Workers paint the sidewalk of Paseo in Pasadena on June 18, 2021 (Photo – Melissa Michelson)

This fall, spectators will be able to observe the performers up close to the ground at the Pasadena Chalk Festival.

By Rena Kurlander

An event that took place on Father’s Day weekend, the Pasadena Chalk Festival is officially announced to take place in person on the weekend of October 16-17, 2021, with a June 20e virtual event pre-recorded on pasadenachalkfestival.org

The outdoor shopping center, The Paseo, will host the full festival again after it goes live in 2020 due to the pandemic. Nestled between Colorado Blvd and Green Street, the facility, along with the sidewalk of the Civic Center, will be the stage for hundreds of artists competing to showcase their talent and win awards. The new fall schedule is a welcome respite for many performers and fans alike, as it provides cooler weather than the hot summer days of previous years.

Details and artist nominations for the in-person event will be provided on the newly acquired estate, pasadenachalkfestival.org. (The old website no longer works).

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