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PHOTO: Samantha Shiroishi | The South Pasadenan | Members of the Sylvers group gathered with volunteers who built and decorated South Pasadena’s float outside the South Pasadena City Council chambers.

South Pasadena Rose Float Builders Recognized by City Council

And the beat goes on for the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee (SPTOR), which continues to reap recognition in wake of its award-winning...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena Tournament of Roses 2024 parade float: winner of the 'Founder Award'.

Rose Parade Float | 2025 Design Concepts Due January 26

MEDIA RELEASE South Pasadena, CA, Jan. 7, 2024— Amazing as it might seem, concept designs are due Jan. 26 for the 2025 South Pasadena float...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | A core group of workers put in long hours constructing and decorating South Pasadena’s Rose Parade float throughout the year before hundreds more help down the stretch with the finishing touches ahead of the traditional New Year’s Day event in Pasadena.

Volunteers Make the Difference on South Pasadena’s Rose Float

It is completely volunteer-driven, relying on the community for both monetary and physical support, which is something never forgotten by those like Ed Donnelly. “We...
PHOTO: Sally Kilby | The South Pasadenan | One of the auction items featured in the Crunch Time Online Auction is a Blackstone 28" propane griddle donated to SPTOR by Westlake ACE South Pasadena. ACE manager Linda Rodriguez (left) and Manager Oscar Diaz (right) are pictured with Sam Hernandez, Tournament of Roses Association President, next to the BBQ.

SPTOR Online Auction | Scope it out NOW!

Shoppers who want to bid on auction items at the Online Crunch Time Auction sponsored by the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses can now...
PHOTO: Sally Kilby | The South Pasadenan | PHOTO: Sally Kilby | SPTOR Decoration Chair, Janet Benjamin, with KTLA's Gayle Anderson paying a visit to the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses float site on December 11, 2023.

We’re on TV! KTLA Pays Visit to South Pasadena Rose Parade Float Build Site

In the late 1970s, as the radio airwaves were filled with disco sounds, one of those at the top of the heap was “Boogie...
PHOTO: Sally Kilby | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena’s float is under construction behind the War Memorial Building, 435 Fair Oaks Avenue, in the city. Volunteers looking to lend a hand to help finish it are welcome. Members of the float’s construction crew are working weeknights and weekends in order to complete the task of finishing the float in time for the January 1 Tournament of Roses Parade down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.

Clock Ticking to Finish City Float on Time

With less than a month to go, workers know that familiar feeling of pressure when the workload is the heaviest and stress levels tend...
PHOTO: Sally Kilby | The South Pasadenan | Volunteers count vials for flowers Oct. 7 in order to determine how many more need to be ordered. Thousands of vials will be used on the float. L-R are Sebastian Adams, Mellany Becerra, Julia Lopez and Diego Adams.

The ABCs of Decorating a Rose Parade Float | Join the South Pas Float...

MEDIA RELEASE South Pasadena Tournament of Roses takes us through the ABCs of Decorating a Rose Parade Float: Before a float can be decorated, it must...
PHOTO: provided by SPTOR | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena's Rose float design for 2024, Boogie Fever.

South Pasadena Rose Parade Float Design Announced | Boogie Fever

It is official! The design for the South Pasadena self-built float that will travel down Colorado Boulevard in the Jan. 1, 2024, Rose Parade®...

SPTOR Yard Sale Fundraiser Great Success

South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Committee held a giant yard sale as part of fundraising efforts surrounding the city's self-built float that will head...
PHOTO: Henk Friezer | The South Pasadenan | Community members shop at a prior South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Yard Sale in the War Memorial Building.

South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Self-built Float | Summer Yard Sale

A two-day yard sale will be held Friday Aug. 11 and Saturday Aug. 12 at the War Memorial Building to raise funds for South...

Mike Azat Reflects on SPTOR Golf Classic

"We had a blast!" Mike Azat is speaking enthusiastically about his team's participation in South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Gold Classic fundraiser for our...
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