Tournament of Roses Parade

The Tournament of Roses Parade, better known as the Rose Parade, is "America's New Year Celebration" held in Pasadena, California, a festival of flower-covered floats, marching bands, equestrians and the Rose Bowl 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.

Originally started on January 1, 1890, 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. In the 2012 Rose Bowl Game, the Oregon Ducks defeated the Wisconsin Badgers.

Beginning with the 2011 parade, Honda has been the sponsor of the "Rose Parade presented by Honda". Accordingly, Honda has the parade's first float, which like all floats, follows the parade's theme.

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Stephanie Edwards (TV Personality) - Career - Tournament of Roses Parade
... For the 2006 KTLA Rose Parade broadcast, Edwards was replaced (after 28 years) as Eubanks' co-host in the main booth by KTLA morning news co-anchor Michaela Pereira and ... September 15, 2008, KTLA announced that Edwards would rejoin Eubanks to co-host the 2009 Tournament of Roses Parade coverage on KTLA ...
Cerritos, California - Arts and Culture - Tournament of Roses Parade
... the City of Cerritos has participated in the Tournament of Roses Parade that is held every New Year's Day in Pasadena ... The following floats have won awards in the Tournament of Roses Parade 2005 "Families Make a Community" Tournament Special Trophy for exceptional merit in multiple categories ...
Tournament Of Roses Parade - Weather
... From 1955 to 2005, the parade avoided being rained on with several close calls ... For the 2006 Tournament of Roses Parade on January 2, winds with gusts up to 45 mph (72 km/h) and five inches (130 mm) of rain in the Pasadena area were predicted ... Unfortunately, the forecast proved accurate despite the parade's good luck for 51 years, it rained continuously and heavily throughout the entire 2006 parade ...

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