The Rose Festival's Starlight Parade continues a longtime festival tradition from the early 1900s, when illuminated floats built on electric trolley cars made their way through the city on trolley tracks. On Saturday, June 2, participants will light up the night with approximately 100 illuminated entries along a 2.25-mile route. The parade draws more than 325,000 spectators to downtown Portland, and is also broadcast live from 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. on FOX 12.
From traditional marching bands and flood-lit floats, to glow-in-the-dark umbrellas and unique hand-built entries, you’ll see the best of Portland’s diverse community groups together in one eclectic pageant.
More about the Starlight Parade's route can be found here.
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 8:30-11:00 p.m.
Location: Downtown Portland, beggining at NW Burnside and 9th Ave.