2. Doo Dah Parade
Consider the Doo Dah Parade to be the antithesis of the elegant Rose Bowl Parade. There’s no theme, no prizes, no rules, just an eclectic assortment of weird and wonderful absurdities. People dress up in kooky costumes and march along for charity. You never know quite what you’ll see – aliens, zombies, lumberjacks, you name it. Food, music and after-parties also feature prominently in this farcical fun. It used to be a November event in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, but has recently moved to East Colorado Boulevard.