Press Releases

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Aug
​PASADENA, Calif. (August 1, 2018) – Applications for the 2019 Tournament of Roses Royal Court are now available on the Tournament of Roses website. The Tournament of Roses invites young women to become a part of history, make lifelong friends, and become an inspiration for others.​Royal Court members experience countless benefits; becoming part of an organization dedicated to hands-on volunteerism, discovering ... Read More
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Jun
ANNOUNCING 2018 GRANT RECIPIENTS AND 2018-2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERSPASADENA, Calif. (June 12, 2018) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation is proud to announce the 2018 grant awards totaling $200,000 presented to 33 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. Two of the 33 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients.  These organizations are: K9 Youth Alliance, and the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company.“We believe it's not just... Read More
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May
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
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Feb
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
30
Jan
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
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Jan
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
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Jan
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
12
Jan
 Official 2019 Tournament of Roses Travel Packages are now available through PRIMESPORT, the Official Fan-to-Fan Ticket Exchange, Hospitality and Corporate Travel Partner of the Rose Bowl Game.The 2018 Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual proved to be one of the most exciting in the history of the iconic event with Georgia defeating Oklahoma, 54-48, for a spot to play for the National Championship. The 2018 Rose Parade made a global statement operating... Read More
01
Jan
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
20
Dec
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

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