Grand Floral Parade Results

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2024 Portland Rose Festival Parade Awards & Results

Portland, Ore.- As the 2024 Portland Rose Festival comes to a close, the Rose Festival is thrilled to announce awards and results from all three parades; Grand Floral Parade, Fred Meyer Junior Parade, and CareOregon Starlight Parade.


Images of entries, from the Festival, will become available within the coming week.



Grand Floral Parade

Float Awards

Hillman Lueddemann, Jr. Sweepstakes Award – Most outstanding float in the parade: Shriners Children’s Portland, Dreaming About the Next 100 Years

Judge’s Honorable Mention - Best Use of Roses: Royal Rosarians Float

President’s Award – Most effective overall floral presentation: Dayrol’s Garden

Grand Marshal Award – Best depiction of whimsey: Alaska Airlines, Make Flight Happen

Rose Festival Directors’ Award – Best depiction of volunteerism: City of Vancouver

Rose Festival Queen’s Award – Most creative float: CareOregon, They Say it’s your Birthday, CareOregon!


Mini-Float Awards

Dick Powers Picture Perfect Award – Best Mini-Float: Portland – Kaohsiung Sister City Association

Parade Queen Award – Best Example of Enthusiasm & Teamwork: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Skirt

Rose Festival Directors’ Award – Best Depiction of Volunteerism: Bow and Arrow Culture Club

The Stenberg Award - Most Creative Mini-Float: WA State Autumn Leaf Festival

President’s Award – Most Effective Overall Floral Presentation: Portland Sapporo Sister City Association


Band Awards

Band Sweepstake Award: Oregon City High School, Oregon City OR


Gold Standard

Ballard High School, Seattle WA

Battle Ground High School, Battle Ground WA

Cleveland High School, Portland OR

Columbia High School, Vancouver WA

Garfield High School, Los Angeles CA

Glencoe High School, Hillsboro OR

Pipestone High School, Pipestone MN

Roosevelt High School, Seattle WA

Shu-Te High School, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Tualatin High School, Tualatin OR


Silver Standard

Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro OR

Hudson Bay High School, Vancouver WA

Tillamook High School, Tillamook OR



Fred Meyer Junior Parade

Float Sweepstakes Award: Ballet Papalotl, Portland OR


Band Awards

Band Sweepstakes Award:  (Tie) Tukes Valley Middle School and Cascade Middle School


Gold Standard

Alice Ott Middle School

Hockinson Middle School

Hosford Middle School

Laurin Middle School

North Albany Middle School

North Hillsboro Youth Marching Band

Pacific Middle School

Rosemont/West Linn/Wilsonville Middle Schools

Scappoose Middle School

Sellwood Middle School

Sherwood Middle School

South Meadows Middle School

Tumwata Middle School

Tumwater Middle School


Dance and Drill Team Awards

Independent Dance & Drill Teams

First Place: SEI King Sun School Drill Team


Dance & Drill Teams with Bands

First Place: Sellwood Middle School


Community Entry Awards

Dream Forward Theme Award: Parkland Elementary Kindergarten

Family/Neighborhood Float Award: Cully Coyotes

Club Float Award: Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington

School Float Award: Faubion School Choir

Affinity Group Float Award: Filipino American Northwest Association Youth Auxiliary

Commercial Float Award: Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children

Best Costume: Beverly Cleary School

Groups On Wheels Award: St. John the Apostle Catholic School



CareOregon Starlight Parade


Float Sweepstakes Award - Best Illumination: Sikh Community

The Darcelle Portlandia Award – Non-Commercial: Oregon Falun Dafa Association

The Darcelle Portlandia Award – Commercial: CareOregon


Marching Groups

Diane Millemann Spirit of Starlight Award: Mysti Krewe of Nimbus



Band Sweepstakes Award: Shorecrest High School (Shoreline, WA)


Gold Standard

Century High (Hillsboro, OR)

David Douglas High School (Portland, OR)

Heritage High School (Vancouver, WA)

Hockinson High School (Brush Prairie, WA)

Interlake High School (Bellevue, WA)

Mountain View High School (Vancouver, WA)

Skyview High School (Vancouver, WA)

Westview High School (Portland, OR)


Silver Standard

Hermiston High School(Hermiston, OR)

Hudson's Bay High School (Vancouver, WA)

Liberty High School (Hillsboro, OR)

Lincoln High School (Portland, OR)

Scappoose High School (Scappoose, OR)

Southridge High School (Beaverton, OR)

Tigard High School (Tigard, OR)

Source: Portland Rose Festival

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