Pasadena Weekend Photo

Working for the weekend?  If you’re in the Pasadena area, or can be, and need some fun & FREE events to do besides working, there is always something “to do”  And if you’re not gonna be in our area I may still have something for you – Free Car Washes! Here are my suggestions for this Fathers Day weekend…

This weekend theme is Fun, Free, Food, Friends & Fathers. Fun cuz they are & it should be when we’re not working.! Food cuz everything goes better with food, especially for us dogs, and cuz food will be available at all these events.  Friends cuz I know people connected with all but one of these events. And last but not least – Fathers – cuz while it’s Fathers Day everyday for the wives & children, we always have one day of the year (this Sunday) just to remind them if some may have forgotten.

Pasadena Chalk Festival.  A street art event not to be missed. Chalk turned into large amazing murals of art on the sidewalk & pavement of the Paseo Colorado and Convention Center!  Saturday & Sunday from 10 – 7pm. This annual project of artistic light is brought to you by, and a benefit for, the Light Bringers backed by a host of assistants such as 100.3 The Sound radio, Pasadena Convention Center, El Cholo Cafe, and more.


Shunji 1stPlace Winner 2011 Shunji – a 1st place winner in the Pasadena Chalk Fest 2011



Pasadena Police Classic Car Show. This 12th annual event, on Fathers Day, is held adjacent to the Chalk Festival either on Colorado Blvd or Green St. Last year it was on Green and I asked the Pasadena PIO Bill Boyer if it would be “on the same street as last year?” and I thought my sharp dog hearing heard him say, “Yeah.”  Yet, I noticed a listing for it on Colorado. Well, it won’t be the first time the government or the newspapers say or print something that wasn’t accurate!  So, my canine wisdom is: just go to the Chalk Fest or Paseo Colorado and you’ll soon discover the way of the Classic Car Show.  My bet is it will be on the Green street side of the Paseo again.  Cars, cars, cars – most old, a couple new, all unique and special. And a helicopter. You can enter a raffle for a police helicopter ride!  You’ll see a lot of Fathers here, like Chief of Police Sanchez, brought my their children or vice-versa.  I believe this is where I first met The Chief and his family.

Since I mentioned the Chief, lemme describe his car show his own way: “On June 16, the Pasadena Police Department will sponsor its 12th Annual Classic Car Show.  All proceeds benefit the Pasadena Police Activities League, Pasadena Police Explorers, and Haven House.  The car show is in conjunction with the Pasadena Chalk Festival.  Vehicles will line Green Street at the Paseo Colorado, between Marengo Avenue and Euclid Avenue.  There will be prizes, food, live entertainment, raffles and much more.”


Classic Car Show 2013 

At the Pasadena Police Classic Car Show


P1280756 PasaPoliceCarShow 2011



And to close off the weekend, this Sunday evening the annual free Levitt summer concerts in the park make their return! You can hear them in Los Angeles or Pasadena. Of course, we’re most interested in the Levitt Pasadena concerts happening at Memorial Park.  Seating is mostly on the lawn which suggests bringing a picnic basket to make your musical evening suggestive of a small scale Hollywood Bowl experience with our own smaller bowl pavilion. But remember it’s FREE!  Musical styles run the course from Americana to Eclectic to Latin. 

Also at the Levitt, be sure to take a listen to the new, upcoming talent at the Luckman World Arts or Side Stage located just to the side of the main bowl stage!   This stage was managed by a friend, a USC music major and local Pasadena gal.  And I seem to recall she’ll be doing it again this year.  Come out to lend them your ears!


Levitt 2012 P1890665 A talented friend, & former Altadenan, sings on the Luckman World Arts Stage at the Levitt, Pasadena CA.


But if you can’t be in Pasadena, here’s something that might work out for my readers who drive Hondas: Free Car Washes. FREE!  Let me explain:

I’m working with SoCal Honda representatives to help spread the word about their upcoming Father’s Day free car wash event this weekend.
During Father’s Day weekend (6/15 & 6/16), the helpful “guys in blue” are taking over 7 different car washes all over SoCal and will be treating Honda drivers to a free car wash courtesy of the SoCal Honda Dealers- just one
more way SoCal Honda is being helpful.

The event starts at 10am at each of the select car washes and the first 60  Hondas will get a standard wash and vacuum.  Specific car locations will be given over their Facebook & Twitter pages.  Here are the planned cities they plan to offer the carwashes: Ontario, Whittier, Huntington Beach, North Hills, Corona, San Clemente, and Culver City.  Honda will be posting more about their free car wash event (and many other helpful events) on  & so be sure to stay connected for more details if this interests you or you just can’t recall the last time you gave your Honda a wash!


There, I have something for every reader!


Gotta Get Back to the Fun, Food, etc! Stay Thirsty My Friends


7 responses to “Pasadena Weekend Photo

  1. Hey dawg, how come you didn’t give us the name of your talented friend? Is it a secret?

  2. I heard about the chalk festival but was not able to make it. The chalk artists are so talented. I especially love those drawings that are optical illusions.