Rose Bowl’s AmericaFest Goes Virtual to Keep Tradition Alive

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The culmination of the 94th annual AmericaFest celebration virtual event was a flyover of Pasadena and its most historic landmarks. The flyover could be viewed from many city residents’ homes and was streamed online.

Recognized as one of the largest and longest-running shows celebrating the nation’s birthday, the 94th annual AmericaFest hosted by the Rose Bowl Stadium was celebrated virtually this year to ensure that the tradition would go on.
“For the past 93 years, America’s Stadium has proudly provided the Greater Pasadena area and beyond with a Fourth of July celebration, which comprised an all-day tailgate, family-fun activities, musical act and fireworks show,” Rose Bowl officials said in a statement.
“Due to the current status surrounding COVID-19 and the inability to host and encourage gatherings, the Rose Bowl Operating Co. [changed] tradition with a new form of entertainment this year. The Rose Bowl Stadium [transitioned] to a virtual event on the afternoon of July 4 so Pasadena locals and national fans alike [could] tune in to the 94th Virtual AmericaFest celebration on Rose Bowl Live, located on the stadium’s social media platforms.”
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