Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game Info

It’s that time of year again for America’s New Year celebrations!  Preparations are well underway and the excitement is building for Pasadena’s 128th Rose Parade and the 103nd Rose Bowl Game.  Both events will be held on January 2, 2017 due to the Tournament of Roses Association’s “Never on a Sunday” tradition.

This year’s theme, "Echoes of Success," tells the story of how our character is developed through the selfless contributions of others. It is a celebration for those people, institutions and organizations that help in the success of others.

A whirlwind of preparations and other special activities by City and Tournament staff and volunteers are happening now to ensure the main events are presented in flawless fashion for the thousands of parade spectators, football fans and the millions around the world who watch on TV and social media.

Locally, pedestrians and motorists are urged to use extra caution during this busy time of year as work crews put the finishing touches on the 5.5-mile parade route, as well as the parade formation and post-parade areas. Watch for extra barricades; changes in signal lights, temporary parking restrictions and extra work vehicles in the streets. The City thanks all for their cooperation during this busy time.

Inside this issue you will find additional useful information about these events and the Holiday Season.

The City of Pasadena, the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Bowl Stadium wish all a Happy Holiday Season. It is a special time of year for all of us. Please celebrate responsibly and with kindness. Always designate a driver!