44th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
Back by Popular Demand
WHAT: Pasadena, CA (August 28, 2023) – The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade celebrates 44 years of irreverent frolicking, returning to its original route in Old Pasadena on Sunday, November 19. This year’s event is co-produced by Light Bringer Project and the Doo Dah Preservation Society.
Taking to the streets will be dozens of inventive, if zany, art cars, mutant vehicles, marching, rocking, and punk bands, and a memorable cast of performance artists, showstoppers, hoofers and crooners, disruptors, political pundits, satirists, absurdists, lone wolves, float makers, and merrymakers.
WHEN: Doo Dah steps off at 11:00am. Immediately following the event, the official Doo Dah after-party will be held at the Old Towne Pub on North Fair Oaks Avenue.
WHERE: The parade starts at Raymond Avenue at Holly Street, heads south and turns right onto Colorado Boulevard, ending at Pasadena Avenue.
COST: As always, the event is free-of-charge to the public!
MORE INFO: Doo Dah is delighted to welcome back Art Car Garage, Flying Baby, DubRobot, the Trashion Show, Ocean Commotion, Radioactive Chicken Heads, Seenor Groucho, Devilicious, Nowman, The Church of the SubGenius, the Rock ‘n Roll Preservation Society, and the Highland Park Thursday Evening’s Society Circuit Bending Marching Band and Ladies’ Auxiliary, just to name a few. We’re thrilled to welcome newcomers the BLOW Brass Marching Band, Fig & Friends, Indigo Bruise punk band, Dressed to Kill KISS tribute band, Urf McGurf, Kittylicious, To the Moon Stinky Feet, Papparazzi Patty, the LA Breakfast Club’s Democracy of Ham an’ Eggs, Head Nurses for Safe Sex, The People’s Banana, Estilo Scissor Hands, Vick & the Lassoed Hick, Cali’s Tots, and the League of Women Voters of the Pasadena Area’s Get Out the Vote. And… not a rose will be harmed in the making of this parade!
Yes, another Doo Dah is here to help you forget your humdrum existence!
DOO DAH QUEEN TRYOUTS: Pasadena Doo Dah Queen wannabes will have their chance to win the crown at the Doo Dah Queen Tryouts on Sunday, October 8 at the Old Towne Pub. Check the website for more information.
EVEN MORE INFO: Known as the twisted sister of the conventional Rose Parade, the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade began as a grassroots event in 1978 to gain national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire. The parade which has spawned numerous off-beat replicants across the country was highlighted in 2015 in the Wall Street Journal. It was also named “America’s Best Parade” by Readers Digest, and was featured in the book 50 Places You Must Visit Before You Die. To recount the fascinating and confusing history of Pasadena Doo Dah Parade since 1978, please visit our website’s ARCHIVES page. Anyone wishing to participate, visit our website or call!
PARKING: Come early! Plenty of street parking is available on side streets. Multiple public parking lots and garages are available within Old Pasadena.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The LA Metro’s Gold Line’s Memorial Park station brings you right to the parade formation area. Pasadena Transit bus lines come directly to the area. Consider bicycling or Ubering!
OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY: Old Towne Pub, 66 N. Fair Oaks Ave., with live music (bands and times coming soon). Enter through the alley at 39 E. Holly St. No cover!
For more information go to: http://www.pasadenadoodahparade.info