Rose Parade – What You Need To Know

Rules & regulations you need to know before you go to Monday’s Rose Parade

PHOTO: courtesy of Tournament of Roses |

Rose Parade Rules and Regulations


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

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What You Can Do:

  • Overnight camping for the parade is permitted only on the night of Sunday, December 31, 2017.
  • A position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the parade route beginning at noon December 31, 2017. All persons and property, such as blankets, chairs and personal items, must remain on the curb until 11 p.m. At 11 p.m., 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 p.m. to 5 a.m. 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.