City Provides Public Access Map for Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game

Posted on December 27, 2017 in

PASADENA, Calif–The City is releasing the official Public Access Map for use by residents, businesses and visitors planning to attend the 129th Rose Parade and the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game, both held on January 1, 2018.

In addition to the map, City officials continue to urge all who live in the area or who plan to attend to remember the following tips and advice:

  • Use Common Sense; Celebrate Responsibly & Always Designate A Driver if your New Year’s plans include drinking alcohol.  No designated driver? Take a taxi, share a ride or use a shared economy service such as Uber or Lyft. Even hiring a limo is cheaper–and more fun–than a DUI.
  • See Something, Say Something! Call us at (626) 744-4241, or 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies.
  • Remember, Our Police and Fire Departments will be shutting down –and actively patrolling–the Rose Parade Route beginning at 10 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, New Year’s Eve.  This early closure is for parade goers’ protection and to provide for the more efficient deployment of barricades and public safety personnel.
  • For both the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game–Plan Wisely; Arrive Early, Plan to Pay for Parking because any “No Parking” violations will result in towed vehicles.

Study the map; See and follow us on social media for important updates, as issued, and see more tips below the map!




In the event of an emergency, the City will issue emergency public information on its website, here, and by the City’s Main Twitter account.

 The City will use its main account, plus the public safety departments’ social media platforms, also noted below, together with the Tournament of Roses and the news media to provide appropriate updates. 
























City of Pasadena website:


City’s main Twitter account:, @PasadenaGov

        City Facebook page:


 City Police and Fire Social Media Accounts:

     , @PasadenaFD  Pasadena Fire

    , @PasadenaPD   Pasadena Police

        Residents can also sign up at Nixle, a free social media notification system used by many public safety agencies, including Pasadena’s Police and Fire Departments. Go to to see up a free account to get alerts via your phone, text or email.

  Tournament of Roses:

 Both accounts have handles of @roseparade

  Rose Bowl Game:

Both accounts use handles of @rosebowlgame

  Rose Bowl Stadium:

 Both accounts use handles of @RoseBowStadium



The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau activates its toll free hotline Dec. 29 to help visitors and spectators with all information related to the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, including street closures, parking, security questions, things to do and see, and tips for a memorable visit to Beautiful Pasadena!

Visitors within the United States can call the toll free number at (877) 793-9911 while visitors outside of the U.S. can call (626) 795-9311, international charges will apply. Questions can also be tweeted to @visitpasadena or via Facebook

Hotline Hours are:

  • Friday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Pasadena Citizen Service Center is also ready to answer your calls, call them at  (626) 744-7311.   The CSC,, is generally open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but will have extended hours for New Year’s.


  • Refer to related story and map for early closures of parade route.
  • “See Something, Say Something!” Call (626) 744-4241.
  • For life-threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1. Remain calm; listen to all questions asked; provide short answers; know the address or landmarks around you.
  • Overnight camping is permitted on parade route only on night of December 31, 2017.
  • A sidewalk position can be maintained along parade route beginning at Noon Dec. 31.
  • All persons & property must remain on the curb until 11 p.m., at which time spectators may move out to the blue “Honor Line” but not past it.
  • Use common sense; celebrate responsibly.
  • Small, professionally manufactured barbecues up at least 1 foot off ground are allowed on parade route, but must be 25 feet from buildings and other combustibles. A fire extinguisher must be readily available at all times.
  • No bonfires or fireworks.
  • No minors allowed on parade route, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., unless supervised by an adult.
  • Dress for cold weather! Remember hats and gloves.
  • Anyone attempting to interfere with the parade or game, or throwing objects during the events, is subject to immediate removal and arrest.
  • The parade route and stadium are “No Drone Zones” and aircraft will be impounded.
  • Tents, ladders, sofas or large boxes are prohibited.
  • No items may be sold unless officially licensed and/or permitted. Selling space along the parade route, other than grandstand seating, is illegal.
  • It is illegal to buy, sell or give away horns.
  • No public areas, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, streets, ramps may be cordoned/roped off.
  • Only officially certified service animals are recommended. Keep pets safe at home!
  • No unauthorized parking. Vehicles violating No Parking will be towed.
  • No open containers of alcohol are permitted on public streets, sidewalks or all other public areas along parade route. Violators can be cited or arrested.
  • All food cart vendors must be licensed and must display valid health permits.
  • Smoking of any kind is prohibited along parade route or at stadium. Sale, possession and use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated.
  • Stadium enforces a clear bag policy. Tailgating rules & clear bag policies online at
  • Allow for extra time to both enter and exit parade and stadium areas and for parking.


Go to for up-to-date ticket information. Fans can also purchase official VIP Ticket and Hospitality Packages online with PrimeSport

Tickets available for purchase through Sharp Seating Company and Ticket Office of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses

Decorating Places presented by Giti Tire

Rosemont Pavilion, 700 Seco Street, Pasadena

December 28: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

December 29: 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

December 30: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

December 31: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (advance purchase only)

Rose Float Plaza South, 5400 Irwindale Avenue, Irwindale

December 30: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$15 General Admission (free for children 5 and under)

Equestfest presented by Wells Fargo

Los Angeles Equestrian Center: 480 Riverside Drive, Burbank

December 29: 10 a.m. Doors Open. Noon – 2 p.m. Equestrian Show

$15 General Admission (free for children 5 and under)

$40 VIP Reserved Seating Package

$10 Parking

Bandfest presented by REMO

Robinson Stadium at Pasadena City College: 1570 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena

December 29: 1:30 p.m.

December 30: 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

$15 General Admission (free for children 5 and under)

Free parking in Structure 4 off Del Mar Avenue

Rose Bowl Game Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Rose Bowl Stadium Lot K

December 30: Noon – 1:30 p.m.

$40 Reserved Seating

Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats presented by Miracle-Gro

Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards, Pasadena

January 1: 1 – 5 p.m.

January 2: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Senior citizens and disabled visitors welcome 7 – 9 a.m.)

$15 General Admission (free for children 5 and under, ticket sales end at 3 p.m., last entry 4 p.m.)