This weekend, our wonderful partners at Portland Rose Festival kick off Parading in Place! Show your community spirit and participate in the Rose Festival while staying safely at home. There are two ways to participate:

Porch Parade

Decorate your front porch this spring and bring some joy to your neighborhood. Choose one of Rose Festival’s themes as inspiration, or go wild with your own ideas. The Rose Festival will produce a virtual map with the locations of all our registered Porches, so you can plan a walk or drive around your neighborhood to see and share in the celebration. The Porch Parade lasts May 16-30.

Grand Petite Parade

The Grand Petite Parade will premiere on Facebook Live on Saturday, June 6. This virtual parade will feature shoe box floats from community members, a celebration of marching bands, and other Rose Festival parade favorites. Just like the early Rose Festival parades that used Portlanders’ own roses to decorate the floats, participants are invited to use materials from home to build shoe box parade floats and submit photos to be included in the live stream.