Rose Queen Celebration
The Big Ten Club hosts an annual event celebrating the Rose Queen and her Royal Court at the historic and prestigious Valley Hunt Club in Pasadena. Guests have an opportunity to meet Tournament officials, the Queen and Court, take photos, enjoy gourmet food and connect with our sponsors. This is one of our favorite events of the every year.
About the Valley Hunt Club
DID YOU KNOW the Valley Hunt Club started the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1890?
Over the years, the festival expanded to include marching bands and motorized floats. The games on the town lot (which was renamed Tournament Park in 1900) included ostrich races, bronco busting demonstrations, football and a race between a camel and an elephant (the elephant won). Reviewing stands were built along the parade route, and Eastern newspapers began to take notice of the event. In 1895, the Tournament of Roses Association was formed to take charge of the festival, which had grown too large for the Valley Hunt Club to handle. After an interregnum of many decades (except for major anniversaries) the club again entered the parade in 1983, and now every year enters an antique carriage, typically a "roof seat break" pulled by friesian horses with outriders. The club is the "Formation Area" of each year's Rose Parade. *source: Wikipedia
The Valley Hunt Club
520 South Orange Grove Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91105