NPS & the 127th Rose Parade

A float and marchers in the Rose Parade
The 2016 Rose Parade will honor the NPS Centennial.

In honor of the National Park Service’s Centennial in 2016, the theme for the 127th Rose Parade will be "Find Your Adventure." The Rose Parade will take place Friday, January 1, 2016, in Pasadena, California, and will be followed by the 102nd Rose Bowl Game.

The Rose Parade is a part of America's New Year Celebration—a treasured tradition that attracts millions of television viewers annually around the world. Rose Parade float designers will be encouraged to use the National Park Service's natural, cultural, and historic sites and cultural programs as inspiration for their floral masterpieces.

The "Find Your Adventure" theme is a nod to "Find Your Park," a two-year public engagement campaign in which the National Park Service and National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, aim to increase awareness and excitement about the National Park Service's Centennial celebration. The Rose Parade is just one of the ways the National Park Service will kick off a second century—which officially begins on August 25, 2016—of protecting treasured places, telling American stories, and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.

About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade, the Rose Bowl Game®, and a variety of associated events. The Tournament's 935 volunteer members act as ambassadors of the organization within the community and serve on one of 31 committees that ensure the success of the parade and game. Collectively, they contribute upwards of 80,000 hours of manpower each year. The 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda and themed "Find Your Adventure," will take place Friday, January 1, 2016, followed by the 102nd Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses, please visit the official website at

Last updated: November 30, 2015