Parade Events

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Starlight Parade

A Twinkling, Summer Night Downtown One of our most popular events, the Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade offers funky, eclectic fun for everyone. From traditional marching bands and flood-lit floats, to glow-in-the-dark umbrellas and unique hand-built entries, you’ll see the best of Portland’s diverse community groups (and surrounding Northwest region) together in one whimsical pageant…. Read more »

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Queen’s Coronation

Queen’s Coronation presented by Pacific Power Enjoy two of Portland’s favorite traditions for one great price. Directly following the ceremony, watch for the court and the newly crowned 100th Queen, as they ride in the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade! The Rose Festival Queen is chosen from all of the Court members and is… Read more »

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Grand Floral Parade

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… Read more »

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Junior Parade

Celebrating Portland Children From the moment the lovable Fred Bear cuts the ribbon to kick off the Fred Meyer Junior Parade, fun reigns. Children come from all parts of the city to join in: dressing in costume, transforming wagons into floats, decorating their bikes with colorful flowers, or just parading with their pets (and parents!)…. Read more »

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Grand Floral Float Showcase

View the Grand Floral Floats up close 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 7 (3:00 – 10:00 p.m.) and Sunday, June 8 (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).