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The Prized Centerpiece of the Rose Festival

A cherished highlight of the Portland Rose Festival, this popular procession is more than a spectacular floral-filled parade; it’s a beloved annual tradition. For more than 100 years, Portland families, visitors and community groups have been making memories at the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade. A colorful reflection of local, regional and international communities, the parade draws hundreds of thousands of cheering viewers of every age, along a 4.2 mile route that winds through city streets and across the river.

Grand Floral Float - Portland Rose Festival

Can’t make it there to see it in person? Tune in to view it LIVE on FOX 12 OREGON from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. (Also available on KPDX.) Or see the Live Stream at KPTV.Com.

This year’s flavorful and flower-ful celebration will fulfill anyone’s appetite for spectacle. Emphasizing visual and auditory entertainment on a grand scale, the parade features 14 all-floral floats, 17 marching bands, 19 equestrian units and many other special entries. Vintage vehicles, flag-festooned marching groups and colorful dancers are icing on the cake. And watch for that royal reveler, the Clown Prince, waving from his own moving throne!

See the lineup of the 2014 Grand Floral Parade!

2014 Grand Marshal

One of the largest marching bands in the world, the One More Time Around Again Marching Band presented by Standard TV & Appliance is marching through Rose Festival events for the 30th straight year! To mark this historic occasion, the OMTAAMB is honored as the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade. With 440 members performing in the parade, this Grand Marshal will stretch over two city blocks!

Reserved Parade Seats Make a Great Gift!

Spectators watching in the Memorial Coliseum see three events for the price of one: the Queen’s Coronation, the Grand Floral Walk and the Grand Floral Parade. Your assigned seat awaits you, with all the amenities of being indoors (comfortable seats, no ‘weather worries’, restrooms and concessions).

Spectators who sit in our outdoor bleachers (with assigned seats) can view both the Grand Floral Walk and Grand Floral Parade, with the added excitement of being right next the TV broadcast areas for these events (with easy access to portable restrooms).

Click on the green ticket to reserve your seats today!

Inviting a large group? Groups of 10 or more SAVE! Visit the Group Savings page for more information.

Have a VIP parade experience! View the Chalet Row Flyer for information about private seating opportunities.

2014 Grand Floral Parade Sections

We Are Oregon, presented by University of Oregon

Everything Oregon includes well known rodeos around the state, like the Pendleton Round-Up and Miss Rodeo Oregon. Led by the University of Oregon Duck Truck, cheerleaders and the Duck himself, the section also celebrates the centennial of the Rose Festival’s first elected queen, as a young woman portrays Thelma Hollingsworth on The Oregonian float.

Spirit of Service, presented by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon

Color this section red, white and blue! Support our troops with a patriotic float from the Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon. Celebrate patriotism and volunteerism with entries from Navy Band Northwest, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Portland Fire & Rescue.

Window on the World presented by The Boeing Company

A vibrant float representing the Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association is surrounded by marching and dancing groups, performing traditional dances from China, Mexico, Indonesia and Peru. Popular returning entries include Lee’s Association Lion & Dragon Dance Team and the famous dancing Fresians of Rancho Tres Potrillos.