Parade Day Guide

Rose Parade Presented by Honda

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PARADE ROUTE

Those lucky enough to get a spot along the Rose Parade route are treated to a two-hour parade of magnificent floral floats, talented marching bands, and high-stepping equestrians. The 5 1/2-mile Rose Parade route begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena. The parade travels north on Orange Grove at a leisurely 2 1/2-mile per hour pace and then turns east onto Colorado Boulevard, where the majority of the parade viewing takes place. Near the end of the route, the parade turns north onto Sierra Madre Boulevard and concludes at Villa Street.

Prohibited items along the parade route include: weapons, sticks, poles, drones, glass bottles and any items which may cause injury or interfere with the parade or spectators' enjoyment of the parade.

Pasadena Police Department Air Operations FAA, AMA and TFR Overviews

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 2017 ROSE PARADE® TICKET HOLDER

Please note that on January 2, 2017 prior to the start of the Rose Parade, the foot traffic flow on Orange Grove Blvd. between Colorado Blvd. and Green St. will be closed due to parade activities.

If your seats are located on Orange Grove Blvd. between Colorado Blvd. and Green St., within the boundaries of the Tournament of Roses® security zone, you will need to have your ticket to gain access to this area. It is imperative that you arrive at your parade seat within this location by 6:30 a.m. on January 2, 2017. Your ticket or valid credential must be displayed to any usher, public safety personnel or any authorized representative of the Tournament of Roses upon demand. All patrons are subject to search. Objects that may block the view or interfere with other patrons, or that may potentially pose a threat to safety, are prohibited.

SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

As part of ongoing efforts to provide a safe environment in which to enjoy its many events, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has partnered with the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Police Department in “See Something, Say Something™,” a nationwide campaign to raise the public’s awareness of indicators of terrorism and to emphasize the need to report suspicious behavior promptly to the proper law enforcement authorities.

If you witness a crime in progress or other emergencies, call 9-1-1. For non-emergency matters, including activity that you believe to be suspicious, call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. You can also report criminal activity to CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 222-8477 or online at www.lacrimestoppers.org. (Be sure to reference Pasadena if you use this method.)

For more details on the national “See Something, Say Something” campaign, visit www.dhs.gov/if-you-see-something-say-something-campaign. You may also register for trusted, real-time public safety alerts by simply texting your zip code, and/or 91101 for Pasadena area, to 888777 on your smart phone, or register online at www.nixle.com. For local notifications, select Pasadena agencies within the Nixle site. Also, follow the Pasadena Police department on Twitter - @PasPD_News.

ACCESS FOR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS

The City of Pasadena and volunteers assist the Tournament of Roses with coordinating three street-level viewing areas along the parade route reserved for people with disabilities and their guests. Each person with a disability is allowed up to four guests.

At one of the three viewing areas there is a section with audio description for visually impaired visitors and another section with sign language interpreters. Tickets to all viewing areas are free. No seats are provided, so viewers need to bring their own chairs, cushions, stools, etc.

For more information or to request space at one of the three viewing areas, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/HumanServices/RoseParadeAccessibleViewing. Available space is generally reserved by early December.

Tickets for limited wheelchair-accessible seating at grandstand locations are sold through Sharp Seating Company.

SPECIAL VIEWING AT POST PARADE: A SHOWCASE OF FLOATS PRESENTED BY MIRACLE-GRO

Post Parade is a unique opportunity to get up close to the beauty and splendor of Rose Parade floats after they have made their debut. More information can be found here.

PARKING

Reserved parking for automobiles, buses and recreational vehicles is available for purchase through Sharp Seating Company, (626) 795-4171; City of Pasadena, (626) 744-6470; LAZ Parking, (626-578-1705); and Easy Parking Service, (626) 286-7576.

Paid parking is also offered on a first-come, first-served basis at various lots and parking structures near the parade route.

Overnight parking on Pasadena streets begins at noon the day before the parade, for that evening only. All “No Parking” areas and red curb zones remain off-limits, and vehicles in violation will be subject to impound and a fine.

There is no parking allowed on the parade route itself. Illegally parked vehicles will be impounded.

RV Parking

In addition to RV parking available from Sharp Seating Company, overnight RV parking is available in Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl Stadium prior to parade day. RVs must be completely self-contained; there are no hook-ups. Space is limited and made available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted. For additional information please contact the Rose Bowl Stadium at (626) 577-3100.

