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2017 Grand Floral Parade Floats

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.

F-1 Spirit Mountain Casino: Persistence of Culture

F-2 Unitus Community Credit Union: 2017 Rose Festival Court

F-3 Reser’s Fine Foods: A Brilliant Oasis

F-4 Fred Meyer: Brilliant Views

F-5 OregonLive/The Oregonian: Treasure Hunt — A Brilliant Adventure

F-6 Portland General Electric: PGE Renewable Power Customers ECLIPSE 150,000

F-7 Battle Ground Rose Float: Froggie Went A-Courtin’

F-8 Regence: Brilliant Traditions

F-9 Portland Rose Festival Foundation presents 2017 Grand Marshals: The 1977 Championship Portland Trail Blazers

F-10 Royal Rosarian Foundation: A Brilliant Garden

F-11 Cambia Portland Classic: Keeping Portland Brilliant

F-12 Alaska Airlines: Soaring With Brilliance

F-13 Portland-Ulsan Sister City Association: Ulsan, Korea

F-14 Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association: Brilliant Friendship

F-15 Vietnamese Community of Oregon: Celebrating Shared Values

F-16 Fiesta Flora featuring Panama Folklore-Seattle

If you would like to learn more about being a part of the Grand Floral Parade, contact Christie Wong, Sponsorship Director, at 503.227.2681.

Float Decorating

We would like to thank our Official Float Builder, SCI 3.2, for its design and production of the Grand Floral Parade floats. (Visit their website.)

You can become a part of the behind-the-scenes magic by volunteering to decorate a float this year!

Rose Court decorating float

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 11 (3:00 – 10:00 p.m.) and Sunday, June 12 (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.).

Grand Floral Parade Float Showcase

Fun Fact:

Did you know there are enough flowers used on the floats to send your mother a dozen roses, every day, for 30 years?