Festival of Balloons

Festival Events Schedule

Photo by Henk Friezer

7-10a.m. Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast

10:30a.m. Festival of Balloons Opening Ceremony

11a.m. Fourth of July Festival of Balloons Parade

12 to 4p.m. Food at Garfield Park

12:30 to 3p.m. Games and Activities at Garfield Park

5:30p.m. Bleacher seating and field seating opens at South Pasadena High School for Fireworks Show.

6 to 8:45p.m. Music, announcement of parade winners, acknowledgement of poster contest winners, performance by drum line.

8:50p.m. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Color Guard and Flag Salute, followed by Star Spangled Banner with fireworks.

9p.m. Fireworks show begins.

Fourth of July Parade Lineup 2018

Photo by Henk Friezer
  1. Fly Over by Foothill Air Support Team (FAST) 11:00 a.m. South Pasadena Police Department
  2. Boy Scout Troop 139 – Color Guard
  3. 3 Minuteman Band Directed by Howard Crawford
  4. 4 UNCLE SAM: Michael Sanford
  5. GRAND MARSHALS Jill Reddy (Arroyo Vista) and Chris Bengford Holy Family 5A Holy Family Church
  6. SPUSD Superintendent Geoff Yantz
  7. 7 School Board Members: President Jon Primuth, Board Clerk Dr. Suzie Abajian, Board Members Dr. Michele Kipke, Julie Giulioni, Elisabeth Eilers
  8. South Pasadena Mayor – Dr. Richard Schneider and wife Pauline
  9.  Kiwanis Club President Henry Wong
  10. Festival of Balloons Poster Winners Isole Kim, Zoe Wong, Clare M
  11. Police Chief Art Miller and wife Linda with PD mascot “Justice”
  12. South Pasadena Police and Fire Neighborhood Watch /Community Emergency Response Team
  13. City of South Pasadena Public Works Department
  14. SPEF South Pasadena Educational Foundation (s)
  15. South Pasadena Review: Editor Harry Yadav, Associate Publisher Nancy Lem, Asst. Editor Steve Whitmore, Contributor Henry Main
  16. South Pasadenan Online News and Lifestyle Publication
  17. Bill Cullinane-Oneonta Foundation President Foundation Scholarship Winners Kate Ba, Bethany Chen, Natalie Terhune
  18. South Pasadena Beautiful
  19. South Pasadena Mayor Pro Tem Marina Khubesrian
  20. Boy Scout Troop 342-Troop Leader Lynn Tran
  21. South Pasadena Juggling Club
  22. South Pasadena TOR Rose Parade Float Chassis
  23. Cub Scout Pack 7 – Pack Leader Sean Malatesta
  24. Council Member Bob Joe
  25. AYSO Region 214 Youth Soccer League
  26. WISPPA – Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action
  27. Oneonta Cooperative Nursery School
  28. South Pasadena Rotary Club – President Charles R. Wiggington Sr.
  29. Council Member Michael Cacciotti
  30. City Manager Stephanie Wolfe
  31. South Pasadena Girl Scouts Service Unit 420 – Scout Master Lillian Chang
  32. Kenny Owens-Dr. Detail PhD
  33. South Pasadena City Clerk – Evelyn G. Zneimer
  34. South Pasadena DUDES
  35. South Pasadena Public Library Summer Reading Program
  36. SPUSD Dual Immersion Language Program
  37. Girl Scout Troop 5591-Troop Leader Ginger Lewis
  38. Alzheimer’s Association California Southland TBD
  39. City Treasurer Gary Pia
  40. South Pasadena/San Marino YMCA
  41. Oneonta Congressional Churc

—- Santa Anita ‘A’s – Ford Model ‘A’ Classic Car Entries

42. 1930 Pick up – Owner John Speilman

43. 1931 Coupe – Owners John and Carol Emanuelli

44. 1931 Coupe – Owner Gary Weber

45. 1929 Model A Business Coupe – Owner Cliff Mount

46. 1930 Town Sedan – Owner Rick and Carolyn Phillips

47. 1930 Coupe – Owner Pat and Martha Utter

48. 1930 four door Sedan – Owner Albert Robles

49. 1930 Roadster Paul and Mary Hould

50. 1920 Pick up Truck – Owner Tom Johnson

51. 1929 Police Paddy Wagon – Owner Wilbert Smith

52. State Senator Anthony Portantino

53. Citizen’s United to Save South Pasadena-No on 710

54. South Pasadena Little League, Alberto Ocon President

55. Cub Scout Pack 139

56. Indivisible South Pasadena

57. Congresswoman Judy Chu

58. Arroyo Seco Stables and Riding Club

59. Kelly Margrave, Charlies Coffee, Daughter of FOB founding member David Margrave

60. South Pasadena Kinesthetic Kids & South Pasadena Christian Fellowship

61. South Pasadena Fire Department Fire Chief Paul Riddle

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