Everything Coming Up Roses

For the first time in the 133rd history of the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Ca., Louisiana will be prominently featured with a stunning float of its own.

The float will depict the spirit of the Bayou State showcasing moss-draped cypress trees, a Cajun fisherman in a pirogue, sculptured magnolias, pelicans, crawfish, crabs, and powdered sugar covered beignets.

An iconic wrought-iron balcony and French Quarter-style lamp posts will also be highlighted on the Louisiana Tourism float. American Idol winner and Louisiana music ambassador Laine Hardy and the Hot 8 Brass Band will perform mid-parade on a stage in front of the Louisiana tourism logo “Feed Your Soul.”

The Rose Parade® will be broadcast on New Year’s Day to 37 million viewers across the world. The television event will air live in the Caribbean, Latin America, Armenia and on the Armed Forces Network.

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