As the Pasadena Tournament of Roses prepares for the 134th Rose Parade presented by Honda, we are excited to offer the second in a series of sneak previews of floral float entries that reveal the colorful and creative spectacle that awaits streetside and to the worldwide broadcast audiences on Monday, January 2, 2023 – only 59 days away!
For more than 130 years, colorful florals, thematic interpretation, and creative designs have been hallmarks of Rose Parade floats, and this year’s entries will continue that beautiful tradition. The theme of the 134th Rose Parade — “Turning the Corner”—is reflected in the official renderings for float participants Claremont McKenna College, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, and Sierra Madre Rose Float Association.
The four float concepts range from whimsical to realistic to heartfelt, reflecting the range of spectacular, supersized stories that have been embraced for generations. They are among dozens of commercial, non-commercial, and self-built floats that will make the 5 ½ mile procession along Pasadena’s historic Colorado Boulevard, entertaining millions of streetside and broadcast viewers from across the country and around the world.