Come join MHNA's most popular event!

Everyone loves a parade—especially when you and your family can join the procession to Allendale Park. The MHNA July 4th Parade and Picnic has become a neighborhood tradition that celebrates hometown heroes and strengthens the relationships between neighbors. Families come from throughout the Pasadena area to join the fun.

  • 10am - Parade lineup @ Euclid & Fillmore

  • 10:30am - Parade starts - south on Euclid to Allendale Park

  • 11am - 1pm - Picnic & Party @ Allendale Park

Other than food, THE EVENT IS FREE!  The Pie 'n Burger truck is back with burgers or grilled cheese sandwiches plus chips and a drink for lunch.

As always, until July 2nd you can purchase lunch tickets online in advance - at a discount! Remember to bring your printed or mobile meal tickets to the event (check your receipt email from Eventbrite)!

Purchase by July 2nd to take advantage of our $15 earlybird price. (Lunch will be $20 on July 4, via credit card or cash.)

Also, please consider sponsoring one more meals as a donation for those in uniform (firefighters, police officers, Scouts, color guard) who help make this event a success. And you can help sponsor the event to offset its significant costs. Thank you to those who have!


As usual, the fun will include...

  • Pie 'N Burger Truck - click to buy your ADVANCE DISCOUNT meals now!

  • Kona Ice Truck for custom snow cones

  • Drumline & ROTC Color Guard from Blair High School

  • Live music by the Tom Solis Band - back by popular demand!

  • Stilt Walker - she's back to entertain and pose for photos!

  • Adorable, adoptable dogs from the Pasadena Humane Society’s mobile Wiggle Waggle Waggin'

  • Fire Trucks courtesy of the Pasadena Fire Department (emergency permitting)

  • Kids' Crafts Table - courtesy of Armory Center for the Arts, graciously donated as always by Madison Heights-based realtor Chuck Livingstone

  • Scout Troop 5 marching with the parade banners

  • Ultimate Frisbee in the ball field after lunch (heat dependent)

  • And our GRAND MARSHAL this year is Pasadena Police Chief John Perez, who is serving in honor of the originally scheduled Dick Hartt — WWII veteran, Art Center alumnus, retired photojournalist, and longtime Madison Heights resident — who is having health issues. Chief Perez has served in many capacities since joining the department in 1985, from patrol to community relations to special investigations. Although the chief holds a B.A. an M.A., and a Ph.D., he may need additional training for July 4.  The “parade wave” only looks easy.  

Click MAP below to download the event map/layout:

Click photoS below to see galleries from 2017 & 2018:

2017 photo gallery

2017 photo gallery

Another THANK YOU to last year’s generous sponsors! Please support them: