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2017 Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade Lineup


Festive parade promises to be "Brilliant" on June 10

The Shu-Te High School Marching Band from Taiwan is among 13 bands in the 2017 Grand Floral Parade lineup. PORTLAND, Ore. (June 7, 2017) — The 2017 Portland Rose Festival Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade will feature marching bands from three states plus Taiwan, dozens of equestrians, and floral-covered floats including a creative section of "mini floats." The parade begins at 10:00 AM (Pacific) on Saturday, June 10.

To reflect the 2017 Rose Festival theme "Brilliant," the Grand Floral Parade will be a colorful reflection of the local, regional and international communities that have enjoyed the Portland Rose Festival for more than 100 years. In addition to 13 marching bands, the parade will feature colorful dancing groups, flag-waving marching groups, and the festival's mascot: the Clown Prince.

The Grand Floral Parade will be broadcast live on Fox 12 and PDX TV beginning at 10:00 AM (watch live online at www.kptv.com), with pre-parade coverage beginning at 6:00 AM. Curbside viewing is free of charge and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserved seating is available in Memorial Coliseum and in premium chairs and bleachers along the television area outside the Coliseum.

The complete 2017 Grand Floral Parade lineup in order of appearance is shown below.

The Grand Floral Parade is the crown jewel of the Portland Rose Festival and draws about 400,000 spectators to the 4.2-mile route.

2017 Portland Rose Festival Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade Order
Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade logo
  1. Portland Police Bureau
  2. Portland Mounted Patrol
  3. Official Parade Pace Car
    Official Parade Banner
  4. Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Jamboree Contingent
  5. Clown Prince, Angel Ocasio
  6. Rose Festival Circus Corps
  7. Mark Morris High School Marching Band, Longview, WA
  8. Spirit Mountain Casino Float
  9. Masked Rider and Cloud
  10. Miss Rodeo Oregon, Kayla Vincent
  11. St. Paul Rodeo Court
  12. Rose Festival Court presented by Unitus Community Credit Union Float
  13. Rose Festival President, Brett Baker
  14. Reser's Fine Foods Float
  15. One More Time Around Again Marching Band presented by Standard TV & Appliance

    Brilliant Adventure Section

  16. Fred Meyer Float
  17. Roosevelt High School Marching Band, Seattle, WA
  18. University of Oregon Duck Truck, Pep Band, Cheerleaders and Duck
  19. The Oregonian Float
  20. Miss Northwest Pro Rodeo Assn., Samantha Henricks
  21. Cancelled
  22. Trafalgar Farms of Walla Walla, Washington
    Park Bureau Scooper - Brilliant Theme
  23. The Red Hot Mamas, Post Falls, ID
  24. Portland General Electric Float
  25. Sunset High School Marching Band, Beaverton, OR
  26. Clark County Fair Court
  27. Clark County Fair Mounted Patrol
  28. Vancouver Rodeo, Queen Ali Diegel
    Vancouver Rodeo Scooper - DJ Glenn Hadduck
  29. Battle Ground Rose Float
  30. Battle Ground High School Marching Band, Battle Ground, WA

    Brilliant Heritage Section

  31. Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon Float
  32. Heritage High School Marching Band, Vancouver, WA
  33. Portland Rose Festival Foundation Float featuring the 1977 NBA World Champion Portland Trailblazers, Grand Marshals
  34. Double Decker PDX featuring the 50-year Court from 1967
  35. Royal Court of the Happy Canyon Indian Pageant, Princesses Gabriella Lewis and Virginia Conner
  36. Pendleton Round-Up Court
  37. Pendleton Round-Up Board of Directors Stagecoach
    Park Bureau Scooper - Mad Science
  38. Royal Rosarian Prime Minister, Jim Stahl
  39. Royal Rosarian Marching Group
  40. Royal Rosarian Foundation Float featuring Harry Landers, curator of the Washington Park International Rose Test Garden
  41. Royal Rosarian Green Machine
  42. Tualatin High School Marching Band, Tualatin, OR
  43. Cambia Portland Classic Float
  44. Mayor Harry Lane, Rose Festival Living History Character
  45. Sons & Daughters of Oregon Pioneers (driven by Teresa Ritchey of Special T Carriage Co.)
  46. Miss SW Washington Rodeo Association, Shaylee Dipo
  47. Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo, Queen Samantha Kline
  48. Klickitat County Fair & Rodeo, Queen Shania Weifenbach
    Park Bureau Scooper - Brilliant Team
  49. Heritage Mini-Float featuring Living History Characters from Oregon City
  50. The Vintage Tour Bus Co. featuring Living History Characters from Oregon City
  51. Oregon City High School Marching Band, Oregon City, OR
  52. Rose Society President, Mike Humphrey
  53. Cancelled

