The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will celebrate 41 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena. Join us by getting your FREE general audience tickets here or SIGN UP to be a marcher in the parade!
The 2018 Parade takes place on Sunday, November 18th, stepping off at 11:00 am in East Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard, the original Route 66.
On Doo Dah day, dozens of inventive, if zany, art cars and floats will accompany a legion of revelers past the mom-n-pop shops along East Pasadena’s shady tree-lined streets with a memorable cast of local eccentrics, disruptors, pundits, mutant art cars, lone wolves, steam punks, makers and merrymakers.
Entries are open to everyone. Stay tuned for a list of this year’s lineups.
Yes, another Doo Dah is here to help you forget your humdrum existence!
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 even highlighted in last year’s Wall Street Journal. It was also named by Readers Digest as “America’s Best Parade,” and was recently 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!