It’s almost time for Portland’s annual Rose Festival, and this year, All Classical Portland will participate in BOTH the Starlight Parade AND Grand Floral Parade!
The Starlight Parade – Saturday, June 3rd at 8:30pm
and broadcast live on FOX 12 beginning at 9pm
The Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade takes place on Saturday, June 3rd, and the station’s two classic trucks – a 1954 Chevy panel truck and 1954 Chevy pickup – will lead the “Classics” section featuring a lighting display that is varied and sound responsive. The world’s greatest classical music gems will be amplified for all to hear, and Edmund Stone, host of The Score™, will greet fans from the back of one of these strikingly restored vintage trucks.
The Grand Floral Parade – Saturday, June 10th at 10am
and live streaming at KPTV.com
All Classical Portland will also continue leading “La Petite Parade,” one of two sections in the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade. The same twin ’54 Chevy trucks will join classic convertible automobiles from the late 30’s and 50’s with station DJ’s riding along! This parade is the time to see your favorite radio hosts in person, dressed to the nines in “classic,” vintage inspired clothing and style.
Check the Rose Festival website for details, and and pay special attention this year as part of the downtown route has moved from Stark and 10th to Washington and 12th Ave. Arrive early to secure a great vantage point and lookout for fun freebies passed out along the parade routes just before each main event, including All Classical Portland window clings, fans, and faux tattoos!