BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton is excited to announce the 60th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade to be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. This event celebrates Beaverton’s welcoming, vibrant, and diverse community and features festive floats, marching bands, local celebrities and more. The city invites local nonprofits, businesses and community groups to participate.
This year’s theme of “Be Green in ’17” connects the event to the city’s dedication to be more sustainable and is a fun way for participants to get creative. The city encourages parade participants to incorporate sustainability, recycling, eco-friendliness, green energy, reducing waste, etc. From using recycled materials to create a float, to opting to walk or bike instead of drive a vehicle, there are plenty of ways to make this year’s parade more “green.”
Because of the popularity of the Beaverton Celebration Parade, entries will be limited and must be received by Aug. 11 at 5 p.m.. For more information or to apply, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Parade. Applications must include a signed waiver and release form and an adult/child photo release form for each participant.
The Beaverton Celebration Parade began in 1957 and has grown into a citywide tradition. There is no cost to participate. More than 100 entries participate each year.
The 7th annual Celebration 5K Fun Run will start the day’s festivities at Griffith Park at 9 a.m. On Sunday, Sept. 10, the celebration weekend continues with Bike Beaverton hosted by the Bicycle Advisory Committee, which will kick off at 1 p.m. at City Park.
The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon’s sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine’s 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is “The Best of Oregon.”
For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.
Caption: The City of Beaverton invites local groups to participate in the 60th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade on Sept. 9. Entries are free but space is limited. Apply by Aug. 11. (Photo/City of Beaverton)