October 10, 2019

PASADENA, Calif. (September 27, 2019) – Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced the return of Pasadena Fan Fest, a special community celebration created to commemorate the first day of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Taking place on Friday, November 1, the event will cap off the World Championships’ first day of racing with live entertainment, food trucks, cash bars and more

Community celebration to conclude the first day of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships with live entertainment, local food trucks 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 on the evening of Friday, November 1 on the plaza of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Kicking off at 7:00 p.m., the event will feature a live performance by Kenny Metcalf as Elton, an award-winning Elton John tribute act, as well as delectable dishes from local food trucks and handcrafted cocktails.

      “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.

Pasadena Civic Auditorium is easily accessible via the Route 210, Route 134 and Route 110. Parking is available for $15 per day for up to 16 hours or $21 a day for in-and-out privileges. Additional street parking and parking garages can also be found in the vicinity of the venue. For more information on the event, pricing, transportation and more, please visit

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