The show must go on, from a safe distance. For more than 100 years, Portland Rose Festival has been our city’s signature celebration. With roses as the centerpiece, spectacular floats, bands, and community groups come together to entertain hundreds of thousands of parade goers every spring.
In 2021, the Rose Festival will once again evolve these traditions by finding new ways to celebrate community spirit and resilience.
Portland Rose Festival is hosting Porch Parade, a new at-home celebration our entire city can partake in from home for free.
Portland Rose Festival Porch Parade
Show your Rose Festival spirit by decorating your front porch. Choose one of their themes as inspiration or go wild with your own ideas to bring a smile to your friends and neighbors.
Don’t have a porch? No problem! Decorate your lawn, the sidewalk, a window, business front or any place visible from the street or sidewalk.
2021 Porch Parade Categories
- Grand Floral Parade – All things grand, organic and floral – a celebration of Portland’s floral heritage
- Starlight Parade – A sparkly, illuminated display for a nighttime celebration with lights
- Junior Parade – Creative concepts and decoration for our kids, done by kids
- Rose Garden – Showcase your beautiful flowers for all to see
The Portland Rose Festival will create an online map marking the location of each registered porch. You can plan a trip around any Portland neighborhood to see the celebration.
Porches should be fully decorated by Monday, May 31 and able to stay up until Sunday, June 13. Start your Porch Parade by registering for free online.
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