Picture this…you’re dining alfresco with your family & friends at the outdoor concert venue where California Philharmonic plays. You are surrounded by the San Gabriel mountains & taking in the views of the Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia. As the sun sets, the familiar strains of music from Jurassic Park begins to play as the concert stage glows purple.
There are many reasons why I love attending a California Philharmonic concert at Santa Anita Park. My family went last summer & it was such a great experience! First off, the venue. It’s so easy to get to, just off the 210 freeway, close to Pasadena. Parking is a breeze – there is plenty of parking & none of the hassles of stacked parking that other outdoor concert venues face in LA.
Come early at 5:30pm for pre-concert dining & jazz music! The round tables make it so convenient to spread your picnic basket full of food.
Don’t we look comfy?! I’ve been to another venue where you are sitting on wooden benches & literally trying to balance your tray of food on your knees (how is that for outdoor dining?), lol!
Don’t have time to pack your dinner ahead of time? Cal Phil at Santa Anita Park makes it easy to purchase food onsite!
Did I mention how the venue is family friendly? After you’re done eating, let your kiddos run around the playground & blow off some steam before the concert starts. The concert starts at 7:30pm, which may be a little late for some young kids, but honestly I saw some families with kids that ranged from toddler to elementary school age & up.
The theme of the Saturday, August 8th concerts is “Lights, Camera, Action!” You’ll hear music that made some of your favorite films into classics, such as Jurassic Park, Star Wars & Psycho.
If this sounds like a great way to spend your Saturday evening, then check out the Cal Phil website for ticket & program information.
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