Tournament of Roses Float Decoration

This event is open to AIGA Members. There are 15 spots open and it is free to volunteer.

We couldn't choose between having a good time and supporting a great cause—so we decided to do both!

On December 28th, we'll get together to decorate a float for the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses, supporting a tradition that's been part of American heritage for well over a century. We'll rally around the powerful theme "Victory At Last," commemorating the hundred-year anniversary of the end of women's suffrage. In the process, we'll put our artistry to the test and strengthen our regional bond as AIGA members and community activists.

This tournament has produced America’s New Year Celebration, bringing the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game to Pasadena—and the world—for nearly 130 years. Come join us in celebrating that rich history as together, we make some of our own.

Float theme:
"Victory at last" Celebrating 100 Years Voting Rights for Women


We will help coordinate carpooling/logistics to and from South Pasadena. The early morning start ensures arriving in time for our  8am-12pm work party.

Carpoolers meet at 5:00 AM
Volvo Cars San Diego* (in Kearny Mesa/off SR-163)
5316 Kearny Mesa Rd.
San Diego, CA, 92111
*parking will be available on street and on lot.

Carpool Schedule

5:15 A.M. Leave San Diego
7:45 A.M. Destination South Pasadena (address below) group check in
8:00am-12:00pm Work Party Decorating

The afternoon return time is a guesstimate based on several factors, including but not limited to grabbing lunch together, traffic and the group dynamic, more details to follow...

If not carpooling meet at the float location at 7:30 AM
War Memorial Building Staging Area
435 Fair Oaks Ave. & W. State Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Non-profit we will be supporting:
(City of) South Pasadena Tournament of Roses
"Oldest Self-built Float in the Rose Parade"

War Memorial Building Staging Area
435 Fair Oaks Ave. & W. State Street
South Pasadena, CA  91030

Total Volunteer Spaces Reserved: 15*
Our scheduled shift to decorate is 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
*We will have a waiting/stand-by list with the possibility of more spaces available.

Shoot us a text at 858-740-9402 or email:

When & Where
Sat, Dec 28, 2019 5:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST
435 Fair Oaks Avenue
South Pasadena 91030