Free Two-Day Festival
This Father’s Day Weekend marks the 25th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival at Paseo Colorado. Over 600 skilled chalk artists from all over the world come together to celebrate the unique art form. The festival offers visitors an opportunity to experience art on Paseo Colorado’s famous plaza for free.
The Pasadena Chalk Festival places over 25,000 sticks of pastel chalks in the hands of hundreds of Madonnari (Italian for street painter) to spend the weekend creating spectacular murals on concrete canvases throughout the shopping plaza that stretches over three city blocks. Many artistic styles are represented in the Pasadena Chalk Festival: classical, contemporary, whimsically socially relevant. Teams and Individual artists represent schools, creative companies, cultural organizations and artistic families.
Live musical performances are scheduled throughout the weekend; children can make dad a Father’s Day card at Kid’s Chalkland; and the Pasadena Police Department puts on a Classic Car Show on Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM.