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Starlight Parade

PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade

Date: June 04, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM




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A Twinkling, Summer Night Downtown

One of our most popular events, the Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade offers funky, eclectic fun for everyone. From traditional marching bands and flood-lit floats, to glow-in-the-dark umbrellas and unique hand-built entries, you’ll see the best of Portland’s diverse community groups (and surrounding Northwest region) together in one whimsical pageant.

The Starlight Parade continues a longtime festival tradition from the early 1900s, when illuminated floats built on electric trolley cars made their way through the city on trolley tracks. Today, participants light up the night with approximately 100 illuminated entries along a 2.25-mile route. The parade draws more than 325,000 spectators to downtown Portland and starts at 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss the fun of one of the Rose Festival’s best and brightest traditions!

Ways to Watch

From the Street

Get in on the in-person illuminated action for free with a city street spot! The Starlight Parade begins at NW Burnside and 9th AVE. It then travels through downtown Portland and ends at Lincoln High School. Check out the Route Map and find your favorite spot!

From Your Couch

A special thank to our partners and friends at Fox 12 Oregon for broadcasting the Starlight Parade live. Tune in to Fox 12 from 9:00pm - 11:00pm.

Parade Info

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 3:00 p.m.

Parade Route Map

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