Rose Parade Tickets
The tickets available for sale here for the Rose Parade are for reserved sections, most likely in the grandstand. The grandstand offers an elevated view of the Rose Parade that many fans prefer, so they do not have to try to compete to get a spot along the street that offers a view. This is a parade, so there are plenty of space along the route that are free to stand in, as long as you get there early enough to stake out a spot at the front. The grandstand seats for Rose Parade provide a special section where there are seats you can use to enjoy your view of the parade.
The Rose Parade, also known as the Rose Bowl Parade or the Tournament of Roses Parade, is one of the most unique events during the college football season. The Rose Parade kicks off at 8 a.m. on January 1st each year and proceeds down a five-mile stretch. The Rose Parade has taken essentially the same route since its inception, heading north on South Orange Grove Boulevard, before turning north on Sierra Madre Boulevard. The first parade took place in 1890, making it one of the oldest continual parades in North America. The parade is held to celebrate the new year, as well as usher in the Rose Bowl the same day.
The Tournament of Roses floats are some of the most intricate in the world and often take an entire year to complete. Each of the floats must adhere to a strict code and must be covered in natural materials, with most displaying some form of rose or flower. In addition to floats, the Rose Parade also features some of the top marching bands from around the country. Many of the top high school bands are invited, as well as the USMC marching band, Salvation Army marching band and the Pasadena City College marching band. Each year a Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade is chosen, with former selections including George Lucas, Ken Burns, Frank Sinatra, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Pele and Herbert Hoover. Each year, over 700,000 people attend the Rose Parade.