2020 Rose Festival Postponed
The health of our community and our friends around the world is the most important thing. We have postponed BUT NOT CANCELLED the 2020 Rose Festival. We’re HOPEFUL that eventually we’ll all come out the other side of this pandemic, healthy and happy — and ready to celebrate together! Please sign up for our eNewsletter and follow us at Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter — and here at our website — for information — and some interesting things to keep us all happy together! THANKS!
Parade Route Map
The Grand Floral Parade begins by traveling through the Memorial Coliseum. It then travels down MLK Jr. Blvd, across the Burnside Bridge, and into downtown Portland, ending at Lincoln High School.
The marching bands will be judged near Hotel Eastlund on the parade route at MLK Jr. Blvd.
Join The Parade!
The Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade is one of the top special events in the world and the cornerstone event of the annual Portland Rose Festival. All entries are by invitation only. While floral-covered floats, marching bands and equestrian entries are the anchors of the parade, special entries are included throughout the lineup to add unique color, creativity, and energy. The Parade Committee is looking for entries that create overall visual impact for both the television audience and the 400,000+ spectators along the 4-mile route. Applications are due by March 6, 2020.
The Mini-Float program for the Grand Floral Parade was introduced in 2015. The program is designed to enable other festivals and cities to enter a miniature version of the traditional all-floral floats in the Grand Floral. Applications are due by March 27, 2020.
Getting to the Parade
Take TriMet, the Rose Festival’s key transportation partner!
Hop Fastpass is a new transit fare card that will make it easier to ride on TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar. Put money on your card anytime, anywhere and earn passes as you ride. You can buy and reload a Hop card at hundreds of local retailers. To learn more visit myhopcard.com.
Additional parking is available at Old Town Chevron (located at 4th and West Burnside), low parking rates open 24 hours.
Parade Rules and Amenities
The Parade Access Ordinance is still in effect. Parade fans are welcome to save their spots, in person, 24 hours before the parade. Please do not use tape, paint, or chalk to mark your viewing spot.
VIEW: Parade Access Ordinance
Portable toilets will be provided along the route for those who intend to camp.
VIEW: Toilet Map
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ADA Parade Seating
The Portland Rose Festival — in cooperation with the City of Portland and TriMet – offers accessible seating along the Grand Floral Parade route.
Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard)
Passes are available for individuals and their caretakers who need accommodations to enjoy the parade. Reserved seats and a wheelchair-accessible area can be found at the south end of the Oregon Convention Center. For those who have already requested ADA seating, your passes will be mailed to you in late May. Chairs will be provided and outside food and beverages are permitted. If you have questions, please contact Kate Schiewe at gro.l1601225851avits1601225851efeso1601225851r@set1601225851ak1601225851 or 503.227.2681. Please note that parking is NOT included but can be purchased for $12 in the OCC garage — arrival by TriMet is encouraged.
East side of SW Broadway between Yamhill & Morrison
Accessible seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis on parade morning along Broadway at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Guests must bring their own chairs or blankets to sit on, chairs will not be provided. Arrival by MAX light rail to the Pioneer Courthouse Square stop is encouraged.