    Brilliant Service Section - presented by The Boeing Company

  54. Alaska Airlines Float
  55. Alaska Airlines Drill Team
  56. Transportation Security Administration
  57. VIP Marching Group
  58. Portland Fire & Rescue Marchers
  59. Liberty High School Marching Band, Hillsboro, OR
  60. Oregon Black Chamber of Commerce Marching Group
  61. Oregon Teacher of the Year, Gloria Pereyra-Robertson, Medford, OR
  62. International Youth Silent Film Festival Winners
  63. Clackamas County Fair & Canby Rodeo Court
  64. Cancelled
  65. Glenwood Ketchum Kalf Rodeo, Queen Callista Howell
  66. United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps
  67. Crew Members of the Rose Festival Fleet United States Navy Ships
  68. Navy Band Northwest

    La Petite Parade Section - presented by All Classical Portland

  69. All Classical Portland Vintage Automobiles & Marchers
  70. Petite Clown Corps
  71. Melissa Henthorne & Wee Willie - Believe in Magic Mini Therapy Horse
  72. Ladybug Mini-Float
  73. Penticton Peach Festival Mini-Float, Penticton, BC
  74. Leavenworth Autumn Leaf Festival Mini-Float, Leavenworth, WA
  75. New Westminster Hyack Festival Mini-Float, New Westminster, BC
  76. Spokane Lilac Festival Mini-Float, Spokane, WA
  77. Seattle Seafair Commodores Mini-Float, Seattle, WA
  78. Terry O'Toole (with Elmo) and Jackie Rollock (with Tiny Dancer)
  79. Travel Lincoln City Mini-Float, Lincoln City, OR
  80. City of Hermiston Mini-Float, Hermiston, OR
  81. City of Washougal Mini-Float, Washougal, WA
  82. City of Sherwood - Sherwood Wine Festival Mini-Float, Sherwood, OR
  83. Metro Mini-Float, Portland, OR
  84. Official Charity Mini-Float, The Bloom Project
  85. Aloha High School Marching Band, Beaverton, OR

    Brilliant Cultures Section

  86. Ulsan Dignitaries, Ulsan, Korea
    Portland Ulsan Sister City Association Float
  87. Tian Guo Marching Band, San Jose, CA, New York, NY, and Vancouver, BC
  88. Canadian Horse Heritage & Preservation Society
    Park Bureau Scooper - "Benny's Apples, Pears & Blueberries"
  89. City of Portland Sister Cities Coalition
  90. Chen Chu, Mayor of Kaohsiung, and Yu-Chen Kang, Speaker of the Kaohsiung City Council, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  91. Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association Float
  92. Shu-Te Home Economics & Commercial High School Marching Band, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  93. Vietnamese Community of Oregon Float
  94. Northwest Chinese Alliance
  95. Lee's Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team
  96. Fiesta Flora Float, featuring Panama Folklore-Seattle, presented by Portland Rose Festival Foundation
  97. Comparsa Orgullo Morelense Cemiac Dancers
  98. Rose Festival Clowns
  99. 40-Something Cowgirls
    40-Something Cowgirls Scooper - "Poo Stew Cafe"
  100. Big Pink Trolley featuring local Auction Winners
  101. Cleanest & Greenest Festival in the World Volunteers

View related stories: 2017 Portland Rose Festival Information, Portland's giant marching band invites adults to march "one more time", 2013 Grand Floral Parade Photos


For more than one hundred years, the Portland Rose Festival has served families and individuals from Oregon and beyond with events and programs that spotlight the riches of the Pacific Northwest heritage and environment while offering colorful examples of many international cultures. Attended by more than two million people, the festival is annually one of the top three most highly decorated events by the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) and in 2011 was named Best Festival in the World (for the second time in five years). Among the festival's most popular events are the Grand Floral Parade and the Waterfront CityFair. For more information visit RoseFestival.org.


Source material and images courtesy of the Portland Rose Festival.

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