The Parade had become too big for the Valley Hunt Club to handle alone. At a public meeting, the Tournament of Roses Association is formed to produce the annual New Year's Day festival. A public subscription campaign raised $595 to underwrite expenses of the 1896 Rose Parade.
The first of ten times it rains on the Parade. Other years include 1899, 1906, 1910, 1916, 1922, 1934, 1937, 1955 and 2006.