Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Goes Virtual Nov. 22

Doo Dah Parade
Michelle Mills and friend hold up copies of 2019’s Pasadena Independent which featured the Doo Dah Parade on the cover. – File photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News

As is the style in these times, giant events, like the Rose Parade, have been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, it was no surprise when the producers of the Doo Dah Parade, the Light Bringer Project, announced that the timeless and exceedingly eclectic parade had to follow the trend and go virtual.

In a press release, organizer Patricia Hurley said: “Due to legitimate fears of the spread of COVID-19, many, if not all, large-scale fall and holiday events have been cancelled. While organizers of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade understand a live event is not possible, they’re ready [to] try something new. The offbeat and eccentric parade, annually held the weekend before Thanksgiving, will exist but in virtual space this year. The parade will take place on Sunday, Nov. 22, in cyberspace.”   

Doo Dah therapy dogs
Therapy dogs cruise down the parade route. – File photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media News

Tom Coston, of Light Bringer Project, says, “This becomes a great opportunity to time capsule Doo Dah into the universe! It’s not just going to be pictures of people in funny hats, but what it will be is going to surprise us as much as you. Imagine ‘Housewives of…Moscow.’”   

More information will be posted on the official website (, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

July 21, 2020

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