Float Decorating

Float Decorating

Prior to their debut in the Rose Parade, floats receive their final preparations at Decorating Places. This special event offers a unique opportunity to preview the upcoming parade entries and take a behind-the-scenes look at how floats are made. Experienced professionals and hardworking volunteers apply intricate natural and floral elements to the floats, while thousands of public guests tour the decorating facilities.

Decorating Places (Pre-Parade Float Viewing)

Two decorating locations are available in Pasadena and Irwindale.

Rosemont Pavilion
700 Seco Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

Rose Float Plaza South
5400 Irwindale Ave.
Irwindale, CA 91706

Tickets & Reservations

Admission: $20

Tickets must be purchased online at sharpseating.com.

Children 5 and under are free.

Schedule

Rosemont Pavilion: 700 Seco Street, Pasadena, CA 91103

  • 12/29: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Last entry 4:00 pm)
  • 12/30: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Last entry 4:00 pm)
  • 12/31: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Last entry 4:00 pm)
  • 1/1: Closed to the public.

Rose Float Plaza South: 5400 Irwindale Ave., Irwindale, CA 91706

  • 12/29 – 1/1: Closed to the public.

Event Details

Key Contacts

Tournament of Roses
391 S. Orange Grove Blvd.
(626) 449-4100
tournamentofroses.com

Float Decorating Volunteer Opportunities

During the final stages of preparation, a variety of seeds, bark, fruits and vegetables, grasses and of course, flowers are being applied to the floats by experienced professionals as well as hard-working volunteers.

In most cases a 4-hour volunteer commitment is required. Most float builders have minimum age requirements, typically at least 13 years old to participate and must be accompanied by an adult. All volunteer decorators will be required to sign a waiver. Dress appropriately—float decorating can be messy, and you may get glue, paint and/or dirt on your shoes and clothing. Wear old clothes and comfortable close-toed shoes and bring a jacket as it can get cool in the evenings.

All volunteer decorating opportunities are organized directly by float builders and vary. Please visit each website for requirements, scheduling and how to sign-up to volunteer.

ARTISTIC ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES
700 Seco St., Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 334-9388
| aescreative.com

FIESTA PARADE FLOATS

16016 Avenida Padilla, Irwindale, CA 91702
Parking, drop-off and pick up-point is located at 1111 W. 3rd Street, Azusa, CA
(626) 788-1828
| floatdecorators.com

PHOENIX DECORATING COMPANY

Rose Float Plaza South, 5400 Irwindale Ave., Irwindale, CA 91706
(626) 793-3174
| phoenixdeco.com

BURBANK TOURNAMENT OF ROSES

123 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 840-0060
| burbankrosefloat.com

CAL POLY UNIVERSITIES
rosefloat.org

DOWNEY ROSE FLOAT ASSOCIATION

13030 Erickson Dr., Downey, CA 90241
downeyrose.org

LA CANADA-FLINTRIDGE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES ASSOCIATION

4524 Hampton Rd., La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 (Foothill Blvd. & Hampton Rd.)
(818) 790-3818
| lcftra.org

SIERRA MADRE ROSE FLOAT ASSOCIATION

587 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 (behind the tennis court at Sierra Vista Park)
(626) 355-7005
| smrosefloat.org

SOUTH PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES ASSOCIATION

435 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91030
Behind the War Memorial Building | contact@sptor.org | sptor.org

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