Since 1961

52nd Annual Watermelon Festival Announces New Dates for 2013





New Location…New Attractions…New Sponsors

We’re Moving to the Rose Bowl, America’s Stadium, to expand our festival and make it bigger and better than ever…so, please join us!

 WHEN: August  16 – 18

Friday, August 16  from 4pm to 10pm

Saturday, August 17  from 12 noon to 10pm

Sunday, August 18 from 12 noon to 10pm


The Rose Bowl

1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103


$10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children; advance sales $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children

Every admission includes free watermelon slices and a free spin on the Watermelon Wheel for additional prizes and raffles tickets. Everyone’s a winner!

Learn more at, email or call 818-353-4554.

The fabulous watermelon celebration returns for its 52nd year featuring watermelon carving demonstrations, watermelon recipe contests, watermelon eating contests, seed spitting contests, a wearable art contest, along with nightly prize drawings. The much anticipated coronation of the Watermelon Queen and her court is always a crowd pleaser, along with local bands and national touring acts for your listening pleasure. The bazaar marketplace, arcade games, watermelon-themed games and attractions and an array of festival food favorites and beverages make it fun for the whole family.

The festival is also pleased to announce the National Watermelon Promotion Board, as a new sponsor for this years’ event.

100% of funds raised by the Watermelon Festival are used by the Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club help to support local youth and community activities, disaster relief, and to support health and vision conservation programs in California, across the nation and throughout the world.


For press inquiries contact Marcia Groff at 310-721-1592, or John Forrester at 323-702-3684,