2018 Doo Dah Parade
Sunday, November 18
Sunday, November 18th, 2018
Step-off @ 11:00am, East Pasadena
Welcome to Doo Dah! Yes, it’s time to have a parade! We’re so happy enjoy your participation at the 41st Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade!!
The staging area for the parade is on Nina Street between Altadena Drive and Vinedo (just one block north of Colorado Boulevard and a block below Walnut). Go to MapQuest or Google and enter 73 N. Vinedo St., Pasadena, CA 91107 (check-in is here).
Please arrive and check-in NO LATER THAN 10:00am. Each group’s main contact should check-in for the group. Additional unpaid marchers, or brand new entries who appear that morning, will be collected at check-in. The main entry contact person (on the form) will be given parade stickers for every participant in their group. All of your people should wear them so they’re visible.
Vehicles not in the parade will need to drop off people, props, floats, etc., and find parking outside of the staging area. HAPPY NOTE: There is GREAT free, all-day parking on Walnut Street, located just one block north of the staging area. You guessed it-the earlier you come, the easier it is to park!
Come early, mingle, have fun, take pictures, practice your routines, pose for a drawing or photo, there will be lots of media on hand.
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Check-In will be open at 8:00am for the early birds. The location is at Nina and Vinedo Streets (the front of the entry staging area). It will be easy to find.
The Doo Dah Parade has no marching order, so find a place that makes you comfortable. But, remember, it’s first-come-first-serve. If you are concerned about your spot, come early. Think about what is fun in front and behind you.
If you’re a band you’ll probably want to find a place that’s not in front of or
behind another musical group.
Entries have been really good at figuring this out! We will also have volunteers helping in this area.
Keep in mind we want to avoid leaving trash behind. Old crowd traditions are hard to break, but those coming to watch the parade will see signage about this too.
EVEN MORE PARADE TIPS:
Make sure to wear comfortable shoes unless your costume begs for something else! Bring water and snacks for before the parade. Save some space for yummy food trucks set up just below Colorado on the parade route. Denny’s Restaurant is always serving on the corner of Vinedo St. and Colorado Blvd. for you Grand Slammers.
Incredibly cool new T-shirts can be purchased at the event in the staging area as well as along the parade route. When you buy a t-shirt, you are supporting the whole Doo Dah Parade operation, which is nonprofit, with a percentage directly benefiting public school youth in the arts and artists in our community! Your support will bring fabulous karma your way!!
OFFICIAL DOO DAH AFTER-PARTY: Immediately following the parade!
- American Legion Hall & Bar
$3 or so cover – cheap-er drinks!
179 N. Vinedo Street
East Pasadena (between Colorado Blvd. & Walnut Street)
New Astroturf, Calvin Banks and the Tellers, and a special appearance by Dave Slifkin and The Sneaky Haircuts. along with assorted Doo Dah Glitterati. Prizes, full bar, cheap drinks, nachos, chili dogs, smoking patio, big-screen TV, pool table and more!
OTHER HAPPENINGS RIGHT AFTER THE PARADE:
- The Colorado Bar (no cover)
2640 E. Colorado Blvd.
Featuring W/Hills Classic Rock, the best jukebox in the world, pool tables, darts, cheap drinks and fun people!
- Poo Bah Records (no cost)
2636 E. Colorado Blvd. (next door to the The Colorado Bar)
Live deejays spinning real records! Get your holiday soundtracks here!
- The Old Towne Pub (no cover)
The Sooper-Dooper Unofficial Doo Dah After Party
22 E Holly Street, Old Town Pasadena
1:00pm on. Craft beers, Jeremiah Mountain, Spyders from Memphis, and Soul Fuzz
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/913006162420406
THANK YOU FOR HAVING FUN WITH US AT DOO DAH!!
RAIN OR SHINE!!!
visit our home page for EVENTBRITE ONLINE ENTRY link and instructions.
Questions? Ask Patricia at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (626) 590-1134