Monday, June 13, 2011

Our 125th Birthday Kickoff

Thousands gathered throughout the day on Saturday for the kickoff to Pasadena's 125th birthday celebrations. The opening bash was at the Pasadena Museum of History, where the galleries and grounds were bustling with excitement.

People waited eagerly for events to begin on stage:

Mayor Bill Bogaard was a big part of the festivities:

Children's activities included storytellers who engaged audiences throughout the day...

...and fancy hat-making, such as this chapeau created and worn by Anastasia Rodriguez:

And then it was time for the enormous and elaborate birthday cake created by pastry chefs at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Pasadena:

But wait -- there's more! Click here for information about additional 125th birthday celebrations in the near future.

Many thanks to Linda Centell, Petrea Burchard and Terry Miller.


Patrizzi Intergarlictica said...

It's all so beautiful. I love it all.

Happy Birthday Pasadena!

Susan Campisi said...

That cake! Wow. Sorry I missed it.

Petrea Burchard said...

Super cake pictures, Ann!