This year there are 42 floats, 21 equestrian groups, and 23 marching bands from as far away as Japan in the Rose Parade. If you want to know when to watch for your favorite float, band, or equestrian group, take a look at the 2013 Parade order.You can find out everything you ever wanted to know and then some here. The parade coverage begins at 11 AM ET.
The 2013 parade theme is “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” The Grand Marshal is Dr. Jane Goodall, MBE, the world famous primatologist and animal welfare advocate. Previous Grand Marshals include actors, astronauts, writers, artists, athletes and political figures such as Mary Pickford, Dwight Eisenhower, Bob Hope, Kate Smith, Walt Disney, Shirley Temple Black, Bob Newhart, Angela Lansbury, Tom Brokaw and Bill Cosby.
A Tournament of Roses Chariot Race from 1908. The race was later replaced by the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California. Now they just use lots of pretty flowers.
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