New Year's Day Rose Parade Road Closures and What You Need to Know Before Going


The 131st Rose Parade will take place on New Year's Day in Pasadena.

The annual parade, whose theme for the 2020 Tournament of Roses, is "The Power of Hope" will take place at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

"The Rose Parade travels 5 ½ miles down Colorado Blvd. and features four types of entries: floral-decorated floats entered by a participating corporation, non-profit organization or municipality, equestrian units, bands, and Tournament Entries," according to its website.

Rita Moreno, Gina Torres and Laurie Hernandez were announced as the 2020 Grand Marshals. 

What You Can Do:

Overnight camping is permitted only on the night of Tuesday, Dec. 31.

A position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the parade route beginning at noon, Dec. 31. All persons and property, such as blankets, chairs and personal items, must remain on the curb until 11 p.m. At that time, spectators may move out to the blue “Honor Line” but not passed it.

Small, professionally-manufactured barbecues elevated at least 1 foot off the ground are allowed on the parade route as long as they are 25 feet from buildings and other combustibles. A fire extinguisher must be readily available.

Minors under the age of 18 may be on the parade route from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. only if they are supervised by an adult.

Dress for cold weather! Children and seniors may need extra layers of clothing to avoid hypothermia. Remember hats and gloves.

Drink healthy fluids and consume nourishing meals to avoid dehydration.

"If You See Something, Say Something®." Report suspicious activities and packages to emergency authorities along the parade route.

In case of emergency, call 9-1-1 and know the cross streets from where you are calling. For non-emergencies, call (626) 744-4241.

What You Can’t Do:

Appearance in the parade is prohibited for any entries/marchers who have not been approved by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®. Stay off the street and do not pass the blue “Honor Line.”

Tents, sofas, and boxes of any type that can be used as stools or seats are prohibited along the route.

Unoccupied chairs are not allowed and will be removed from the parade route.

Bonfires are strictly prohibited and considered “illegal burns.”

ALL fireworks are prohibited except as part of official scheduled events.

No items may be sold along the parade route without a City permit.

Selling space along the parade route, other than grandstand seating, is illegal.

It is illegal to buy, sell or give away horns on the parade route.

No public areas—sidewalks, curbs, gutters, streets or ramps—may be blocked or roped off.

No ladders or scaffolding may be used as elevation for viewing the activities.

Pets are not recommended along the parade; keep them safe at home!

Throwing any object into the parade—or at passing vehicles or pedestrians the night before the parade—is dangerous and prohibited. Violators will be cited and their property will be seized.

Unauthorized vehicles obstructing emergency travel lanes or parked in restricted areas will be towed at owners’ expense. No exceptions.

Open containers of alcohol are illegal on public streets, sidewalks and all other public areas. Violators will be cited or arrested.'

A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) will be in place for both the parade and bowl game. Anyone who attempts to fly a drone will be subject to fine, arrest and/or imprisonment. Information about the TFR and all federal drone regulations can be found on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) website.