The rose parade - 2019
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Pasadena, CA United States
TOURNAMENT OF ROSES
In the days leading up to the new year, 700,000 people from all over the world converge onto Pasadena to witness the Tournament of Roses, and millions of others watch from all over the world because it is covered by several television networks. While the Tournament of Roses is made up of several events, the two most famous events are the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game.
The Rose Parade has been a tradition for 128 years, where residents and visitors gather in Pasadena on New Year’s Day (unless it falls on a Sunday) to watch impressive and creative floats covered in flowers, top marching bands that can exceed 300 members, and equestrian units like the Anheuser Busch Budweiser Clydesdales and the Valley Hunt Club.
The parade route is 5.5 miles (9 km) and begins at the corner of Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard. The route travels north on Orange Grove Boulevard at a leisurely pace and then turns east onto Colorado Boulevard. Near the end of the route, the parade turns north onto Sierra Madre Boulevard and concludes at Villa Street.