The Pasadena Rose Parade 2018

It will be here before you know it. The tradition that’s over 100 years old, and showcases the beauty of Pasadena, Santa Anita and the San Gabriel Mountain Range. New York is the place to be on New Years Eve, but Pasadena owns New Years Day. Along with the parade, we also have our Rose Bowl Game. This year, The Oklahoma Sooners take on The Georgia Bulldogs. (See our previous post on The Rose Bowl Game and distance to Hollywood).

The Pasadena Rose Parade 2018

The Pasadena Rose Parade 2018

The Rose Parade starts near the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado Blvd. It travels east for 5 ½ miles before turning north up Sierra Madre Boulevard.

The Grand Marshal for The Pasadena Rose Parade 2018 is actor Gary Sinise. Fans of “Forrest Gump” will remember him as Lt. Dan Taylor. Gary is attached to numerous humanitarian efforts, most notably his work with veterans. He’s been at this for 40 years, which makes him the perfect choice for the 2018 theme of Making a Difference.

Rose Parade 2018 Grand Marshal

Rose Parade 2018 Grand Marshal

This year also marks the 100th Rose Queen. Look for her and her royal court during the parade. Of course, you’ll also have dozens of flower and seed covered floats, equestrian units and marching bands. We’ll even have folks traveling up from Down Under, as Australia’s Marching Koalas from Dangar, New South Wales take to the route!

Typically the loudest cheers from the massive audience lining Colorado Boulevard come from the fans of the two teams playing later in the day at the nearby Rose Bowl.

For more information on both The Rose Bowl Game and The Rose Parade 2018, visit the official site, TournamentOfRoses.com.

Make the most of your visit out west, and spend a day or two in Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  Glitterati Tours can provide guests Los Angeles sightseeing, with private tours departing from anywhere in the general Hollywood or Beverly Hills areas.

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