Following a challenging year, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses is planning for the return of the Rose Parade in 2022
“As we move forward with our plans to bring hope and optimism to the world, public health and safety remain our top priority. The evolving nature of the pandemic requires flexibility, ongoing adjustments, and mitigation measures to be incorporated into our planned activities. We expect to announce more specific details on the Rose Parade and associated events as they become available,” said Bob Miller, president of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.
The 2022 Rose Parade will feature elements that were planned for the 2021 parade, including the theme “Dream. Believe. Achieve.” The 2022 parade theme will expand beyond the initial focus on education and will include a celebration of perseverance and strength, science and scientists, health professionals, first responders and essential workers.
“The 2022 Rose Parade celebrates the determination of those who travel the path from dream to reality. By building a foundation of unwavering belief, our ambitions are limited only by the expectations we impose upon ourselves,” the Tournament of Roses said in a press release. “Our lives, the lives of those we love, our community, and even the world can forever be changed when our hopes are nurtured with passion, fueled with knowledge, and sustained with perseverance. This year, we honor all those who reach beyond their grasp in the quest to make a dream come true.”
“We look forward to working with the City of Pasadena and our other valued partners throughout the year as we prepare for the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena on Jan. 1, 2022,” said Miller.
The statement comes as the Tournament of Roses and the City of Pasadena are embroiled in an ongoing legal battle.