A Vibrant and Fun Rose Parade Route 2018
Best wishes to all for the new year! I have some images of the South Pasadena float that was in Rose Parade Route 2018 that I wanted to share.
The Tournament of Roses put on another spectacular procession in Pasadena to ring in the New Year for people worldwide. To appreciate the magnitude of the enterprise that is the Rose Parade, you should watch the coverage that is shown on television. The 129th Tournament of Roses Parade took place on January 1, 2018, and the amount of planning and coordination required for an event of this magnitude is enormous.
While watching the event from just past Del Mar on Orange Grove Boulevard, I grabbed and shared a few images with you now. Enjoy!
What Is The Rose Parade in Pasadena?
The Rose Parade, sometimes called the Tournament of Roses Parade or just the Tournament of Roses, is an annual event in Pasadena, California, on New Year’s Day (or the Monday that immediately follows January 2). The non-profit Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association parade starts at 8:00 in the morning and features flower-covered floats, marching bands, and horse units. After the procession, the afternoon will be devoted to the Rose Bowl, one of the most prestigious college football games.
The Valley Hunt Club of Pasadena was the organization that first organized and staged the parade back in 1890. Since then, the Pasadena New Year’s Day Parade has been held on New Year’s Day every year, except for January 1 falls on a Sunday. In that case, it will take place on January 1 on Monday.
Designated Rose Parade Route 2018
I want to thank my family for spending the night on the parade route so we could have some of the best seats to see the march. Although I had to get up at about 4:45 to get to the parade route, I was greeted with steaming coffee and fresh doughnuts in our fantastic reserved seats on Orange Grove.
The area south of the intersection of Orange Grove Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard is blocked off and reserved the day before the parade for staging and marshaling many of the floats, bands, equestrian units, and other features that will be taking part. The “Formation Area” is an off-limits region governed by the Committee for the Formation Area.
The procession begins with the many organizations assembling in front of the Tournament House on parade day morning. South Orange Grove Boulevard will be closed between Green Street and the parade’s start. The course turns east from Colorado Boulevard through the major grandstands and the prominent broadcast and media stands. The demonstrators then continue their trek north along Sierra Madre Boulevard. Paloma Street is where the march ends, near Pasadena High and Victory Park. The Post-procession viewing area is open the day of the procession and the day after. It takes the collected horse units, floats, and bands over two hours to travel the 8.9-kilometer (5.5-mile) path.
In Pasadena, there are many events you can experience, and Rose Paraded is just one of them! Get to know more about the Rose Parade in Pasadena by visiting this link: https://southpasadenahomes.com/south-pasadena-rose-parade-2018/.