Riverfest Willamette Species Parade

As part of the first Portland Riverfest join with your fellow greater-Portlanders for the first Willamette Species Parade. Come celebrate all the species of the Willamette River in this fun, participant-heavy parade! Participate in pre-parade workshops to make costumes, puppets, masks, human-powered floats and anything else you can think of (materials provided). All are welcome!

Parade details:

Time/date: 12:30PM August 30th

Place: Starting at Waterfront Park near the Hawthorne Bridge.

Route: North in Waterfront Park crossing the Steel Bridge then South along the Eastbank Esplanade to Salmon where we will enjoy music and a celebration with Gallery Homeland.

Cost: It's all FREE! If you don't already have your own fabulous parade get-up, come make something great with us before the 30th.


Workshop details: All workshops are FREE. All materials provided!

All workshops will be held at Gallery Homeland (2505 SE 11th Ave.)

Puppet-making with Bruce Orr of Mudeye Puppets! - August 25 7PM (Register)

Mask-making with Tears of Joy Theater - Date TBD 6:30PM

Contact us at riverfestparade [at] gmail [dot] com for more information on workshop times/locations, other details or if you'd like to help out!


In collaboration with Gallery Homeland. Made possible through a grant from the Willamette River Fun(d) of the Oregon Community Foundation. Fiscal sponsorship through Umbrella.

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