Anticipation is building in Pasadena for Tuesday’s Tournament of Roses Parade.

On Monday workers were busy putting the finishing touches on the floats.

Several people from Fresno are in Pasadena now helping out. The cooking crew from the East Fresno Kiwanis club is there preparing lunch and dinner for volunteers.

Nearly 300 Kiwanis kids from the Central Valley helped decorate the Kiwanis International Float. 

Organizers say the East Fresno Kiwanis have been helping out with the parade for the past 16 years.

A Fresno woman who received a double-lung transplant in 2016 will be in the parade! Carolyn Dickson was picked to ride on the national “Donate Life” float.

Some floats were rolled out of a warehouse today to go before a judging panel ahead of the big parade.

Several people were already camping out along the parade route… locking down a good spot to view the 130th Rose Parade. Nearly 700,000 people are expected to line the five mile route.

The theme for this year’s parade is “The Melody of Life”, celebrating music and featuring 40 floats covered in flowers.

The parade kicks off at 8 a.m. with an opening number including, Chaka Khan, who is serving as parade grand marshal.