The 41st iteration of the eccentric Doo Dah Parade treats onlookers to all that is quirkiest in Pasadena—and a high-ranking item from our 100 Things To Do with LA Kids list.
America's favorite "other parade" is known for its colorful and irreverent satirical spin on the Rose Parade. Note that the event is definitely off-beat. It's all in good fun and is generally a kid-friendly event, but some participants could appear a little more risqué than in a traditional parade. Groups like Amnesty International could be flanked by the likes of Howdy Krishna, Zombies of Debt, Snotty Scotty & the Hankies, or the Disco Drill Team.
The procession saunters down Colorado Boulevard, between Altadena and San Gabriel. The starting location is 2627 E. Colorado Boulevard, which happens to be (and some might say this is fitting) Denny's.
Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Sign up to be a spectator or a participant.