The earliest Tournament of Roses welcomed 3,000 spectators to its first parade filled with orange-blossom-bedecked, horse-drawn carriages. More than a century later, the parade floats are a marvel of state of the art technology, all tucked away beneath flowers and other all-natural materials. Every New Year, visitors experience the beauty of the floral floats along with spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units along the 5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Boulevard. The Rose Parade presented by Honda begins at 8 AM PST on New Year’s Day!
This year's theme for The Pasadena Tournament of Roses, “Dream. Believe. Achieve." celebrates education’s ability to open doors, open minds and change lives. Actor, director, educator and lifelong children’s literacy advocate, LeVar Burton, has been announced as the 2022 Grand Marshal.