The Explore Louisiana Float at the 2023 Rose Parade.

Explore Louisiana Rose Parade Volunteer Information

Join dozens of volunteers as we decorate our Explore Louisiana float for the 2025 Rose Parade!

Whether traveling from Louisiana or heading to Pasadena from somewhere else, there are a number of chances to get involved with the Tournament of Roses. The floats featured in the parade are professionally designed and decorated by volunteers days before the event. 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.

Rose Parade Volunteer Interest Form

Be a part of the 2025 Rose Parade festivities! Sign up for more information here to join us as we decorate the 2025 Explore Louisiana float.

Explore Lousiana volunteers decorate the float for the Rose Parade.
Float volunteers decorate Explore Louisiana float for the Rose Parade.
Volunteers decorate portions of the float for the Explore Louisiana float for the Rose Parade.
Volunteers decorate portions of the float for the Explore Louisiana float for the Rose Parade.

Volunteer Information FAQs

Where is the volunteer work area located?

Decorating takes place at the designated float builder’s warehouse. Specific information TBD.

What are the volunteer dates?

Exact dates will be announced soon, though volunteer decorating typically occurs in the week preceding the parade.

Will food be provided?

Details TBD

What tasks do volunteers work on?    

Tasks may include prepping materials/seeds/flowers/organic materials for the float by gluing, cutting, smashing, taping, etc. Dress appropriately.

What should I wear?    

Dress casually and warmly in layers. Decorating takes place in a warehouse and depending on weather can be chilly.

Will transportation be provided?    

Details TBD