Fourth of July 2017 Closures, Reminders for Pasadena–all Personal Fireworks Illegal in City

Posted on June 28, 2017 in

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents, businesses and visitors are reminded that City Hall, and most City business offices are closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, Independence Day, in observance of our Great Nation’s Birthday.  Normal schedules and office hours resume July 5.

Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services, including special enforcement patrols against all fireworks throughout the City.  For life-threatening emergencies, always call 9-1-1, and “If You See Something, Say Something,” especially illegal fireworks, call: (626) 744-4241.

But you fireworks to be part of your Fourth of July celebration? Attend “Americafest” at the Rose Bowl Stadium, featuring the best professional fireworks show in Southern California!  Ticket, event program lineup, parking and tailgating info is online at

Americafest 2017

#Pasadena Pride in family fun and safe way to celebrate #FourthofJuly Rose Bowl Stadium with best pro fireworks show in California. Visit Pasadena Visit California Pasadena Fire Department Pasadena Police Department Remember, Pasadena is a Zero Tolerance community for personal possession or use of all fireworks. Help keep us, your family and neighbors, our homes and property safe from illegal fireworks. If you see something, say something. Call us at (626) 744-4241.

Posted by City of Pasadena – Public Agency on Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Pasadena residents and businesses with power emergencies should call the City’s Water and Power (PWP) Department at (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138.  PWP’s Customer Service Call Center is closed July 4, but customers can access their accounts and make payments by phone at (626) 744-4005 or online at

Pasadena’s Citizen Service Center,, will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 4, and will return to normal hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 5.  All City-provided services for trash, recycling and yard waste pickups will be on regular schedules the week of July 4, but no bulky item pickups will occur on Fourth of July.

The Municipal Services Payment Center at City Hall and all Pasadena Public Library sites will be closed July 4.  Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride service will not operate on Independence Day, but will resume regular service July 5.

All parking meters not posted as “No Parking” will be free on July 4; time limits will not be enforced.  Violations for overnight parking, red curb parking, No Parking zones and blocking fire hydrants will be enforced.  Motorists are especially cautioned about parking restrictions in the Arroyo Seco area near the Rose Bowl Stadium. Regular enforcement resumes July 5.

The only public swimming pool open on July 4 will be at Blair High School, 1201 S. Marengo Ave., from noon to 3 p.m.  The “Splash Pad” water play facility at La Pintoresca Park, 45 E. Washington Blvd., will operate 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  All City Recreation and Community Centers are closed on July 4, but all parks will be open for picnics, fun and festivities.  No site reservations are accepted on holidays.

The City wishes all a wonderful Fourth of July and urges everyone to remember the freedoms we enjoy and the sacrifices made by those—past, present and future—who created and currently protect our country.  Celebrate responsibly; always designate a driver; use common sense when outdoors in the sun and remember all fireworks are illegal in Pasadena.  Please also remember that your animal companions are easily frightened by firework noises and they need a quiet, secured space, water and lots of TLC.

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena!  Visit us online at; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov,, and Instagram @PasadenaGov,; on Facebook at; and on YouTube at  Watch live streaming or archived video on demand about us on KPAS, the City’s government cable TV channel, at  Or call the Citizen Service Center,, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 28, 2017  #033-17

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:  William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755,