PORTLAND – The Fred Meyer Junior Parade is an annual fan-favorite during the Rose Festival and this year about 30 marching bands from area schools are participating, along with the hundreds of other kids in costumes and hand-decorated floats.
The parade begins at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, June 6 in the Hollywood District, just off NE Sandy and 52nd in Portland.
Map: Junior Parade route
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Teen philanthropists Will and Allie Rosenfeld will be the 2011 Junior Parade Grand Marshals.
From the very beginning, the Portland Rose Festival has celebrated the community's children. The first Junior Parade was in 1907 and included 2,000 boys and girls representing 23 schools. Then, in 1936, the Junior Parade became an official Rose Festival event. Since that time, the parade has become a beloved tradition for many Portland families.