the area surrounding the Rose Bowl Stadium (lower Arroyo Seco). The link to the Festival Map is available here.
The 2018 lineup includes Jack White, Pretenders, Kings of Leon, Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, Irma Thomas, The Bangles, Aaron Neville, Third Eye Blind, and more. Check out this link for their full lineup. Food at Arroyo Seco Weekend will include a fine sampling of Los Angeles’ eclectic food scene from local restaurants. The full list of participating restaurants can be found here. And for those who are interested in the activities and programs for the whole family, check out The Experience link here. Various passes are available for the event, click here for more ticketing information.
Which of the events mentioned above are you most interested in attending? What are your thoughts about the return of the Arroyo Seco Weekend celebration?