PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES ANNOUNCES OPENING SPECTACULAR PRESENTED BY Honda AND GRAND FINALE PRESENTED BY WELLS FARGO, AND FLOAT PARTICIPANTS

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® is thrilled to announce the Opening Spectacular presented by Honda, the Grand Finale presented by Wells Fargo, float participants, and parade lineup for the 130th Rose Parade presented by Honda on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. This year’s theme, “The Melody of Life,” celebrates music, the universal language. Music has the power to bring us together and create the soundtracks that define our lives.

TOURNAMENT OF ROSES® 2019 ROYAL COURT SELECTED

Today the Tournament of Roses announced the seven members of the 2019 Royal Court.  Applicants from 24 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process. Volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement.

44 FINALISTS SELECTED FOR THE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES 2019 ROYAL COURT

Before the final round of interviews, the 44 finalists for the 2019 Royal Court took a group photo on the front steps of Tournament House. Applicants from 24 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process and seven of the 44 finalists will be named to the 2019 Royal Court on October 1, 2018. The 2019 Royal Court will serve as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena community, and the greater Los Angeles area.

EQUESTRIANS SET TO RIDE IN 2019 ROSE PARADE

The Tournament of Roses is proud to announce 18 outstanding equestrian groups to ride in the 130th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “The Melody of Life.” Equestrians participating in the Rose Parade showcase a variety of breeds as well as unique tack and costumes. All riders must have previous parade riding experience. In addition to riding in the five and a half mile-long Rose Parade route on Tuesday, January 1, these equestrian groups are invited to take part in Equestfest presented by Wells Fargo, which will take place on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. During Equestfest, groups perform trick riding, drills, dancing and roping skills, and attendees can walk through the stables and speak with the riders.