Pasadena Festivals & Shows

Pasadena Festivals & ShowsFor everyone who loves attending festivals and events, Pasadena is the place you want to be. The city’s natural scenic beauty and vibrant culture make for limitless celebrations from parades to film to comedy, and our list of festive fun promises not to disappoint.

Pasadena Chalk Festival
Discover the art of chalk at the Pasadena Chalk Festival. Hundreds of talented artists of all ages, from the starving artists to the accomplished artists, create astounding masterpieces on pavement throughout the beautiful courtyards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The day also offers live music, kid’s fun and art for sale.

Address: 280 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101 - MAP
Phone: (626) 795-9100

Doo Dah Parade
Touted as the twisted sister to the Rose Bowl Parade, the Doo Dah Parade is where more than 1,000 marchers perform a variety of music and acts for the purpose of charitable giving. Experience a parade that is copied around the nation and has been noted by Readers Digest as "America’s Best Parade."

Address: 100 N Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA 91103 - MAP

Slamdance Film Festival
What started out as a group of filmmakers who were denied entrance to the Sundance Film Festival and decided not to take no for an answer is today’s Slamdance Film Festival. Get in line to see the best emerging independent artist films in multiple genres and topics from every country around the world.

Address: 5634 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038 - MAP
Phone: (323) 466-1786

Los Angeles Comedy Festival
LOL at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival! Watch comedy acts and films from Los Angeles and around the world at the largest comedy festival in the United States. Past participants have gone on to appear on Saturday Night Live and win an Oscar for the best short comedic film.

Address: 1429 North Gower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028 - MAP
Phone: (323) 463-2942

Tournament of Roses
Don’t miss out on one of the world’s most famous parades! The Tournament of Roses is an action-packed celebration held on the streets of Pasadena, filled with spectacular flower-covered floats, impressive marching bands and a host of celebrity guests which precludes the legendary Rose Bowl Football game.

Address: 391 South Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105 - MAP
Phone: (626) 449-4100