As we head into our fifth year hosting fairs in Pasadena, we want to take a moment and let you in on some of our favorite fun facts about the city we call home.
A city staple since 1890 and something that Pasadena is known for, near and far.
Fun fact: You don’t have to wake up early / go out in the cold to see the floats in Pasadena New Years Day. Our favorite way to view floats is to check them out in the days following the Rose Parade, when they are lined up on Sierra Madre Blvd. Then you can actually get close enough to smell the flowers!
Tip: Make a reservation for the Rose Garden Tea Room! A great way to spend the afternoon. Wondering when to go?! There’s free admission on the first Thursday of every month with advanced tickets!
Nothing makes a day of bureaucracy better than heading into a beautiful building to take care of it. Pasadena’s City Hall is a spectacular site, and one of the prettiest we’ve ever seen.
First Ever Trader Joe’s
That’s right! Home of the tiny parking lots started right here on Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena in 1967.
Caltech and JPL are here!
Pasadena is home to some of the biggest names in education and tech, with JPL and Caltech both residing within.
Eaton Canyon and more, hiking is right around the corner with views that can show you all of LA from the Northwestern corner in Pasadena!
Pro tip - If you head to the falls in late summer odds are the waterfall will be more of a sad trickle.
There are several theories out there on the origin of the wild parrots found all over Pasadena. What we do know is that they’re loud, and travel in huge packs! It’s a bit of a love-hate relationship here…. depends on the time of day.