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Pasadena Doo Dah Parade!

  • Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA USA (map)

The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will celebrate 37 years of irreverent playfulness on the streets of Pasadena. The 2014 Parade takes place on Saturday, November 15th, stepping off at 11am in East Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard.

On Doo Dah day, the street will swell with a memorable cast of local eccentrics, dissenters, pundits, lone wolfs, steam punks, and merrymakers who comprise the Moveable Feast, the Mile-High Bed, a parody of not-so-traditional airline behavior, the Candy Girls, Flying Babies Trapeze, The Army of Toy Soldiers, beer boosting rockersDrunk in the Garage, Kinetic Pastry Science Mobile MuffinsThe Billionaires, Vegetables of Laguna BeachCheesus Chrust Pizza Company, the indescribable Diatomaceous Love Monkeys, OC Norml’s Mardi Grass, Partying Parrotheads, the visually spectacularSongbird Robot, and legendary Doo Dah house band Snotty Scotty & the Hankies… AMONG OTHERS!! 

Last year, dozens of inventive, if zany, art cars and floats accompanied a legion of frolickers past the mom-n-pop shops along East Pasadena’s shady tree-lined streets. Additional old and new entries coming back this year include Easy Acres Chicken Sitters, combined bands of the 35th Dragoon Guards, Boo-Boo Kitty, KidSwapAuto Focus-Famous DirectorKing LouieA Moveable FeastHuman Pool BallsHowdy Krishna, Radioactive Man, Charlie and Pearl the Unicorns, Blues Brothers Tribute, Klingon Assault Group, and much, much more!. 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 and was named by Readers Digest as “America’s Best Parade,” and was recently featured in the book 50 Places You Must Visit Before You Die!

WHERE: Colorado Boulevard (between Altadena and San Gabriel Boulevards) in East Pasadena.

WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, Stepping off at 11:00AM!

COST: Always FREE-of-charge!!

Plenty of street parking is available ~ Parade route is also just west of the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station (at Colorado Blvd. and Sierra Madre Villa). City busses go directly to the area.

Come early! Bring a lawn chair! Visit the local eateries and shops, and attend the after parties all within walking distance. Popular food trucks will be selling tasty treats at food stands along the parade route.

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