Limousines and Buses

For limo and bus parking information, please call Blanchard Parking at (626) 397-4220 or Sharp Seating Company at (626) 795-4171.

DIRECTIONS

Please select a link below for general directions and important maps to the Rose Parade area.

From the East | From the West | From the North | From the South | Public Access Map

From the East

West Covina, Pomona Area:

  • Interstate 10 West toward Los Angeles
  • 605 Fwy North
  • 210 Fwy West toward Pasadena
  • Exit Allen, Hill, Lake or Fair Oaks/Marengo
  • Turn south (left)

Duarte, Monrovia, Arcadia, East San Gabriel Valley Area:

  • 210 Fwy West toward Pasadena
  • Exit Allen, Hill, Lake or Fair Oaks/Marengo
  • Turn south (left)

Las Vegas/San Bernardino Area:

  • Hwy 15 toward Los Angeles
  • 210 Fwy West toward Pasadena
  • Exit Allen, Hill, Lake or Fair Oaks/Marengo
  • Turn south (left)

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From the West

San Fernando Valley, La Canada/Flintridge Area:

  • 210 Fwy East toward Pasadena
  • Exit Lake or Hill
  • Turn south (right)

Van Nuys/Burbank Area:

  • 134 Fwy East toward Pasadena
  • 210 Fwy East toward Pasadena
  • Exit Fair Oaks/Marengo, Lake or Hill
  • Turn south (right)

Santa Monica/Beach Cities:

  • Interstate10 East toward Los Angeles
  • 110 Fwy North toward Pasadena
  • At the end of the 110 Fwy, continue north on Arroyo Parkway to any major east/west street

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From the North

San Francisco/Ventura Area:

  • Hwy 101 South toward Los Angeles
  • 134 Fwy East toward Pasadena
  • 210 Fwy East toward Pasadena
  • Exit Fair Oaks/Marengo, Lake or Hill
  • Turn south (right)

Bakersfield Area:

  • Hwy 99 South toward Interstate 5
  • Interstate 5 South toward Los Angeles
  • 134 Fwy East toward Pasadena
  • 210 Fwy East toward Pasadena
  • Exit Fair Oaks/Marengo, Lake or Hill
  • Turn south (right)

Reno/Lake Tahoe Area:

  • Hwy 395 South toward Los Angeles
  • 14 Fwy toward Los Angeles
  • 210 Fwy East toward Pasadena
  • Exit Lake or Hill
  • Turn south (right)

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From the South

San Diego Area:

  • Interstate 5 North toward Los Angeles
  • 605 Fwy North
  • 210 Fwy West toward Pasadena
  • Exit Allen, Hill, Lake, or Fair Oaks/Marengo
  • Turn south (left)

Orange County/Beach Cities:

  • 405 Fwy North or Interstate 5 North toward Los Angeles
  • 605 Fwy North
  • 210 Fwy West toward Pasadena
  • Exit Allen, Hill, Lake, or Fair Oaks/Marengo
  • Turn south (left)

Downtown Los Angeles:

  • 110 Fwy North toward Pasadena
  • At the end of the 110 Fwy, continue north on Arroyo Parkway to any major east/west street

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TRANSPORTATION

Metro

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) will operate its Red, Purple, Gold and Orange lines throughout the night of January 1 and morning of January 2. In addition to overnight service on those selected lines, Metro will run more trains and offer more frequent service on the Metro Gold Line to accommodate the large numbers of anticipated riders on January 2. Beginning at 5 a.m. and continuing through 9 p.m., trains will run as frequently as every 7-8 minutes to and from Pasadena. Exit at the Memorial Park, Lake, Allen or Del Mar stations; all are just a short walk from the parade route.

Metro will also provide regular bus service to areas near the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game and Post Parade areas. Buses will originate from locations throughout the county.

For additional information on the Metro transportation services, please call the Metro information line at (800) COMMUTE (266-6883) or visit www.metro.net. The hearing impaired line is (800) 252-9040.

Metrolink

Metrolink will provide special service on the San Bernardino and Antelope Valley Lines, specifically for individuals to enjoy the Rose Parade. Check www.metrolinktrains.com for schedule information or call (800) 371-5465 for more information.

City of Pasadena

For additional information on transportation, please visit the City of Pasadena website.

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