The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California is a New Year’s Day tradition. As a child, I remember my dad bundling us up in warm clothes and blankets and camping on Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Eve to watch the Rose Bowl Parade. Even though it was so cold, it was fun seeing all of the people bring in the new year at midnight and then wait for the parade to begin.
The Rose Parade will start at 8:00am PST on New Year’s Day.
Parade Theme: This year, the Rose Bowl Parade theme is ‘Making a Difference’. All of the participants will use this theme as inspiration in the design of their floats.
Parade Route: The 5 1/2-mile Rose Parade route begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena. The parade travels north on Orange Grove at a leisurely 2 1/2-mile per hour pace and then turns east onto Colorado Boulevard, where the majority of the parade viewing takes place. Near the end of the route, the parade turns north onto Sierra Madre Boulevard and concludes at Villa Street.
Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats Presented by Miracle-Gro
Monday, January 1, 2018 – 1:00pm to Tuesday, January 2, 2018 – 4:00pm
After the Rose Parade, you are able to purchase tickets to be able to walk along the floats as they are parked along Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards. Come rain or shine, take a closer look at the design and workmanship that went into each float entry and learn more about the float process from Tournament volunteers – “White Suiters” – on hand. Comfortable walking shoes and early arrival are suggested. NO pets or bikes allowed.
General admission tickets are $15 per person (free for children 5 and under). Ticket sales end at 3 PM daily.
For more information about the post parade, visit their website.
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