Year Float # Participant Float Theme/Title Builder Award 
2018 86 SMRFA A Knight's Tale
Self-Built TBD
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