Rose Parade

Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game

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 Roses 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 134th Rose Parade presented by Honda and the 109th Rose Bowl Game presented by Capital One Venture X.

The Rose Parade, a 134 year tradition, brings residents and visitors together on New Year’s Day (unless it falls on a Sunday) to watch grand floats covered in flowers, spirited marching bands, and high-stepping equestrian units. The 2023 theme for the Tournament of Roses is “Turning the Corner” celebrating rising above – alone, or with family, friends and community.

The 134th Rose Parade and 109th Rose Bowl Game will be held on Monday, January 2, 2023. The events will occur the day after New Year’s Day in keeping with the Tournament’s “Never on Sunday” tradition kept since 1893, the first year the Rose Parade fell on a Sunday.

Know Before You Go

COVID-19 Restrictions

  • Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game and Floatfest ticket holders must show proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (taken within 72 hours of the event).
  • Ticketholders 18+ must provide photo ID when presenting the above-mentioned forms of proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.
  • All guests 2 years and older must wear a mask during the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game, and Floatfest

Guests for any other event hosted by the Tournament of Roses will be required to wear a mask while indoors and encouraged to wear a mask while outdoors. Guests must not come to the event if they are experiencing fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 and are under isolation orders, or have had close contact with anyone who is confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19. EVERYONE, including minors, is subject to isolation and quarantine orders. Vaccinated close contacts do not need to quarantine if they remain asymptomatic and test negative.

For a full list of COVID-19 related guidelines and protocols, please visit tournamentofroses.com. Details.

Safety Tips

  • Protect yourself and others by getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and flu before arrival.
  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth if you’re unable to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from people you don’t live with.
  • Dress for cold weather! Children and seniors may need extra layers of clothing to avoid hypothermia. Remember hats and gloves.
  • Drink healthy fluids and consume nourishing meals to avoid dehydration.
  • “If You See Something, Say Something®.” Report suspicious activities and packages to emergency authorities along the parade route.
  • In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 and know the cross streets from where you are calling. For non-emergencies, call (626) 744-4241.
  • You can also text this single word — ROSEPARADE — to 888777 to get up-to-date text message alerts from public safety officials as needed.

Spectator Restrictions

  • Prohibited items along the parade route include: weapons, sticks, poles, drones, glass bottles and any items which may cause injury or interfere with the parade or spectators’ enjoyment of the parade.
  • Please review the rules and regulations for permitted and nonpermitted items, overnight parade route camping in the Parade Day Guide.

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 purchase tickets to sit in bleachers (grandstand seats); or you can camp out for a free spot in designated areas throughout the route.

Grandstand Seating

Grandstand seating tickets and advance parking reservations are available through Sharp Seating, the official ticket office for the Tournament of Roses. Tickets are not e-tickets and must be picked up at Sharp Seating by December 31st at 6pm. Tip: Purchase your parking through Sharp Seating to select a parking location near your seats.

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

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

  • Limited complimentary seating is available at three locations in Pasadena. Submit a request with the Tournament of Roses.
  • 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

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

Car and RV Parking

Paid Parking

Reserved parking for automobiles, buses and recreational vehicles is available for purchase through Sharp Seating Company (626) 795-4171. When purchasing tickets to the Rose Parade, we suggest purchasing parking at the same time in the area of your seats. Tickets are not e-tickets and must be picked up at Sharp Seating by December 31st at 6pm.

Other parking providers include Colorado Boulevard Parking (858) 692-0868 or (949) 295-6537; City of Pasadena (626) 744-6470; LAZ Parking (626) 578-1705; Easy Parking Service (626) 286-7576 and AP Parking (858) 692-0868.

Paid parking is also offered on a first-come, first-served basis at various lots and parking structures near the parade route.

Free Parking

Overnight parking permits will not be required from December 23 to January 3 on Pasadena streets. All other parking restrictions and prohibitions still apply including temporary tow away, “No Parking” areas and red curb zones, and vehicles in violation will be subject to impound and a fine.

There is no parking allowed on the parade route itself. Illegally parked vehicles will be impounded.

RV AND OVERNIGHT PARKING

Reserved RV Parking

Reserved parking recreational vehicles is available for purchase through Sharp Seating Company at (626) 795-4171.

Brookside Overnight RV Parking

Overnight RV parking is available in Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl Stadium prior to January 1. RVs must be completely self-contained; there are no hook-ups. Space is limited and made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted. For additional information, please contact the Rose Bowl Stadium at (626) 577-3100.

Other RV Parks

Other RV Parks in the surrounding cities include Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort and Campground in San Dimas, Fairplex KOA in Pomona.

LIMOUSINE AND BUS PARKING

For limo and bus parking information, please call Blanchard Parking at (626) 397-4220 or Sharp Seating Company at (626) 795-4171.

Key Contacts

Please contact the appropriate organization for questions regarding each of the following:

Souvenirs, resident parking passes, royal court, press inquiries

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

Rose Parade grandstand seating and tickets, Rose Parade parking, Tickets for Floatfest, Bandfest, and Equestfest

Sharp Seating Company
1737 E. Colorado Blvd. (enter in back)
(626) 795-4171
sharpseating.com

Rose Bowl Game, Rose Bowl Parking, and winners ceremonies

Rose Bowl Stadium
1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
(626) 577-3100
rosebowlstadium.com

Public transportation - local metro, shuttle, bus, and more

Metro Transit Information Center
(323) 466-3876
www.metro.net

Pasadena Police Department

911: For life-threatening emergencies

(626) 744-4241: for non-emergency matters, including activity you believe to be suspicious

Visitor Hotline

Visitor Hotline

Visit Pasadena offers a hotline to answer general questions about the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game, parking, directions, and things to do in Pasadena.

Dates: December 28th until December 31st, 9 am - 5 pm
Phone: (877) 793-9911
Visitor Hotline Guide

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:

Trip Planning Resources

Planning a trip from afar can be a challenge. To help you plan, we have curated a few tools. We look forward to your visit.