Wednesday, April 25, 2012

35th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade April 28

35th Doo Dah Parade will Rumble through East Pasadena this Saturday!

WHEN: Led by its new Queen Patrizzi Intergarlactica, the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will celebrate 35 years of irreverent playfulness on the streets of Pasadena. The 2012 Parade takes place this Saturday, April 28th, stepping off at 11am in East Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard.

WHAT YOU'LL SEE: Colorful favorites slated to make their appearance are the Mile-High Bed, a parody of not-so-traditional airline behavior, Disco Drill Team (original American Bandstanders), USA Beard Champions, Flying Baby Cannon, Candy Girls, Dr. Steele's Army of Toy Soldiers, beer-boosting rockers Drunk in the Garage, Kinetic Pastry Science Mobile Muffins, The Billionaires, Vegetables of Laguna Beach, Backyard Skeptics, Human Pool Balls, Petroleum Bonaparte, OC Norml's Mardi Grass, Songbird Robot Brigade, and the legendary Snotty Scottie & the Hankies.

Last year, dozens of inventive, if zany, art cars and floats accompanied a legion of frolickers past the mom-n-pop shops along East Pasadena's shady tree-lined streets, old and new entries this year also include Easy Acres Chicken Sitters, combined bands of the 35th Dragoon Guards, Boo-Boo Kitty, KidSwap, Auto Focus-Famous Director, A Moveable Feast, Pool Balls, Howdy Krishna, Girls Drawing Girls PinUps, Parrotheads, Charlie and Pearl the Unicorns, Horses on Astroturf, Klingon Assault Group, and much, much more!. Yes, another Doo Dah is here to help you forget your humdrum existence!

WHERE: Colorado Boulevard (between Altadena and San Gabriel Boulevards) in East Pasadena.

COST: Always FREE-of-charge!!

PARKING INFO: Plenty of free street parking is available ~ Suggested ample free parking on Walnut St. one block north of parade route. Parade route is also just west of the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station (Colorado Blvd. and Sierra Madre Villa). City busses go directly to the area. MEDIA TRUCKS CAN EASILY PARK ON VINEDO JUST SOUTH OF COLORADO OR IN THE PARADE FORMATION AREA AT NINA ST. AND VINEDO. MEDIA CAN CHECK-IN AT NINA AND VINEDO.

MORE INFO: Come early! Bring a lawn chair! Visit the local eateries and shops, and attend the after parties all within walking distance. Local food-based businesses associated with Chefs Center, a nonprofit program located in East Pasadena, will be selling tasty treats at food stands along the parade route.

Food Truck Court at Chefs Center: (10AM-3PM) Join the Queen for a bite at the Food Truck Court where Border Grill, Greasy Wiener, Paradise Cookies and The Mighty Boba Truck will be parked during and post-parade. This will be in the Chefs Center parking lot at 45 N. San Gabriel Blvd. just around the corner of Colorado Blvd. (east end of the parade route).

Official Doo Dah After-Party: American Legion, 179 N. Vinedo St. (2 blocks from Parade at Vinedo & Walnut), immediately following the event. Snotty Scotty and the Hankies and Horses on Astroturf food and drinks!! $5 cover (supports a Legion charity).

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