Free Things To Do In Pasadena This Summer

Adaptive Art Show Reception
July 20th 3:00pm-5:00pm
Join the Adaptive Art Program and Armory Center for the Arts for the opening reception of, “I, The Real Me”; a vibrant display of local art reflecting each artist’s self-reflection. Meet the artists and local dignitaries and enjoy light refreshments.
Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Movies in the Park
July 19th, July 25th, Aug 1st, Aug 2nd, Aug 8th 6:30-9:00pm
Enjoy summertime cool breezes under the stars and free, family friendly films at the park! All movies begin at dusk. The schedule is subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit for more info.
July 19: How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World – Victory Park
July 25: Bumble Bee – Villa-Parke
August 1: Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse – Grant Park
August 2: Bumbe Bee – Victory Park
August 8: Cars 3 – Villa-Parke

Concerts in the Park
July 27th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Feel the beat of the summer at our free summer concert series. “80’s Vibe” at Grant Park on July 27th and “Latin Fiesta” at Villa-Parke on August 10th (Latin Fiesta is subject to change). All concerts start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, a picnic and your dancing shoes!
For more info visit

Centennial Square Boxing Show
August 23rd, 7:00-9:00pm
The City of Pasadena, Human Services and Recreation Department will host its fourth annual Centennial Square Boxing Show featuring a full-scale boxing ring in front of City Hall. Ten Olympic-style bouts between some of the top-ranked amateur boxers in the state make this one of our most anticipated events of the year. Competitors will be male and female, ages 8 and older and the event is free.
Pasadena City Hall, 100 N Garfield Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103

Pasadena City College Flea Market
August 4, 2019
One of Pasadena City College’s most popular community-based events brings together a mixture of high-end antiques, music vendors, and garage sale products across their over 400 vendor monthly market. Their most praised collections include their record holding music record sales. Hosting over 50 record and used music vendors, the market is said to be one of the best record venues in Southern California. The market is hosted the first Sunday of every month between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the East and West parking lots on the PCC campus.
CC-105, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA

Pasadena Symphony’s Music Under the Stars
Each spring, conductor Larry Blank leads the orchestra in a celebration of music from Broadway, Hollywood and the Great American Songbook, featuring soloists taken straight from Broadway and the JPL Chorus. This annual concert is free to the public, no tickets or reservations are required.

Stark Spirits Distillery Tour
The greater Los Angeles area is home to several breweries and distilleries, many local to Pasadena. In fact, just around the corner from the Rose Bowl is Stark Spirits Distillery. Handcrafted in small batches by Karen and Greg Stark, Stark Spirits is known for their American single malt whiskey, rum, gin, and other fine spirits. For the 21+ crowd, you can take a tour and see the production of their handcrafted spirits. Tours are free of charge, but all visits must be arranged in advance. A valid photo ID is required when visiting.

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema
Outdoor Movie Screenings
Old Pasadena Summer Cinema Series offers an eclectic variety of movies for everyone to enjoy. It is the largest free open-air film festival in California boasting twenty screenings throughout Old Pasadena, and some indoor locations showing films as well. All courtyard screening start at 8:30p. Silent Disco headsets will be available (first-come first-served). iPic is handing out popcorn (while supplies last) and Sugarfina will be selling treats. The Kind Sage (Friday’s) and Il Fornaio (Saturday’s) will have a pop-up bar for some pre-film libations. Il Fornaio is also offering a bene dinner deal – choice of one pizza (pepperoni or Margherita), two bags of popcorn and two cans of soda. Some courtyard seating will be available, but bring along a blanket if you prefer a picnic style dinner. Location: Central Park, One Colorado,

Friday, July 19, 2019 8:30pm–10:30pm
One Colorado

Saturday, July 20, 2019 6:30pm–10:00pm
Central Park

Saturday, July 20, 2019 8:30pm–10:00pm
One Colorado

Ocean’s 8
Friday, July 26, 2019 8:30pm–10:30pm
One Colorado

Saturday, July 27, 2019 6:30pm–10:00pm
One Colorado

Nacho Libre
Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:30pm–10:00pm
One Colorado

Nama-Spa Day at The Langman Huntington with CorePower Yoga
July 25, Aug. 15, Sept. 26 – 6:30-7:30pm
A one-hour, all-levels yoga class will be held from 6:30pm–7:30pm on the Horseshoe Garden. A special menu with food and beverages will be offered after class in the Lobby Lounge. Attendance is complimentary. We suggest to bring your own mat and towel; water will be provided. Valet parking is available at the hotel for $8 per car. Please obtain validation from the check-in desk on the Horseshoe Garden. Self-parking and City street parking is not permitted. For information about our parking restrictions and guidelines, please call the Hotel’s Parking Information Line at (626) 585-6259. RSVP is requested; please sign up on Eventbrite here.

Final Fridays at The Rose Bowl Stadium
Friday, July 26 and Sept. 27, 2019, 4:00 – 9:00PM
Final Fridays returns to the shaded oaks and immaculate grounds surrounding the Rose Bowl Stadium. Bring a blanket, ball, and the family to enjoy food and live music curated by Ninety3Impact in Pasadena’s premiere 5-star park – The Greens at the Rose Bowl. Additional activities to include foot golf, outdoor games, moon bounces, photo opportunities, and tours of the Rose Bowl Stadium. Admission and parking is free for all attendees. Entry to the event is through north Lot K. Register at Eventbrite

Saturday, July 27 and Oct. 26, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Metro Art Moves is a free series of regularly scheduled and special tours of artwork in the Metro Rail system. Regular tours are led by trained Metro Art Docent Council volunteers and provide insights into the artworks, artists and art-making processes. Special tours heighten the passenger experience in novel and engaging ways through the perspective, experience and knowledge of artists and cultural experts. Tours are free. Reservations are not required but are appreciated so that the Docent Council can anticipate numbers. Drop-ins are also welcome. More info at:

Facebook Comments