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2018 Rose Parade Lineup

129th Rose Parade features bands from Australia, Panama, Canada, Japan and across the USA

Bands marching in the 2018 Rose Parade will also perform on the field during Bandfest at Pasadena City College December 29-30. PASADENA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2017) — The 2018 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade presented by Honda will step off with another fantastic lineup of colorful floats, top-notch marching bands and majestic equestrian units from across the country and around the world. This year's procession begins at 8:00 AM (Pacific) on Monday, January 1.

The 2018 grand marshal is actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise, who is well known for his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the film Forrest Gump. Sinise has worked in support of veterans for nearly forty years and in 2011 he established the Gary Sinise Foundation with the mission to honor America's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need.

"The 2018 theme, 'Making A Difference,' is a way to honor and celebrate all of the people in our communities, who quietly and without desire for reward or recognition, act in selfless, generous and kind ways to aid or benefit others," Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet said. "Gary Sinise is absolutely one of those people."

Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise is serving as Grand Marshal of the 2018 Tournament of Roses. The Rose Parade will be broadcast on ABC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA, NBC, RFD-TV and Univision.

Curbside viewing is free of charge and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pasadena city ordinance allows curbside space along the parade route to be occupied no earlier than noon on the day before the parade. Reserved grandstand seating is available through Sharp Seating Company at 626-795-4171.

The complete 2018 Rose Parade lineup in order of appearance is shown below.

2018 Tournament of Roses Parade Order
As of December 28, 2017
  1. Honda Pace and Sound Cars
  2. Opening Show presented by Honda
  3. Pasadena Police Department
  4. U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit Flyover
  5. Opening Show Theme Float
  6. American Honda Motor Co.
  7. United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard
  8. United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band
  9. 2018 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal Gary Sinise
  10. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Rose Float
  11. 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment, Fort Hood, Texas
  12. Sierra Madre Rose Float Association
  13. Londonderry High School Marching Band & Color Guard, Londonderry, New Hampshire
  14. Lions Clubs International
  15. University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band, Amherst, Massachusetts
  16. So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary
    Mini Therapy Horses
  17. City of Torrance
  18. Louisburg High School Marching Wildcat Band, Louisburg, Kansas
  19. Wells Fargo Stagecoaches
  20. Dole Packaged Foods
  21. China Airlines
  22. Albertville High School "Aggie" Band, Albertville, Alabama
  23. The Norco Cowgirls & Little Miss Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Teams
  24. Kaiser Permanente
  25. 2018 Tournament of Roses President, Lance Tibbet
  26. Scripps Miramar Ranch
  27. Western Asset Management Company
  28. Kyoto Tachibana High School Green Band, Kyoto, Japan
  29. South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association
  30. Ronald Reagan High School Band, San Antonio, Texas
  31. City of Alhambra, CA
  32. Los Hermanos Bañuelos Charro Team
  33. Farmers Insurance
  34. Miracle-Gro
  35. Pasadena City College Herald Trumpets
  36. 2018 Tournament of Roses Queen and Royal Court
  37. The stunning and colorful floats in the Tournament of Roses Parade are completely covered with natural materials. Cal Poly Universities
  38. Australia's Marching Koalas, Dangar, New South Wales, Australia
  39. Ramona - California's Official Outdoor Play
  40. City of Hope
  41. University of Oklahoma Rose Bowl Game Float
  42. The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band, Norman, Oklahoma
  43. Northwestern Mutual
  44. Rose Bowl Game Hall of Fame Inductees
  45. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Mounted Enforcement Detail
  46. University of Georgia Rose Bowl Game Float
  47. The University of Georgia Redcoat Marching Band, Athens, Georgia
  48. Rotary
  49. Mayor of Pasadena, Terry Tornek
  50. Shriners Hospitals for Children
  51. The UPS Store, Inc.
  52. The Valley Hunt Club
  53. The Forum
  54. La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association
  55. Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band, California
  56. Downey Rose Float Association
  57. Westlake High School Marching Thunder, Saratoga Springs, Utah
  58. Mane Attraction Equestrian Drill Team
  59. 2018 Rose Parade Theme: Making A Difference United Sikh Mission
  60. Singpoli American BD
  61. Pennsbury High School "Long Orange Line" Marching Band, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
  62. 24 Hour Fitness
  63. Budweiser Clydesdales
  64. Trader Joe's
  65. Ag PhD TV and Radio
  66. Air Academy High School Marching Band, USAF Academy, Colorado
  67. Burbank Tournament of Roses Association
  68. Lindbergh "Spirit of St. Louis" Marching Band, St. Louis, Missouri
  69. California Highway Patrol Mounted Patrol Unit
  70. Underground Service Alert of Southern California (DIGALERT)
  71. Donate Life
  72. Burlington Teen Tour Band, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
  73. The Grand Tour - An Amazon Prime Exclusive Series
  74. Spirit of the West Riders
  75. Kiwanis International
  76. Homestead High School Mighty Mustang Marching Band, Cupertino, California
  77. City of Carson
  78. The New Buffalo Soldiers
  79. Lutheran Laymen's League/Lutheran Hour Ministries
  80. The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band
  81. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  82. The Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Division Mounted Platoon, Honor Guard, Bagpipe & Drum Band
  83. Lucy Pet
  84. City of Los Angeles
  85. Los Angeles Unified School District All City Honor Marching Band, California
  86. American Armenian Rose Float Association
  87. Banda De Música Herberto López - Colegio José Daniel Crespo, Chitré, Herrera, Republic of Panamá
  88. Broken Horn Ropers
    The Valley Center Vaqueros
  89. City of Riverside
  90. Santiago High School B.O.S.S. (Bands of Santiago Sharks), Corona, California
  91. Closing Show presented by Wells Fargo
  92. Long Beach Mounted Police

Related stories: Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade Information

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and various associated events. The 129th Rose Parade, themed Making A Difference, will take place Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the Rose Parade, the 104th Rose Bowl Game will begin with pre-game festivities at 1:00 p.m. (PST) and feature an exciting match-up between Georgia and Oklahoma. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses visit the official website at

Source material and images courtesy of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. Band and float photos by

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