34. Pasadena Rose Parade

Each New Year's Day, the city of Pasadena California hosts a celebration to welcome the year a series of events that includes the Rose . The parade takes place in the center of city on Colorado Blvd, and features numerous floats, bands, equestrian teams, celebrities, and honorees. It is most popular parade in the country. It has several other New Year's Day parades throughout the . In Miami, it's the Orange Bowl Parade; in Orleans, it is the Sugar Bowl Parade; in , it's called the Fiesta Bowl Parade. However, the Parade is the oldest and best parade. Many like to camp out in tents or in bags the night before to get the best to view the Rose Parade.

To brave the weather, some people bring portable heaters to keep warm. It can get into the low 40s night in Pasadena during the winter, so many dress warm for the occasion. Food is another feature at the pre-parade celebration on New Year's . People bring their portable grills to cook their outdoor meals right on the sidewalk. The rich of the grilling food fills the night air, most people are willing to share their food other overnight campers. It is fun to sample dishes from other grillers.

As night turns into , there is still electricity in the air. People excited about the start of the parade, which at 8 a.m. sharp. The floats are beautifully in flowers, while the dancers and other performers in colorful costumes, some of which are made for the parade. The marching bands come from cities, high schools, and colleges. It is considered great honor to participate in the Rose Parade.