The 128th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena

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The 128th annual Tournament of Roses Parade is now in the history books. So is the 2017 Rose Bowl football game.   And unlike most years it happened on Monday, January 2, 2017.   Even though I had written about it extensively, the tournament’s Never On Sunday policy, this still caught some people by surprise.  


I would like to share photos in a slide show presentation of my visit on Monday, January 2 to the 2017 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Showcase of Floats.  Held after the Rose Parade, this was a two day event that gathered all of the floats in one place for people to view.  This year the parade theme Echoes of Success was in evidence in each of the entries.    



The total walking distance to see the floats is approximately two miles.   At each float there are either Tournament of Roses officials(you’ll notice them in their white suits) or volunteers who have worked on the floats with information about the flowers and other natural materials which are a requirement for each entry.  




2017 Tournament of Roses Farmers Insurance Float



The photos in this post were taken by me. I'm not a professional photographer - that's However, If you would like to know about Pasadena area real estate contact me at 818.516.4393 cell. Let's discuss what is important to you.


Published:  January 8, 2017


The 128th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena



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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thanks for Sharing with us Michael Jacobs,  I had a listing appointment and forgot to set the recorder.


Jan 08, 2017 07:44 AM #12
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Fantastic!!!  I missed it this year and was so sorry because it is just such a magnificent display of beauty and creativity. The floats and the amount of work that is put into each and every once never fail to amaze me. Thank you!

Jan 08, 2017 07:53 AM #13
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

That was fabulous! I enjoyed it far more than had I watched the whole parade on tv! Thank you for sharing the pictures Michael!

Jan 08, 2017 08:11 AM #14
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Good Morning, Michael Jacobs - The creativity and hard work for the annual Pasadena in this video gave me a greater appreciation for the arts and the magic people can do to inspire others. Thank you for always keeping us informed about the current events in your area. The Pasadena Rose Parade has a positive psychological effect on people. I think everyone is happier. 

Jan 08, 2017 08:15 AM #15
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Nice slide show Michael. Looks like you had an amazing time at the parade! Too much fun.

Jan 08, 2017 09:52 AM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michael- even though I watched the whole parade it was fun revisiting it with your slide presentation.  I also loved your captions. To be able to walk through the Showcase of Floats would be so much fun!!!

Jan 08, 2017 10:19 AM #17
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Oh, my, what an eye candy treat! Yay, yay, yay! Thoroughly enjoyed this, Michael. Although, I felt the slides moved by too quickly and would have liked to study each more closely, but that's me. I liked Lucy Pet and Ragu the best.

Jan 08, 2017 11:05 AM #18
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I was wondering when you were going to treat us to a look at the Parade.  Very nice job.  I love your slideshow but for some reason I am exhausted after flying from float to float.  Very nicely done.

Jan 08, 2017 11:29 AM #19
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Michael - Great video! Thanks for helping me catch up with what I missed.

Jan 08, 2017 12:08 PM #20
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Lovely photos Michael. Thank you for putting this together for us.

Jan 08, 2017 12:39 PM #21
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

You showcased a lot of creatvity in the floats from the Rose Parade this year.  

Jan 08, 2017 02:22 PM #22
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Michael

Thanks for giving us such a wonderful tour of the parade. We were not able to watch it on TV and I was looking forward to it after all you have shared in your posts leading up to the event. The photos were wonderful - those were some amazing floats!


Jan 08, 2017 04:03 PM #23
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Michael, Yes, YOU are the King of all things Pasadena.  You do not need to be a professional photographer for that role 

Jan 08, 2017 04:29 PM #24
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good evening Michael.  Thanks for sharing your pictures of this years parade.

Jan 08, 2017 05:03 PM #25
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing the photo's from the 128th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena California.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 08, 2017 07:19 PM #26
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Thank you very  much for stopping by and your comments on this "goodbye" to the Tournament of Roses floats of 2017.   

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents and Belinda Spillman --- I'll keep the speed in mind next time but I thought it was important to keep the slide show at about two minutes.   

Jan 09, 2017 08:31 AM #27
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Michael, absolutely beautiful, thank you for the slide show, I truly enjoyed it. Hard to believe it's already in the history books, time is just fllyyyiingg by.

Jan 09, 2017 03:28 PM #28
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

The floats are some of the finest anywhere. To imagine the natural materials and all the blooms that create these just blows my mind. I would love to be clsoe enough to get a good whiff.

Jan 09, 2017 06:34 PM #29
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Thanks very much for your comments.

Beth Atalay -- January is just about 1/3 over now...Yikes!

Debbie Reynolds -- actually the best time,  I have found, to enjoy the scent is right before they hit the parade fresh!

Jan 10, 2017 01:46 PM #30
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

A wonderful collection of photo's from the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade. I can almost smell all the flowers! This was a real treat for many of us to see up close and personal, thank you!

Jan 12, 2017 07:47 PM #31
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