How do you volunteer for Rose Parade floats?

To volunteer to build floats, you contact the float builders directly. They have a list of them, including contact links on the Tournament of Roses website. Maybe someone who has worked on the floats or otherwise done paid or volunteer work for the parade or games would join in and share their personal experience.

How do I volunteer for the Tournament of Roses Parade?

Requirements for membership:

  1. Residence or business address within 15 miles of Pasadena City Hall (100 Garfield Ave, Pasadena CA 91101)
  2. Age between 21 and 66 as of 1/16/2020.
  3. Purchase a white suit.
  4. Pay annual dues of $55 – $75 (depending on member level)
  5. Be available to volunteer each year at New Year’s.

How can I help the Rose Parade?


  1. Be between the ages of 21 and 66 as of January 21, 2022.
  2. Live or work within 25 miles of Pasadena City Hall (100 Garfield Ave., Pasadena 91101)
  3. Be able to purchase a white suit.
  4. Pay annual dues of $55 -$75 depending on member level.
  5. Be available to volunteer EACH year on and around January 1.

What is the average cost of a Rose Parade float?

What does a float cost? A: For a high quality float, design and construction costs vary and generally begin at approximately $275,000. Costs can be higher or lower depending on sophistication of design, degree of animation and the variety of floral materials.

How long does it take to build a float for the Rose Parade?

At the two corners other Tournament Members direct the floats in addition to the Float Liaisons. It is estimated that it takes 60 volunteers working 10 hours a day for 10 days to decorate one float.

Where do they decorate the Rose Parade floats?

Rosemont Pavilion
The viewing location for the float decorating is at the Rosemont Pavilion near Rose Bowl Stadium at 700 Seco Street, Pasadena.

What is under Rose Parade floats?

FLOATS. Every inch of every float must be covered with flowers or other natural materials, such as leaves, seeds or bark. The most delicate flowers, including roses, are placed in individual vials of water, which are set into the float one by one.

How do you get invited to Rose Bowl parade?

In order to submit an application for participation in the Rose Parade, you will need to create a new account in our Rose Parade Participant Portal. Follow the instructions within the Participant Portal and proceed to complete the application.

Who pays for the Rose Parade floats?

Small, non-commercial floats are usually self-built and often obtain money through donations and voluntary labor. Together, there are approximately 50 floats participating annually. Since the early parades in history, the 5.5-mile-long annual festival has had a major impact within the community.

Who pays for the Rose Parade?

The Big Ten and Pacific-12 conferences receive about $19 million each after TofR pays the expenses for the Rose Bowl game. The rest pays for the parade, salaries and other operational costs.

How many people volunteer for the Rose Bowl parade?

More than a century later, the parade floats are a marvel of state of the art technology, all tucked away beneath flowers and other all-natural materials. Each year more than 80,000 hours of combined service are supplied by 935 volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses Association.