Rose Parade 2022: Floats, Performers & More

The 2022 Tournament of Roses Parade is being headlined by “Dancing With the Stars” and “American Idol” alum Jimmie Allen, plus nation celebrity LeAnn Rimes and actor LeVar Burton. Here’s what else you might want to know in regards to the theme, floats, performers, hosts and extra.

The Performers

Actor LeVar Burton will lead the 133rd Tournament of Roses parade because the 2022 Grand Marshal.

“LeVar Burton completely epitomizes this yr’s theme.” Tournament of Roses President Bob Miller mentioned in a press release. “The 2022 theme is ‘Dream. Believe. Achieve.’ and celebrates schooling and the dedication of those that journey the trail from dream to actuality. I’m proud to symbolize the 935 volunteer members in welcoming LeVar to share within the pleasure and promise of a wholesome new yr.”

The opening performer is none apart from Grammy-winning recording artist LeAnn Rimes, who will kick off the parade with a “re-mixed and re-mastered music created particularly for the 2022 Rose Parade titled ‘Throw My Arms Around the World,'” in response to the Rose Parade press launch.

Rimes will likely be accompanied by the Rose Parade dancers, the Mark Keppel Dance Company, the Rose Parade flag bearers, and 4 drummers, with the efficiency ending in an enormous fireworks show to start out issues off in the course of the two-hour parade.

Then on the finish, the grand finale will characteristic “Dancing With the Stars” season 30 contestant Jimmie Allen performing his hit music “Good Times Roll” alongside the identical dancers and flag bearers as the start of the parade, plus proper earlier than Allen takes the stage, 4 Golden Knights from the United States Army parachute group will drop into the road from a airplane flying excessive above the festivities.

The Floats

According to the Rose Parade press launch, the floats within the 2022 Rose Parade embody:

  • Donate Life’s “Courage to Hope” float, which is “the winged Lion of Venice from Italy’s Piazza San Marco, set amidst the Venetian Gothic structure of the Doge’s Palace and Venice’s quintessential gondolas and canals.”
  • Lions Clubs International’s “Quest for Kindness” float, which is “a lighthouse representing 1000’s of Lions golf equipment, packages, and occasions that function ‘beacons’ inside their communities.”
  • The Rotary’s “Changing Lives Through Education” float, which is a 16-foot-tall owl that ” embodies each the spirit of self-improvement and Rotary’s dedication to make the instruments of schooling accessible to everybody in each land.”
  • The UPS retailer’s “Rise, Shine & Read” float that options “a colourful, spectacled rooster standing atop a stack of books, studying to his household of younger chicks.”
  • City of Hope’s “Garden of Hopes and Dreams” float, which can characteristic animated butterflies and mushrooms that “punctuate rebirth after a chaotic time, a metaphor for the sustained battle sufferers and their well being care groups have towards most cancers, in addition to a respectful nod to the dreamed-about eventual finish of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
  • Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day float, “Seeding Tomorrow,” which “portrays a captivating backyard that includes its iconic “line woman” guiding a floral wheelbarrow overflowing with garden-inspired scents.”
  • “The Masked Singer’s” “Anyone Can Happen” float, which options “bigger than life recreations” of “Monster, who’s flanked by Flamingo and Hamster,” plus the show’s “notorious, mysterious and sometimes dancing ‘Men In Black,’ who’re seen guarding precise costumes on the show.”

The floats will compete for twenty-four awards throughout three classes — float design, float presentation, and leisure worth. The Rose Parade press launch says the judges are “searching for artistic design and thematic interpretation to floral craftsmanship and inventive benefit, to computerized animation and visually well-balanced floats.”

The 2022 Tournament of Roses Parade airs reside Saturday, January 1, 2022 starting at 11 a.m. Eastern time on ABC.


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