The Rose Festival is excited to bring our signature parades back to the streets of Portland in 2022!
Come celebrate with us at the Fred Meyer Junior Parade on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. An official Rose Festival event since 1930's - the Junior Parade is the nation's oldest and largest children's parade. Today it continues to offer children a chance to celebrate their talents and have their turn in the spotlight.
Previously, Junior Parade band applications have been accepted on a 3-year band rotation schedule. In light of the 2020 and 2021 parade cancellations, ALL eligible elementary school, middle school, and junior high bands are invited to submit an application for the 2022 event. The parade will have approximately 33 bands selected by the band committee and invited to march in the Fred Meyer Junior Parade on June 8, 2022. The Rose Festival will return to issuing invitations based on an adjusted 3-year rotation schedule for the 2023 event.
If you would like to march in the 2022 parade, please submit the form below by January 3, 2022. We will send acceptance letters via e-mail by the second week in January, 2022. To avoid any misunderstandings, please do not publicize your participation in an event to parents or students until invitations have been issued. Once you receive an invitation, we encourage you to make transportation arrangements early to ensure smooth logistics.
If you have any questions, please contact the Bands program manager at the Rose Festival office.
Thank you for your continued involvement in the Portland Rose Festival! We look forward to working with you to bring music and celebration to the streets of Portland!
School Mailing Address
Cell Phone for Band Director
Please provide approximate numbers for all categories.
(school name if no band name)
(recent awards, honors, appearances, parades, etc)
Please mark your judging preference below.