Patriotic Festival & Fireworks

Come for the food. Stay for the fireworks!

Enjoy food and drinks, browse vendor booths, and bring the kids for free fun. Live entertainment all night long in Downtown Arcadia.

Saturday, June 29, 2024

5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

(Fireworks at 9pm)

First Ave. in Downtown Arcadia between Huntington Dr. and Diamond St.

Sign up for the BIG GIVE AWAY!

We're giving away:

  • TICKETS! (pair) to see Taylor Dayne at the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Sept. 21. Donated by the Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation. Valued at $230.
  • CHAIRS! Patio Swing Chairs. Donated by Supreme Home Staging. Valued at $1,100 per pair.
  • REI BIKES! Donated by the Downtown Arcadia Improvement Association.
  • BEHIND HOME PLATE DODGERS TICKETS! Tickets donated by Steven Rhee from Re/Max Commercial. July 5 - Dodgers vs. Brewers. 
  • GIFT CARD! Melange Restaurant valued at $150.00. Donated by Le Meridien.

The Big Give Away will be held at 7:00pm at the First Avenue Middle School Stage.

YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN at the event on June 29, 2024

Enter to Win (fill out form below):



  • 12 Noon Road Closure Begins (First Avenue)
  • 5:00pm Event Opens: enjoy music, food trucks, free activities for kids
  • 5:30pm Mini Walking Parade with community groups. Huntington Dr. to First Avenue Middle School
  • 5:00pm - 8pm HOA Carnival Game Zone
  • 5:45pm - 8:30pm Neighborhood Music School Stage Performances
  • 5:00 pm - 9pm DJ John Villa at First Avenue Middle School stage
  • 7:00 pm BIG GIVE AWAY at the First Avenue Middle School Stage
  • 9:00 pm  Announcements and FIREWORKS at First Avenue Middle School


Carnival Game Zone

Dave Arvizu and 5 Arcadia Homeowner Associations will be hosting a carnival game zone, a new addition this year. Test your skills and enjoy variety of exciting games. 

Pasadena Humane Society's Wiggle Waggle Waggin'

Meet some adorable dogs at the Patriotic Festival who are looking for a forever home.

Bring donations for Foothill Unity Center's Back to School Drive

They need new backpacks (no blue or red), calculators, colored pencils, markers, and crayons, erasers, folders and binders, glue sticks, highlighters, pencil boxes & pouches, mechanical pencils, standard pencils, pens, and spiral notebooks.

Beer and Wine Booth

Mt. Lowe Brewing Company is bringing the beer. Wine will also be available.

Enjoy your Beer or Win in our Downtown Arcadia collectable acrylic wine glass for just $10 with wine with $7 refills.

Free Fun for Kids

Water balloon battles provided by Olympus Escrow on the front lawn of First Avenue Middle School at 301 S. First Ave.

DJ John Villa will be spinning all the latest hits. He brings the fun to the kids with exciting games and activities that will keep them entertained.

VIP Seating Available for Fireworks

Sit on the blacktop of First Avenue Middle School.

No crowds.

First Avenue PTSA is selling a limited number of VIP Reserved Seats for only $25.

Price goes up on 6/22!


Live entertainment provided by the Neighborhood Music School from 5pm-9:15pm

Here is the schedule:

  • 5:00 – 5:30 pm Stage Opening & Pre-Parade Show
  • 5:30 – 5:45 pm Patriotic Festival Parade
  • 5:45 – 6:15 pm Project Blow Sparks
  • 6:15 – 6:30 pm Kids Rock Band 1 & 2
  • 6:45 – 7:00 pm Monday and Mini Rock Bands
  • 7:00 – 7:30 pm Summer Rock Band Camp #1
  • 7:30 – 7:45 pm Flautist Jackie Fong
  • 7:45 – 8:15 pm LACHSA Ensemble “The Freshmen”
  • 8:15 – 8:45 pm Summer Rock Band #2
  • 8:45 – 9:15 pm Wild Peacock Preservation Society
  • 9:15 – 9:30 pm Relocating to First Ave Stage for Fireworks



Baby's Burgers - high quality, gourmet burgers

Bittie Bitez - Mini-Donuts

Cerda Vega Food Truck - tacos

Coyote Elote - Home of the trio sampler

Drizzle|The Funnel Cake Truck

Dulce Europa Shaved Ice

Bonbon Cafe - ice cream mixed with fruit

Magic Hibachi - Teppanyaki Japanese Grill

Oaxaca on Wheels - southern Mexican food

Rice Balls of Fire - Korean fusion

Salt N Pepper Truck - Melts and dogs

Sunday Cafe

The Tropic Truck - Cali-Caribbean fusion


Chapresso - Bubble tea shop

Mt. Lowe Brewing Co.

N16 Cellars

Goki Cafe - Mexican bakery

Honey and Hive

Pillow Talk Pasadena

The Soda Slayer


White Springs Cafe - Vegetarian and Vegan Thai Food

Restaurants in Downtown Arcadia

Fresh Delicious - Boba Tea|Popcorn Chicken|Bento|Shaved Ice

229 S. First Ave.

Hyper Coffee - Coffee, breakfast, lunch, desserts

203 S. First Ave.

Shabu Lin - Premium Shabu Shabu

101 S. First Ave.

Boiling Point - Hot Pot

206 S. First Ave.

Chengdu Impression - Spicy Sichuan

21 E. Huntington Dr.

Claro's Italian Market (closes at 6pm)

19 1/2 E. Huntington Dr.


7 E. Huntington Dr.

Matt Denny's Ale House Restaurant - Great food and cocktails

145 E. Huntington Dr.

Monja Taiker - Taiwanese street food

103 E. Huntington Dr.

Outback Steakhouse - Australian-inspired steakhouse

166 E. Huntington Dr.

Sushi Tengoku - Japanese restaurant

48 E. Huntington Dr.

Tea Maru - House-made boba shop

57 Wheeler Ave.

Vendome Arcadia - Wine/spirits

103 E. Santa Clara St.

Entertainment Sponsor

The talented crew from Neighborhood Music School will be offering live entertainment on their stage at 25 South First Ave.

Thank you to our Annual Supporters:

Thank You Patriotic Festival Sponsors:

Vendor Information:

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