Each June, corporations and organizations participate in the Grand Floral Parade as their way of sending a special message to the world. It may be because of the exposure to millions of visitors. Perhaps it's about increasing their name recognition. But, most of all, it's about community pride.
2013 Grand Floral Parade Floats
The Rose Festival is pleased to have the following floats in the 2013 Grand Floral Parade.
F-1 Spirit Mountain Casino
F-2 Fred Meyer
F-3 Radio Cab featuring Rose Festival Court
F-4 Alaska Airlines
F-5 Portland General Electric
F-6 The Oregonian
F-7 Reser's Fine Foods
F-8 Oregon National Guard
F-9 Life Flight Network
F-10 Royal Rosarian Foundation
F-11 Spokane Lilac Festival
F-12 Battle Ground Rose Float
F-13 Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association
F-14 Indonesian Community
F-15 Sikhs of Washington
F-16 Vietnamese Community of Oregon
F-14 Portland Rose Festival Foundation
If you would like to learn more about being a part of the Grand Floral Parade, contact Chris O'Brien, Director of Sales and/or Christie (Wong) Elliott, Sponsorship Manager, at 503.227.2681.
We would like to thank SCI 3.2 for its design and production of the Grand Floral Parade floats. (Visit their website.)
Become a part of the behind-the-scenes magic by volunteering to DECORATE A FLOAT this year!
Grand Floral Float Showcase
If you'd like to have a closer look at this year's floats, be sure to visit the Grand Floral Float Showcase on SW Naito Parkway, adjacent to CityFair on Saturday, June 8 (3:00 - 10:00 p.m.) and Sunday, June 9 (11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.).
Did you know there are enough flowers used on the floats to send your mother a dozen roses, every day, for 30 years?