Experience Arroyo Seco Weekend

More than just music, Arroyo Seco Weekend offers many exciting experiences to visit between your favorite sets.

Art installations

Artists, architects, and Rose Parade float makers created site-specific art installations commissioned for Arroyo Seco Weekend - just for you. Alongside several Pasadena-based arts organizations we developed projects that are thought-provoking, beautiful, and engaging.

Record Store

Stop by our air conditioned vinyl record store to browse through records by the artists playing Arroyo Seco Weekend! We also have over 10,000 used records in all genres you can sift through including many rarities. We'll hold all your purchases until the end of the night/weekend so you don't have to worry about them while you enjoy the music.

Festival Merchandise

Make sure to stop by the Arroyo Seco Weekend merchandise tent! Pick up official festival goods as well as items from the artists and bands. Located between The Sycamore and The Oaks stages. Open from doors until the last note is sung.

 

Kidspace children's museum

Pasadena’s place for “free range learning” sets up a magical musical space for the little ones, complete with an Instrument Petting Zoo, photo booth, button making, and an instrument make and take. Plus, there is an early childhood space for new parents to bring their tiniest tots.

ABOUT KIDSPACE

The mission of Kidspace Children's Museum is to nurture the potential of all children through kid-driven experiences, inspiring them to become joyful, active learners.

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Los Angeles River Rover

An all-ages education on the natural past, concrete present and community-centered future of the LA River watershed, as taught by Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR), a non-profit organization.

ABOUT FRIENDS OF THE LOS ANGELES RIVER

Founded in 1986 by artist/activist Lewis McAdams, FOLAR is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to ensure a publicly accessible and ecologically sustainable Los Angeles River by inspiring River stewardship through community engagement, education, advocacy and thought leadership.

Muir Ranch of John Muir High School

Enjoy the efforts of the next generation of urban agriculturalist operating the Muir Ranch urban farm at Pasadena’s John Muir High School. Their student-cultivated flower bouquets provide rich accents of color across the rolling green lawns of Arroyo Seco.

ABOUT MUIR RANCH

Muir Ranch is a 3.5-acre biodynamic urban teaching farm and teen jobs program at John Muir High School in Pasadena, California.

CVAS CRAFT STUDIO

Spectators become makers as they exercise their creativity on craft projects suitable for adults and youngsters. Attendees can unleash their inner artist at this open studio operated by Sarah Scheideman, founder of Coachella Valley Art Scene.

ABOUT COACHELLA VALLEY ART SCENE

Cultivating a creative community using art advocacy as a platform to safely express, educate, empower and engage the Coachella Valley.

LITTLE LIBRARIES

SoCal’s oldest independent bookstore stocks the “shelves” of these models designed and built by students and teaching artists from Pasadena’s Side Street Projects in the fashion of some of Pasadena’s most iconic architectural styles.

ABOUT SIDE STREET PROJECTS

Side Street Projects is an entirely mobile artist-run organization that gives artists of all ages the ability and the means to support their creative endeavors.

ABOUT VROMAN'S BOOKSTORE

Vroman's Bookstore, Southern California’s oldest and largest independent bookstore, is a Pasadena institution, a literary landmark, a community center and a wonderful tradition.

Interactive Scent Lab

Nestled inside Tolkin's Dunnage Balls and done in collaboration with Armory Center for the Arts, fragrance designer Andre’ Barnwell will host a hands-on, interactive scent lab throughout the day, referencing the ancient perfume trade that catalyzed cross-cultural movement throughout the history of human civilization.

ABOUT ANDRE' BARNWELL

Altadena resident Andre Barnwell’ is a fragrance designer and branding instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Downtown Los Angeles.

 

 

Visit Pasadena

Here are some great resources to help you make the best of your weekend.

A Festival of Flavor

Bai is bringing bold fruit flavor with only 5 calories to help you stay hydrated for the whole festival. Find their lounge in GA.

Live Aloha With Olukai

OluKai is a sought after lifestyle footwear brand that believes everyone, no matter where they are, can live Aloha. OluKai products feature thoughtful design elements and handcrafted details inspired by the ocean lifestyle. OluKai's spirit is shared by others through the Ama OluKai Foundation, a 501(c)(3) created to formalize the company’s giveback initiatives. Every OluKai sold supports Ama OluKai Foundation’s mission in Hawaii. 

OluKai will be bringing some ALOHA to Arroyo Seco with their relaxed lounge where you can engage, learn about the brand, shop, try on premium footwear and enter to win a free pair! A custom 100% organic tote bag with artwork designed by Honolulu based artists Wooden Wave will be gifted with every purchase.