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Rose Bowl Takes 94th Annual July 4 Celebration Virtual

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions on large public events, the Rose Bowl Stadium will transition to a virtual event on Saturday, July 4, so Pasadena locals and national fans alike can tune in to the 94th Virtual AmericaFest Celebration on Rose Bowl LIVE, located on the stadium’s social media platforms or directly at

The virtual event will include music from cello artist Cecilia Tsan who will perform two solos from the 100-inch telescope dome on top of Mt. Wilson in honor of United States fallen heroes and first responders and frontline workers for their admirable work and courage during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Mt. Wilson has been testing a special art installation called “Sunstar,” created and owned by artist Liliane Lijn and astrophysicist John Vallerga. The prism will be moving throughout the day to shine a bit of pure color from the sun over Pasadena for residents to enjoy throughout the virtual event. 

At the culmination of the online-based event, there will be a flyover of Pasadena and its most historic landmarks. 

To submit a video thanking local heroes, visit The video must be no longer than 15 seconds and filmed in landscape mode (horizontal). 

June 30, 2020

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