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Parade Safety Guidelines – Tournament of Roses
Parade Safety Guidelines2018-08-03T15:09:05+00:00


The Tournament of Roses Association is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our guests. We encourage you to review our safety and security information below prior to arriving at our events.

The Pasadena Police Department, supported by the Tournament of Roses Association and City Officials, will be closing the Rose Parade route early to vehicular traffic to enhance public safety measures. Route closures will take effect beginning at 12:00 PM on December 31 through 2 PM on January 1. along Colorado Blvd., from Orange Grove Blvd. to Sierra Madre Blvd., and northbound on Sierra Madre to Paloma St.

Residents and merchants hosting viewing parties or receiving deliveries during the proposed street closures must notify their guests or vendors to arrive prior to the 10:00 PM closure. Guests and vendors arriving after the closure may park in nearby areas that allow for unrestricted parking.

Prohibited items along the parade route include: weapons, sticks, poles, drones, glass bottles and any items which may cause injury or interfere with the parade or spectators’ enjoyment of the parade.

The map and other public safety information for the Rose Parade are posted on the City of Pasadena’s website at cityofpasadena.net. For all other event information go to tournamentofroses.com; on Twitter, @RoseParade, twitter.com/RoseParade; and Facebook, facebook.com/roseparade. Or call the Pasadena Citizen Service Center, cityofpasadena.net/Citizen-Service-Center, 7:30 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.

If you have specific questions about your visit, you can speak to a live person by calling the Visitor Hotline courtesy of the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau. The toll-free Visitor Hotline number is (877) 793-9911 (outside of the US, +1 626-795-9311).

As part of ongoing efforts to provide a safe environment in which to enjoy its many events, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has partnered with the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Police Department in “See Something, Say Something™,” a nationwide campaign to raise the public’s awareness of indicators of terrorism and to emphasize the need to report suspicious behavior promptly to the proper law enforcement authorities.

If you witness a crime in progress or other emergencies, call 9-1-1. For non-emergency matters, including activity that you believe to be suspicious, call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. You can also report criminal activity to CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 222-8477 or online at lacrimestoppers.org. (Be sure to reference Pasadena if you use this method.)

You can also text this single word —   ROSEPARADE  — to 888777 to get up-to-date text message alerts from public safety officials as needed.

On Twitter, follow the City of Pasadena, @PasadenaGov, twitter.com/pasadenagov and Pasadena Police, @PasadenaPD, twitter.com/pasadenaPD. On Instagram @PasadenaGov, instagram.com/pasadenagov; and Facebook, @cityofpasadena, facebook.com/cityofpasadena.

Pasadena Police, Fire and Health officials remind the public that the events will be safe for all if everyone adheres to the rules and regulations.

What You Can Do:

  • Overnight camping for the parade is permitted only on the night of December 31.
  • A position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the parade route beginning at noon December 31. All persons and property, such as blankets, chairs and personal items, must remain on the curb until 11 PM At 11 PM, parade spectators may move out to the blue “Honor Line” but not past 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 at all times.
  • Minors under 18 may be on the parade route from 10 PM to 5 AM only if 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.
  • “See Something, Say Something!” Call (626) 744-4241 to report suspicious activities and packages; or contact emergency authorities along the parade route.
  • For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1. Remain calm; listen to all questions asked; provide short answers and know the address or easily identified landmarks from where you are calling.
  • Use common sense; celebrate responsibly and always designate a driver!

What You Can’t Do:

  • Appearance in the parade is prohibited for anyone who is not approved by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. Stay off the street and do not pass the blue “Honor Line.”
  • The parade route and stadium are “No Drone Zones” and aircraft is subject to being impounded.
  • Any tent, sofa or box that can be used as stools or seats are prohibited on parade 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 scheduled official 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, ramps—may be cordoned or roped off.
  • No ladders or scaffolding may be used as elevation for viewing the activities.
  • Pets are not recommended along the parade route; 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 property seized.
  • No unauthorized parking. Vehicles blocking emergency travel lanes or parked in restricted areas will be towed at the owner’s expense, no exceptions. Pay attention to where you park and double-check for temporary No Parking signs and other restrictions.
  • No open containers of alcohol are permitted on public streets, sidewalks and all other public areas. Violators may be cited or arrested.
  • Sale, possession and use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated.
  • Smoking is prohibited along the parade route.

City of Pasadena – @PasadenaGov
Pasadena Fire Department – @PasadenaFD
Pasadena Police Department – @PasadenaPD
Rose Bowl Game – @RoseBowlGame
Rose Parade & Tournament of Roses – @RoseParade
Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau – @VisitPasadena

Rose Parade Events

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