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Floatfest: A Parade Showcase

Floatfest: A Parade Showcase

Event Details for Floatfest: A Parade Showcase

Monday, to Tuesday,
Presented by: Tournament of Roses
E. Sierra Madre and E. Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107

Admission: $20 (Free for children 5 and under)

Open January 1 and 2, Floatfest: A Rose Parade Showcase features a 2-mile showcase of Rose Parade floats following their appearance along the parade route. Each year, nearly 70,000 visitors head to Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards in Pasadena for the chance to walk within a few feet of the floats and appreciate up close, the creativity and detail of each magnificent display. Participating float exhibitors can engage with event attendees in this event’s family-friendly, celebratory environment.

Come rain or shine, take a closer look at the design and workmanship that went into each float entry and learn more about the float process from Tournament volunteers on hand. Comfortable walking shoes and early arrival are suggested for this exhibit, spanning over 2 miles of city streets with a moderate incline. No pets or bikes allowed.

Admission: $20 (Free for children 5 and under.)
Tickets sold online only. No cash or credit sales onsite.

For security purposes, all bags will be inspected at the gates. To expedite entry, clear bags no larger than 12x6x12 inches are highly recommended.

Jan. 1, 2024: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm (ticket sales end at 3:00 pm, last entry at 4:00 pm)
Jan. 2, 2024: 7:00 am – 9:00 am (reserved for seniors & disabled visitors)
Jan. 2, 2024: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (ticket sales end at 3:00 pm, last entry at 4:00 pm)

Floatfest Shuttle (included with purchase of Floatfest tickets)

It is expected that close to 150,000 visitors will tour the Floatfest: A Rose Parade Showcase. Street parking near the event is extremely limited. To accommodate our guests and to make each visit more enjoyable, the Tournament of Roses Association provides free shuttle service from one location in Pasadena. Guests using shuttles enter the event through a priority line.

Park & Ride Lot - Ticket Booth Hours

Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
(enter off Del Mar Blvd. or Bonnie near corner of Hill Ave.) 
Jan. 1, 2024 (No Rose Bowl Shuttles)
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm (Final departure)

Jan. 2, 2024 (No Rose Bowl Shuttles)
6:30 am to 9:00 am (Reserved for senior citizens and disabled visitors)
8:30 am to 2:30 pm (Final departure)

Rose Bowl - Rose Bowl Stadium
(No Rose Bowl Shuttles)
Go to Pasadena City College for shuttles to Floatfest


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