Gaze Down, in Wonder, at Free Pasadena Chalk Fest

The large-scale art-on-the-ground spectacular gets fanciful on Father's Day Weekend.

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The 26th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival, presented by Otter Pops, takes place on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 2018.
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The 26th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival, presented by Otter Pops, takes place on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17, 2018.
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Admission to the festival is free.
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Hundreds of chalk artists are expected to participate.
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Viewers are invited to stroll by all of the pieces, though watching a single artwork come together over hours, or both days, can be very rewarding.
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Original artworks, trompe l'oeil, and odes to famous paintings are all seen at The Paseo over Father's Day Weekend each year.
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Umbrellas provide shade for the on-the-ground artists, though the weather over Father's Day Weekend 2018 may prove to be a bit cooler than in years gone by.
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One of the most beloved areas of the festival? Children's Chalkland. Kids can create Father's Day Cards, draw, and find their own happy inspiration.
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There are number of other goings-on surrounding the festival, including Animation Alley, Chalk of Fame, and the Pasadena Police Classic Car Show. The car show is on Sunday only, do note.
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Artworks don't simply stick to one cement square, but often cover a sizable area.
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Artists like Frida Kahlo frequently are honored at the event.
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As are musicians like Michael Jackson and Prince, actors, authors, and other celebrities.
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Summer must be here, or nearly, for the famous Pasadena Chalk Festival is back. Be there on June 16 and 17 and enjoy the dozens upon dozens of look-down masterpieces. Price to enter? As always, this joyful gem is free.
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