Latest News

PASADENA, Calif. (May 23, 2018) – For more than 129 years, the Rose Parade has held a special place in the hearts and minds of viewers across the world. Now, under the leadership of Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer David Eads, the parade is marching forward in a new era, maintaining its historic roots while layering in new entertainment features. This respect for the traditional and embrace of the new will secure the parade’s place as a New Year’s tradition for generations to come.To... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2018) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has selected 20 of the marching bands that will participate in the 130th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “The Melody of Life.” The bands will travel to Pasadena from across the United States and around the world, including Canada, Costa Rica, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Sweden. There are two bands that will be added to the line-up when the universities participating in the 105th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 30, 2018) – Guided tours inside Tournament House, the iconic Southern California landmark, open to the public. Tours will be offered, at no cost, every Thursday at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. beginning February 1. Tournament of Roses volunteers from the Heritage Committee, knowledgeable of the organization’s history and details of the house, conduct the tours.Wrigley Mansion, the Orange Grove Boulevard estate, serves as the official headquarters of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2018) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board of Directors has confirmed Gerald Freeny as President for the 2018-2019 Tournament of Roses year.  Freeny will provide leadership for the 130th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.Freeny announced “The Melody of Life” as the Pasadena Tournament of Roses theme to encourage creativity in float entries, marching bands and equestrian... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2018) – The Tournament of Roses announced the 2018-2019 leadership and organizational structure. Terry Madigan, a volunteer member since 1993, was elected to the Executive Committee and will serve as the Tournament of Roses President in 2026.  He will provide leadership for the 137th Rose Parade® and the 112th Rose Bowl Game® on January 1, 2026.Madigan was appointed a Tournament of Roses Chair in 2010 and a Director in 2013.  He has served as Committee Chair... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (January 1, 2018) -- Today, the Tournament of Roses announced the 24 floats awarded official honors in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda.  These awards recognize excellence in a variety of categories and specifications.The 2018 Rose Parade float award-winners are (alphabetically): AwardDescriptionParticipantThemeBuilderSweepstakesMost beautiful entry: encompassing float design, floral presentation and entertainmentSingpoli American BDRising Above ... Read More
Experience America's New Year Celebration with the first official event app for mobile devices!-Access information about the 2018 Rose Parade, Decorating Places, Equestfest, Bandfest and Post Parade
-View the full parade lineup and learn more about our participants
-See maps and purchase event tickets
-Follow the latest updates from all the Rose Parade social media accounts
-Get instant alerts and notificationsThe "Tournament of Roses Event App" is now available for FREE download in... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (December 7, 2017) – The Tournament of Roses® is thrilled to announce talent for the Opening Show presented by Honda and the Closing Show presented by Wells Fargo for the 129th Rose Parade; Todrick Hall and Andy Grammer.The Tournament of Roses’ theme, “Making A Difference,” motivated every note of this year's Opening Show. YouTube sensation and Broadway star, Todrick Hall, leads a spectacular cast and crew of over 100 dancers and musicians through a mesmerizing, heart-racing... Read More
 The No. 2 CFP-ranked Oklahoma Sooners, champion of the Big 12 Conference, and the No. 3 CFP-ranked Georgia Bulldogs, champion of the SEC Conference, have been selected to play in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET, on January 1, 2018, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

“The Tournament of Roses is excited to host Oklahoma and Georgia at this year’s Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game,” said Rose Bowl... Read More
The Pasadena Police Department will begin closing the route used for the annual Rose Parade effective 10 p.m., Sunday, December 31, 2017. The closures will occur along Colorado Boulevard, at Orange Grove Boulevard, east to Sierra Madre Boulevard; and up Sierra Madre Boulevard to Paloma Street.The earlier closure time for most of the route is being done to enhance public safety and provide for a more efficient deployment of public safety resources. Key intersections will be staffed by law... Read More


Connect With Us


By Category