Live on Green – Family Festival in Pasadena
For the first time, Pasadena is hosting a free festival in the three days leading up to the Rose Parade. "Live on Green" will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center located on Green Street, which is the inspiration behind the name. Several pavilions will house different themed activities honoring the history of Pasadena and the Rose Parade, as well the National Parks Service (the inspiration behind this year’s Rose Parade theme).
One and all are welcome to attend this first-time celebration that previews the New Year with festivities for everyone in the family.
Celebrate with Spirit as the National Park Service kicks off its Centennial Celebration at Live on Green. Explore 7 zones of fun as you learn about the hundreds of national park locations and the bounty of treasures within them.
- Be entertained with live performances each day, from indie and alternative bands as they record live throughout the event days in the Jam in the Van solar-powered recording studio. Gather on the main plaza to see and hear the USAF Galaxy band, Help the Doctor and Felice LaZae along with other musicians. Be awed by the precision and decorum of the USAF full drill team performances and come inside to the Spirit Theater for films and special guest speakers.
- Celebrate the Extraordinary as you enter into the world of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. History and trivia buffs alike will enjoy this behind the scenes look complete with special photo ops and tribute areas. Sit back and enjoy seeing the best of the Rose Bowl or take a virtual tour of the Wrigley Mansion.
- Pass a football or kick a soccer goal in the Family Fun Zone where games and skill contests abound for tots, teens and their parents. Hang out in the street party atmosphere and enjoy seeing magicians and stilt walkers, balloon twisters and more. Also, at the home of the Sidewalk Café with unique treats, like Dole® Whip and snacks, you’ll find fun and surprises at every turn.
- Enjoy delicious food and drink at the Bistro on Green where each day brings a different signature drink and a special happy hour celebration. The guest chefs, including Celebrity Chef Ben Ford, will inform, enlighten and entertain you with their skills, and don’t miss their mixology segments where great tips and tricks will be shared for all
Event Info - VisitPasadena.com
Tuesday, December 29 through Thursday, December 31
Tuesday, December 29 9am – 8pm
Wednesday, December 30 9am – 8pm
Thursday, December 31 9am – 4pm
Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
About the sponsor:
The mission of the Pasadena Center Operating Company (PCOC) is to promote Pasadena as a meeting and travel destination in an effort to maximize economic impact through the development of meetings, conventions, entertainment events and tourism by providing professionally managed facilities and first-class service.