Sunday, July 11, 2010
colorado street bridge celebration
this event is a local tradition here in pasadena. although last year's event was canceled due to lack of funds, this year's event went off with much success (at least in terms of turn out!). the beautiful colorado street bridge was packed with people, food vendors, activities, music stages, and festivities. plenty of food and fun was to be had.
this was my first time at the event. a few initial reactions - this is a fund raiser for pasadena heritage. and they got our funds. $15 to enter the street fair, followed by more money spent on food, drinks, and dessert. it was certainly not a night of free fun and cheap eats. on the other hand it was clearly an event that was totally unique to pasadena - how many other towns close down a historic bridge to throw a party? the setting was truly beautiful with the vista del arroyo hotel to one side, and the rose bowl lit up with lights from the ongoing soccer game on the other. it was also packed. as the above photo shows, walking was not easy, especially near the popular food and drink booths, or around the music stages. i think we were even more tuned in to this fact because we had a baby in a stroller, making it even harder to navigated the crowded street.
nevertheless we had a great time. kudos to the planners. i hope to see this event continue!