December 30, 2010
Line up along the route for the 122nd Rose Parade with nearly 700,000 other revelers. Floats, equestrian spectacles and more roses than could ever be counted make one of the year's most spectacular events. Beware, though ? die-hards gather as early as New Year's Eve for prime locations. The parade begins at Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena and ends at Sierra Madre Boulevard and Villa Street. 8 a.m. Sun. Free. For the full route, see tournamentofroses.com .
December 31, 2009
It's certainly the most high-energy way to kick in the New Year. That is, if you choose to go see the 121st Rose Parade in person. The annual celebration, themed this year as "2010: A Cut Above the Rest," will feature two-plus hours of floats, marching bands and equestrian units. Rose Parade through Pasadena. Grandstand seating at (626) 795-4171. 8 a.m. Fri. (877) 793-9911. www.tournament.
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January 2, 2010
Rose Parade float viewing Rose Parade floats will be on public display today and Sunday along Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards in Pasadena: Admission: $7; children age 5 and under are admitted for free Hours: 7 to 9 a.m. for the mobility impaired and seniors age 65 and older; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the general public Getting there: Parking is limited, but shuttle service is available from the Rose Bowl...
October 15, 1986
Soccer superstar Pele was named today as grand marshal of the 1987 Tournament of Roses Parade, which has the theme "World of Wonders." "There never has been so great a moment in my life," the retired Brazilian athlete said at the Pasadena news conference at which his selection was announced. Tournament President Fred Soldwedel said Pele, considered the world's greatest soccer player, was chosen because he is "a symbol of international good will."
December 28, 2006
The Force will certainly be with the 2007 Rose Parade in Pasadena on Monday. Not only is "Star Wars" creator George Lucas this year's grand marshal, but the parade will also feature a "Star Wars Spectacular." The 118th annual event, with the theme "Our Good Nature," begins at 8 a.m. and will feature 45 traditional floral floats, 22 marching bands and 23 equestrian teams.