Altadena, CA

Altadena’s Mariposa Junction Night features live music and gift card raffle to kick off the July 4th holiday

Don Simkovich
Crowds during the Mariposa Junction evening May 7;Photo by Don Simkovich

Mingle along the storefronts of Mariposa near Lake Avenue in Altadena for the family-fun event, Mariposa Junction from 5pm to 9pm, Saturday, July 2.

Highlights of the late afternoon-evening event feature the live music of Ricky Z and the Altadena Farmer’s Market will raffle off a $100 gift card.
A fun line-up for people watching and participatingAltadena Farmer's Market

The Altadena Library will offer free screen printing while the nonprofit Amigos De Los Rios will give an update on its safe streets and plans to capture stormwater run-off on Mariposa.

Food trucks, classic cars and plenty of vendors will be on hand.

It’s a chance for Altadena residents to enjoy their local community at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains and a view overlooking Pasadena.

You can do more than stroll around if so inclined.

Volunteers are needed from 3pm – 6pm and from 6pm – 9pm. All volunteers will receive dinner and an @altadenafm t-shirt! If you can join, please email

The gift card raffle happens just before the Altadena Farmer’s Market will return in-person on July 13.

An advisory from the Farmer’s Market notes that on July 2, Mariposa Street will be closed between Lake Avenue and El Molino Street from 3pm – 10pm while “shops on Mariposa choosing to remain open will still be accessible and we strongly encourage you to support their businesses during night market hours.”

The event gives the Altadena community its own identity and raises visibility with an active chamber of commerce and a Rotary Club sponsoring the annual concerts in the park at the Farnsworth Park Amphitheater.

In 2022, the 25th annual series happens Saturday evenings:

July 9, 16, 23, and 30; August 6, 13, 20, and 27; and September 10.

Altadena has over 42,000 residents and the Altadena Town Council advises Supervisor Kathryn Barger.

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