2014-01-01 12:30:10 - Live streaming from Pasadena for the 2014 Rose Parade, part of the new year's day Tournament of Roses with the Rose Bowl football game. Parade lineup, start time, schedule and online stream.
The tradition of large scale new year's day parades in the United States is exemplified by the annual Rose Parade through the streets of Pasadena, part of a day of events that also includes the Rose Bowl college football game.
For the full 2014 Rose Parade lineup and schedule, including live online streaming:
The Tournament of Roses Parade, better known as the Rose Parade, is "America's New Year Celebration", a festival of flower-covered floats, marching bands, equestrians and a college football game on New Year's Day (but moved to Monday if New Year's Day falls on a Sunday), produced by the non-profit Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.
The annual parade was first held January 1, 1890 in Pasadena, California. Today, the
Rose Parade is watched in person by hundreds of thousands of spectators on the parade route, and is broadcast on multiple television networks in the United States (ABC holds the official contract, but because it is a public parade, other networks are allowed to produce their own coverage). It is seen by millions more on television worldwide in more than 200 international territories and countries. The Rose Bowl college football game was added in 1902 to help fund the cost of staging the parade.
On parade morning, the various elements are merged and dispatched in front of Tournament House. It starts by going north on South Orange Grove Boulevard, beginning at Ellis Street. At Colorado Boulevard it passes the main grandstands, and the main television and media stands, and proceeds east on Colorado Boulevard. The parade then turns north on Sierra Madre Boulevard. The floats then must travel under the Sierra Madre Boulevard/I-210 freeway overpass, requiring over-height floats to reduce their height. The parade ends at Paloma Street near Victory Park and Pasadena High School. Floats continue into the Post Parade viewing area which is open that afternoon and the following day. In total, this route is 5½ miles (9 km) long; the assembled bands, horse units, and floats take approximately 2 hours to pass by.