If this isn’t already on your bucket list, add it now. This has got to be one of the most iconic ironic farcical parades on the planet. ITs everything that the Rose Parade isn’t. Its sarcasm and parody and political rolled into one fun hour of floats and “bands” in East Pasadena.
The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will celebrate 39 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena. The 2016 Parade takes place on Sunday, November 20th, stepping off at 11am in East Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard.
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Entries will include the Nut Camp, Kinetic Pastry Science Mobile Muffins, Code Blue DeFibs, The New Partridge Family, Flying Baby Naptime Aerials, Nordic Men and Viking Ship, Toaster Car, Fashion on the Fly, Sign Spinners, Motorized Furniture, The Army of Toy Soldiers, beer boosting rockers Drunk in the Garage, Tortilla Target, The Billionaires, Free Thought Society, Unich Band, Car-Pool DeVille, Bearded Ladies, Yiddish Dracula, Partying Parrotheads, Murrugun the Mystic, Man as Giraffe, Recumbent Revolution, Zucchini Patrol, Doo Dah’s 2016 Royals, and legendary Doo Dah house band Snotty Scotty & the Hankies, among many others. Secret Santa, Doo Dah’s take on the North Pole icon, will close the parade and ring in the holiday season. And… not a rose will be harmed in the making of this parade!
Traffic in and out of Pasadena is rough on a good day. Add in an event like this and the 210 becomes a parking log. Avoid the hassle and use the Metro Gold Line and hop off at Sierra Madre Villa Station and walk the few blocks down Sierra Madre Villa to Colorado Blvd and hang a right a few blocks more to the Parade Route.