The 130th Rose Parade presented by Honda begins at 8:00am on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 and will feature floral floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units along the 5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Boulevard.
Experience – in person – the magic of New Year’s Day in an unrivaled celebration, exclusive to the streets of Pasadena! It's a celebration more than a century old – a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere else in the world. It's America's New Year Celebration, a greeting to the world on the first day of the year, and a salute to the community spirit and love of pageantry that have thrived in Pasadena for more than 100 years.
Note that many Old Pasadena businesses maintain extended hours to serve the crowds before, during, and after the parade. Our Clean Street and Block by Block teams get things cleaned up immediately after the parade passes through so our businesses can continue to serve our visitors on New Year's Day. Many of our restaurants will be open and some of the stores, as well, so stick around after the parade and before the Rose Bowl game to enjoy our historic district.
Ticketing Seating: Reserved grandstand seating for the Rose Parade is available for purchase through Sharp Seating Company, the Official Grandstand Seating Provider, from February 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Contact Sharp Seating Company at (626) 795-4171.
Non-Ticketed Seating: Curbside viewing is also available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pasadena city ordinance allows the occupancy of curbside space along the parade route beginning at noon on the day before the parade.
Parking: Convenient parking in Old Pasadena is available by calling our Park & Walk Garages at (626) 577-8963 to purchase a parking pass at one of the three structures:
- De Lacey Park & Walk Garage $40
- Schoolhouse Park & Walk Garage $35
- Marriott Park & Walk Garage $24
Parade Route: The 5 1/2-mile Rose Parade route begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, California. 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.
Transportation: The Metro will operate throughout the night of December 31 and morning of January 1. 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 1. Exit the Gold Line at the Memorial Park or Del Mar stations, both just a short walk from the parade route. Call the Metro information line at (323) 466-3876 or visit www.metro.net for help planning your trip.
If you have specific questions about your visit, you can speak to a live person in the days leading up to the event by calling Visitor Hotline courtesy of the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau. The toll-free Visitor Hotline number is (877) 793-9911 (outside of the US, +1 626-795-9311).