Pasadena will be in the nation’s spotlight on Monday when the 134th annual Tournament of Roses Parade takes place on Colorado Blvd.
The Rose Bowl parade and football game, usually on New Year’s Day, will take place on January 2 this year.
This is what you need to know.
When is the 2023 Rose Parade?
The Rose Parade is a New Year’s tradition, but not this year. The event will take place on a Monday, following another Tournament of Roses tradition: it is never held on a Sunday. The parade will begin Monday at 8 a.m. California time with an opening performance by Fitz and The Tantrums on the Honda “Forever Determined” float.
How can I watch the 2023 Rose Parade?
The 134th Annual Rose Parade will be broadcast live on NBC from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. California time. Watch the live telecast of the event on Mayur.
Will it rain at the Rose Parade?
The Rose Parade was born as a way to promote Southern California and showcase the “Mediterranean of the West” climate. This year’s edition will be on the cooler side, but after a weekend that also included heavy rain, the weather will be dry and sunny. Temperatures will be in the 40s early Monday in Pasadena and will reach the 50s by 10 a.m.
What is the theme of the Rose Parade?
The theme for the 2023 Rose Parade is “Just Around the Corner”. The theme of the parade represents the world’s exit from the COVID-19 pandemic and the radical turn the floats and bands take from Orange Grove Boulevard to Colorado Boulevard as part of their 5-mile journey.
Who is the Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade?
Former Arizona representative Gabby Gifford will be the grand marshal. He will walk down Colorado Boulevard in the parade and participate in the coin toss for the 109th game of the Rose Bowl on Monday.
In January 2011, 52-year-old Giffords was shot in the head outside a Tucson, Arizona grocery store during a public appearance. Due to a severe brain injury, he had to learn to walk and talk again.
When was the first Rose Parade held?
The first Rose Parade took place in 1890. The parade of flowers was followed by chariot races, horse races, foot races and tug of war. The Valley Hunt Club organizes events as a way of promoting the winter season of Southern California and the region.
When was the first football match of the Tournament of Roses held?
The first football game in the Tournament of Roses was held at Tournament Park on January 1, 1902. It was the nation’s first playoff football game. Michigan beat Stanford 49–0, leading to the decision to bring back the chariot race, but football was reinstated as a tournament tradition in 1916.
This year’s game will pit Penn State against Utah.
When can spectators line up for the Rose Parade course?
Do you want to find a location on the tour? You can start claiming a seat on the sidewalk at noon on Sunday, but all people and their belongings, such as blankets and chairs, must be on the sidewalk by 11 p.m. Honor” Street Blue after 11 p.m.
Which roads are closed for the Rose Parade?
Colorado Boulevard will close to traffic at 10 p.m. Sunday and remain closed until 2 p.m. Monday following the parade and subsequent cleanup. The closures will be in effect from Orange Grove Boulevard to Sierra Madre Boulevard and north from Sierra Madre to Paloma Street.
Several freeway ramps will be closed to control traffic in the Pasadena area from Sunday night through Monday afternoon. According to Caltrans, the following closures will be in effect.
- westbound 210 Freeway off-ramp at Sierra Madre;
- 210 eastbound off-ramp onto San Gabriel Blvd.;
- Highway 134 east on Orange Grove Boulevard; why
- Westbound Hwy 134 ramp at Orange Grove.
Where Can You Park During the Rose Parade?
Parking in the area will be limited and often sells out quickly, so parade attendees are urged to take the subway or other public transportation to get to the event. Metro Line L (Gold) service begins at approximately 4 a.m. on Monday mornings, with four stations located within a half-mile of the parade route.
What are the rules for overnight camping?
Will you be staying overnight on tour? These are the rules.
- Small professionally constructed barbecues that are at least 1 foot above the ground are permitted along the course, but must be at least 25 feet from buildings and other flammable materials. A fire extinguisher should also be on hand.
- People under the age of 18 will only be able to parade from 10:00 pm on Sunday until 5:00 am on Sunday if they are supervised by an adult.
- Be prepared for the cold and dress in layers. Night temperature will drop to 40 degrees.
- Tents, sofas or boxes that can be used as stools or seats are prohibited on the way.
- It is forbidden to light bonfires on the way.
- No goods can be sold during the Yatra without the permission of the Municipal Corporation.
- The sale of spaces along the parade route is prohibited.
- Speakers cannot be sold, gifted or purchased with the course.
- Public areas cannot be closed.
- Ladders or scaffolding that can be used to view the parade from an elevated position are prohibited.
- Open containers of alcohol are prohibited on public roads, footpaths and other public areas.
Drones are also prohibited on the parade route. The “drone no zone” mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration also extends to flights over the Rose Bowl during football games. Anyone who violates the drone ban may be arrested, prosecuted, imprisoned and/or fined.
As always, security will be tight along the parade route and anyone breaking the law or causing disturbances will be removed from the area. Parade attendees are urged to report any suspicious activity and call 911 in the event of an emergency, or 626-744-4241 if it is not an emergency.