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Jan
Twenty-four of the floats in the 128th Rose Parade received official honors from the Tournament of Roses in a variety of categories and specifications. The entire process is another one of the Tournament's components implemented over a greater part of the past century.A three-member judging panel, composed of civic and floral industry leaders, was appointed by the Tournament of Roses Judging Committee to evaluate the floats within a range of classifications. Scores were based on criteria such... Read More
23
Dec
Learn all about the 128th Rose Parade and find exclusive behind-the-scene photos, videos, parade trivia and more with our official digital parade program. The 2017 Rose Parade digital parade program for tablets and smart phones is now available for free download in the Apple iTunes App Store (iPad version), Apple iTunes App Store (iPhone version), and in Google Play.You can also access a digital version for all internet browsers HERE.
21
Dec
 The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation will be sponsoring a booth at this year's "Showcase of Floats" presented by Miracle-Gro on January 2nd and 3rd. Please stop by the booth for a chance to win four (4) Disneyland Tickets (expiration December 2017), or four (4) 2018 Rose Parade tickets!  If you cannot enter in person, please send a post card with your name, address and contact information (phone and e-mail address) to Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Foundation, ATTN: Echoes of... Read More
10
Dec
PASADENA, Calif. (December 9, 2016) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has been monitoring recent instances of the Equine Herpes virus cases detected in Los Angeles County at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. This rare neurological form of the virus could potentially affect the safety and wellbeing of the equine participants at the 2016 Equestfest event.   The Tournament of Roses and Wells Fargo, the sponsor of Equestfest, hold the health and safety of the equines in high importance... Read More
04
Dec
The No. 5 CFP-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions, Champion of the Big Ten Conference, and the No. 9 CFP-ranked USC Trojans, have earned berths to play in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET), Monday, January 2, 2017, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

“The Tournament of Roses is thrilled to host Penn State and USC at this year’s Rose Bowl Game,” said Rose Bowl Management Committee chairperson Scott Jenkins. “The CFP Selection Committee had a tough decision to... Read More
02
Dec
PASADENA, Calif. (December 1, 2016) – Tournament of Roses Executive Vice President and Chair of the Executive Search Committee, Lance Tibbet announced the hire of David Eads as the new Executive Director / Chief Executive Officer of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses.  Currently, Eads is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and will be officially joining the Tournament of Roses team in February, 2017.Eads has held senior... Read More
30
Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 30, 2016) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has announced the 40 float entries that will participate in the 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Echoes of Success.”      The floats, listed with the builder are (alphabetically by participating company or organization):24 Hour FitnessAESAIDS Healthcare FoundationFiestaAmerican Armenian Rose Float AssociationPhoenixAmerican Honda Motor Co.PhoenixBDK, a Singpoli... Read More
08
Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 8, 2016) – The Tournament of Roses® Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2017 grant assistance program. In 2017, the total amount awarded to local charities will remain at $200,000.  Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has invested over $2.9 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 2016 totaled $... Read More
03
Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 3, 2016) – Today Janet Evans, Allyson Felix, and Greg Louganis were announced as the 2017 Tournament of Roses® Grand Marshals. Evans, Felix and Louganis will ride in the 128th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “Echoes of Success” on Monday, January 2, 2017.  The three Olympic legends and Southern California natives represent the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid committee working to bring the Games back to the City of Angels in 2024.Tournament of... Read More
21
Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 20, 2016) – Today the Tournament of Roses named Victoria Cecilia Castellanos as the 99th Rose Queen® at the Announcement and Coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank at The Pasadena Playhouse. The announcement follows a month-long selection process with nearly 1000 people participating in interviews. Masters of Ceremonies were Chuck Henry from NBC4 Southern California and 1988 Rose Queen Julie Myers King.Rose Queen Victoria and the Royal Court will... Read More

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