This beautiful Alaskan Airlines float won the Al Reser Sweepstakes Award.
One of my favorite family traditions is going to the Grand Floral Parade each June in Portland, Oregon. Here are a few photos from Saturday, taken with our point-and-shoot because I didn’t want to lug my big camera downtown with all our other gear.
I always love the One More Time Around Again Band for the members’ enthusiasm and the wide variety of ages.
A closeup of a Glencoe High saxophonist.
Mayor Sam Adams’ entourage included numerous community members holding signs about arts funding.
This mini train featured a woman acting as Queen Thelma, Portland’s first crowned Rose Festival queen (in 1914), according to the Sunday Oregonian parade coverage.
I loved these women for their message and their historical costumes.
The heritage group Comparsa Orgullo Morelense Cemiac really captured my attention with such elaborate attire.
Note the amazing tiger face in the middle of this outfit.
The Northwest Chinese Alliance Marching Group brings a dragon along the parade route.
If you’re interested, you can read more about the Comparsa Orgullo Morelense Cemiac group on the Oregonian site. There’s a short video about the man who put the group together and his fabulous costume, which features Multnomah Falls and other Oregon images.
Have you been to a parade this year?