What are the Events on the Rose Parade Day in 2024?

The 135th Tournament of Roses Parade will be held on January 1, 2024, in Pasadena, California. The parade will start at 8:00 AM PST and will travel 5.5 miles down Colorado Boulevard. 2024 beckons a new Rose Parade, one that will honor the power of music as the universal language. The theme is “Celebrating a World of Music”, a tribute to its ability to transcend barriers and bring people together like no other form of expression. 

In addition to the Roses Parade, there are a number of other events happening on Rose Parade day. These include:

World Music Day presented by Remo

On June 21, 2023, an exciting event happened at Tournament House. Musicians from various countries assembled to play music. It was called World Music Day and it celebrated the different kinds of music from around the globe. This event takes place every year on June 21, which is also known as the International Day of Music.

In 2024, the World Music Day presented by Remo featured performances from musicians of different cultures like India, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. People of all ages could enjoy workshops, demonstrations, and other fun activities.

The event was open to all, no cost required – a chance for everyone to come and join in the fun! People didn’t need tickets, but it was a good idea to register on the Tournament of Roses website.

Here’s what the schedule looked like for the 2024 World Music Day:

  • From noon until 5 p.m., there was a Community Jam Session where musicians of all levels could play together. No experience was necessary.
  • Between 3 and 5 p.m., there was a workshop called Rhythm Wellness and You. It talked about how music helps with health and well-being, and why it’s important in education.
  • From 6 to 7 p.m., there was a Community Drum Circle led by Remo. People could join in and play drums together. Everyone was welcome, no matter how good they were.

Besides these events, there were also food trucks, vendors, and other things to do at Tournament House.

The World Music Day presented by Remo was a great chance to celebrate the power of music and how it brings people closer. A day of joyous celebration, transcending age and culture – a day for all to share in its splendor.

Decorating Places presented by Alaska Airlines

Get ready for a lively and engaging event known as The Decorating Places! Presented by Alaska Airlines, this annual celebration provides a unique chance to witness the incredible transformation of floats for the Rose Parade events .From December 28-30, 2023, come join us at the Pasadena Convention Center for an unforgettable experience. 

The Decorating Places event is a three-day gathering filled with creativity and innovation that will captivate and inspire everyone who attends. And the best part? Admission is free for all! As visitors step into the convention center, they are treated to an up-close and personal encounter with the intricately decorated floats. Witness the float builders and talented artists in action as they work their magic, creating dazzling displays that will grace the streets during the Rose Parade.

The Decorating Places presented by Alaska Airlines serves as a fantastic opportunity to gain insight into the intricate process of float creation. It’s an educational expedition that enlightens attendees about the meticulous craftsmanship and artistic skills necessary to craft these magnificent parade entries. Not only is it informative, but it’s a delightful and joyous occasion for individuals of all ages.


Every year, Equestfest gallops into town, a thrilling celebration of the grace and strength of these magnificent creatures. The event will take place at Brookside Park in Pasadena, California, on December 29, 2023.

Equestfest features a variety of events, including:

  • Horse shows: Visitors can watch talented riders and horses compete in a variety of events, such as dressage, jumping, and Western riding.
  • Demonstrations: Visitors can learn about the different breeds of horses and see demonstrations of horsemanship, such as trick riding and roping.
  • Other activities: There are also a variety of other activities at Equestfest, such as pony rides, petting zoos, and face painting.

Equestfest is a great opportunity for people of all ages to learn about horses and enjoy the beauty of these amazing animals.

Bandfest presented by REMO

Bandfest presented by REMO is an annual event that features performances by marching bands from around the country. The event will take place at Brookside Park in Pasadena, California, on December 29-30, 2023. 

For two days, the city will be awash in the thrilling sounds of marching bands from around the country. Bandfest offers a unique chance to experience some of the best marching music in the nation, with each band putting on an exciting 20-minute field show. 

A must-see event for those looking to get a sneak peek at what will be featured in the upcoming Rose Parade events, this is one opportunity you won’t want to miss! The shows are held at 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM, and 8:00 PM on both days.

For only $25, adults can explore the vibrant atmosphere of music and entertainment we have to offer. And don’t worry about the kids – children ages 5-12 can experience the fun for just $15, while those under 5 enjoy the festivities free of charge. Tickets are available online or at the gate. 

But it doesn’t end there! As well as being entertained by spectacular marching bands, Bandfest is also packed with a range of other exciting activities that will keep you and your loved ones fully engaged throughout the day; such as

  • A percussion ensemble competition
  • A drumline battle
  • A vendor fair

Bandfest is a great event for people of all ages who love music and marching bands. It is a fun and exciting way to get a taste of the Rose Parade events.

Floatfest: A Rose Parade Showcase

A Rose Parade Showcase is an event that takes place on January 1, 2024, at Brookside Park in Pasadena, California. People have the chance to view the floats up close after the parade.

The event is open to the public and costs $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 5-12. Admission is free for children aged five and under. Tickets may be purchased online or at the venue entrance.

Floatfest is a great opportunity to see the floats in detail and learn about the hard work that goes into their creation. Visitors can also meet the float builders and artists.

The event is open from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. There is a shuttle from the Rose Bowl to Brookside Park, or visitors can walk or bike.

In addition to the floats, Floatfest also features a variety of other activities, such as:

  • Food trucks
  • Vendors selling Rose Parade merchandise
  • A children’s activity area

Floatfest is a great event for people of all ages who love the Rose Parade. It is a fun and festive way to end the day.

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