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PASADENA, Calif. (November 17, 2015) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has announced the 44 float entries that will participate in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Find Your Adventure.”      The floats, listed with the builder are (alphabetically by participating company or organization):AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Fiesta Parade FloatsAmerican Armenian Rose Float Association, Inc., Phoenix Decorating CompanyAmerican Honda, Phoenix Decorating... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (November 10, 2015) – Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, who has directed and produced some of the most admired documentaries about the history of the United States, was announced today as the 2016 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal. Throughout his almost 40-year career making documentary films, Burns, age 62, has been honored with countless awards, including 14 Emmy® Awards, two Grammy® Awards and two Oscar® nominations. Burns will ride in the 127th Rose Parade® presented by... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (November 2, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses® Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016 grant assistance program. In 2016, the total amount awarded to local charities will remain at $200,000.  Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has invested over $2.7 million in more than 180 Pasadena-area organizations. Grants typically range from $1,000 up to $10,000 per organization.  The grant award maximum is $10,000.  The grant awards in 2015 totaled $... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (October 29, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses has selected Tom Bowling, Timothy Lindsay and Jodie Petersen to be float judges for the 127th Rose Parade® presented by Honda. The judges will grant awards based on criteria such as creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation and dramatic impact.Tournament of Roses President Mike Matthiessen will announce the award-winning floats the morning of... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (October 22, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses today named Erika Karen Winter as the 98th Rose Queen in an official ceremony at the Pasadena Convention Center.  Presented by Citizens Business Bank, the announcement concludes a month-long process that began with more than 900 Pasadena-area young women who participated in the Royal Court tryouts.  The ceremony was emceed by KTLA Rose Parade® host and television personality, Stephanie Edwards, who will conclude her 35-... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (October 13, 2015) – Today the Tournament of Roses announces a first-of-its-kind deal with corporate sponsor, Northwestern Mutual. As a sponsor of America’s New Year Celebration – including presenting sponsorship of the Rose Bowl Game and official sponsorship of the Rose Parade® presented by Honda — Northwestern Mutual will align its core values of teamwork, planning, strength, honor and discipline with the tradition, heritage and overall spirit on display each year in... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (October 7, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses® announced today that they would hold a pre-sale for tickets to the 2016 Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 9 at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET.Tickets will be available online or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000. The sale will give fans the first opportunity to secure tickets for the Granddaddy of Them All®, which will take place Friday, January 1, at 1:... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (October 5, 2015) – The seven members of the 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced today at Tournament House. Selected from a group of 39 finalists, the Royal Court will attend nearly 100 community and media functions, acting as ambassadors of the Tournament and the Pasadena community at large. Their reign will culminate with the 127th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 102nd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual.The announcement follows a month-... Read More


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