The 2022 Grand Floral Parade Features Themed Sections:
~ 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.