The 40th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will be held on Sunday, November 19th, stepping off at 11:00 a.m. on the streets of East Pasadena. To enter the parade simply go to the website and get the entry form. Call for more information on How to Enter at (626) 590-1134. Public Information Number: (626) 590-7596.
The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will celebrate 40 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 2017 Parade takes place on Sunday, November 19th, stepping off at 11am 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. This year’s lineups includes the Nut Camp, Bildge Rat, Code Blue DeFibs, The Addams Family, Flying Baby Homerun Border Crossing, Nordic Men, Radioactive Chickenheads, Toaster Car, Motorized Furniture, The Army of Toy Soldiers, Tortilla Target, The Billionaires, Free Thought Society, Unich Band, Car-Pool DeVille, Bearded Ladies, Yiddish Dracula, Drunk in the Garage Band, Partying Parrotheads, Murrugun the Mystic, Crimebo the Clown, Man as Giraffe, Heuristicus, The Butler, Recumbent Revolution, Circuit Benders, Zucchini Patrol, and Doo Dah’s 2017 Royals, among many others. Secret Santa, Doo Dah’s take on the North Pole icon, will close the conga line and ring in the holiday season. 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!
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!
The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade is owned and produced by Light Bringer Project, a nonprofit arts organization based in Pasadena.
2017 Doo Dah Shirts Are Here!
Available for Pre-Parade Purchase at our organization’s ONLINE STORE HERE.
Shirts are $20 each while supplies last!
The 2017 Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen is Imani Phoenix!
2nd Place: The 40 Ouncer, Veronica Andrade
3rd Place: Miss Ice Cream and Cake, Crystal Lightner
4th Place: The Official Weenie Slinger, Marnie Angel
Judges also chose a king this year: The Pied Piper of Pasadena