Be in the 4th of July Parade! | Register TODAY!

Registration is still open for this year's Festival of Balloons, don't miss out on your chance to be a part of the parade this year! Official Festival of Balloons Parade Form

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | Associate Editor | | 4th of July Parade - Festival of Balloons 2017

The Festival of Balloons Committee, City of South Pasadena, would like to extend an invitation to to participate in our annual Fourth of July Parade.

Our theme this year is “To the Moon and Beyond; 50 Years of Exploring America’s Freedom”.

Opening Ceremonies will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the South Pasadena Library located at 1020 El Centro Street. The Parade will start at 11 a.m.

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Your arrival time to the pre-parade area should be no later than 9:30 a.m. for check in at the Registration Table. We will try to place your entry close to last year’s position.

Click here for a registration form, and a sheet stating the guidelines for parade and float entries. Please note: ALL GROUPS WITH CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES.

PLEASE RETURN THE REGISTRATION FORM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.. Entries will be judged in different categories: Theme Prize, Most Creative Use of Balloons, Commercial Entry, Motorized Entry, Marching Entry, Neighborhood Entry and Judges’ Prize. Balloons must be used on all entries in order to qualify for judging.

Please mail or e-mail ( your completed registration form to:

Joseph Payne
Festival of Balloons Parade Committee
616 Charter Oak St.
South Pasadena, CA 91030

We thank you for your interest and look forward to you or your organization to participate in this year’s parade. For further inquiries, please contact Parade Chairperson, Joseph Payne at: