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Parade Route

Those lucky enough to get a spot along the Rose Parade route are treated to a two-hour parade of magnificent floral floats, talented marching bands, and high-stepping equestrians. The 5 1/2-mile Rose Parade route begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena. The parade travels north on Orange Grove at a leisurely 2 1/2-mile per hour pace and then turns east onto Colorado Boulevard, where the majority of the parade viewing takes place. Near the end of the route, the parade turns north onto Sierra Madre Boulevard and concludes at Villa Street.

Prohibited items along the parade route include:  weapons, sticks, poles, glass bottles and any items which may cause injury or interfere with the parade or spectators' enjoyment of the parade.

 

Access for Disabled Individuals

The City of Pasadena and volunteers assist the Tournament of Roses with coordinating three street-level viewing areas along the parade route reserved for people with disabilities and their guests.  Each person with a disability is allowed up to four guests.

At one of the three viewing areas there is a section with audio description for visually impaired visitors and another section with sign language interpreters. Tickets to these viewing areas are free. No seats are provided, so viewers need to bring their own chairs, cushions, stools, etc.

Basic information about the viewing areas is available at any time by contacting Robert Gorski, Accessibility Issues Coordinator, City of Pasadena, at (626) 744-4782 or at rgorski@cityofpasadena.net.  

Available space is generally reserved by early December. Beginning October 1, application forms for viewing space can be requested by calling (626) 744-ROSE (744-7673) or by e-mailing rgorski@cityofpasadena.net.    

Tickets for limited wheelchair-accessible seating at grandstand locations are sold through Sharp Seating Company.

 

Special Viewing at Post Parade:
A Showcase of Floats presented by Miracle-Gro

 

Post Parade is a unique opportunity to get up close to the beauty and splendor of Rose Parade floats after they have made their New Year's Day debut. 

Special viewing hours for disabled visitors and senior citizens are on January 2, 7 – 9 a.m. 

 

Parking

Reserved parking for automobiles, buses and recreational vehicles is available for purchase through Sharp Seating Company,  (626) 795-4171;  the city of Pasadena, (626) 744-6470; and Easy Parking Service, (626) 286-7576.

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

Overnight parking on Pasadena streets begins at noon the day before the parade, for that evening only. All “No Parking” areas and red curb zones remain off-limits, 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 Parking

 

In addition to RV parking available from Sharp Seating Company, overnight RV parking is available in Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl Stadium prior to parade day. 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.

 

Limousines and Buses

 

For limo and bus parking information, please call the Rose Bowl Stadium at (626) 397-4220 or Sharp Seating Company at (626) 795-4171.

 

Directions & Maps

Please select a link below for general directions and important maps to the Rose Parade area.

From the East  |  From the West  |  From the North  |  From the South  |  Public Access Map

From the East


West Covina, Pomona Area:

  • Interstate 10 West toward Los Angeles

  • 605 Fwy North

  • 210 Fwy West toward Pasadena

  • Exit Allen, Hill, Lake or Fair Oaks/Marengo

  • Turn south (left)

 

Duarte, Monrovia, Arcadia, East San Gabriel Valley Area:

  • 210 Fwy West toward Pasadena

  • Exit Allen, Hill, Lake or Fair Oaks/Marengo

  • Turn south (left)

 

Las Vegas/San Bernardino Area:

  • Hwy 15 toward Los Angeles

  • 210 Fwy West toward Pasadena

  • Exit Allen, Hill, Lake or Fair Oaks/Marengo

  • Turn south (left)

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From the West


San Fernando Valley, La Canada/Flintridge Area:

  • 210 Fwy East toward Pasadena

  • Exit Lake or Hill

  • Turn south (right)

 

Van Nuys/Burbank Area:

  • 134 Fwy East toward Pasadena

  • 210 Fwy East toward Pasadena

  • Exit Fair Oaks/Marengo, Lake or Hill

  • Turn south (right)

 

Santa Monica/Beach Cities:

  • Interstate10 East toward Los Angeles

  • 110 Fwy North toward Pasadena

  • At the end of the 110 Fwy, continue north on Arroyo Parkway to any major east/west street

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From the North

 

San Francisco/Ventura Area:

  • Hwy 101 South toward Los Angeles

  • 134 Fwy East toward Pasadena

  • 210 Fwy East toward Pasadena

  • Exit Fair Oaks/Marengo, Lake or Hill

  • Turn south (right)

 

Bakersfield Area:

  • Hwy 99 South toward Interstate 5

  • Interstate 5 South toward Los Angeles

  • 134 Fwy East toward Pasadena

  • 210 Fwy East toward Pasadena

  • Exit Fair Oaks/Marengo, Lake or Hill

  • Turn south (right)

 

Reno/Lake Tahoe Area:

  • Hwy 395 South toward Los Angeles

  • 14 Fwy toward Los Angeles

  • 210 Fwy East toward Pasadena

  • Exit Lake or Hill

  • Turn south (right)

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From the South

 

San Diego Area:

  • Interstate 5 North toward Los Angeles

  • 605 Fwy North

  • 210 Fwy West toward Pasadena

  • Exit Allen, Hill, Lake, or Fair Oaks/Marengo

  • Turn south (left)

 

Orange County/Beach Cities:

  • 405 Fwy North or Interstate 5 North toward Los Angeles

  • 605 Fwy North

  • 210 Fwy West toward Pasadena

  • Exit Allen, Hill, Lake, or Fair Oaks/Marengo

  • Turn south (left)

 

Downtown Los Angeles:

  • 110 Fwy North toward Pasadena

  • At the end of the 110 Fwy, continue north on Arroyo Parkway to any major east/west street

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Pasadena Public Access Map

 

The following map has been provided by the City of Pasadena

 

Transportation

 

Metro

 

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) will operate its Red, Purple, Gold and Orange lines throughout the night of December 31 and morning of January 1. In addition to overnight service on those selected lines, Metro will run more trains and offer more frequent service on the Metro Gold Line to accommodate the large numbers of anticipated riders on January 1. Beginning at 5 a.m. and continuing through 9 p.m., trains will run as frequently as every 7-8 minutes to and from Pasadena. Exit at the Memorial Park, Lake, Allen or Del Mar stations; all are just a short walk from the parade route.

Metro will also provide regular bus service to areas near the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game and Post Parade areas. Buses will originate from locations throughout the county.

For additional information on the Metro transportation services, please call the Metro information line at (800) COMMUTE (266-6883) or visit www.metro.net. The hearing impaired line is (800) 252-9040.


Metrolink

 

Metrolink will provide special service on the San Bernardino and Antelope Valley Lines, specifically for individuals to enjoy the Rose Parade. Check www.metrolinktrains.com for schedule information or call (800) 371-5465 for more information.  

 

City of Pasadena

For additional information on transportation please visit the City of Pasadena website.

 

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