3 Day party set to start for Monrovia’s 125th Birthday.

Actually, its more like two-and-a-half days as the parade doesn’t start until 7PM on Thursday, but the next two days will be busy in Old Town Monrovia.  We’re celebrating our 125th birthday and all are welcome to attend…its a folksy-homey-small-towny kind of event.  All the information you could want is on the city web HERE, with a special section for the 3.5 mile “Fountain to the Falls Walk/Run” HERE.  Map of center of Old Town HERE.  Seriously, it is all a lot of fun, especially if you have kids, I certainly will be around for most of it.

To save you having to follow the links here are the activities:

  • Thursday May 12 7PM – parade on Myrtle Avenue between Chestnut and Palm.
  • Friday May 13 Family Festival and Farmers Market, a weekly to-do that includes farm fresh produce, kiddie rides and jumpers along with a flea market craft fair, yeah that’s what I mean, a craft fair.  There is a golf tournament to benefit the YMCA but have no details to share.
  • Saturday May 14 a lot is going on and will try to put all together.  7AM is the Fire Fighters Pancake breakfast as well as the start of the Fountain to the Fall Walk/Run in Library Park.  10AM-6PM is the Festivities that include a concert in Library Park and will be the center of activity for the day.  MAP HERE. Also all day Saturday the merchants in Old Town will be sponsoring all sorts of activities such as Samson the Bear Scavenger Hunts, Face painting, Cupcake contests with most of the restaurants having Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner specials.

Parking can get tight when Old Town is busy.  There are ample public lots close to Library Park but I anticipate them filling fast. There are lots on Colorado west of Myrtle in the Colorado Commons that don’t fill up too fast.  Ditto new garage next to the Paragon Apts just east of Myrtle at Olive.  I wish I could tell you we had mass transit options to get here but the Gold Line is still years away for us.