Tag: Rose Parade

Social Media Snubs 130th Rose Parade and Chaka Khan
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Social Media Snubs 130th Rose Parade and Chaka Khan

Parade goers leave prematurely after float malfunction By Terry Miller This year’s Rose Parade was a little different than previous years as well as rather windy, cold and full of technical difficulties including some serious sound issues for the opening act, Chaka Khan. By all accounts, it was also far less crowded than in previous…

Pasadena Tournament of Roses Announces 2019 Float Awards
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Pasadena Tournament of Roses Announces 2019 Float Awards

The Tournament of Roses awarded 24 floats with official honors in the 130th Rose Parade presented by Honda. These awards recognize excellence in a variety of categories and specifications. The 2019 Sweepstakes Trophy, the most beautiful entry: encompassing float design, floral presentation and entertainment, was presented to The UPS Store, Inc. The 2019 Rose Parade float award-winners…

Bitter Cold Temps Don’t Deter Pasadena’s Biggest Party
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Bitter Cold Temps Don’t Deter Pasadena’s Biggest Party

By Terry Miller It was a cold night for parade goers and New Year’s Eve revelers but the Mario Brothers and scores of cars cruised Colorado Boulevard during Pasadena’s annual rite-of-passage – people watching on the pre-parade route. In East Pasadena, the British pub Lucky Baldwin’s celebrated early (at 4 p.m. PST) which was the…

Avoid the Traffic and Take Metro to the Rose Parade
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Avoid the Traffic and Take Metro to the Rose Parade

Metro Rail’s Gold Line makes it easy to get to Pasadena’s Annual Tournament of Roses. Metro will operate 24-hour service on Metro Rail, also on the Silver and Orange Lines, on the night of Dec. 31 through the morning of Jan. 1 with trains running every 7 minutes from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. In…

Pasadena Gears Up for the Big Day
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Pasadena Gears Up for the Big Day

By Terry Miller With 13 major floats still to be completed, Fiesta Floats went into overdrive on Boxing Day, Dec. 26, in Irwindale, Calif. The hub of activity from welding and painting to prepping the flowers and the seeds for the floats surrounded volunteers who were seen wall to wall with unshakable enthusiasm for the…

Where Can You Help Decorate Floats for the Rose Parade?
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Where Can You Help Decorate Floats for the Rose Parade?

Experience the magic of the floats before they make their debut on Colorado Boulevard in the 2019 Rose Parade. During the final stages of preparation, a variety of seeds, bark, fruits and vegetables, grasses and of course, flowers are being applied to the floats by experienced professionals as well as hard working volunteers. If you…

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