PORTLAND -- Known as the crown jewel of the Rose Festival, the Grand Floral Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8.
The Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade is recognized around the world as one of the most spectacular floral exhibits of the year.
The 2013 Grand Marshal is author, speaker, veteran, statesman, businessman, volunteer, and fourth-generation Oregonian Gerry Frank.
The parade entries will wind their way down the 4.2-mile route, starting at the Memorial Coliseum and ending in downtown Portland as cheers ring out from spectators lining the streets.
The Queen of Rosaria will be crowned just before the start of the Grand Floral Parade, and will be presented to the public on the Rose Court float.
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Watching from the streets is always free, but fans wanting an extra up-close view will also have the option of watching from bleachers set up inside and outside the Memorial Coliseum. Admission there will be $30 for inside reserved seating, $15 at the south end of the indoor area, $30 for outside reserved seating and $25 for reserved bleachers outside.