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PASADENA, Calif. (July 21, 2017) – The Tournament of Roses® Foundation elected Alex Aghajanian, Mark S. Harmsen, Diana Peterson-More and Michael K. Riffey to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. These new members replace outgoing board members Rick Jackson, Katherine Martinez Kleine, Charlie Martinson and Robert B. Miller who provided a combined 20 years of outstanding service and leadership.The Foundation Board also elected officers: Maxine Harris, President; Norma Garcia Kachigian, Vice... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (May 31, 2017) – The Tournament of Roses Foundation is proud to announce the 2017 grant awards totaling $200,000 presented to 45 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. Thirteen of the 45 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients. These organizations are: Alhambra High School Mighty Moors Boosters, Altadena Library Foundation, Blair High School PTA, Flintridge Center, Friends of the Temple City Library, Pasadena Community Gardens... Read More
PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2017) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® 2018 President Lance Tibbet announced 20 of the 22 marching bands that will participate in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Making a Difference.” The bands will travel to Pasadena from across the United States and around the world, including Australia, Canada, Japan and Panama. The two bands not yet announced will be from the universities competing in the 104th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual,... Read More
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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


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