Top Five Reasons to Attend “Live on Green” Pasadena

By Ricky Richardson, Contributing Writer

Pasadena- Soon, the population of Southern California will experience a temporary growth. This is due in large part to a large contingent of international tourists visiting beautiful Southern California. Another reason is a throng of family, friends, reuniting former colleagues and former classmates getting together in Los Angeles and surrounding communities.

If you are tasked with finding ways to entertain visiting guest, don’t despair, I have the ultimate event for you that won’t break the bank, it will engage the entire family and it involves a historic, iconic parade.

Live on Green! an amazing three-day event celebrating thousands of inspiring stories of hope will take place December 29-31, 2019, at the Pasadena Convention Center.

The Fifth Annual “Live on Green!” Festival is celebrating the “Power of Hope” with three days of free family-friendly entertainment in the Heart of Pasadena.

*Operation Hope Pavilion visitors will be entertained and engaged by inspiring stories of Hope from organizations including the National Women’s History Alliance- celebrating the diverse accomplishments of women and the Pasadena NAACP- celebrating its 100th Anniversary. The Hope Squad organization will be sharing vital information for kids and parents about its incredibly successful peer to peer suicide prevention program. The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust will be share touching, heart-warming survivor stories produced by student filmmakers while the ANCA-WR- and Armenian artists from throughout Southern California will present a moving, uplifting “Tribute to Thanks to America.” These are just a few of the groups who will be fostering hope through their participation.

*At the “Let Us Entertain You” stage guest will enjoy a jam-packed lineup of non-stop entertainment that includes jazz, pop, rock and country performances along with traditional folk and choral along with dance performances that range from the Native American Hoop Dancers to the precision-like tap dancing of the Sue B. Dance Company. And you won’t want to miss performances by the Ballet Folklorico Los Angeles Angelitos Youth dance Group or the Mariachi Nuevo Amancer Group!

*You will want to visit the Eubanks Equestrian Pavilion where the history of equestrians in the Rose Parade® is shared highlighting all the riders and performers, different breeds of horses, tack and wardrobes.

*On the Culinary Cues stage, you’ll enjoy Celebrity Chef and cookbook author Jamie Gwen, GE’s Great American Grandma- Ally Phillips, who’ll be sharing her Bohemian Bold Style, Chef Saul Jaurequi, and Chef/Restauranteur Zov Karamardian along with a host of others. Editorial note, this portion of the program allows you to pick up wonderful ideas for your upcoming Super bowl Parties and future backyard cookouts. Just remember that you heard it here first.

*This year in the Coaches’ Challenge Family Fun Zone kids of all ages will have the opportunity to experience the first ever WeatherFest event in Southern California hosted by Plan!t Now in partnership with NOAA and the National Weather Services. Our littlest visitors can enjoy a variety of games, crafts and activities. Don’t miss out on the Inflatable Zone, toddler play area, face painting, balloon twisting and a new kid’s cooking camp!

The free family festival brings to life the history, artistry and pageantry of the iconic Rose Parade® and Rose Bowl Game® with displays, memorabilia, photo-ops, virtual tours, meet and greets and the opportunity to experience what it is like to drive a Rose Parade® float by climbing into the driver’s seat of one.

Mark your calendars now and be sure to SAVE THE DATES for 3 full days of fun ahead! We are a quick walk from the Metro Gold Line, Del Mar Station. Take a break for a delicious meal at one of the dozens of restaurants that surround the event and come back for more FREE fun until closing each day!

Start the party early with fun-filled days of discovery and entertainment from 10:00AM-6:00PM on December 29 to December 30th and from 100:00AM-4:00PM on December 31st!

For directions and a schedule of events visit Come ready to ring in the New Year with HOPE! Pasadena style!  SOURCE: HQ