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Feb
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2017) – 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 2. Last year, over 5000 guests toured the house and gardens.  Visitors enjoy the rich history of the 21-room, Italian-Renaissance-style mansion designed and built in 1906 by architect G. Lawrence Stimson and his father George W. Stimson, a local builder.  The... Read More
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Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2017) – This evening, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board of Directors confirmed Lance Tibbet as President for the 2017-2018 Tournament of Roses year. Tibbet will provide leadership for the 129th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the College Football Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual on Monday, January 1, 2018.Tibbet announced “Making a Difference” as the Pasadena Tournament of Roses theme to encourage creativity in float entries... Read More
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Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2017) – This evening, the 2018 Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet announced the leadership and organizational structure for the 2017-2018 Tournament of Roses. Mark Leavens, a Tournament volunteer since 1995, was elected to the Executive Committee and will serve as the Tournament of Roses President in 2025. He will provide leadership for the 136th Rose Parade® and the 111th Rose Bowl Game® on January 1, 2025.Mark Leavens was appointed a Tournament of Roses... Read More
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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
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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.
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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
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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 AffiliateParadisoBurbank Tournament of Roses... Read More
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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
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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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Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 4, 2016) – Today the Tournament of Roses announced the seven members of the 2017 Royal Court. Selected from a group of 34 finalists, the Royal Court will attend nearly 100 community and media functions, acting as ambassadors of the Association and the Pasadena community at large. Their reign will culminate on Monday, January 2nd, 2017 with the 128th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 103rd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual.The announcement follows a... Read More

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