California Festivals


PASADENA Tournament of Roses

Rose Parade January 1, 2022, 8 a.m.

Dream. Believe. Achieve. is the 2022 theme

Free, ticketed seating:

January 1 every year, except when January 1 falls on Sunday. Then it is held Jan. 2.

GRAND MARSHALS: LeVar Burton (actor, director, educator)

PARADE ROUTE: The 5.5 mile Rose Parade route begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena. The parade travels north on Orange Grove, then turns east onto Colorado Boulevard where the majority of the parade takes place. At the end of the route, the parade turns north onto Sierra Madre Boulevard and ends at Sierra Madre and Villa Street.
Grandstand seating tickets $60-110,

24 Bands
18 Equestrian Units
42 Floats
700,000+ Spectators

Volunteer Float Decorating
Various Locations in the Greater Los Angeles Area

DECORATING PLACES December 28-31, 2021
Visitors traditionally do not have to volunteer to see the floats before the parade. However, Decorating Places viewing was canceled for December 2021.
Rosemont Pavilion
700 Seco Street
$no viewing tickets and no viewing this year,

EQUESTFEST December 29, 2021 at 10 a.m. Show at 12 p.m.
Los Angeles Equestrian Center
480 West Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA

BANDFEST  December 29-30, 2021
Pasadena City College Robison Stadium
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA
24 marching bands travel to Pasadena from across the United States and around the world to be in the Rose Parade. Before the parade, around 9,500 people purchase tickets to see Bandfest. Hours: December 29, 1:30 p.m. | December 30, 9:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.

ROSE BOWL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY   December 30, 2021 at Rose Bowl Stadium
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony honors  outstanding individuals.

133rd ROSE PARADE   January 1, 2022 at 8 a.m.
Orange Grove Blvd. & Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA
Free, ticketed reserved seating available

Sierra Madre Blvd. & E. Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA
$20 General Admission,
108th ROSE BOWL GAME  January 1, 2022 at 1 p.m.
Rose Bowl Stadium
Ohio State vs  University of Utah

The Tournament of Roses Rose Parade began as a way to showcase the perfect California weather. The fun has lasted through 2 world wars, depression, and has survived any one person. It is the oldest, biggest flower-float parade anywhere on earth!

It started as a promotional event created by Valley Hunt Club in Pasadena. Circa winter of 1890, the club members sought ways to promote the "Mediterranean of the West," and hatched a plan. They invited their former East Coast neighbors to a mid-winter holiday, where they could watch games such as chariot races, jousting, foot races, polo and tug-of-war under the warm California sun. Fresh flowers in the winter, orange crops, sunshine and shirt sleeves weather, prompted the club to add another showcase for Pasadena's charm: a parade that precede the competition, where entrants would decorate their carriages with hundreds of blooms.

The parade In New York, people are buried in snow- here our flowers are blooming and our oranges are about to bear. Let's hold a festival to tell the world about our paradise, said Professor Charles Holder at a Club meeting. The Tournament of Roses was born. The Rose Parade is one of the watched events, broadcast on TV around the world.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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