Festival Info

Father’s Day Weekend | June 15 & 16, 2019
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Paseo
300 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101

FREE for all ages!

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Festival Features

MAIN STAGE

Live Music and entertainment all day!

Saturday June 15
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sunday June 16
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

KIDS MAKE ART

Kids gets into the action! An area to create from 12 pm to 5 pm on Saturday & Sunday!

ANIMATION ALLEY

Featuring animation art and animators in action in Lower Theatre Court

CHALK OF FAME

Highlights movie posters and iconic scenes in film, in Upper Theatre near ArcLight Cinemas

ART GALLERY & SILENT AUCTION

Near the Main Stage, with all proceeds benefiting the Light Bringer Project

18TH ANNUAL PASADENA POLICE CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Green St., Sunday June 16th
10 am – 3 pm

All proceeds benefit the Pasadena PAL Program and The Pasadena Police Explorer Post.

Food booths, raffle prizes, Police Helicopter Ride Auction, & more

PASADENA CHALK FESTIVAL ARTIST AWARDS CEREMONY

Main Stage, Sunday June 16th
7 pm

All festival winners will be announced including People’s Choice Award, Best in Festival 1st, 2nd & 3rd place & more!

People’s Choice Award voting begins Sunday, June 16th. Ballots are available at Chalk Festival Info Booth located near the Main Stage.

Festival History

The Pasadena Chalk Festival began in 1993 after a summer intern at the Light Bringer Project attended a street painting festival in Paris and brought back her amazing pictures and observations. The first “Chalk on the Walk” took place at Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall with over 150 visual artists participating in the first Los Angeles-area event. All proceeds went toward community arts programs and HIV/AIDS resources.

In 2010, The Pasadena Chalk Festival was officially named the largest street painting festival by the Guinness World Record, welcoming more than 600 artists using over 25,000 sticks of chalk and drawing a crowd of more than 100,000 visitors in one weekend. In fact, previous festivals have attracted artists and design teams from many regions of the country, across Southern California, and virtually every Los Angeles-area community. Leading art schools, museums and cultural centers are also represented at the festival.

The Pasadena Chalk Festival is produced by The Paseo and the Light Bringer Project, as a financial benefit for the nonprofit arts organization, raising proceeds for vital arts and learning programs in the schools and cultural opportunities for those of all ages. Each artist volunteers to 20 hours of his or her talent and energies to make this possible.