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A Beautiful Rose

It’s time to do some early planning, folks! Known as being the “City of Roses,” Portland is readying for its Rose Festival, taking place May 19, 2013 – June 16, 2013. Event after event during this time, there’s no wonder why this festival has received accolades for being one of the best festivals in the United States.

During this three-week celebration, there are also three parades that continue to bring the city together. They are the following:

  • Grand Floral Parade
    • On June 8, 2013, the Grand Floral Parade will take place. This is the ultimate parade that occurs during the Rose Festival. You definitely don’t want to miss it!
  • Junior Parade
    • Taking place on June 5, 2013, the Junior Parade focuses more on the youth of the community, highlighting the younger generation of Portland!
  • Starlight Parade
    • On June 1, 2013, this parade gives participants the chance to show off their floats, bands and creative gear. One of the most popular parades of the festival, this event draws thousands of spectators.

This festival is a big deal. Let us know if you plan on making an appearance at the Rose Festival 2013!

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