38th PASADENA DOO DAH PARADE
WHERE: Colorado Boulevard in East Pasadena
(between Altadena and San Gabriel Boulevards)
WHEN: Saturday, November 22nd, 11:00AM
COST: Always FREE-of-charge
PARKING: 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.
DOWNLOAD FLYER: Doo Dah Parade Flyer
Link to PRESS RELEASE: View Press Release
DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE: Press Release PDF
Come early! Bring a lawn chair! Visit the local eateries and shops, and attend the after parties all within walking distance. Popular food trucks along the parade route.
About the Parade
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 rockers Drunk in the Garage, Kinetic Pastry Science Mobile Muffins, The Billionaires, Vegetables of Laguna Beach, Cheesus Chrust Pizza Company, the indescribable Diatomaceous Love Monkeys, OC Norml’s Mardi Grass, Partying Parrotheads, the visually spectacular Songbird 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, KidSwap, Auto Focus-Famous Director, King Louie, A Moveable Feast, Human Pool Balls, Howdy 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!
Official Doo Dah After-Party
American Legion, 179 N. Vinedo St. (2 blocks from Parade at Vinedo & Walnut), immediately following the event. Snotty Scotty and Horses on Astroturf bands…cheap food and drinks!! $5 cover (supports a Legion charity).
UnOfficial Doo Dah After-Parties
PooBah Records, one of Pasadena’s favorite independent music stores, will feature live in-store performance and DJ. PooBah is located at 2636 E. Colorado Blve., right on the parade route. The famous Colorado Bar, located right next door at 2640 E. Colorado Blvd. will feature Drunk-in-the-Garage, along with cheap food and drinks!