2016 Rose Queen
The Tournament of Roses Thursday named Erika Karen Winter as the 98th Rose Queen in an official ceremony at the Pasadena Convention Center. The announcement concludes a month-long process that began with more than 900 Pasadena-area young women who participated in the...
2016 ToR Grand Marshal
Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, who has directed and produced some of the most admired documentaries about the history of the United States, was announced today as the 2016 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal. Throughout his almost 40-year career making documentary films, Burns, age 62,...
2016 Equestrian Lineup
Equestrians participating in the Rose Parade showcase a variety of breeds as well as unique tack and costumes. All riders must have previous parade riding experience. In addition to riding in the 5 1/2 mile-long Rose Parade route on New Year’s Day, these equestrian groups are invited to take part in...
2016 Rose Bowl
On January 1 America gets to wake up and bring in the New Year with Pasadena. For one day, this beautiful area we call home rises up as a stage on which the Granddaddy of Them All shines. No, the Rose Bowl might not be a part of the College Football...
Things To Do
Known as the Entertainment capitol of the world, you can find it all in Pasadena or venture a little further into downtown Los Angeles. From world famous theme parks to landmark comedy clubs - take part in Southern California's vibrant nightlife. Laugh, sing, or dance the night away.
Rose Parade History
This uniquely American event began
as a promotional effort by Pasadena's
distinguished Valley Hunt Club. In the
winter of 1890, the club members
brainstormed ways to promote the
"Mediterranean of the West."
They invited their former East Coast
neighbors to a mid-winter holiday,
where they could watch games such
as chariot races, jousting, foot races,
polo and tug-of-war under the warm