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Grand Floral Parade

Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade

Date: June 11, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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A cherished highlight of the Portland Rose Festival, this popular procession is more than just a spectacular floral-filled parade — it’s a beloved annual tradition. For more than 100 years, Portland families, visitors and community groups have been making memories at the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade. A colorful reflection of local, regional and international communities, the parade draws hundreds of thousands of cheering viewers of every age, along a route that winds through Portland's city streets.

Each year the parade features the traditional large all-floral floats we all love, as well as the popular mini-floats that help make the Grand Floral Parade so unique! With bands, equestrian units, marching groups, drill teams, vintage vehicles, dancers, llamas, flags and so much more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!


Ways to Watch

From Reserved Indoor Seats

Parade guests inside Veterans Memorial Coliseum have a true window on the world, as the curtains are open so natural light and views of the river and the west hills enhance the parade experience. These secure, weatherproof seats eliminate the hassle of staking a claim on the street, and include creature comforts with cushioned seating, restroom facilities, and announcers. Reserved indoor seating is now available!

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PRO TIP for buying Grand Floral Parade tickets: make note of the direction of the parade as it passes through Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Click the "Best Seats" tab for suggestions. Seats on the North end (Sections 113/116, 18-23, 74-82) will have a view of the parade coming toward you. Seats on the East and West sides (Sections 1-3, 12-17, 24-26, 51-53, 67-73, 83-86) will offer a side view - similar to viewing from the street. Seats on the South end (Sections 4-11, 54-66) are watching the back of the parade as it moves away from you.

From the Street

The Grand Floral Parade begins by traveling through the Memorial Coliseum. It then travels down MLK Jr. Blvd, turns left on Lloyd Blvd, and ends at Multnomah near the Lloyd Center.

Would you like to see the floats up-close after the parade? Visit them along SW Naito Parkway downtown following the parade on Saturday afternoon and Sunday, adjacent to Rose Festival CityFair (no fee for float viewing).

ADA Seating at Oregon Convention Center

Designated outdoor ADA seating is available at the Oregon Convention Center for guests with special needs. Passes are required due to space limitations. Walk-ups can not be accommodated. A maximum of two (2) passes per request will be granted while supplies last. To request passes, e-mail Beth: bethr@rosefestival.org or call 503.227.2681 before June 3, 2022.

From Your Couch

Can't make it to the live action? We've got you covered thanks to the generous help from our friends at Fox 12 Oregon, who help us produce our live telecast of this event. Tune in at 9:30am to catch all the action!

With a Group

Inviting a large group for the grandest of parades? Your group of 10 or more can SAVE! Contact Carol Ross at 503.227.2681 x325 for group ticket information. Corporate Hospitality Chalets are available in Chalet Row in front of the Oregon Convention Center. If you’d like to have a VIP parade experience, contact Carol Ross at 503.227.2681 x325 for pricing and information.


Parade Info

The 2022 Grand Floral Parade Features Themed Sections:

Royal Reunion ~ This year’s Grand Floral Parade will feature the most Rose Festival royalty in history in a section that highlights the centennial of the Crown of Rosaria. This Royal Reunion will include an entire festival float-tilla: Four different floats will carry royal riders, including the float sponsored by Unitus Community Credit Union carrying the regal representatives serving on the 2022 Rose Festival Court. Two additional floats will carry Queen Anya and the 2020 Rose Festival Court, and Queen Lili and the 2021 Court. The 50-year Court from 1972 will ride on the float sponsored by the Royal Rosarian Foundation, and a large contingent of past Rose Festival Royalty will march and wave!

Reunion of Heroes presented by OnPoint Community Credit Union ~ The COVID-19 pandemic was an unexpected crisis that brought about some unexpected heroes. In this parade section presented by OnPoint Community Credit Union, we pay tribute to first responders, teachers, medical personnel, front line workers, retail and grocery workers, and military personnel, among others. OnPoint Community Credit Union has been serving Oregon and Southwest Washington since 1932. What started as a credit union for schoolteachers has become the largest member-owned financial institution headquartered in Oregon with more than 476,000 members.


International Reunion presented by Darigold ~ The beauty of Portland lies in its rich cultural heritage. This section, presented by Darigold, honors our international friends, including the Ballet Paplotl Mexican Folk Dancers, the Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association, the Portland Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, and more. Darigold has served the community for over 100 years, and wants to create a world where people, animals and the planet can prosper. The company is dedicated to climate-friendly practices and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.



Join the Parade!

Special Entries:

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. While floral-covered floats, marching bands and equestrian entries are the anchors of the parade, special entries are sprinkled throughout the lineup to add colorful entertainment, showcase unique talents, and highlight the energy of our communities.
Please note: All special entries are by invitation only. To be considered for an invitation to participate in the 2022 Grand Floral Parade, please submit a Special Entry Application by March 16, 2022. For more information or questions about becoming a special entry, please email us.

Marching Bands:

Marching band music is an integral part of every parade! The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is always seeking to connect with marching bands of all types, locally and globally. Visit our Bands Page to learn how your band can get involved with Portland Rose Festival events!

Equestrian Units:

Horses and their riders have been a part of the Grand Floral Parade since the very beginning! For more information about equestrian entries please email our Equestrian Coordinator prior to March 31, 2022

Floats:

To learn more about sponsoring a floral-covered float in the Grand Floral Parade, please email us to be connected with our parade team.

Parade Route Map

Grand Floral Parade Route map



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