Pasadena Fan Fest Returns for Breeders' Cup

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Pasadena Fan Fest, a special community celebration created to commemorate the first day of the 2019 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita, will return this year, Breeders' Cup announced Thursday. To be held Friday, Nov. 1, the event will cap off the World Championships' first day of racing with live entertainment, food trucks, cash bars and more.

“We're very excited to be bringing back Pasadena Fan Fest following its great success when we were last at Santa Anita in 2016,” said Stefanie Palmieri, Vice President of Events at Breeders' Cup. “Designed as a vibrant celebration of world-class racing and hospitality, the Fan Fest will offer fans from all over the world an opportunity to delight in food, drink and entertainment. We look forward to joining the Breeders' Cup and Pasadena communities to revel in the energy and excitement of what will surely be a great weekend.”

Hosted by Breeders' Cup and the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pasadena Fan Fest will take place at the plaza of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and kick off at 7:00 p.m.

“The Breeders' Cup's return to Pasadena has been highly anticipated by the local community for quite some time, and we're thrilled to play our part in providing an opportunity for fans to join together in celebration,” said Michael Ross, CEO of the Pasadena Center Operating Company. “Combining the international nature of the Breeders' Cup with the particular charms of Pasadena, the Fan Fest will surely be a highlight of the season.”

Tickets for Pasadena Fan Fest are available now at and are limited to the first 500 purchasers. Ranging from $15 for general admission to $45 for the top seating tier, all tickets provide access to live entertainment, participating food trucks and cash bars featuring signature Breeders' Cup Cocktails. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets quickly as demand is high and tickets are expected to sell out.

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