The 52nd Watermelon Festival comes to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for the first time! Formally held in Sunland, this unique festival will set up in Pasadena August 16-18th.
Check out the Watermelon Pavilion to eat your fill of FREE watermelon and to see the Melon-O-Matic and carving displays. The Melon-O-Matic cuts watermelon like you’ve never seen. You can also watch our local artists and their amazing watermelon carving displays. See sculptures created right in front of your eyes by Professional Chefs & Culinary Students from Southern California Culinary Institutes, including Los Angeles Mission College & The Art Institute- Inland Empire.
This family fun event also features arcade games, a ton of vendors, arts & crafts, live entertainment, a petting zoo, and kids entertainment (including storytelling, balloon animals, and Ronald McDonald)!
You can’t leave without checking out the fun contests! Watermelon growing, eating, seed spitting, recipe contest and, even a watermelon wearable art contest! Please check the website for more information!
The Watermelon Festival is located at the Rose Bowl at 1001 Rose Bowl drive in Pasadena, and takes place August 16-18th. Tickets are $10/adults, $5/kids. Check the website for online discounts.
Entertainment, speakers, food and drink, puppet show, and tours of the historic buildings of Allensworth. Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park 661-849-3433
Third Saturday in June
10:00A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. It was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official on January 1, 1863. The day is celebrated by African Americans in honor of their ancestors who received notice of being set free from slavery on June 19, 1065. There is great entertainment, great speakers and,of course, fabulous free tours of the historic buildings given by the Friends of Allensworth docents for your educational enrichment.