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!