The committee for our Burbank Tournament of Roses Parade has been very busy! And with the design of a 13 year old young lady and an abundance of volunteers, this year’s Rose Parade float will be actively cleaning up the beach as Sand-Sational Helpers! Catherine Glandon, is an 8th grader born and raised in Burbank and is a Girl Scout in our fabulous program. She wants to be a Marine Biologist someday!
I had the privilege of going behind the scenes today at the Burbank Tournament’s location below the Olive overpass. It’s so unbelievable how creative people are…and with all of the amazing ingredients! To see this up close and in person as they’re building it, is just a privilege.
The natural ingredients they use are absolutely amazing, you’d never know what’s making up this float, from a distance. Onion peels, acorn tops, sawdust, palm tree bark, mushrooms, Eucalyptus pods, dried potatoes, orange lentils
There’s a few opportunities where you can see this float before they pull away Sunday for Pasadena!
There are times where you can see this float in action before it heads to the New Year’s Day Rose Parade. If you are at the Metro Station, located below the Olive Overpass here in Burbank, you can catch a first glimpse at this spectacular float!
Here’s the schedule of the float for the next two days.:
December 30: First Judging. Time 2:28 p.m.
December 31: Second Judging. Time 2:28 p.m.
December 31: Leave for Pasadena at 8:00 p.m. (6:30 pm Float Show, 7:00 pm Move float to Flower St, 8:00 pm leave for Pasadena)
And after Sunday’s televised parade, these are the opportunities for you to see Burbank’s float:
January 1: Post Parade Float Viewing in Pasadena 1:00pm-5:00pm
January 2: Post Parade Float Viewing in Pasadena 7:00am-9:00am (seniors & mobility impaired only) 9:00am-5:00pm
January 3-7: Burbank Float Viewing, location: CORNER OF OLIVE AVE. AND GLENOAKS BLVD. (across the street from the Burbank Central Library)
Animation Schedule: (depending on rain, fuel and other conditions)
- 11:00 am – 11:15 am
- 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
- 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
- 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
- 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm
And for more information on the Burbank Tournament of Roses, visit their website at http://www.burbankrosefloat.com/index.html