Crowds gathered to participate in the celebration of the Mystic Shrine's Durbar festival. An overturned car is visible within the crowd. 20,000 spectators enjoyed street parades on South Olive Street and festivities at the Shrine Auditorium.
Chinese Empress Wan Qua Fei float in a staging area, probably on S. Orange Grove Blvc. The float features a carriage lead by dragons with Lili Arikawa seated on a throne as the empress, hanging baskets and lanterns, and with 'Long Beach' written on top.
Glendale's float in the 1938 Tournament of Roses Parade, titled "The Seasons." The float paid tribute to spring, summer, autumn, and winter, featuring children and flower arrangements meant to embody the spirit of each season. A man dressed in a purple robe and flowing beard to represent father time led the float