Official Birthday PartySaturday, June 11, noon to 7 p.m. Pasadena’s official birthday party extravaganza, featuring a cake by Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, displays, music, dance, oral histories and children’s activities is hosted by Pasadena Museum of History. FREE www.pasadenahistory.org 577-1660
Fireworks POPS SpectacularSaturday, June 18Michael Krajewski, Guest ConductorProgramming will include William Tell Overture, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, California Dreaming, God Bless America, 76 Trombones, 1812 Overture. Rose Bowl Area H. Admission charge. www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org 793-7172
Americafest 4th of July at Rose Bowl StadiumMonday, July 4The 85th annual 4th of July Celebration will pay tribute to Pasadena’s quasquicentennial by presenting a good old-fashioned Family Variety Show, with a marching band, motorcycle stunts, Mariachi Divas and the Jan and Dean Show at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission charge $13; Active Military with ID, and children 7 and under free. FREE family festival south of the stadium from 2 to 9:30 p.m. www.rosebowlstadium.com (626) 577-3100Americafest 2011 LineupLittle Old Lady from Pasadena Contest
Armenian Identity Festival Armenian Community Coalition of Pasadena’s 4th annual Armenian Identity Festival on Sunday, July 31, from noon to 8 p.m. at Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St. Co-sponsored by city of Pasadena. Food, live music, booths, children’s activities, and a tribute to early Armenian settlers in Pasadena. Free admission and free parking. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.acc-us.org or 626-399-1799. Pasadena Heritage Walking Tour Pasadena will hold an Old Pasadena Walking Tour on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 9 a.m. that focuses on the city’s early history and 125th anniversary. Old Pasadena is one of the finest examples of downtown revitalization in the nation. The 90-minute docent-guided walk through the streets and alleyways will feature special opportunities not typically available in other tours. Enjoy breakfast treats and the chance to win architectural books and Pasadena Heritage merchandise. Tickets are $10. Reserve at www.pasadenaheritage.org or call 626-441-6333.
Pasadena POPS Music Under the StarsSaturday, September 24Pasadena City Hall’s Centennial Square. FREEwww.pasadenasymphony-pops.org 793-7172