Rose Parade 2017 News, Parade Route, Floats

Dec 20, 2016 10:10 AM EST
The Rose Parade 2017 will be conducted on January 2 and will start at 8am. The parade follows the "never on a Sunday" tradition which makes the celebration of New Year this 2017 on Monday. The two hour parade will feature floral floats, marching bands, and equestrians. The Tournament of Roses can also be viewed live on several network stations like ABC and NBC.
The Singpoli Group float won the ''Extraodinaire'' award for most spectacular float in the 125th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California January 1, 2014. Reuters

The Rose Parade 2017 will be conducted on January 2 and will start at 8 am. The parade follows the "never on a Sunday" tradition which makes the celebration of New Year this 2017 on Monday.

The two-hour parade will feature floral floats, marching bands, and equestrians. The Tournament of Roses can also be viewed live on several network stations like ABC and NBC.

The Post-Parade will also allow spectators to have a closer look on the floats. General admission ticket for post-parade is priced at $13 and is free for children under five years old. Pets and bicycles are not permitted within the venue. The non-ticketed sitting will be available for a first-come-first-serve basis. Curbs along the route will also be open to the public.

The 5 ½ mile Rose Parade Route will start at the corner of Green Street and Orange Boulevard in Pasadena. The floats will then go north on Orange Grove and will turn east To Colorado Boulevard. The parade will turn north on Sierra Madre Boulevard and will end at Villa Street.

The Rose Parade Floats that will participate for 2017 will feature 40 colorful float entries that are presented by different volunteer groups, organizations, and companies.

The Donate Life Rose Parade float theme for 2017 is "Teammates in Life" which will feature Polynesian-style raft. The float will be accompanied by 12 walkers and 24 riders who are composed of donors and recipients alike.

"The Gift of Life starts when our donors' journey is done, symbolized by the 60 floragraphs of actual donors on the sails, that inspire and help propel 24 organ and tissue recipients, who are rowing in unison with renewed health on their shared journey," said Tome Mone, Chairman of Donate Life float, according to Business Wire.

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation will also take part on promoting a huge message for the Rose Parade. Together with Impulse Group United, the float will honor the 49 individuals who died at the Pulse Nightclub attack. The float is entitled "To Honor and Remember Orlando." The float will feature a colorful floral rainbow and a floral dove with its wings outstretched. The float will also release 49 doves while conducting the parade.

The Pasadena Police Department encourages the public to report any suspicious activities as part of their "See Something, Say Something" campaign to raise people's awareness and participation regarding indications of terrorism that might be present on extremely crowded places.

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