Event Info

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The Starlight Parade begins at NW Burnside and 9th AVE. It then travels through downtown Portland and ends at Lincoln High School

Starlight Parade Route Map

Getting to the Parade

Need a Lyft to the Event?
The Rose Festival is excited to announce Lyft as the Official Ride Share Partner of the 2015 Rose Festival! New users can download the Lyft app on their mobile devices and enter promo code ROSEFEST in the ‘Payment’ portion to receive a free ride in the Portland-Metro area up to $20! A portion of each Lyft using promo code ROSEFEST will help support the Portland Rose Festival Foundation.

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Take TriMet to the Parade!
Visit TriMet for a list of all bus routes, times, and locations. The MAX also has many convenient stops along the parade route.

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For parking information, visit Travel Portland or the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Additional parking is available at Old Town Chevron (located at 4th and West Burnside), low parking rates open 24 hours.

Road Closures

The parade route closes at 6:00 p.m. except Burnside which closes at 7:00 p.m. The formation area from NW Burnside to Glisan and NW Broadway to 10th closes at 1:00 p.m.

Parade Activities

  • The Starlight Parade is televised live on FOX 12 from Broadway between SW Yamhill and SW Taylor. Curbside seating on the west side of Broadway between Taylor and Yamhill will be limited due to the installation of TV lighting and cameras.
  • Band judging takes place from the Standard Insurance Parking Garage on 4th Avenue between Taylor and Salmon Streets.

Public Address Tower Locations

  • 4th & Burnside (Old Town Chevron)
  • 4th & Stark (Oregon Pioneer BLDG)
  • 4th & Morrison (Starbucks)
  • Broadway & Salmon (Heathman Hotel)
  • Broadway & Washington (Hotel Vintage Plaza)
  • 10th & Stark (Mug Shots)
  • 10th & Morrison (Galleria)
  • Taylor between 12th & 13th (West End Ballroom)