Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut in the 2016 Rose Parade. During the final stages of preparation a variety of seeds, bark, fruits and vegetables, grasses and of course, flowers are being applied to the floats by experienced professionals as well as hard working volunteers.
How to Decorate Floats
Community members and visitors are needed each year to decorate floats for the Rose Parade. Whether looking to participate as an organized group or individual, float builders are happy to have the help.
All volunteer decorating opportunities are organized directly by the float builders. Please contact the float builders listed below for volunteer information:
Commercial float builders:
- Artistic Entertainment Services - Located in Azusa
- Fiesta Parade Floats - Located in Irwindale
- Phoenix Decorating Co. - Two locations in Pasadena
- Paradiso Parade Floats - Located in Irwindale
Self-built float organizations:
- Burbank Tournament of Roses Association
- Cal Poly Universities (Pomona & San Luis Obispo)
- Downey Rose Float Association
- La Canada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association
- Sierra Madre Rose Float Association
- South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association
Most float builders have minimum age requirements. All volunteer decorators will be required to sign a waiver. Dress appropriately – float decorating can be messy and you may get glue, paint and/or dirt on your shoes and clothing. Wear old clothes and comfortable close-toed shoes, and bring a jacket as it can get cool in the evenings.