Back by popular demand, the 44th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, presented by Light Bringer Project and the Doo Dah Preservation Society, returns on Sunday, November 19. The parade will kick off at 11:00 am. Doo Dah is not only back, it's back in Old Pasadena where it began. The parade route begins at N. Raymond Avenue and Holly Street and continues south to Colorado Boulevard where it turns to the west and ends at Pasadena Avenue. Bring your chair and enjoy the parade! Admission is free and all are welcome!
Known as the twisted sister of the conventional Rose Parade, the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade began as a grassroots event in 1978 and over the past decades has gained national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire. The parade has spawned numerous off-beat replicants across the country and was even highlighted in the Wall Street Journal in 2015. It has been named “America’s Best Parade” by Reader’s Digest and was featured in the book 50 Places You Must Visit Before You Die.
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DOO DAH QUEEN TRYOUTS: Pasadena Doo Dah Queen wannabes will have their chance to win the crown at the Doo Dah Queen Tryouts on Sunday, October 8, at the Old Towne Pub.
EVEN MORE INFO: To recount the fascinating and confusing history of Pasadena Doo Dah Parade since 1978, please visit the website's ARCHIVES page.
PARKING: Come early! Plenty of street parking is available on side streets. Multiple public parking lots and garages are available within Old Pasadena.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The LA Metro’s Gold Line’s Memorial Park station brings you right to the parade formation area. Pasadena Transit bus lines come directly to the area. Consider bicycling or Ubering!
OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY: Old Towne Pub, 66 N. Fair Oaks Ave., with live music (bands and times coming soon). Enter through the alley at 39 E. Holly St. No cover!