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      Bandfest and Equestfest (Photos – tournamentofroses.com)

      Here are the things you can do in the days leading to the Rose Parade.

      By News Desk

      1- Equestfest

      Each year, the Rose Parade’s equestrian units showcase their breeds and demonstrate their talent with performances at Equestfest. Held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, this family friendly event* includes an exciting equestrian show, musical performances, and a food and vendor court. The equestrian show features both a variety of horse breeds, as well as a variety of riding disciplines.

      Attendees* are invited to stroll through the stables, meet equestrian participants, and participate in educational and interactive exhibits. At the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, participants have access to warm up arenas and wash racks.

      December 29, 2021

      10:00 am3:00 pm
      480 W. Riverside Dr.
      Burbank, CA 91506

      *Health Requirements:

      - Guests must not come to the event if they are experiencing fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 and are under isolation orders or have had close contact with anyone who is confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19.
      - Masks are recommended for this outdoor event.

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      2- Official Horse Inspector

      Read about Ada Gates Patton,  the “Official Horse Inspector of the Tournament of Roses Parade.” (Click to read).

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      3- Bandfest

      Each year, the Rose Parade marching bands selected to participate in the upcoming Rose Parade are invited to perform at the Tournament of Roses’s Bandfest.

      Over the course of two days, each marching band, along with its auxiliary members, performs a field show that showcases their musicianship and unique talents. This annual tradition takes place at Pasadena City College. You can attend in person at Pasadena City College’s Robinson Stadium*, or watch it streamed live at the Tournament of Roses’ YouTube Channel.

      December 29, 2021

      Bandfest I,  2:00 pm
      1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
      Pasadena, CA 91106

      • Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets
      • Arcadia Apache Marching Band and Color Guard
      • Waukee Schools Combined Band
      • Mira Mesa High School “Sapphire Sound” Marching Band and Color Guard
      • Downingtown Blue & Gold Band Marching Band
      • The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band
      • Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands

      December 30, 2021:

      Bandfest II, 10:00 am
      1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
      Pasadena, CA 91106

      • Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets
      • Homewood Patriot Band
      • Bands of America Honor Band
      • Rose Bowl University Band 1
      • O’Fallon Township High School
      • LAUSD All District High School Honor Band

      Bandfest III, 2:00 pm
      1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
      Pasadena, CA 91106

      • Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets
      • The Band Directors Marching Band
      • Gibson County TN Mass Band
      • Hebron High School
      • Georgia State University Panther Band
      • United States Air Force Total Force Band
      • Rose Bowl University Band 2

      *Free parking in Structure 4 off Del Mar Avenue. Health Requirements below:

      - Guests must not come to the event if they are experiencing fever or any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19 and are under isolation orders or have had close contact with anyone who is confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19.
      - Masks are recommended for this outdoor event.

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      4- “Pasadena Boy” Attends His 74th Rose Bowl

      Read about Don Leis, 89, the ‘Pasadena Boy’ who will be attending his 74th Rose Bowl Game (click to read).

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      5- 2021 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

      This year’s inductees are Anthony Davis (USC), Jim Delany (Big Ten) and Ron Simpkins (Michigan).

      Those eligible for induction include players, coaches, school administrators, athletic directors, conference officials and others who have made special contributions to the Rose Bowl Game. Inductees are selected by a committee made up of representatives from the Tournament of Roses, media professionals, and leaders in college football.

      Once selected, inductees are celebrated at a ceremony where they receive the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame trophy and blazer. In addition, inductees are memorialized on a permanent plaque with their names and year of induction at The Court of Champions at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

      December 30, 2021

      – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
      1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
      Pasadena, CA 91103
      Tickets must be purchased in advance advance online.

      Health Requirements: (See above)

      The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame was established in 1989 to honor members of the Rose Bowl Game family who have contributed to the history and excitement of the Rose Bowl Game and those who embody the best of the passion, strength, tradition, and honor associated with The Granddaddy of Them All®. What was once only a dream of 1982 Tournament of Roses President Harold E. Coombes has become an annual tradition with over 100 inductees.

       

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      Partial source: Tournament of Roses


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