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Porch Parade

Porch Parade

Porch Parade

Date: May 31 - June 13, 2021




2021 Porch Parade Registration will be available online soon, please check back periodically!



Bringing Community Together While Staying Home

The Portland Rose Festival parades have entertained and inspired our community and visitors from around the world for more than 100 years. Each year the spectacular floats, award winning marching bands, talented equestrians, and colorful community groups perform for hundreds of thousands of parade goers on the streets of Portland. This spring, the Rose Festival will continue evolving these traditions to celebrate community spirit and resilience, and inspire hope.

This year you are invited to join us in celebration! Decorate your front porch, front window, yard or walkway. Unleash your creativity and bring a smile to your friends and neighbors!

The Portland Rose Festival will produce an online map with the locations of all our registered "Porches," so you can plan a walk or drive around your neighborhood to see and share in the celebration.

Get Decorating

The sky's the limit! Think of how you decorate for other holidays, or what brings you joy when you see it walking around your neighborhood. There's no right or wrong way to decorate for the Porch Parade, as long as you're being inclusive and joyful.

If you need a little help getting inspired, try one of our Signature Parade themes:

Showcase the best your yard has to offer, bring your plants out front for everyone to enjoy!

Porches don't just exist in the daytime, so illuminate the night with your community spirit. Put those holiday lights back up, dig out some glowsticks, and show your neighbors how you’ll light up their lives.

Where kids rule! Get the whole family involved and put that youthful energy to work making your porch look AMAZING.

See the Displays

Get some exercise and some inspiration - walk around your neighborhood and see who else is taking part in the Porch Parade. Porches will be fully decorated from May 31 all the way through June 13, so there’s plenty of time to get out and see them!

As you explore, remember to take pictures and tag @pdxrosefestival and use #paradinginplace, #RFporchparade, or #rosesforhope on social media so that people who aren't in your neighborhood can see the amazing displays too!

If it's rainy or there's no other displays in your neighborhood, don't worry, just follow @pdxrosefestival on Instagram and check out #paradinginplace, #RFporchparade, and #rosesforhope.

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