The City of Monrovia, in partnership with Monrovia Unified School District and Centre Stage, are producing the three-day Monrovia Days celebration for the city’s 135th birthday.
With ongoing concerns around COVID-19, the Monrovia Days celebration will look different this year. Although the annual parade and carnival will not take place, the city has reimagined some activities. All programs are subject to guidelines from the LA County Department of Public Health, including maintaining physical distancing and wearing a face covering. Additional restrictions or cancelations may apply.
From May 14–16, the community is invited to grab a meal from a restaurant in Old Town Monrovia and join the Picnic Pavilion Celebration at Library Park. Throughout the day, entertainment will be provided by students of the Monrovia Unified School District and Centre Stage. Participants will be required to sit at a table or in a designated park pod and are encouraged to bring their own seating. While at Library Park, people can also take a free horse drawn carriage ride through Old Town Monrovia or capture memories with the free photo booth.
Community Art Project: Monrovia Rocks
To celebrate and memorialize Monrovia’s 135th birthday, residents are invited to paint a rock and donate it to be a part of a permanent installation at Library Park. To participate, locate a rock that is no more than 3 inches in length and paint it. When the rock is dry, drop it off at the Monrovia Community Center (119 W. Palm Ave.). All rocks must be received no later than 4 p.m. on May 7. The rocks will be placed prior to the Monrovia Days weekend at the installation in the north-east portion of Library Park.
Special Monrovia Days Story Times
Gather the family and enjoy a few birthday celebration stories by tuning into the Monrovia Public Library’s YouTube Channel. During the Monrovia Days weekend, a new video will be released each day.
Old Town Window & Home Decorating Contest
Old Town Monrovia businesses and residents are invited to decorate their business store front and home for the city’s birthday. Registration is required and is now open at www.cityofmonrovia.org. The judging will take place from May 6–9, and winners will be announced on May 14.
Monrovia Days Family Adventure at Home
The Monrovia Days Family Adventure at Home is a three-day challenge. Registered participants will receive special activity kits that includes arts and crafts, special games, challenges and activities. Upon completion of each challenge, participants will earn limited edition birthday badges. Registration is required and limited and is now open at www.cityofmonrovia.org.