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2023 Rose Parade Lineup


134th Rose Parade on January 2 follows never-on-Sunday tradition

Tournament of Roses rules require that all visible elements of Rose Parade floats be completely covered with natural materials. PASADENA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2022) — The 2023 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade promises another fantastic lineup of colorful floats, top-notch marching bands and majestic equestrian units beginning at 8:00 AM (Pacific) on Monday, January 2.

This year's lineup features 21 marching bands, including entries from Italy, Japan, Mexico, Panama and Taiwan plus Arizona, California, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

The theme "Turning The Corner" was chosen by Tournament of Roses President Amy Wainscott.

"Whether that corner is actual—like the one at the famous turn, signaling the parade's start, or figurative like the unlimited potential that each new year brings—we all enjoy the opportunity of a fresh start," Wainscott said.

Wainscott chose former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords as the 2023 Grand Marshal.

The 2023 event takes place on January 2 instead of New Year's Day in line with the Rose Parade's "Never on Sunday" tradition.

Gabby Giffords is the 2023 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal. The Rose Parade will be broadcast on ABC, Cowboy Channel, KTLA, NBC, Peacock, 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. Visit tournamentofroses.com for complete details.

The complete 2023 Rose Parade lineup in order of appearance is shown below.

2023 Tournament of Roses Parade Order
As of December 26, 2022

Rose Parade Opening Unit, Sound Car and Pace Car
  1. American Honda - Opening Show Float featuring Fitz and The Tantrums
    U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer Bomber Flyover
  2. United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard
  3. United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band
  4. Cal Poly Universities
  5. Brookwood Bronco Marching Band, Snellville, Georgia
  6. San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  7. California State Guard 26th Mounted Operations Detachment
  8. Nouns DAO
  9. Grand Marshal Gabby Giffords
  10. Catalina Foothills Falcon Band, Tucson, Arizona
  11. Western Asset
  12. Spirit of the West Riders
  13. Rosemount High School Marching Band, Rosemount, Minnesota
  14. Bands marching in the 2023 Rose Parade will also perform on the field during Bandfest at Pasadena City College December 30-31. Odd Fellows & Rebekahs
  15. Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Team
  16. Trader Joe's
  17. Banda de Música La Primavera, Santiago, Veraguas, Panama
  18. Kaiser Permanente
  19. Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse
  20. Kiwanis International
  21. Tournament of Roses President Amy Wainscott
    Express Clydesdales - President's Family
  22. Wisconsin Northwoods Marching Band, Minocqua, Wisconsin
  23. City of Alhambra
  24. Ramona, California's Official State Outdoor Play
  25. Claremont McKenna College
  26. Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Herald Trumpets
  27. Royal Court
  28. Rockford High School Marching Band, Rockford, Michigan
  29. AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  30. The Valley Hunt Club
  31. Rose Bowl Game - University of Utah Utes
  32. University of Utah Marching Utes, Salt Lake City, Utah
  33. City of Hope
  34. 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment
  35. Rose Bowl Stadium/Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation
  36. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Class of 2022
  37. Rose Bowl Game - Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions
  38. Penn State Blue Band, University Park, Pennsylvania
  39. Blue Diamond Growers
  40. Mayor of Pasadena
  41. Triuggio Marching Band, Triuggio, Monza and Brianza, Italy
  42. City of Burbank
  43. Painted Ladies Rodeo Performers
  44. La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association
  45. Spartan "Legion" Marching Band, Norfolk, Virginia
  46. Los Hermanos Banuelos Charro Team
  47. Louisiana Travel - Mid-Parade Show featuring Lainey Wilson
  48. Vista Ridge High School Ranger Marching Band, Cedar Park, Texas
  49. The 2023 Tournament of Roses theme is Turning The Corner. Elks U.S.A.
  50. International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association
  51. City of Torrance
  52. The Pella Marching Dutch, Pella, Iowa
  53. City of South Pasadena
  54. Budweiser Clydesdales
  55. Building Industry Association of Southern California
  56. The New Buffalo Soldiers
  57. Lions Clubs International
  58. Taipei First Girls High School Marching Band, Honor Guard and Color Guard, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
  59. Downey Rose Float Association
  60. Scripps Miramar Ranch
  61. RFD-TV/Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
  62. The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band
  63. BAZIC Products
  64. Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band
  65. Donate Life
  66. Buhos Marching Band, Veracruz, Mexico
  67. Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team
  68. Enjoy Illinois - with live performance featuring Grace Kinstler
  69. Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee
  70. All Gifu Honor Green Band, Gifu, Japan
  71. Shriners Children's
  72. Lutheran Hour Ministries
  73. Los Angeles Unified School District All District Honor Band, Los Angeles, California
  74. Sierra Madre Rose Float Association
  75. Riverside County Sheriff's Department Mounted Unit
  76. Snapchat
  77. Fresno State Bulldog Marching Band, Fresno, California
  78. NASCAR
  79. Where Flowers and Football Meet - featuring Mickey & Minnie
  80. Grand Finale: The Mansion Entertainment Group - featuring Tanya Tucker

Related stories:
Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade Information

2022/2023 Tournament of Roses Bandfest Schedule

The Saluting America's Band Directors float and Band Directors Marching Band won the Showmanship award in the 2022 Rose Parade. Photo by Marching.com. The "Saluting America's Band Directors" float and Band Directors Marching Band won the Showmanship award in the 2022 Rose Parade.


The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of accompanying events. The 134th Rose Parade, themed Turning the Corner, will take place Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands. Following the Rose Parade, the 109th Rose Bowl Game will begin with pre-game festivities at 1:00 p.m. (PST) and feature an exciting match-up between Penn State and Utah. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses visit the official website at tournamentofroses.com.

Source material and images courtesy of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. Gabby Giffords photo by Kathy Schuh Photography. Band and float photos by Marching.com.

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