The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade marks its 35th year on Saturday, April 28th, stepping off at 11:00am in East Pasadena. Known as the twisted sister of the traditional Rose Parade, Doo Dah 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 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!
Last year, scores of inventive, if zany, mutant art cars and floats accompanied a legion of frolickers past the mom-n-pop shops along East Pasadena’s shady tree-lined streets. Many first-timers will be back like the League of Steam, Conehead Rocket Sled, Hippie Cream, Easy Acres Chicken Sitters, Balkan Brass Band and Mile High Bed joined veteran crowd favorites like The Army of Toy Soldiers, Mobile Cupcakes, the BBQ & Hibachi Marching Grill Team, Boo Boo Kitty, The Billionaires, the immortal Doo Dah house band Snotty Scotty & the Hankies, and many, many more! After-parties on and near the parade route, souvenir t-shirts, and food trucks at Chefs Center lot.
–via Yelp Events
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