Saturday afternoon it’s an invasion of Corgis as Queen Elizabeth’s favorite canine breed comes to CityFair for a special meet and greet mix-up in front of the Dick’s Auto Group Community Stage (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.). This adorable, cuddly display of pre-registered Corgis is a presentation of the Portland, Oregon Corgi Meet-Up Group: Bringing Corgi Owners and Lovers Together!
Also in the afternoon at 2:00 p.m. feel the power of the big band sound as the people’s favorite, the One More Time Around Again Marching Band presented by Carl’s Jr., holds a special pre-parade open air concert at the Salmon Street Fountain.
Saturday evening the pace picks up as the annual Toyota Starlight Run warms up the parade crowd with the popular costumed fun-run starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by the CareOregon Starlight Parade stepping off at 8:00 p.m., next to CityFair on Naito Parkway.
CareOregon Starlight Parade Grand Marshal, Poison Waters, leads the Rose Festival Court presented by Unitus Community Credit Union, and a line of march featuring more than 20 bands, 30 floats and dozens of special entries! Televised Live on FOX 12 Oregon at 8:30 p.m., the parade wraps up with the famous Clean and Green Team of volunteers showcasing the Festival’s commitment to environmental stewardship.