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Wednesday, July 4 - 
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Human Resources Opportunities
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A bulletin board with postings of  all current City employment opportunities (pictured) is located  on the 2nd floor of City Hall.
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Community Services Classes and Programs Guide
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Fourth of July Festival of Balloons
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Join your neighbors for the 37th Annual Festival of Balloons celebration! This year's theme is "Our Schools - Pride of South Pasadena"
The day begins at 7:00 a.m. with a savory pancake breakfast put on by the Kiwanis Club at the South Pasadena Fire Station, 817 Mound Avenue. At 10:30 a.m., the Opening Ceremonies will take place at the Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street.
Immediately following the Opening Ceremony, the annual parade will go down Mission Street to Garfield Park, 1000 Park Avenue at 11:00 a.m. The festivities continue at Garfield Park in the afternoon with games, food, and activities for the whole family.        
Following the celebration at the park, there will be the grand finale for the day, the fireworks show at South Pasadena High School, 1401 Fremont Avenue. Gates open for the show at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 9:00 p.m. With so much going on, much of it within walking distance, there is no reason to leave town or even get in your car!
Click here for more information including the full schedule of events or contact the City Liaison to the Fourth of July Festival of Balloons Committee, Anthony Kim, at

Summer 2018 Events

                                           July Events
The Summer Concert Series will return on Sunday, July 1st! This event is held every Sunday in July from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Garfield Park. Join us and your community for sweet tunes and good times. Food will be available for purchase or you can bring your own picnic. This event is free.  
Sunday, July 1, 2018 | Stone Soul (Soul/Mo-Town)
Sunday, July 8, 2018 | Upstream (Reggae/Caribbean)
Sunday, July 15, 2018 | Phat Cat Swinger (Swing)
Sunday, July 22, 2018 | Hard Day's Night (Beatles Tribute Band)
Sunday, July 29, 2018| The Answer (Classic Rock)
On Thursday, July 19, Shakespeare by the Sea will be at Garfield Park for a performance of The Winter's Tale. This event begins at 7:00 p.m., picnics are welcome. Remember to bring blankets and/ or low sitting chairs.  
                                        August Events
On Thursday, August 2nd, Shakespeare by the Sea will return to Garfield Park for a performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor. This event begins at 7:00 p.m., picnics are welcome. Remember to bring blankets and/or low sitting chairs. 
Our National Night Out event will be held on Tuesday, August 7th at Orange Grove Park. Join us for inflatables, games, food, music and more! This event is designed to strengthen relationships in our community and continue to demonstrate relationships with public safety. Police and Fire Departments and various other city components.   
Our summer season will conclude with a Movie at the Park. On August 10th, we will feature Coco at Garfield Park. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and the movie will start at 8:15 p.m. Picnics are welcome, light refreshments will be sold.
For more information, please visit or contact the Recreation Office at (626) 403-7380.

Summer Arts Crawl
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Summer is here - time for hot days and warm summer nights. It's also time for the Summer Arts Crawl, scheduled for Saturday, July 21, 5 - 9 pm. Get together with some friends and spend a Saturday evening in South Pasadena.   Merchants will be open late with open houses, live music, art and artists and special sales and other events. Eateries will offer special menus, beverages and other discounts - treat yourself to dinner or a snack on Mission! Artisans' Marketplace will feature unique and handcrafted items for you, your home or gifts. Get creative at the interactive art activity, located in the City Hall courtyard. This popular "neighborhood night on the town" is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and produced by SPACE, the South Pasadena Arts Crawl and welcomes people of all ages to this free event.
More information and details will be available on the Chamber's website,, as well as and Be sure to pick up your copy of the July 20 South Pasadena Review (the official guide to the Arts Crawl) to see the map! See you at the Crawl!

South Pasadena Joins Regional Vector Control District

South Pasadena joined the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District on July 1. Residents can expect a higher level of service on mosquito-related concerns, along with the benefits of aligning with a regional system.

