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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-year... 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
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (September 25, 2015) – Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards announced today that after a thirty-eight and thirty-five year run (respectively) as hosts of the KTLA Rose Parade broadcast,  the 2016 “Find Your Adventure” Rose Parade presented by Honda will be their last. “KTLA is profoundly grateful to Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards for their incredible dedication to this television station,” said KTLA President/General Manager, Don Corsini. “Bob and Steph are... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (August 11, 2015) – Tournament of Roses® 2016 President Mike Matthiessen today announced 19 outstanding equestrian groups to ride in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Find Your Adventure."The equestrian groups selected are (listed alphabetically):1st Cavalry Horse Detachment - Fort HoodAmerican Endurance Ride ConferenceAnheuser Busch Budweiser ClydesdalesCalizona Appaloosa Horse ClubDakota Thunder ShiresLong Beach Mounted PoliceLos Angeles County Sheriff’s... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (August 4, 2015) – Applications for the 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court are now available online via the Tournament of Roses website. Young women from the Pasadena area who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply and participate in one of the initial interview sessions on September 12 and 15 at Tournament House.To be eligible, an individual must be an unmarried female resident of the Pasadena Area Community College District; be a senior in high school or... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 12, 2015) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® 2016 President Mike Matthiessen today announced 18 of the 20 marching bands that will participate in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Find Your Adventure.” The bands hail from across the United States as well as from Guatemala, Japan and Mexico. The two bands not yet announced will be from the universities competing in the 102nd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual. They will be added to the lineup... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2015) -- The National Park Service and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® today announced a collaboration between the two organizations, in honor of the National Park Service’s Centennial in 2016.“We are delighted to form this historic partnership that will bring about a great level of visibility to the National Park Service on the first day of our centennial year,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “Our relationship is a tribute to our mutual... Read More
Find Your Adventure is a theme that has grown out of a unique partnership between the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the U.S. National Park Service. The 2016 Rose Parade will help shine light on the centennial celebration of our nation’s national parks.Both the Tournament of Roses and the National Park Service aim to preserve history, connect people through real-life experiences and engage the public in new adventures. As proponents of the American spirit, we encourage you to find beauty in... Read More
Check our Trophies and Awards page for photos of our float winners. AWARDSDESCRIPTIONPARTICIPANTTHEMEBUILDER#THEMEExcellence In Presenting Parade ThemeCity of TorranceLouis Zamperini - A Race Well RunFiesta Parade Floats15TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEERS'Best Floral Design of Parade Theme For Floats Under 35'Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Rose FloatAlways RememberPhoenix Decorating18SWEEPSTAKESMost Beautiful Entry in Parade With Outstanding Floral Presentation & DesignDole Packaged FoodsRhythm of Hawai'... Read More


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