Pasadena, CA – AS 134th Annual Rose Parade® Presented by Honda As Monday, January 2, 2023 approaches, the Pasadena Fire and Police Departments are issuing the following safety tips for the thousands of overnight campers who will line up route Sunday, January 1. The parade route will be safer if everyone abides by the following rules and regulations.
what can you do:
- Protect yourself and others by fully vaccinated For COVID-19 and flu (recommended at least two weeks before Parade Day).
- If you are unable to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from people you do not live with, it is strongly recommended that you wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
- Overnight camping is only permitted on the night of January 1, 2023.
- Beginning at noon on January 1, a spot may be reserved on sidewalks along the parade route. All persons and property, such as blankets, chairs and personal items, must remain on the curb until 11pm, at which time spectators may leave to the blue “honor line”, but do not cross it.
- Small, professionally built grills that are at least 1 foot off the ground are acceptable on parade routes as long as they are 25 feet from buildings and other combustibles. Fire extinguishers must be readily available.
- Minors under the age of 18 are allowed on the parade route between 10pm and 5am, but only if they are accompanied by an adult.
- Dress for cold weather! Children and older adults may need to wear layers of clothing to avoid hypothermia. Remember hats and gloves.
- Drink healthy fluids and eat nutrient-dense foods to avoid dehydration.
- “If You See Something, Say Something®.” Report suspicious activity and packages to emergency services along the parade route.
- In an emergency, call 9-1-1 and know the intersection you are calling from. For non-emergency situations, please call (626) 744-4241.
What you can’t do:
- Any unauthorized competitors/parades are prohibited from the parade Pasadena Rose Tournament. Stay off the street and don’t cross the blue “honor line”.
- Tents, couches, and boxes of any kind that can be used as stools or seats are prohibited along the route.
- Unoccupied chairs will not be permitted and will be removed from the parade route.
- Bonfires are strictly prohibited and considered “illegal burning”.
- All fireworks are prohibited except as part of an official scheduled event.
- No items may be sold on the parade route without permission from the city. It is illegal to sell space along the parade route, except for grandstand seats. It is illegal to buy, sell or give away trumpets along the parade route.
- Common areas — sidewalks, curbs, gutters, streets or ramps — must not be cordoned off or roped off.
- No ladders or scaffolding shall be used as façades for viewing events.
- Pets are not recommended for the parade; keep them safe at home!
- Throwing of any item into the road or parade route is prohibited, including seemingly innocuous items such as tortillas, marshmallows or flowers.
- Throwing any object at passing vehicles or pedestrians during the parade or the night before the parade is dangerous and prohibited. Violators will be summoned and their property confiscated.
- Vehicles blocked by unauthorized vehicles blocking emergency lanes or parked in restricted areas will be towed at the owner’s expense. Without exception.
- Open containers of alcohol are illegal on public streets, sidewalks and all other public areas. Violators will be summoned or arrested.
- Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) will be in place for both Parade and Parade rose bowl game. Anyone attempting to fly a drone will be fined, arrested and/or imprisoned.For information on the TFR and all federal drone regulations, visit Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) website.
The Pasadena Fire Department responded to more than twice as many calls on the day of the parade as on any other day. The calls included reports of hypothermia, illegal burns, various medical issues, assault and alcohol-related incidents. Be safe and smart!
For your safety and the safety of others, please remember City’s No Smoking Policy Smoking is prohibited at outdoor public gatherings/special events/parades/fairs. The policy covers the use of marijuana and vaping devices (aka vaping). The public is advised not to use any vaping products.
Enhanced security measures will be in effect along the parade route. Pasadena Police will quickly address matters and remove anyone violating the law or disorderly conduct from the scene. A dog unit will also be patrolling Colorado Avenue. “If you see something, say something®.”
Colorado Boulevard will once again be closed to motor vehicles earlier than usual for the Rose Parade. Colorado Boulevard will be closed Sunday, Jan. 1 beginning at 10 p.m. and will remain closed until post-parade buildup and cleanup. View the public access map. If you are planning a viewing party or other New Year’s Eve event or expecting vendor deliveries and your property enters via Colorado Avenue, please let your guests and vendors know they must arrive by 10pm or park at Regional parade routes without parking and walking restrictions will reopen Monday, January 2 at 2 p.m.
New for 2023 will be an interactive public access map on our website with information on road closures, parking restrictions and detours during the New Years event.
Visit PasadenaThe Visitor Line – (877) 793-9911 – will be open Wednesday, December 28 through Friday, December 30, 10am-5pm and Saturday, December 31 and Sunday, January 1, from 10am-2pm Point visitors can also take advantage of the online 2023 Audience Guide.