Rose Parade – Marching Bands and Colorul Flower Floats

High School Brass Band from Johnson City, TN

Science Hill High School Marching Band, Johnson City, TN

Colorado street, Pasadena, California, USA
Latitude: 34.1457, Longtitude: -118.1472

The Rose Parade began in 1890s to promote the warm winters of the west coast. The parade preceded various sporting events in order to attract attention and spectators. The first American football game was played in 1902 and the proper football stadium was commissioned in 1920 and completed by 1923. The Parade and Tournament known as Rose Bowl takes place on New Years day.

American football girls cheerleaders with red and yellow pom poms
Cheerleaders of USC Trojans at Rose Parade waving pom poms


Street photo of marching Brass Band at Tournament of Roses Parade, USC Trojans
University of Southern California Trojans football team brass orchestra

Rose Bowl is located in Pasadena, California and the Parade starts near the headquarters – former Wrigley Mansion at Orange Grove street and follows Colorado street. The parade is very popular and is broadcast across the nation. People come from all over to watch the parade. Die-hard fans camp overnight along the Colorado street to secure their front row spot. However even though the crowds are huge there is always plenty of space for everybody and the best part is that this street location is absolutely free.

Fly-over, fly by B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber at Rose Parade
Military warplane doing fly over just above Colorado Street, Pasadena, CA


Photograph of Cloris Leachman, actress Grand Marshal of Rose Parade
Cloris Leachman – famous actress was chosen to be Grand Marshal of the Parade in 2010.

To have a better view of marching band and colorful floats visitors also have an option to buy a ticket and have a premium seating area. There are also tickets to preview the floats before the show near the Rose Bowl. Some of the flower floats designs are repeated every year, some are new and attract more attention. It takes a lot of work by local volunteers and enthusiasts to create this special and unique parade.

Flower float at Rose Parade, Pasadena, California
Detail of colorful flower float – thousands of roses, carnations, orchids and other flowers are used.
Hollywood sponsored flower float at Rose Parade, Pasadena, California
Hooray for Hollywood Flower Float represents local film industry around Pasadena
Street image of Marching Band - Homewood High School Patriot Band, Alabama at Rose Parade
Marching Band – Homewood Patriots, Alabama High schools
USA flag made with fresh flowers, rose parade
Fragment of USA flag made from fresh flowers


Marching ladies in hawaiian hula pau skirts
Hawaii All State Marching Band
Brass Band marching in pau hula skirts, saxophone player
Brass Band from Hawaii

   25.09.2018 by FPImages

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