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The Rose Parade Week In Pasadena Events

The Tournament of Roses Parade is just around the corner and during the week before the parade and Rose Bowl Game here in Pasadena there are some great events around the city. Below are some key events for the whole family. For more information please click on the link or visit https://www.tournamentofroses.com/.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2017

DECORATING PLACES presented by Giti Tire

Locations (2):     Rosemont Pavilion: 700 Seco St., Pasadena

Rose Float Plaza South: 5400 Irwindale Ave., Irwindale

Time:                  11 AM – 5 PM (PST)

Admission:         $15 for general admission; free for children 5 and under; free for working media

Parking:              Street parking available

Note:                   For more detailed information, visit the Decorating Places section on the Tournament of Roses website.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017

DECORATING PLACES presented by Giti Tire

Locations (2):     Rosemont Pavilion: 700 Seco St., Pasadena

Rose Float Plaza South: 5400 Irwindale Ave., Irwindale

Time:                  9 AM – 5 PM (PST)

(same as above)

 

BANDFEST I presented by Remo

Location:            Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College: 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Time:                  1:00 PM (PST)

Admission:         $15 for general admission; free for children 5 and under

Parking:              Free parking in Structure 4. Enter from Del Mar Blvd. – entrance is on the north side of Del Mar      Blvd. between Bonnie Ave. and Hill Ave.

 

EQUESTFEST presented by Wells Fargo

Location:              Los Angeles Equestrian Center: 480 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank

Time:                    Doors open at 10:00 AM; Show from 12 – 2 PM (PST)

Admission:          $15 for general admission; free for children 5 and under

$40 VIP Reserved Seating Package

Parking:               $10

INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE; 2018 Tournament of Roses President and 2018 Royal Court

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2017

DECORATING PLACES presented by Giti Tire

Locations (2):     Rosemont Pavilion: 700 Seco St., Pasadena

Rose Float Plaza South: 5400 Irwindale Ave., Irwindale

Time:                  11 AM – 5 PM (PST)

(same as above)

 

BANDFEST II presented by Remo

Location:              Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College: 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Time:                    9:00 AM (PST)

(same as above)

 

BANDFEST III presented by Remo

Location:              Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College: 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Time:                    1:30 PM (PST)

(same as above)

 

ROSE BOWL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY presented by Community Bank

Location:              Rose Bowl Stadium, Lot K Tent

Time:                    12 – 1:30 PM (PST)

Admission:          $40 Reserved Seating with lunch.

Tickets are available through Sharp Seating Company at www.sharpseating.com

More information: https://www.tournamentofroses.com/events/hall-fame-induction

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2017

DECORATING PLACES presented by Giti Tire

Location:             Rosemont Pavilion: 700 Seco St., Pasadena

Time:                   11 AM – 1 PM (PST)

(same as above)

ROSE BOWL BASH presented by Northwestern Mutual

Location:             The Bloc Plaza: Downtown Los Angeles between Hope and 7th Street

Time:                   11 AM – 5 PM (PST)

Admission:         Free

Note:                   The Rose Bowl Bash presented by Northwestern Mutual is a first-of-its-kind event in downtown Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve. The event celebrates college football, is free to the public, and will include family-friendly interactive games, a Rose Bowl Game merchandise booth, photo activations, a beer garden to watch ESPN coverage, and entertainment – including a DJ booth, team pep bands and cheer squads. Food trucks and other local merchants will also be available to attendees.

MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018

129TH ROSE PARADE® presented by Honda (must have pre-approved Media Credentials)

Time:                   8:00 AM (PST)

Site:                     Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

Note:                   The 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Making A Difference” will feature magnificent floral floats, spirited marching bands, and high-stepping equestrian units along the 5 ½ mile route down Colorado Boulevard. Experience – in person – the magic of this unrivaled celebration, exclusive to the streets of Pasadena.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL AT THE ROSE BOWL GAME® presented by Northwestern Mutual (must have pre-approved Media Credentials)

Time:                   1:00 PM (PST) (Pregame activities)

Admission:         Hard-ticketed event, pre-purchased only

Note:                   The game will feature the No. 2-CFP ranked Oklahoma Sooners and the No. 3-CFP ranked Georgia Bulldogs

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018 AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018

POST PARADE: A SHOWCASE OF FLOATS presented by Miracle-Gro

Time:                    January 1, 2018, 1 PM – 5 PM (PST)

January 2, 2018, 9 AM – 5 PM (PST), General Admission

7 AM – 9 AM (PST), Senior citizens and disabled visitors welcome

Ticket sales end at 3 PM, last entry to event at 4 PM

Site:                      Sierra Madre Boulevard, between Washington Boulevard and Sierra Madre

Villa Avenue, and on Washington Boulevard, between Sierra Madre Boulevard

and Woodlyn Road.

Admission:          $15 per person; free for children 5 and under. Advance tickets are available through Sharp Seating     Company at 626-795-4171 or www.sharpseating.com

Parking:               Free parking and complimentary shuttles are available and strongly recommended.

Note:                   Following the Rose Parade, walk within feet of the floral and animated masterpieces parked along Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards. 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.

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.
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