City Hosts First-ever Giggles & Screams Halloween Block Party

PASADENA Calif.—Join the City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (PRCS) for a howling good time during its newest event, Giggles & Screams, on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 3-8 p.m. at La Pintoresca Park, 45 E. Washington Blvd. This event is free and open to the public. Roam through the haunted house, ride the trackless train of fright, and prowl through the trunk-or-treat area! Enjoy carnival games and FANG-tastic song hits played by the DJ. Whether you’re looking for giggles or... continue reading »"City Hosts First-ever Giggles & Screams Halloween Block Party"

Latino Heritage Parade and Festival Scheduled For Saturday, Oct. 1

PASADENA, Calif.—Celebrate the 24th annual Pasadena Latino Heritage Parade and Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is sponsored by the City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Pasadena Latino Heritage Committee. The parade and festival have showcased Latino history and culture through its mission to promote and provide educational cultural programs to Pasadena residents and surrounding cities. This year’s theme, "De Colores // An Array of Colors," recognizes the... continue reading »"Latino Heritage Parade and Festival Scheduled For Saturday, Oct. 1"

Celebrate Fiestas Patrias This Friday, Sept. 16

PASADENA, Calif.—The grand fiesta is back! Join us Friday, Sept. 16, between 5-9 p.m. at Villa Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St., as we celebrate the independence of 18 Latin American countries in grand fashion. This family-friendly event highlights the colors, richness and warmth of Latin American culture. Enjoy the crowning of the queen and court by City officials, the parade of flags, children's activities, live music by Nueva Dimension Norteña, and traditional dances, including ballet folklórico performed by... continue reading »"Celebrate Fiestas Patrias This Friday, Sept. 16"

Free Boxing Show Returns to Pasadena’s Iconic City Hall

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will host its 7th annual Centennial Square Boxing Show, featuring a full-scale boxing ring, in front of City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave., Friday, Aug. 26, from 7 - 11 p.m. This free, family-friendly event features 12 bouts of action-packed, Olympic-style boxing, with both male and female competitors ages 8 and older. The evening kicks off with the national anthem and a color guard presentation from Pasadena's 2nd Battalion,... continue reading »"Free Boxing Show Returns to Pasadena’s Iconic City Hall"

City of Pasadena Celebrates Juneteenth

PASADENA, Calif.—Join the City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Pasadena’s Black History Month Committee for the 14th annual Juneteenth celebration Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. Two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, news reached Texas and, upon learning they were free, former slaves immediately began celebrating with prayer, feasting, song and... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Celebrates Juneteenth"

City of Pasadena Invites Community to Celebrate Grand Reopening of La Pintoresca Park and 26th Annual Family Fun Day

PASADENA, Calif.—Join family, friends and neighbors for the grand reopening of La Pintoresca Park and the 26th annual Family Fun Day Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at La Pintoresca Park, 45 E. Washington Blvd. Excitement begins with the La Pintoresca Park ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the park’s new splash pad, skate park, basketball court, and restrooms. Following the ribbon cutting, the fun will continue at the City’s... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Invites Community to Celebrate Grand Reopening of La Pintoresca Park and 26th Annual Family Fun Day"

City of Pasadena Cancels Black History Parade Due to Omicron Concerns, Variety of Family-Friendly Programming to Continue

PASADENA, Calif.—In an abundance of caution, the City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Black History Planning Committee have canceled the 2022 Black History Parade and Festival due to COVID-19 concerns. Usually held on the third Saturday of February, the parade and festival last took place on Feb.15, 2020. Fortunately, the City and Black History Planning Committee will host a wide variety of FREE family-friendly events this year in celebration of Black History Month. All events... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Cancels Black History Parade Due to Omicron Concerns, Variety of Family-Friendly Programming to Continue"

Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ History Month

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department, Pasadena Public Library and Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services will host Pasadena’s 6th annual Coming Out Day Celebration on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, located on the corner of Raymond Avenue and Walnut Street. The annual, free event is part of the City’s efforts to celebrate and foster an inclusive community. The keynote presenter is Tyanta Snow, the “Game Show Guru.” A well-known television personality, actor, host... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates National Coming Out Day and LGBTQ+ History Month"

Public Invited to "Coffee With Community Services" Event

Free COVID-19 Vaccinations Offered PASADENA, Calif.—Community members are invited to enjoy “Coffee with Community Services” at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., on Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. This event, hosted by the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department (PRCS), will showcase the wide range of community services available, including assistance with landlord/tenant disputes, immigration services, small claims, and social security appeal forms; and support with applications for government assistance programs for... continue reading »"Public Invited to "Coffee With Community Services" Event"

Pasadena Celebrates Latino Heritage Month

PASADENA, Calif.—Join the City of Pasadena and the Latino Heritage Committee for Pasadena’s 23rd annual Latino Heritage Celebration. Due to COVID-19, this year’s celebration does not include a parade or festival but instead features an entire month of FREE, family-friendly virtual and outdoor events. All events comply with Pasadena Public Health Department COVID-19 protocols: Virtual Event: Make Your Own Piñata Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. Let’s make a piñata! Participants will craft a handmade piñata which is sure to be... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates Latino Heritage Month"