PASADENA – The Rose Bowl, considered America’s Stadium, will host the largest fireworks show of its storied history on the 4th of July. Thousands of special effects fireworks will be launched from inside and outside the stadium as part of AmericaFest™, a daylong entertainment extravaganza featuring Kenny G and the Mariachi Divas.
“We wanted to raise the bar and do something really special for this year’s AmericaFest™ celebration,” said Darryl Dunn, general manager of the Rose Bowl Stadium. “July 4th is a great family holiday and the additional enhancements are sure to provide for an incredible experience. The Rose Bowl has a reputation as one of the best fireworks shows in the West.”
AmericaFest™, presented by Honda, is a Rose Bowl tradition and this year will mark its 87th year as the longest running 4th of July show in Southern California. Rialto-California based company, Pyro Spectaculars by Souza, will once again produce the Southland’s largest fireworks show.
Pyro Spectaculars by Souza has been family operated for five generations and has provided fireworks entertainment at the Rose Bowl Stadium for more than 35 years. The company is known worldwide for extraordinary displays in places like New York, Boston, Thailand, the Philippines, NFL Super Bowls and the Olympic Games.
“This will be entertainment like no other,” said Paul Souza, Pyro Spectaculars’ Rose Bowl show producer. “You really need to be inside the stadium to appreciate all of the fireworks effects, light shows and other multi-media entertainment. It’s going to be spectacular.”
This year’s celebration will take place on Thursday, July 4, with opening ceremonies, including the Presentation of Colors and the National Anthem, starting at
7 p.m. AmericaFest™ will feature live motorcycle stunts, the Mariachi Divas and includes Grammy Award winning special guest, saxophonist Kenny G.
As part of the 4th celebration, for the first time in the historic landmark’s 90-year history, guided tours of the newly renovated facility will be available.
A Family Fun Zone outside the stadium will open at 2 p.m. and offer food vendors, entertainment, crafts, exhibits and inflatable rides for the kids. More food will be available inside the stadium after the gates open at 6 p.m.Fireworks will begin at 9:05 p.m.General admission tickets for AmericaFest™, presented by Honda, are priced at $13, $20, $25 & $30 and on sale now at Ticketmaster by calling 800-745-3000 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Children seven and under will receive free admittance. Event parking is $20 per car vehicle at all lots. Members of the active military and three of their family members will also receive free admission by showing a current military identification at Rose Bowl Stadium Gate B on the day of the event.
For more information on AmericaFest™, presented by Honda visit www.rosebowlstadium.com.
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