South Pasadena’s Annual Firework Show Returning for Fourth of July

The 20-minute show will serve as the climax to South Pasadena's festivities on Fourth of July

PHOTO: Alisa Hayashida | South | Local authorities encourage residents to go to a commercially produced fireworks show like the one at South Pasadena High School on July 4th.

After a day of celebration around the city, South Pasadena residents will turn their attention to Roosevelt Field on Fourth of July for this year’s annual firework display. The show, which is set to start at 9:00 p.m., will be put on by Pyro Spectaculars, the company that has done South Pasadena fireworks since the show’s inception. Around 3,500-4,000 people are expected to attend the community event, nearly double the expected audience from last year’s show.

Gates for the display will open at 5:30 p.m. for attendants to grab their seat on either the football field or in the home bleachers of the stadium. For on site food, Bobby’s Place will be set up on the outdoor basketball courts to serve tacos. On the other side of the field, the SPHS wrestling team will be serving more traditional Fourth of July food like burgers. For families who choose to eat,  picnicking will only be allowed in the grandstand area, and not on the artificial grass.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $13, or for $10 presale. Presale tickets can be purchased at Charlie’s Coffee House, the South Pasadenan, the South Pasadena Senior Center, the South Pasadena YMCA, Moo on Mission, the UPS store, Bristol Farms, Dinosaur Farm, Mission Framing, the South Pasadena Fire Station, Reimagine Your Home, the Kiwanis Club Breakfast, and at Garfield Park on the day of the show. Children under three years old will not be charged admission.

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Before the grand firework spectacle, the Citrus College band Mainstream will be performing on the football field. Alongside their performance, music will be played over speakers provided by SoSound, the sound provider for South Pasadena’s firework show.

Basic rules for the show remain the same as in the past: no alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, or pets will be allowed to enter the venue. In addition, if attendees wish to bring chairs for the turf, they must have rounded bottoms. The Federal Aviation Administration has created one new precaution, which band all drones within a one mile radius of the display. Violators may be fined over $5,000.