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PASADENA, Calif. (November 30, 2016) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has announced the 40 float entries that will participate in the 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Echoes of Success.”

The floats, listed with the builder are (alphabetically by participating company or organization):

24 Hour Fitness

AES

AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Fiesta

American Armenian Rose Float Association

Phoenix

American Honda Motor Co.

Phoenix

BDK, a Singpoli Affiliate

Paradiso

Burbank Tournament of Roses Association

Self-Built

Cal Poly Universities

Self-Built

California Milk Advisory Board

Fiesta

China Airlines

AES

City of Alhambra, CA

Phoenix

City of Hope

Phoenix

City of Los Angeles

Fiesta

Dole Packaged Foods

Fiesta

Donate Life

Paradiso

Downey Rose Float Association

Self-Built

Farmers Insurance

Phoenix

Kaiser Permanente

Fiesta

Kiwanis International

Phoenix

La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association

Self-Built

Lions Clubs International

Phoenix

Lucy Pet

Fiesta

Lutheran Laymen’s League

Phoenix

Miracle-Gro

Fiesta

National Hockey League (NHL)

Phoenix

Netflix

AES

Northwestern Mutual

Fiesta

Occupational Therapy Association of California

Fiesta

Odd Fellows Rebekahs Rose Float

Phoenix

RAGÚ

Paradiso

Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, Inc.

Phoenix

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Phoenix

Sierra Madre Float Association

Self-Built

South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association

Self-Built

The Bachelor

Fiesta

The UPS Store, Inc.

Paradiso

Torrance Rose Float Association

Fiesta

Trader Joe’s

Phoenix

Union Bank and the American Heart Association Western States Affiliate

Phoenix

United Sikh Mission

Phoenix

Western Asset Management Company

Phoenix

Also included among the 40 units will be floats representing the two teams that will play in the 103rd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and the 2017 Royal Court float.

The 2017 Grand Marshal Janet Evans: Janet Evans is a five-time Olympic medalist who has broken seven world records, she is widely considered to be the greatest female distance swimmer in history.

2017 Grand Marshal Allyson Felix: Born on November 18, 1985, Allyson Felix grew up in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Paul, is an ordained minister who was an excellent sprinter as a teen. She inherited her long legs from her school teacher mother, Marlean. She was nicknamed chicken legs by her high school teammates and those chicken legs would take her to worldwide fame and incredible notoriety.

2017 Grand Marshal Greg Louganis: Greg Louganis is simply the greatest diver in history. You would be hard pressed to find a person who watched either the 1984 or 1988 Olympics who was not enthralled by the poetry that was Greg Louganis coming off the board. The beauty and power of his diving captured the world’s attention. 2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of Greg’s first Olympic win. Greg won a Silver Medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, in platform diving, at the tender age of 16. Eight years later he became the first male diver to win double Gold in springboard and platform in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and again in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He has won a total of 5 Olympic medals, 5 World Championship titles and 47 national titles — more than any person in U.S. history. His records remain unbroken.

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ Float Entries Committee oversees the selection process of the floats, with the Executive Committee having final approval over all entries.

The 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda begins at 8:00AM on MONDAY, January 2, 2017 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!

“Never on Sunday” tradition

The Tournament of Roses® has had a “Never on Sunday” tradition since 1893, the first year since the beginning of the Tournament, that New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday. The Tournament wanted to avoid frightening horses that would be hitched outside churches and thus interfering with worship services so the events were moved to the next day, January 2. Though horses are no longer outside local churches, the tradition remains to this day.

TICKET INFORMATION

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, 2016 through December 31, 2016. Every person must have a ticket to sit in the reserved grandstands. The only exception is for children two years of age or younger who have the option of sitting on an adult’s lap, otherwise they must also have a ticket. Contact Sharp Seating Company at (626) 795-4171.

Important Note —

Please note that on January 2, 2017 prior to the start of the Rose Parade, the foot traffic flow on Orange Grove Blvd. between Colorado Blvd. and Green St. will be closed due to parade activities.

If your seats are located on Orange Grove Blvd. between Colorado Blvd. and Green St., within the boundaries of the Tournament of Roses® security zone, you will need to have your ticket to gain access to this area. It is imperative that you arrive at your parade seat within this location by 6:30 a.m. on January 2, 2017. Your ticket or valid credential must be displayed to any usher, public safety personnel or any authorized representative of the Tournament of Roses upon demand. All patrons are subject to search. Objects that may block the view or interfere with other patrons, or that may potentially pose a threat to safety, are prohibited.

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. For tips and rules about curbside viewing, visit the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau website and download the Visitor Hotline Handbook.

SAFETY TIPS & GUIDELINES

Rose Parade safety tips and guidelines can be found on our Parade Safety Guidelines page.

OFFICIAL TOUR PACKAGES

For information on official tour packages, visit PrimeSport for all information.

LOCATION AND PARKING

The 5 1/2-mile Rose Parade route begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, Califronia. 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.

Reserved parking for automobiles, buses and recreational vehicles is available for purchase through Sharp Seating Company, (626) 795-4171; City of Pasadena, (626) 744-6470; LAZ Parking, (626-578-1705); Easy Parking Service, (626) 286-7576; and Colorado Boulevard Parking, (858-692-0868 or 949-295-6537). Paid parking is also offered on a first-come, first-served basis at various lots and parking structures near the parade route. Overnight parking on Pasadena streets begins at noon the day before the parade, for that evening only. All “No Parking” areas and red curb zones remain off-limits, and vehicles in violation will be subject to impound and a fine. There is no parking allowed on the parade route itself. Illegally parked vehicles will be impounded. More information on RV parking, limos and buses can be found in the Parade Day Guide.

TRANSPORTATION

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro): The Metro will operate its Red, Purple, Gold and Orange lines throughout the night of January 1 and morning of January 2. 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 2. Beginning at 5 a.m. and continuing through 9 p.m., trains will run as frequently as every 7-8 minutes to and from Pasadena. Exit at the Memorial Park, Lake, Allen or Del Mar stations; all are just a short walk from the parade route. Metro will also provide regular bus service to areas near the Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game and Post Parade areas. Buses will originate from locations throughout the county. For additional information on the Metro transportation services, please call the Metro information line at (800) COMMUTE (266-6883) or visit www.metro.net. The hearing impaired line is (800) 252-9040.

Metrolink: The Metrolink will provide special service on the San Bernardino and Antelope Valley Lines, specifically for individuals to enjoy the Rose Parade. Check www.metrolinktrains.com for schedule information or call (800) 371-5465 for more information.

Drop-off/Taxis/Rideshare Services into the Pasadena area additional options for your consideration.

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Art credit to: The Tournament of Roses

About Rose Parade: The Rose Parade will start at 8:00am PST. On January 2, 2017, the world focuses its attention on Pasadena, California, USA, home of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. 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. For more information visit https://www.tournamentofroses.com




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