People looking for prime viewing of the 130th Rose Parade will be able to claim their spots along the route Monday in an annual tradition that will see hundreds of people camping out along Colorado Boulevard.
Overnight camping along the route will only be permitted Monday evening. Viewers can claim a spot along the route beginning at noon, but all people and property such as blankets and chairs must remain on the curb until 11 p.m. After 11 p.m., spectators can move out to the blue “Honor Line” on the street.
Colorado Boulevard will close to traffic at 10 p.m. and remain closed until after the parade and ensuing cleanup.
People planning to camp out for the parade should take heed of the rules:
— Small, professionally made barbecues that are elevated at least 1 foot off the ground are permitted along the route, but they must be at least 25 feet from buildings and other combustibles. A fire extinguisher also must be readily available.
— People under age 18 will only be permitted on the parade route from 10 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday if they are supervised by an adult.
— Parade-goers should be prepared for cold weather and dress in layers.
— Tents, sofas or boxes that can be used as stools or seats are prohibited along the route.
— Bonfires along the route are prohibited.
— No items can be sold along the route without a city permit.
— Selling spaces along the parade route is prohibited.
— Horns may not be sold, given away or purchased along the route.
— No public areas can be roped off.
— Ladders or scaffolding that can be used for elevated viewing of the parade are prohibited.
— Open containers of alcohol are prohibited on public streets and sidewalks and other public areas.
Detailed information on parade rules and safety tips is available online at www.visitpasadena.com or www.cityofpasadena.net/police.
As usual, security will be tight along the parade route, and anyone found violating the law or creating a disturbance will be removed from the area. Parade viewers are asked to report any suspicious activity and call 911 in the event of an emergency, or call (626) 744-4241 for non-emergencies.
The parade, themed “The Melody of Life,” will step off at 8 a.m. Tuesday.