Press Releases

08
Dec
PASADENA, Calif. (December 7, 2017) – The Tournament of Roses® is thrilled to announce talent for the Opening Show presented by Honda and the Closing Show presented by Wells Fargo for the 129th Rose Parade; Todrick Hall and Andy Grammer.The Tournament of Roses’ theme, “Making A Difference,” motivated every note of this year's Opening Show. YouTube sensation and Broadway star, Todrick Hall, leads a spectacular cast and crew of over 100 dancers and musicians through a mesmerizing, heart-racing... Read More
03
Dec
 The No. 2 CFP-ranked Oklahoma Sooners, champion of the Big 12 Conference, and the No. 3 CFP-ranked Georgia Bulldogs, champion of the SEC Conference, have been selected to play in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET, on January 1, 2018, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

“The Tournament of Roses is excited to host Oklahoma and Georgia at this year’s Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game,” said Rose Bowl... Read More
30
Nov
The Pasadena Police Department will begin closing the route used for the annual Rose Parade effective 10 p.m., Sunday, December 31, 2017. The closures will occur along Colorado Boulevard, at Orange Grove Boulevard, east to Sierra Madre Boulevard; and up Sierra Madre Boulevard to Paloma Street.The earlier closure time for most of the route is being done to enhance public safety and provide for a more efficient deployment of public safety resources. Key intersections will be staffed by law... Read More
20
Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 20, 2017) – The Tournament of Roses Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018 grant assistance program. Since its inception in 1983, the Foundation has invested over $3 million in more than 200 Pasadena-area organizations. The grant award maximum is $10,000.  The grant awards in 2017 totaled $200,000, and the average grant was approximately $4,400. Eligible applicants are organizations with 501(c)(3) status, as of the 2018 submission deadline,... Read More
30
Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 30, 2017) – Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise, who is most famously known for his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the landmark film Forrest Gump, was announced today as the 2018 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal. Sinise will ride in the 129th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “Making A Difference” and participate in the pre-game celebration of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual both are held on... Read More
19
Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 18, 2017) – Today the Tournament of Roses named Isabella Marie Marez as the 100th Rose Queenat the Announcement and Coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank. The event took place at the Pasadena Playhouse and was hosted by radio personality Ellen K of KOST 103.5FM. The announcement follows a month-long selection process with nearly 1000 people participating in interviews.2018 Rose Queen Isabella and the Royal Court will attend numerous community and... Read More
12
Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 12, 2017) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has announced the 39 float entries that will participate in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Making A Difference,” on Monday, January 1, 2018.     The floats, listed with the builder, are alphabetical by participating company or organization:24 Hour Fitness (AES)Ag PhD TV and Radio (AES)AIDS Healthcare Foundation (Fiesta Parade Floats)American Armenian Rose Float Association, Inc. (... Read More
09
Oct
Throughout the 2017 college football season, the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Bowl Game Football Committee will select players from each partner conference as the Big Ten and Pac-12 Player of the Week.For their outstanding performances in week six, Michigan State safety David Dowell and Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate were selected by the 17-person committee.Big Ten Player of the Week
David Dowell, Michigan State
So., S, North Ridgeville, Ohio▪ Intercepted two passes and... Read More
02
Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 2, 2017) – Today the Tournament of Roses announced the seven members of the 2018 Royal Court. The Royal Court will attend numerous community and media functions, as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses and the Pasadena community at large. The grand finale for the 2018 Royal Court will be riding on a float in the 129th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and attending the College Football Semifinal at theRose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual, both on Monday,... Read More
28
Sep
PASADENA, Calif. (September 27, 2017) – Before the final round of interviews, the 37 finalists for the 2018 Royal Court took a group photo on the front steps of Tournament House.Nearly 1000 people participated in the interview process and seven of the 37 finalists will be named to the 2018 Royal Court on October 2, 2017. The Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including poise, speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership,... Read More

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