The following is a chronological list of Tournament of Roses Parade themes, which were chosen by the Presidents of the Tournament of Roses Association.[1] The new theme is publicly announced when the new president takes office on the third week of January.

Theme float from the 2010 Rose Parade
Theme float from the 2010 Rose Parade



  1. ^ Tournament of Roses Past Themes Archived 2008-05-16 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Janette Williams, 2011 Rose Parade all about `Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories' , Whittier Daily News, January 21, 2010
  3. ^ Janette Williams, Tournament of Roses announces new president, 2012 Rose Parade theme, Silicon Valley Mercury News, January 20, 2011
  4. ^ Janette Williams, 2nd woman takes Tournament of Roses reins, Whittier Daily News, January 19, 2012
  5. ^ Claudia Palma, “Find Your Adventure” is 2016 Rose Parade theme, Matthiessen confirmed as 2016 President, The Pasadena Star-News, January 15, 2015
  6. ^ Claudia Palma, This 2017 Rose Parade theme celebrates those who foster success, The Pasadena Star-News, January 22, 2016