View Rose Parade floats at the post-parade showcase along Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards in Pasadena, California. TournamentofRoses.com also offers links to several social media accounts that display pictures of the Rose Parade floats, the parade itself and of the Rose Bowl.
The actual Rose Parade began as a way for citizens of Pasadena to show off the region's beautiful winter weather to their friends from the East Coast. This event featured chariot races, a tug-of-war and jousting, among other events. Because of the abundance of colorful flowers available, the organizers also added a parade that featured carriages decorated in these bouquets. The first Rose Bowl football game took place in 1902 and is now a major televised event.