Tournament of Roses

Tournament of Roses

In the days leading up to the New Year, more than 800,000 people from all over the world converge onto Pasadena to witness the Tournament of Rose and millions of others watch from all over the world because it is covered by several television networks. While the Tournament of Roses is made up of several events, the two most famous events are the Rose Parade presented by Honda and the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual.

The Rose Parade, a 132 year old tradition brings residents and visitors together on New Year’s Day (unless it falls on a Sunday) to watch grand floats covered in flowers, massive marching bands that can exceed 300 members, and equestrian units like the Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Clydesdales. The 2021 theme for the Tournament of Roses is “Dream. Believe. Achieve.” celebrating education.

Parade Route

The parade route is 5.5 miles (9 km) and begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena. The route travels north on Orange Grove Boulevard at a leisurely pace and then turns east onto Colorado Boulevard. Near the end of the route, the parade turns north onto Sierra Madre Boulevard and concludes at Villa Street.

Parade Seating

There are a couple of ways to experience the parade; you can camp out for a free spot in designated areas throughout the route; or you can purchase tickets to sit in bleachers (grandstand seats).

Grand Stand Seating

On Sale Date: February 1st until December 31st
Price: Varies by location, $60 and $110
Phone:
626-795-4171
Website:
SharpSeating.com

TIP:
Children under 2 years old are allowed to lap-sit, however space is very limited.

Colorado Blvd - Free Curbside Seating

  • Available on a first come, first served basis
  • Campout begins December 31st at noon
  • Blue honor-line migration begins December 31st at 11:00 pm

Sierra Madre Blvd. - Free Curbside Seating

  • Available on a first come, first served basis
  • Campout begins December 31st at noon
  • Blue honor-line migration begins December 31st at 11:00 pm

Free Wheelchair Accessible Seating - First Come, First Served

  • Available on first come, first served basis via application
  • Completed application request form is required
  • Each person with a disability is allowed up to four guests, free with approved application.
  • Seating for accompanying persons is not provided; attendees must bring chairs.

Paid Wheelchair Accessible Seating

  • On Sale Date: February 1st until December 31st
  • Price: Varies by location, limited quantity
  • Phone: (626) 795-4171
  • Website: SharpSeating.com

Transportation and Parking

Parking sells out each year, for the best experience make sure to arrange parking ahead of time. Consider taking the Metro Gold Line, it is a light rail train that runs between East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley (Pasadena is at the center of the route).

Metro Gold Line

Train Route:
Between Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena

Schedule:
December 31st and morning of January 1st
5:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Frequency: Every 7 minutes

Stations:
Memorial Park, Del Mar, Lake, and Allen

Car and RV Parking

Sharp Seating:
Phone: (626) 795-4171
Website: http://www.sharpseating.com/

LAZ Parking:

Phone: (626) 578-1705
Website: https://lazparking.com/locations/rose-bowl-parking

RV AND OVERNIGHT PARKING

Location:
Brookside Park
Phone: (626) 577-3100

LIMOUSINE AND BUS PARKING

Contact:
Blanchard Parking
Phone: (626) 397-4220

Tournament of Roses Events

Each New Year’s Day, the entire world turns its attention to Pasadena, home of the Rose Parade® and Rose Bowl Game®. It’s a celebration that’s more than a century old—a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere in the world.

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Activities Throughout Pasadena

The entire city comes together to provide travelers plenty of things to do in Pasadena, in the week leading into the tournament, Pasadena’s cultural institutions and entertainment venues extend their hours and put on extra programming. Must-dos include: