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Dubbed as the second largest parade of the United States, Grand Floral Parade is hailed as a tradition in Oregon that takes place annually to celebrate the American spirit. A major part of Portland Rose Festival, the Grand Floral Parade has been around for decades and is watched by millions of people. To become a part of this classic event which is more of an annual practice for Americans now, get the Grand Floral Parade Portland Rose Festival tickets to enjoy this one-of-a-kind spectacle. Create some unforgettable memories by spending some quality time with your family and friends at this yearly civic festival that is bound to be entertaining for all.
Organized by Portland Rose Festival Association, the Grand Floral Parade is the centerpiece of Portland Rose Festival which is held in Oregon, Portland every year in late May or early June. With an aim to promote the region of Portland, Portland Rose Festival Association which is a non-profit volunteer organization first held this festival in 1907. The idea of having such a festival in Portland was presented to the public in 1905 by Mayor Harry Lane. Today, this flower festival is probably the largest celebration marking summer season and attracts around 500,000 spectators which make it the grandest flower festival of Northwest.
The attractions offered by the festival include a range of things. There's music, races, games, parades and a lot of fun for all age groups. Among the most sought after events of the festival is Milk Carton Boat Race, Rock 'n' Roll Portland Half Marathon, Rose Cup Races, Dragon Boat Race, Queen's Coronation, Rose Show, Starlight Run and lastly the RoZOne with an amazing line-up that makes this rose festival even more colorful and exciting.
The first ever parade held in Oregon was called the Rose Carnival which was later named the Rose Festival Parade. Today it is the largest spectator event of Portland, thus called the Grand Floral Parade which attracts more than five hundred thousand spectators who stand there, lining the route from Memorial Coliseum to downtown Portland. The three special sections of the 2013 Grand Floral Parade include Celebrate Oregon, Celebrate Service and Celebrate Cultures.
Among other parades that are a part of the Portland Rose Festival are Junior Parade and Starlight Parade which was also a part of the first Rose Festival in 1907. The 2013 Junior Parade featuring the lovely Fred Bear and other mascots like Benny the OSU Beaver, GEICO Gecko and the Rose Festival Clown Prince, was named as the Fred Meyer Junior Parade. With 32 bands from Portland, dance teams and baton twirlers it was a fun filled event and is going to be even more exciting in the upcoming season. Every year, this parade involves more than ten thousand kids who come from around 23 different schools, making it the oldest and the largest kid's parade.
In the beginning, the Starlight Parade was called the Electric Parade and later came to be known as the Merrykhana Parade. This parade provides families with a funky and eclectic way to have fun amid fireworks, illuminated floats, glowing umbrellas and much more. The event is attended by over 250,000 people who come to downtown Portland to watch the night sky lit up, providing a sparkling spectacle.
Been around for more than a century now, the Rose Festival has become a part of the culture of Portland and takes special pride in keeping up this tradition every year in June by gathering thousands of spectators who come to Oregon to take part in parades, races and other amazing activities. With its aim to promote volunteerism, diversity and art by organizing events like Grand Floral Parade, the Rose Festival is a great entertainment opportunity where people of diverse interests can come and have a great time. If you are to witness the Grand Parade as the 2014 Rose Festival kicks off, get your hands on the Grand Floral Parade Portland Rose Festival tickets and get ready to join this party.