Special Events and Programs

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The Recreation Division hosts annual events and programs as listed below.
Please visit the calendar page for the most up to date details of the events and programs.
Please call 626-403-7380 if you have any questions pertaining to the events listed below.


 Event Highlight
 2019 Summer Concerts in the Park!

Sundays (alternate weeks) from June 16 to August 11, 2019
6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Garfield Park
1000 Park Avenue, South Pasadena, CA

The Summer Concerts in the Park series returns to Garfield Park!  The season begins on Sunday, June 16th, and will continue every-other-Sunday, through August 11th, with a new performance time of 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Join us and your community for sweet tunes and good times.  Food will be available for purchase or you can bring your own picnic. This event is free.

The City of South Pasadena holds its annual Concerts in the Park series with the support of South Pasadena business owners and individuals who have generously sponsored this family event. These festive concerts are made possible through the generous financial support businesses and individuals, including:

Aztlan Athletics
Pansky Markle Attorneys at Law
SOSOUND Entertainment
LA County Supervisor, Kathryn Barger

2019 Concert Poster


Escape: The Journey Tribute

Louie Cruz Beltran

The Wiseguys Big Band Machine
(Swing/Big Band)

The Kings of 88
(Classic Piano Rock)

Blue Breeze Band


Movies in the Park
June 21 & August 16, 2019
8:15 pm
Garfield Park
1000 Park Avenue, South Pasadena, CA

The South Pasadena Community Services Department is screening two movies at Garfield Park this summer!  The Free movies begin at dusk, or approximately 8:15pm.

June 21st - The Lego Movie 2:  The Second Park
August 16th - Captain Marvel

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and low seat lawn chairs.

2019 Movies in the Park Flier B


Shakespeare in the Park
July 31 & August 1, 2019
7:00 pm
Garfield Park
1000 Park Avenue, South Pasadena, CA
Shakespeare by the Sea is back for two consecutive evenings of classic entertainment at Garfield Park!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 7:00pm
Shakespeare's most patriotic and inspiring play tells of a young King Henry V who seeks to unite his beloved England.

Thursday, August 1, 3019 - 7:00pm
A classic Shakespearean romp of mistaken identity.  Everything that can go wrong, does.  It's mischief and mayhem galore!
 2019 Henry V and Comedy of Errors


National Night Out
August 6, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00pm
Orange Grove Park
815 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA

This FREE event is designed to promote community camaraderie and make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live--come meet your police, fire, and various other city departments!

We'll have games, inflatables, and more!  Food will be available to purchase.  Bring your friends and family for an evening of fun!

 National Night Out 2019


ADA Title III - Reasonable Accommodations

Upon request made no later than four (4) business days before the event, the City will provide a reasonable accommodation for a qualified person with a disability to have equal access to the event. Please contact ADA Coordinator and Human Resources Manager, Mariam Lee Ko, at (626) 403-7312 or fill out the City’s request form available at www.southpasadenaca.gov and email the form to Human Resources at HR@southpasadenaca.gov

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