The Rose Parade is a quintessentially California thing. While the Rose Parade plays all day on TV here in So Cal, it isn't so for the rest of the country. Dude, that is so sad! If you don't get TV, like me, well, the only way to see the Rose Parade is to go in person or see the floats after the parade is over at the Post Parade Float Showcase. Since the floats are largely made from perishable items, there is only a short window of a couple of days after January 1 when you can see the floats up close and personal.
Last year we went and saw the floats and had a grand time!! It was a cool experience – smelling the flowers, seeing all the crowds, and taking photos next to our favorites. This year, you can view the floats through today!!!
General admission is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with pricing at $10 a person (Senior citizens and disabled visitors welcome 7AM – 9AM). Bring cash to buy water and ice cream from street vendors.
Here are some photos from our visit, last year:
And be sure to bring baby wipes and hand sanitizer since the only bathrooms are porta-potties!
Find the Tournament of Roses Parade info here:
- Tournament of Roses Parade Website
- Recent News Story on KTLA 5
- Rose Parade on Facebook
- Offices: 391 South Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91184
- Phone: (626) 449-4100
- Post Parade Float Showcase Tickets
- Post Parade Float Showcase Location: E. Sierra Madre Blvd & E. Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
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