Rose Parade 2011 Live Stream: Watch the Tournament of Roses Parade Live Online
Rose Parade Live Stream: The 122nd Tournament of Roses Parade, a festival of flower-covered floats and marching bands, is scheduled for Saturday, New Year’s Day. The spectacle is watched in person by an estimated 700,000 spectators along the parade route and is broadcast on multiple television networks in the United States and around the world.
The fanfare begins 8:00 a.m. at Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard and ends at Sierra Madre Boulevard and Villa Street. For the first time, the annual Rose Parade will include a presidential-themed float. It’s in honor of former president Ronald Reagan‘s 100th birthday, who served as California’s governor from 1967–1975. The decorated platform will be covered with 11 black-and-white photos depicting famous Reagan moments, and those images have been constructed by hand out of onion seed, poppy seed and rice.
But the big question forecasters are asking is whether it will rain in Pasadena this weekend. Temperatures may drop into the mid-30s overnight and float designers are keeping an eye on the weather. However, come rain or shine, thousands of families plan to spend Friday night along Colorado Boulevard for America’s New Year Celebration.
But please, dress for cold weather. Pets, especially dogs, are not recommended because they are easily frightened by sudden, loud noises.
“Just make sure that if you’re on the route, you dress warmly,” Pasadena Fire Chief Dennis Downs says. “You make sure you drink lots of fluids, not alcohol. Alcohol will increase your hypothermic conditions and actually make you colder. You won’t realize you’re getting as cold as you are.”
And don’t forget the 2011 Rose Bowl game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Wisconsin Badgers after the parade.
You can watch recorded videos of the parade HERE.