Virtual Celebration of the Colorado Street Bridge
Join Pasadena Heritage as we celebrate one of Pasadena’s most iconic structures! The Colorado Street Bridge Party has long been a community favorite. This year we invite you to join us August 9th-15th for a new kind of Bridge Party; instead of a celebration on the bridge we invite you to a celebration of the bridge!
We have an exciting lineup for events with something for everyone. Classic cars will cruise the historic neighborhoods of Pasadena and across the Colorado Street Bridge to kick of the festivities on Sunday. Monday there will be a lecture on the history of the Bridge with best-selling author Chip Jacobs, and on Tuesday a panel discussion on the proposed new fencing with members of the Bridge Task Force. Wednesday architect and structural engineer Chris Peck will join us for a story time and hands-on bridge building activity geared towards the younger generation. Sponsors will be treated to en exclusive talk from renowned artist Kenton Nelson on Thursday. To begin your weekend with a bang, join us on Friday for a virtual happy hour and trivia with Bridge Party favorite Eagle Rock Brewery. Finally on Saturday, Pasadena Heritage will broadcast a special video on the Colorado Street Bridge. Detailed information on each event can be found on our website at www.pasadenahertiage.org/bridgecelebration.
All this is included for the price of a ticket! $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Corporate and Individual Sponsorships are also available.
The Colorado Street Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been threatened numerous times. For the last 43 years, Pasadena Heritage has been its leading champion. After many years of effort, the Bridge was saved, seismically upgraded and restored to its original grandeur – a feat that is celebrated with this community event. Proceeds will support Pasadena Heritage’s ongoing work to preserve and protect Pasadena’s architectural treasures, including the iconic Colorado Street Bridge!
Pasadena Heritage works to identify, preserve, and protect the historic, architectural, and cultural resources of the City of Pasadena through advocacy and education.
Pasadena Heritage is a nonprofit organization dedicated to historic preservation in and around Pasadena, California. Now in its 43rd year, the organization advocates on behalf of historic resources, educates the public about local history and the benefits of preservation, and demonstrates quality restoration through a variety of programs and projects. www.pasadenaheritage.org.