South Pasadena residents can now access District services by calling 626-814-9466 or through an online service request form at .

Clean Power Alliance Community Advisory Committee Recruiting Members

Clean Power Alliance is seeking qualified applicants for its inaugural volunteer Community Advisory Committee. The Committee will be composed of 15 representatives from seven diverse geographic sub-regions within Clean Power Alliance territory and will advise the Clean Power Alliance Board of Directors on certain policy and planning matters.  The Committee is a public body and will be subject to all applicable Ralph M. Brown Act provisions.

Clean Power Alliance asks that anyone wishing to apply submit the following form by July 25, 2018. A selection panel will review applications and you may be contacted for an interview. Committee Members will be appointed by the Board of Directors.  To help shape Southern California's energy  future, interested residents can apply to be a member the Community Advisory Committee here.

Happy Anniversary to the Farmers' Market!
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Come help us celebrate the 19th Anniversary of the South Pasadena Farmers' Market!
Named Best Farmers' Market by LA Hot List voters in 2018, South Pasadena Farmers' Market celebrates its 19th Anniversary on Thursday, July 19, 4 - 8 pm. With over 60 certified farmers and specialty food vendors to choose from, it is easy to grab a delicious dinner as well as farm-fresh produce and other prepared items to cook healthy and delicious meals at home. The charming small-town atmosphere, set under the canopy of old oaks, provides a delightful place to have a picnic in the park with the entire family! A magic show, featuring Harvey the Magician, is scheduled for 6:00 pm in the grassy area near the Metro Gold Line station. The show is fun for the entire family - prepare to be amazed at the magic! Stop by the information booth; kids can have fun with a Farmers' Market Scavenger Hunt in the Market area as they try to figure out all the clues! Check for additional program details. Come out and help us celebrate!
Bicycle to the Market and leave your bike at the free Bike Valet, courtesy of The Cub House. You can leave your bike in a safe place while you shop!
The South Pasadena Farmers' Market is certified, featuring some of the finest family farms in California with the freshest fruits and vegetables, and many organic producers. It is open from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Thursday, year 'round (4:00 - 7:00 p.m. during fall/winter). The market accepts EBT, CalFresh, SFMNP and WIC coupons.

Camp Med After School 2018 - 2019
Registration begins July 2nd  
Registration begins July 2nd!  
Our after school program provides pick up from Arroyo Vista, Marengo & Monterey Hills Elementary Schools. Each day your child will participate in arts and crafts and/or sports, organized games and homework time. The application and handbook will be available on our website June 15th. Note: We do anticipate to sell out before August, so please plan to register as soon as possible. We will begin accepting applications on July 2nd, applications can be submitted in person, faxed (626) 799- 4920 or e-mailed to  
  If you have any questions, please call the Recreation office 626-403-7380.  

Summer Specialty Camps
June 11 - August 10 

We are excited to announce our upcoming specialty camps scheduled for this summer! Each camp class will run for 1-week, from either 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m or 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Classes will not be held on Wednesday, July 4th. Class descriptions and fees can be found in our Summer Community Services Guide and our website, .
Registration for these camp classes is open. You can sign up on-line or at the Recreation office, 815 Mission St, Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

Check it Out! The Library Holds a Summer Reading Program

City Passport Service Moves to Library
Residents may submit passport applications by appointment

The City's passport services are now available at the South Pasadena Public Library, 1100 Oxley St., by appointment only. Previously, passport services were offered at City Hall.

Appointments can be scheduled between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at 9 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. on Mondays.
The Library is more easily accessible for residents and visitors who may not regularly visit City Hall, said City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe. "The Library is a well-known, easily accessible community resource," DeWolfe said. "From a customer service standpoint it makes sense to provide passport services from that location."
To schedule an appointment, call: 626-403-7330. Appointments must be scheduled at least one week in advance.