Tournament of Roses Theme History

Pasadena Tournament of Roses

Each year, the new President of the Tournament of Roses has the privilege of selecting a theme for the upcoming festivities. The theme is used to inspire the ideas for the magnificent floral floats that will appear in the Rose Parade.
The theme for the 2013 Rose Parade is Oh, the Places You’ll Go!


Below is a list of themes from throughout Tournament of Roses history:
 
2013   Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
2012   Just Imagine
2011   Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories
2010   2010: A Cut Above the Rest
2009   Hats Off to Entertainment
2008   Passport to the World's Celebrations
2007   Our Good Nature
2006   It's Magical
2005   Celebrate Family
2004   Music Music Music
2003   Children's Dreams, Wishes and Imagination
2002   Good Times
2001   Fabric of America
2000   Celebration 2000: Visions of the Future
1999   Echoes of the Century
1998   Hav'n Fun
1997   Life's Shining Moments
1996   Kids' Laughter & Dreams
1995   SPORTS-Quest for Excellence
1994   Fantastic Adventure
1993   Entertainment on Parade
1992   Voyages of Discovery
1991   Fun 'n' Games
1990   A World of Harmony
1989   Celebration 100
1988   Thanks to Communications
1987   A World of Wonders
1986   A Celebration of Laughter
1985   The Spirit of America
1984   A Salute to the Volunteer
1983   Rejoice!
1982   Friends and Neighbors
1981   The Great Outdoors
1980   Music of America
1979   Our Wonderful World of Sports
1978   On the Road to Happiness
1977   The Good Life
1976   America, Let's Celebrate!
1975   Heritage of America
1974   Happiness Is ...
1973   Movie Memories
1972   The Joy of Music
1971   Through the Eyes of a Child
1970   Holidays Around the World
1969   A Time to Remember
1968   Wonderful World of Adventure
1967   Travel Tales in Flowers
1966   It's a Small World
1965   Headlines in Flowers
1964   Symbols of Freedom
1963   Memorable Moments
1962   Around the World in Flowers
1961   Ballads in Blossom
1960   Tall Tales and True
1959   Adventures in Flowers
1958   Daydreams in Flowers
1957   Famous Firsts in Flowers
1956   Pages From the Ages
1955   Familiar Sayings in Flowers
1954   Famous Books in Flowers
1953   Melodies in Flowers
1952   Dreams of the Future
1951   Joyful Living
1950   Our American Heritage
1949   Childhood Memories
1948   Our Golden West
1947   Holidays in Flowers
1946   Victory, Unity and Peace
1945   Hold a Victory so Hardly Won
1944   Memories of the Past
1943   We're in to Win
1942   The Americas
1941   America in Flowers
1940   20th Century in Flowers
1939   Golden Memories
1938   Playland Fantasies
1937   Romance in Flowers
1936   History in Flowers
1935   Golden Legends
1934   Tales of the Seven Seas
1933   Fairy Tales in Flowers
1932   Nations & Games in Flowers
1931   Dreams in Flowers
1930   Festival Days in Flowers
1929   Poems in Flowers
1928   States & Nations in Flowers
1927   Songs in Flowers
1920-1926   No Themes
1919   Victory Tournament
1918   Patriotism
1890-1917   No Themes