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Artazan, a Contemporary Handcraft Market at the Pasadena Convention Center, May 20-21.

Pasadena, Calif. – A beautifully curated, springtime market comes to the Pasadena Convention Center, May 20-21. Artazan features over 200 exhibits, artist demonstrations, fine foods and live music. The market is inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement, and is a grand celebration of today’s artists and artisans, bringing focus to handcraft in all forms.

The exhibits offer a range of art, jewelry, woodwork, ceramics, clothing, and artisan foods, as well as a selection of fine antiquities. Browsing the market, you’ll find products made with meticulous detail, natural materials, and brilliant colors. Everyday items that are both beautiful and useful, presented by the artists and artisans themselves.

The market is an interactive space that invites you to take part –watch artists demonstrate their work, get in the creative spirit and join in with a series of workshops such as plein air painting and mixed media, sample chocolates and specialty foods at the artisan food booths, and enjoy live music throughout the show.

The Arts & Crafts movement began in response to mass-production and looked to emphasize handmade artisanship. By 1908, Pasadena had become a showcase for Arts & Crafts, and today there are still countless examples of how Pasadena embodies the power of the movement, making it the perfect location for this handcraft market.   

Artazan’s objective is to present something new, and the best way to do that is to present something old. Celebrate the makers of our time with a nod to craftsmen of the past, and enjoy the vibrant showcasing of handcrafted wares, fine art, jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, antiquities, and artisan foods –it’s an art filled, handcraft market you don’t want to miss!

Join the celebration! Shop, play, and take in all the creativity. Admission is $8 online or $10 at the door, good for both days. 10am-6pm Saturday, and 10am to 5pm Sunday, May 20 – 21, 2023 at the Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA. See the website for tickets and exhibitor list: Artazan.com

The Rose Bowl Stadium will host its 95th Annual AmericaFest Celebration in person on Sunday, July 4th, 2021.

2021 AmericaFest Celebration

Pasadena, Calif. – The Rose Bowl Stadium, recognized as home to one of the nation’s largest and longest running shows to celebrate America’s birthday, will host its 95th Annual AmericaFest Celebration in person this year on Sunday, July 4th, 2021.

The theme of this year’s annual celebration is “Celebrating America’s Perseverance” as we have recognized our ability to come together and stand stronger throughout this pandemic. This year’s event will welcome all of Pasadena and beyond, back to events at America’s Stadium.


  • TNT Freestyle Motocross
  • Tribute to the United States Military Veterans, Active Military Personnel, as well as our Fallen Heroes
  • 1 hour performance by Mendelyev
  • Fireworks display by Pyro Spectaculars by Souza


  • 3:00PM – Parking Lots Open
  • 5:30PM – Gates Open
  • 6:30PM – TNT Motocross
  • 7:00PM – Opening ceremonies and National Anthem
  • 7:45PM – Musical performance by Haylee Joe
  • 8:00PM – TNT Motocross “All American Thrill Show”
  • 8:15PM – Musical performance by NBC’s The Voice contestant, Mendeleyev
  • 9:00PM – Biggest Fireworks Show in Southern California

Ticket Prices (Inside the bowl)

  • All children 5 and under: Free
  • GA: $20.00
  • Reserved: $40.00
  • VIP: $125.00 (limited availability)


  • GA – Presale: $45.00/ Day Of: $55.00
  • Preferred – Presale $60.00/ Day of: $70.00
  • Preferred RV, Bus or Limo – Presale $100.00/ Day of: $150.00



For more information on the 95th Virtual AmericaFest Celebration, please visit www.rosebowlstadium.com. For more information, please call 626-577-2540 or 626-229-4503 for availability.

Mars Helicopter Ingenuity, built by JPL, captures spectacular view from its Fifth Flight.

NASA JPL, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. – NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter took this color image from an altitude of 33 feet (10 meters) during its fifth flight on May 7, 2021. This was the helicopter’s first one-way flight, and it settled down at a new landing location 423 feet (129 meters) south of its previous location at Wright Brothers Field. The contrast has been enhanced to show surface details.

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter was built by JPL, which also manages the technology demonstration project for NASA Headquarters. It is supported by NASA’s Science, Aeronautics Research, and Space Technology mission directorates. NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, and NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, provided significant flight performance analysis and technical assistance during Ingenuity’s development. AeroVironment Inc., Qualcomm, and SolAero also provided design assistance and major vehicle components. Lockheed Martin Space designed and manufactured the Mars Helicopter Delivery System.

About the mission

The Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, is a small, autonomous aircraft that will be carried to the surface of the Red Planet attached to the belly of the Perseverance rover. Its mission is experimental in nature and completely independent of the rover’s science mission. In the months after landing, the helicopter will be placed on the surface to test – for the first time ever – powered flight in the thin Martian air. Its performance during these experimental test flights will help inform decisions relating to considering small helicopters for future Mars missions, where they could perform in a support role as robotic scouts, surveying terrain from above, or as full standalone science craft carrying instrument payloads. Taking to the air would give scientists a new perspective on a region’s geology and even allow them to peer into areas that are too steep or slippery to send a rover. In the distant future, they might even help astronauts explore Mars. The project is solely a demonstration of technology; it is not designed to support the Mars 2020/Perseverance mission, which is searching for signs of ancient life and collecting samples of rock and sediment in tubes for potential return to Earth by later missions.