St. Johns Parade

62nd* Annual St. Johns Parade
Saturday, May 11, 2024

The St Johns Parade is an independently run parade organized by community volunteers, Committee Members for The St. Johns Parade

The St. Johns Parade has been a tradition in the North Portland area since 1962. People from near and far look forward to this event every year. Many families have their favorite viewing spot and many who have moved away come home for this special weekend to watch the floats, bands, drill teams, and horses. Parade participants from the early years are now watching their children and grandchildren as they march or ride the parade route. The parade kicks off every year on the 2nd Saturday in May – promptly at noon.

The parade is a free event! Anyone can enter – young and old! All entries are welcome that fit the family venue of the parade. No alcohol, firearms, or weapons of any kind are allowed. If there are any loud arguments, disputes, or other issues that arise in the staging area or along the parade route, the people involved will immediately be asked to leave.

The parade committee is always in need of volunteers. If you can help with organizing the event or want to help on parade day, see the Volunteer link at the top of the page. Please contact the parade committee volunteer coordinator at if you have questions.

*Because of the COVID pandemic, the St. Johns Parade was not held in 20020, 2021, and 2022.

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