Tournament of Roses President Amy Wainscott will reveal the 2023 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 on the front steps of the Tournament House.
The Grand Marshal will ride in the 134th Rose Parade and participate in the pre-game celebration at the 109th Rose Bowl Game both are on Monday, January 2, 2023 due to the “Never on Sunday Rule” which prohibits the parade and the game from being held on Sundays.
“The 2023 Grand Marshal optimizes the Parade theme, ‘Turning the Corner,’ whether from a hill or from the desert, their remarkable journey is something to celebrate!” the Tournament said in a prepared statement on Wednesday.
According to that statement, 200 guests will be waiting in anticipation for the announcement and appearance of the Grand Marshal.
The Grand Marshal will join a celebrated group of outstanding people which has included presidents, movie stars, Olympians, and astronauts that have taken the trip down Colorado Boulevard as part of the parade.
This will be the second parade after the pandemic forced the cancellation of the event in 2021.
Last year, LeVar Burton was named Grand Marshal for the 2022 Rose Parade.