Not your ordinary parade – The 40th anniversary of the Pasadena DooDah Parade is this Sunday, November 19th. The parade will start at 11:00 am in East Pasadena along the tree-lined streets of the original route 66. Doo Dah is a fundraiser for the Light Bringer Project, a nonprofit dedicated to arts and arts education.
The parade began in 1978 and since then has found its way to many cities, but Pasadena holds the title of “The Original.” Named “Americas Best Parade” by Readers Digest the “twisted sister” of the conventional Rose Parade will not disappoint. Filled with flamboyant and eccentric floats and fascinating art cars the line up for this year will live up to its hype. The bearded ladies, Toaster Car, Car-Pool Deville (We can’t wait for this one) and many more will grace the streets of Colorado Blvd. As always “Secret Santa” will end the parade ringing in the holiday season.
The Grand Marshal will be the 86 year old social activitst, Marty Coleman. Marty is honored and says it best when stating “I think it’s a wonderful place to build camaraderie among people in a year of arguments and disagreements.” Learn more about Marty Coleman in this article from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune here
This event is free and fun for all ages, so arrive early, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the show!
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