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2018 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: Nature’s Playground

F-2 Unitus Community Credit Union: 2018 Rose Festival Court

F-3 Portland Rose Festival Foundation: Play Happy at CityFair

F-4 Fred Meyer: Play in the Garden

F-5 Cambia Portland Classic: Playing the Green

F-6 Portland General Electric: Play at #PGEparks

F-7 Alaska Airlines: Flight of Fantasy

F-8 Portland Rose Festival Foundation: 2018 Tribute Float

F-9 Reser’s Fine Foods: Otter Bliss

F-10 Regence BlueCross BlueShield of OR: Play Happy Playground

F-11 Royal Rosarian Foundation: 1968 Rose Festival Court

F-12 Northwest Chinese Alliance: Chinese Community of Greater Portland

F-13 Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association: Sister Cities Play Happy Together

F-14 Juega Feliz featuring Instituto de Cultura y Arte in Xochitl In Cuicatl

F-15 p:ear: Creatively Mentoring Homeless Youth

If you would like to learn more about being a part of the Grand Floral Parade, contact Christie Owens (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 8 (3:00 – 10:00 p.m.) and Sunday, June 9 (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?