List of Floats and Awards

Year Float # Participant Float Theme/Title Builder Award
2020 88 SMRFA Ka Lā Hiki Ola Self-Built TBD
2019 87 SMRFA Harmony’s Garden Self-Built Director Award
Most outstanding artistic design and use of floral and non-floral materials
2018 86 SMRFA Chivalry! Self-Built Fantasy Trophy
Most outstanding display of fantasy and imagination
2017 85 SMRFA The Cat’s Away Self-Built Mayor’s Award
Most Outstanding City Entry – National or International
2016 84 SMRFA Rollin’ on the River Self-Built Animation Trophy
2015 83 SMRFA I Think I Can  Self-Built Mayor’s Award
Most Outstanding City Entry – National or International
2014 82 SMRFA Catching the Big One Self-Built Mayor’s Award
Most Outstanding City Entry – National or International
2013 81 SMRFA The Sky’s the Limit! Self-Built Isabella Coleman Trophy for best presentation of color and color harmony
2012 80 SMRFA Colorful Imagination Self-Built
2011 79 SMRFA Suenos de California Self-Built Governor’s Trophy, Best depiction of life in California
2010 78 SMRFA California Girls Self-Built Governor’s Trophy, Best depiction of life in California
2009 77 SMRFA Bollywood Dreams Self-Built Lathrop K. Leishman Award, Most beautiful entry from a non-commercial sponsor
2008 76 SMRFA Valentine’s Day Self-Built Princess’ Trophy, Most beautiful entry under 35 feet in length
2007 75 SMRFA Our Wonderful Wistaria Self-Built Lathrop K. Leishman Award, Most beautiful entry from a non-commercial sponsor
2006 74 SMRFA Wonder of Reading Self-Built Founders, Most beautiful entry built and decorated by volunteers from the sponsoring community or organization
2005 73 SMRFA Monkey Mischief Self-Built
2004 72 SMRFA Shower Serenade Self-Built
2003 71 SMRFA Toys of Yesteryear Self-Built
2002 70 SMRFA Best Friends Self-Built
2001 69 SMRFA Spirit of Volunteerism Self-Built
2000 68 SMRFA Dawning of a New Millennium Self-Built
1999 67 SMRFA The Great Crate Race Self-Built
1998 66 SMRFA All Aboard Self-Built
1997 65 SMRFA First Car-First Love Self-Built
1996 64 SMRFA Dreams of Yesteryear Self-Built
1995 63 SMRFA Playing Around Self-Built
1994 62 SMRFA A Salute to 50 Years of Fire Prevention Self-Built
1993 61 SMRFA Let’s Dance Self-Built
1992 60 SMRFA Once Upon A Time Self-Built
1991 59 SMRFA Wally’s Harbor Cruise Self Built
1990 58 SMRFA Child’s Play Self Built
1989 57 SMRFA Celestial Celebration Self Built
1988 56 SMRFA Keeping In Touch Self Built
1987 55 SMRFA Pulling It All Together Self Built
1986 54 SMRFA The Sierra Madre Swimming Lesson Self Built Princess’ Trophy, Most beautiful entry under 35 feet in length
1985 53 SMRFA The Spirit of World Peace Self Built
1984 52 SMRFA Volunteer Search and Rescue Self Built
1983 51 SMRFA Rejoice, We’re Beginning Our Second Century Self Built
1982 50 SMRFA Early California-Old Town Sierra Madre, The Wisteria City Self Built
1981 49 SMRFA The Ole Fishin’ Hole Self Built
1980 48 SMRFA Let’s Hear It Self Built
1979 47 SMRFA Tally-Ho…The Fire Plug Self Built
1978 46 SMRFA Building A Child’s Happiness Self Built Founders, Most beautiful entry built and decorated by volunteers from the sponsoring community or organization
1977 45 SMRFA Romance Self Built
1976 44 Sierra Madre, City of Freedom Of Imagination Self Built
1975 43 Sierra Madre, City of Yankee Ingenuity Self Built
1974 42 Sierra Madre, City of Happiness Is…Aquatic Tranquility Self Built
1973 41 Sierra Madre, City of Treasure of Sierra Madre Self Built
1972 40 Sierra Madre, City of Only A Rose Self Built
1971 39 Sierra Madre, City of Animal Crackers Self Built
1970 38 Sierra Madre, City of Bit O’ Eire Self Built
1969 37 Sierra Madre, City of Joy of Youth Self Built
1968 36 Sierra Madre, City of Kon-Tiki Self Built
1967 35 Sierra Madre, City of Tales of the Trails Self Built
1966 34 Sierra Madre, City of Hello Small World Self Built
1965 33 Sierra Madre, City of World’s First Headline Self
1964 32 Sierra Madre, City of Paul Revere’s Ride Self Built
1963 31 Sierra Madre, City of The Rose Parade – 1890 Self Built
1962 30 Sierra Madre, City of Flower Vendors Around the World Self Built
1961 29 Sierra Madre, City of Barnacle Bill, The Sailor Self Built
1960 28 Sierra Madre, City of The Birds and the Bees Self
1959 27 Sierra Madre, City of Adventure Stories Valley
1958 26 Sierra Madre, City of Young America Dreams Self Built Theme Trophy, Best presentation of the Rose Parade theme
1956 25 Sierra Madre Balboa Discovers the Pacific Self
1955 24 Sierra Madre Good Things Come in Small Packages Mason
1954 23 Sierra Madre Hondo Miller
1953 22 Sierra Madre Abdul Abul Bul Amir Self
1952 21 Sierra Madre May Justice Reign Self
1950 20 Sierra Madre Old Spinning Wheel Dewey
1949 19 Sierra Madre Chasing Butterflies Self
1948 18 Sierra Madre Pony Express Self
1947 17 Sierra Madre Hallowe’en
1946 16 Sierra Madre Freedom From Terror
1942 15 Sierra Madre
1941 14 Sierra Madre Father of Our Country
1940 13 Sierra Madre Land of the Free
1939 12 Sierra Madre Seeing Nellie Home
1938 11 Sierra Madre Girl of the Golden West
1937 10 Sierra Madre Lady of the Lake
1936 9 Sierra Madre Wistaria Town
1929 8 Sierra Madre
1928 7 Sierra Madre
1927 6 Sierra Madre Trees
1924 5 Sierra Madre
1921 4 Sierra Madre The Red Cross Spirit of America
1920 3 Sierra Madre
1918 2 Sierra Madre Goddess of Liberty
1917 1 Sierra Madre