9th Annual Taste of South Pasadena - by Rotary Club of South Pasadena

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9th Annual Taste of South Pasadena - by Rotary Club of South Pasadena

9th Annual Taste of South Pasadena - presented by the Rotary Club of South Pasadena. Sample "tastes" from your fave and new fave eateries!

By Rotary Club of South Pasadena

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, May 9 · 6 - 9pm PDT


Heart of South Pasadena Fair Oaks Avenue and Mission Streets in South Pasadena South Pasadena, CA 91030

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

9th Annual Taste of South Pasadena  - presented by the Rotary Club of South Pasadena

Learn more at: http://www.tasteofsouthpasadena.com


Grab your wristbands and enjoy fine tastes from all your favorite (or soon to be your favorite) restaurants. This walking event features incredible cuisine from eateries and bakeries up and down Fair Oaks Avenue and Mission Streets. Fun for the WHOLE FAMILY! In 2019 we had a record-breaking 35 restaurants and a record-breaking 14 wineries - all participating just for you! And, that same year, we hosted a record 1100+ attendees and expect many more this year.

Spend time with your neighbors and enjoy a relaxing evening on the town exploring our fabulous city and our terrific food. Children under 7 are free. Live music, your favorite tastes, wine tasting from Mission Wines, San Antonio Winery and a collection of small wineries and spirit vendors (additional ticket) and much more! Family friendly and dog friendly.

Food wristbands ordered in advance are just $40 for adults, $20 for children ages 7-18. $65 for advanced food and wine combo tickets. NOTE: Advanced, discounted tickets are ONLY available through this website until 4:00pm on May 9, 2023. 

On the day of the event, adult food tickets go up to $45, and combo tickets go up to $70 if bought at the door on the day of the event. Child tickets remain at the same price. Ticket sales start at 4:30pm at the Canoe House Registration table in South Pasadena. There is an additional table for ticket sales and wristands at Jones Coffee patio starting at 5:30pm. 

This is a rain or shine event. Sorry, no refunds. Rotary appreciates your donation to our community!

Wine Tasting - 5:00pm - 8:00pm (Canoe House Parking Lot) - see info below

Food tasting hours - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Buy your tickets now and trade them in for a wristband! Wristband purchases and ticket exchange at Jones Coffee patio on Mission/Meridian or at Canoe House on Fair Oaks starting at 5:30pm.

We are ecstatic to welcome world-class entertainment this year!

Jim Kimo West is the 63rd Grammy Awards (2021) winner for Best New Age Album, "More Guitar Stories." He was also nominated in 2019 and can also be heard and seen on all of "Weird" Al Yankovic's videos, albums, and concerts since 1983.

Magic Castle magician, Rich "Doc Magic" Freeman! 🎩 All guests can get a pass from Rich to attend the invitation-only Magic Castle!

Cynthia Brando is an award winning singer and acoustic folk rock performer and songwriter in Los Angeles. She is joined by guest guitarists Ed Tree (Spencer Davis/Rita Coolidge) and Barrett Tagliarino on guitar.

Last year we had a record breaking 35 restaurants participate. Look who was there!

Canoe House


Poke Salad Bar



Oak Tree Inn


Tomato Pie

Griffins of Kinsale

La Fiesta Grande

Heirloom Bakery

Cake Sensations

Fair Oaks Pharmacy

Farm Fresh to You

Cookies & Cream 

Jones Coffee


My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

Charlies Coffeehouse 

Mamma's Brick Oven Pizza 


Gus's BBQ 

Yuca's Pasadena 

Bristol Farms 

Cafe X20 

Senor Fish 

Trader Joes

Kelley's Kookies 

La Monarcha

Simplee Boba


KJ Tofu & BBQ


Crack Shack



For those wishing for a bit more, we are offering a VIP wine tasting event with wineries and spirit vendors at Canoe House for adults over 21 years of age. This VIP pre-event requires an additional wristband. In 2019 we had a RECORD-BREAKING 14 local craft wineries (talk right to the grower and stomper!) and take home a commemorative wine or spirit glass (while supplies last). All this for just $30!

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Buy your tickets here and trade them in for a wristband at Canoe House starting at 4:30pm.

Last year we featured fourteen (14) Wineries

13 and Third Wineries

Arndt Cellars

Artisan Uprising

Ascenion Cellars

DeWitt Vineyard

Dusty Nabor Wines

Ferguson Family

Powicana Farm

RF Fine Wines

Tercero Wines

Torch Wines

Vandella Vineyards

Vina Sympatica


San Antonio Winery



Here is some special info for you!

Thank you so much for supporting the 9th Annual Taste of South Pasadena sponsored by the Rotary Club of South Pasadena! We are looking forward to a great evening filled with wine, food, and great entertainment. All proceeds support local nonprofits making a BIG difference in our community!

Information can also be found on our website at southpasadenarotary.org

Will Call Tables

You will find 2 will call tables where you MUST trade your food ticket for a wristband. This wristband will give you access to the restaurants and YOU MUST trade them in to receive a wristband BEFORE you begin your tastings. Will call tables are located at Canoe House on Fair Oaks/Hope and a second table across from the train station at Mission/Meridian. We will be selling additional food and wine tickets at the will call tables while supplies last. 


Walk, metro or ride share if you can. If not, there are plenty of free open lots and street parking in South Pasadena by our will call tables and among the Taste route, so please make use of them, but follow posted parking signs. We can’t be responsible for ticketed or towed cars. If you start at Canoe House, there is a free open lot on the corner of Hope/Mound.

Food Tasting

Restaurants are excited to have you stop in and sample their offerings! They are selecting their favorite dishes to share and will give samples to guests with a food wristband. Food tasting for all restaurants starts at 6:00pm and goes until 9:00pm, with the exception of Canoe House who will be serving food ticketed guests between 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Wine Tasting and other important info

The VIP Wine Tasting is a separate ticketed pre-event (just $30) and is being held at the Canoe House at 805 Fair Oaks Avenue from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. There will be artesian wineries and spirit vendors offering tastes to ticketholders ages 21+. Everyone is welcome, but only guests with special wine tickets will be allowed to taste. Drinks must stay within the confines of Canoe House and their lot. No open containers can be taken to the city streets.

Evening Program

Live entertainment and community booths too! 

Map of the Taste route

At the will call tables, you will receive a complete map of the restaurants. There is a walking path and a free shuttle/driving path.

Van shuttles

We highly encourage our guests to walk, but for those who need a lift, we have free shuttle van. Please inquire at the registration tables. 

Have a wonderful time and thank you for supporting our community in this fun and fabulous way!

Rotary Club of South Pasadena





About the organizer

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.

Learn more at https://www.southpasadenarotary.org/

$20 – $65