4th of July | Pancake Breakfast & Fireworks Tickets on Sale

Get your tickets now at The South Pasadenan headquarters on Mission St., then you can head to the local fire station for some flapjacks to kick off the Festival of Balloons on the 4th of July!

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | 4th of July's Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at South Pasadena Fire Department 2019

A popular event is back as many in the community will look to kick-start their Fourth of July celebration into high gear with the return of the South Pasadena Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast.

Put on hold since 2019, like the parade, the long tradition of members of the service organization flipping flapjacks has been missed. They began contributing to the festivities as one of the founding organizations of the Independence festivities that began in town in 1982 – 40 years ago.

PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com News | 4th of July, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 2018

“People seem to love it,” said John Vandercook, a key Kiwanis organizer of the effort each year. “It’s just one of those things that adds to the excitement of the day.”

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At dawn on the Fourth, the South Pasadena Fire Department, at 817 Mound Avenue, will open its doors to the community as Kiwanis members start flipping pancakes. The event is slated from 7 to 11 a.m. and Kiwanis officials are urging the public to get an early start to avoid a long wait.

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | 4th of July’s Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at South Pasadena Fire Department 2019

“Young parents who first attended with their parents and grandparents are now coming with their young children,” said Vandercook. “South Pasadena is just that kind of unique town with long standing special family traditions.”

Youth groups, in the past from the Key Club, Circle K, South Pasadena High and Pasadena City College, are on hand to provide assistance. In addition, the Action Club from the Institute of the Redesign of Learning sends helpers to the breakfast. For more than 40 years, the Institute has provided care for individuals with special needs.

“We love their support, it’s great,” said Vandercook. “They’re very helpful.”

Tickets to the pancake breakfast are $10 and kids 3-and-under are free.

“Come on out,” encouraged Vandercook. “It’s going to be fun.”

Enter the pancake breakfast on Hope Street, behind the fire station. A separate and faster line will be available for pre-sold ticket holders.

PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com News | 4th of July, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 2018

Where to buy Pancake Breakfast & Fireworks tickets:

South Pasadena Fire Department 817 Mound Ave.
South Pasadena Senior Center 1102 Oxley Street
Bristol Farms 606 Fair Oaks Avenue
Jones Coffee Roasters 1006 Mission Street
The Dinosaur Farm 1510 Mission Street
The Lost Parrot 1929 Huntington Drive
UPS Store 1107 Fair Oaks Avenue
YMCA 1605 Garfield Ave
Charlie’s Coffee House 266 Monterey Rd
The South Pasadenan News 1127 Mission St
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com News | 4th of July, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 2018

 

 


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