Rose Parade Rules
The 2012 Rose Parade had 43 floats, 21 brass bands and 18 equestrian units with about 400 horses. The honor of being the last units of the parade went to All American Cowgirl Chicks (horseback riding), Needham Broughton High School (band) and RFD-TV (float). It also introduced the first Swedish entry, the Royal Swedish Navy Cadet Band. Curbside camping on the parade route is allowed from noon the day before the parade. People can go to the “blue line of honor” but did not pass it the day before the parade at 11 p.m. Parking is not allowed on the parade route itself. Illegally parked vehicles will be confiscated. The Tournament of Roses parade has followed the same route for many decades, primarily along Colorado Boulevard (Pasadena`s main thoroughfare and a section of former US 66). [quantify] On the eve of the parade, the entire area around the streets south of the intersection of Orange Grove Boulevard and Colorado Boulevard was cordoned off and reserved for the placement of dozens of tanks, bands, cavalry units and other elements. This looped section acts as a training area and is administered by the Training Area Committee. In 2002 and 2006 (when the Rose Bowl Game was the BCS National Championship Game), the “Granddaddy of `em all” was not held on the same day as the parade. The 2002 match was played on January 3 and the 2006 match on January 4.
Not all fans were happy with the change; Some thought the atmosphere and tradition of the Rose Bowl had been lost. After the BCS title game was separated from the Host Bowl, it no longer affected the date of the Rose Bowl Game (although the title game returned to Pasadena in 2010 and 2014). The parade starts punctually at 8:00 am. If your seats on Orange Grove Blvd. between Colorado Blvd. and Green St. are within the Tournament of Roses® safety zone, you will need your ticket to access that area and it is imperative that you arrive at your parade site at that location no later than 6:30 a.m. on parade day. University bands from both schools participating in the Rose Bowl Game are invited to participate in the parade.
They usually accompany the car that represents the school and the conference. Pasadena Rose and Crown Hotel1203 E. Colorado Blvd.(626) 449-3170, (800) 522-1555pasadenaroseandcrown.com There are still a few small groups of volunteers who build their own carts, including the Valley Hunt Club. The founders of the Rose Parade stick to tradition and decorate a simple carriage with roses, as they did when the parade began more than a century ago. The musical legacy of the Rose Parade dates back to 1891, when the Monrovia, California, City Band, joined the procession of pony carts covered in flowers at the second Rose Parade Tournament. Since then, hundreds of thousands of musicians from around the world have made the famous walk through Pasadena on New Year`s Day. The Rose Parade hosted high schools, colleges and universities, as well as military bands. Previous parades featured a variety of musicians, including marching bands, drum bands, brass bands, and percussion and bagpipes. In 1891, the Monrovia Town Band was the first musical group to perform at the Rose Parade. In 1998, the Washington Township High School Minutemen Marching Band in Sewell, New Jersey, became the first group in Rose Parade history to adorn its entire rows with live flowers, in keeping with the practice of decorating parade floats.
From nearby Arcadia, the Arcadia High School Apache Marching Band and Colorguard have been performing for 15 years, returning approximately every four years. Allen Eagle Squadron in Allen, Texas, had a record 780 members at the 2016 Rose Parade. The extravagant floats of the Rose Parade often feature animated high-tech creations and exotic materials from around the world. The floats of the Rose Parade must be covered with flowers or other natural materials. Many of the more than 40 floats require professional teams for an entire year to complete the finishing touches of the volunteers` plants and flowers in the days leading up to the parade. A number of items are prohibited along the parade route, including weapons, sticks, poles, drones, glass bottles and any object that may cause injury or interfere with the parade or the enjoyment of parade spectators. Umbrellas are not allowed in the stands when it rains, for this reason. The elaborate floats of the Rose Parade have come a long way since the tournament`s inception, and the Rose Parade has remained true to its floral beginnings. Every inch of every swimmer should be covered with flowers or other natural materials such as leaves, seeds or bark.
The most delicate flowers, including roses, are placed in individual water bottles, which are placed in the float one by one. The Rose Parade, also known as the Tournament of Roses Parade, is an annual parade that follows the Rose Bowl Game, which takes place primarily along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, on New Year`s Day (or Monday, January 2 if New Year`s Day falls on a Sunday). The parade is produced by the nonprofit Pasadena Tournament of Roses and typically starts at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (UTC-8) and includes flowered floats, marching bands and equestrian units. The parade is followed in the afternoon by the Rose Bowl, one of the most important bowl games in college football. It has been continuous, except during World War II in 1942, 1943 and 1945, and in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The US television audience of the parade is 50 million with 30 million international viewers. Originally, the parade consisted of flowered carriages. Over time, cars built by volunteers from support communities replaced cars.
Currently, most are built by professional float construction companies and take nearly a year to complete. Some communities and sponsoring organizations still rely on volunteers. The Valley Hunt Club always enters in a car adorned with flowers. Cal Poly University`s pink float still relies solely on students who volunteer, with today`s requirement that “every inch of every cart should be covered with flowers or other natural materials such as leaves, seeds, or bark.”  The floats are self-propelled on truck chassis (usually consumed), unlike the Macy`s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which uses wagons based on trailers pulled by new, intact trucks (provided by the sponsor). On the morning of the parade, the different elements are gathered and sent home to the tournament. The parade begins north on South Orange Grove Boulevard and begins at Green Street. At Colorado Boulevard, it passes the grandstands (and major TV and media booths) and heads east on Colorado Boulevard. The parade then turns north on Sierra Madre Boulevard.  Swimmers must then pass under the Sierra Madre/I-210 Boulevard overpass, which requires overheight to reduce their height. The parade ends at Paloma Street near Victory Park and Pasadena High School. The floats continue to the observation area after the parade (which is open in the afternoon and the next day).
In total, this road is 5.5 miles (8.9 km) long; Brass bands, horse units and assembled wagons take about two hours to pass. The 2023 parade will take place on Monday, January 2, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The reason this year`s parade will take place on January 2 instead of New Year`s Day is due to a long-standing tradition that the parade never takes place on a Sunday. 1. January 1893 fell on a Sunday, but since the parade organizers didn`t want their event to scare off the horses waiting outside the churches along the parade route, they moved the event to January 2.