An image of the Explore Louisiana Rose Parade float, which features a large Mardi Gras Jester.

Catch Explore Louisiana in the 2025 Rose Parade

Explore Louisiana will showcase the culture of our great state during the 2025 Tournament of Roses Parade.

What is the Rose Parade?

It's no secret that parades are a staple in Louisiana. On January 1, 2025, we are bringing our parading skills to California for the annual Rose Parade, hosted by The Tournament of Roses Foundation. The 2025 theme for the event is “Best Day Ever!" 

The Tournament of Roses features three types of entries: floral-decorated floats, equestrian units and marching bands. Though the floats are professionally designed, they are decorated by volunteers days before the parade. All are invited to join the fun and help! On New Year’s Eve, the floats are judged based on design, floral presentation and entertainment value. 

On New Year’s Day, the floats travel more than five miles, parading in front of more than 700,000 people. Following the parade is Floatfest, which features all the floats that made appearances on the route. Attendees have the chance to see the complexities of these beautiful floral float designs up close. 

Whether joining us from home or from Pasadena, we can't wait to show you how to #FeedYourSoul in Louisiana.

Stay tuned for more details on the 2025 Rose Parade. 

Float walkers walk beside the Explore Louisiana float at the Rose Parade.
A shot of the Explore Louisiana Rose Parade float.
A woman and her daughter receive a rose from the float walkers accompanying the Explore Louisiana Rose Parade float.
Explore Lousiana volunteers decorate the float for the Rose Parade.

Traveling to Pasadena? Here's How to Get Involved

If you plan to be in town for the Rose Parade and would like to get involved with float decorating, click here for more information about volunteering.

How to Watch

You can catch the 2025 Rose Parade from home on ABC, NBC or streaming online on Peacock. Check your local broadcast listings for more information.