Floatfest: A Rose Parade Showcase features a 2-mile showcase of Rose Parade floats following their appearance along the parade route. Each year, nearly 150,000 visitors head to Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards in Pasadena for the chance to walk within a few feet of the floats and appreciate up close, the creativity and detail of each magnificent display.
Parking near Post-Parade is extremely limited. Free shuttle service is available and strongly recommended. Allow at least two hours to view floats with a walking distance of approximately 2 miles. Wear comfortable shoes. This is a rain or shine event.
- Jan. 2, 2023: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (ticket sales end at 3:00 pm, last entry at 4:00 pm)
- Jan. 3, 2023: 7:00 am – 9:00 am (reserved for seniors & disabled visitors)
- Jan. 3, 2023: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (ticket sales end at 3:00 pm, last entry at 4:00 pm)
The intersection of Sierra Madre and Washington Blvd.
Admission & Ticketing
$20; children 5 and under are free. No senior discounts.
Purchase tickets at sharpseating.com
Shuttle and Parking
Free with purchase of Floatfest ticket.
Parking near Floatfest is extremely limited. Free shuttle service will be available from Pasadena City College. Guests using shuttles enter the event through a priority line. Masks are optional. All tickets are digital. Tickets can be purchased online from sharpseating.com or (626) 795 4174. Avoid long lines and purchase your tickets in advance.
Pasadena City College: 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. (enter off Del Mar Blvd. or Bonnie near corner of Hill Ave.)
January 2: 12:30-2:30 PM (final departure)
January 3: 6:30 - 9:00 AM (Reserved for senior citizens and visitors with disabilities)
January 3: 8:30 AM-2:30 PM (final departure)
Shuttles depart approximately every 5 minutes
Animals are not permitted, except for service animals.
Tips and Prohibited Items
No bikes, skateboards, roller skates, tricycles, segways, or wagons allowed.
For security purposes, all bags will be inspected at the gates. To expedite entry, clear bags no larger than 12”x6”x12” are highly recommended.