Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade is a fun
event. The streets are closed off and we
have a police escort through the city. It is a
great opportunity to show people how fun,
healthy and useful inline skating is.
The parade itself is awesome, all floats are
completely covered in flowers or other natural materials, such as seeds,
rice, and greenery. Over a half million viewers stretch over a 4.3
mile parade route.
This is Oregon's largest spectator day event,
with marching bands including the One More Time Around Marching Band, the
largest and permanent marching band. The horses fill the streets,
adorned with bright colors. Culture is a highlight of the parade, as
participants from around the world join in the festivities.
Captivating generations since 1907, this
internationally distinguished parade has been recognized by the
International Festival & Events Association and USA Today as one of the top
five parades in the nation.