Rose Parade 2013: Route Viewing Guide

Know what is allowed and what could get you arrested along the 124th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade route.

As another Pasadena Rose Parade draws near, thousands of revelers and overnight campers are again expected to gather in the streets to watch the 2013 spectacle on New Year’s Day.

Rose Parade Parking: All You Need to Know

The Pasadena Police and Fire Departments have shared the following tips on how to make the occasion safe for those camping out and viewing along the parade route and what not to do in order to avoid injury and possible arrest. 

What You Can Do:

  • Overnight camping is permitted only on the night of Dec. 31. 
  • A permanent position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the parade route beginning at noon on Dec. 31.  The “Blue Line” is the honor line.  All persons and property such as blankets, chairs, etc., must remain on the curb until 11 p.m. on Dec. 31.  At that time spectators may move out to the honor line.
  • Small, professionally manufactured barbeques elevated at least one foot off the ground are allowed on the parade route.  25’ from building or other combustibles.  A fire extinguisher and water must be readily available.
  • Minors under the age of 18 may be on the parade route from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. only if they are under the supervision of adults.
  • Dress for cold weather.  Children and seniors may need extra layers of clothing to avoid hypothermia.
  • Stay hydrated and consume nourishing meals to avoid dehydration.
  • Report any suspicious activities and packages to emergency authorities along the parade route.
  • In case of emergency, call (626) 744-4241 from cell phones or 9-1-1 from landline phones.  Know cross streets from where you are calling.

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What You Can’t Do:

  • Open containers of alcohol are illegal on public streets, sidewalks and all other public areas.
  • Tents, sofas and boxes of any type that can be used as stools or seats are prohibited are not permitted along the route.
  • Unoccupied chairs are not allowed.
  • Bonfires are strictly prohibited and considered “illegal burns.”
  • Fireworks are prohibited except as part of scheduled official events.
  • No items may be sold along the parade route without a permit. 
  • No public areas (sidewalks, curbs, gutters, streets) may be cordoned or roped off. 
  • No ladders or scaffolding may be used as elevation for viewing the activities.
  • It is illegal to buy, sell or give away horns on the parade route.
  • Pets are not recommended along the parade route because they are easily frightened with sudden, loud noises.
  • Selling space along the parade route, other than grandstand seating, is illegal.
  • Throwing any projectile into the parade, including seemingly harmless items such as tortillas, marshmallows, flowers, etc., is prohibited.
  • Vehicles obstructing emergency lanes will be towed.


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