PORTLAND — The annual tradition that is the Rose Festival Junior Parade strolled down Sandy Boulevard through the Hollywood District Wednesday afternoon.
The lovable Fred Bear cut the ribbon to kick off the festivities complete with colorful costumes, 31 school bands, dance teams, floats and just about everything else you could imagine.
The Grand Marshal was the Portland Police K-9 unit in honor of “Mick” who was killed in the line of duty.
Laura and her two year-old son Sylvio were along the route. Their favorite parts were Fred Bear and the motorcycles. She’s making the parade a family tradition.
The nation’s oldest and largest children’s parade dates back to the first Rose Festival in 1907 and became an official event in 1936.
Photographs by Pat Boyle