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Floats, marching bands and vintage cars: Grand Floral Parade brings thousands to Portland

This year’s parade featured the traditional large floats as well as mini-floats, marching bands, equestrian teams, vintage vehicles and more.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Thousands of people lined the streets of Portland Saturday morning and early afternoon for the annual Grand Floral Parade.

This year’s parade featured the traditional large floats as well as mini-floats, marching bands, equestrian teams, vintage vehicles and more.

Five Rose Festival heroes served as Grand Marshals for the parade. Learn more about them here

Watch the parade

The four-mile parade is the biggest of the Portland Rose Festival season. The parade started at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, headed east on Weidler Street, then went south on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, crossed the Willamette River on the Burnside Bridge before weaving through downtown Portland and ended at Lincoln High School.

Click here for parade route

Credit: Portland Rose Festival
Parade route for 2019 Grand Floral Parade

You can get a closer look at the floats through the weekend. They’ll be at the Grand Floral Float Showcase on Southwest Naito Parkway, adjacent to CityFair, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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