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On Saturday, September 6, 2014 the City of Beaverton celebrated it's 57th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade with over 7500 parade day goers enjoying a day of festive floats, marching bands, community groups, local businesses and more!  The day started with the 4th annual 5K Fun Run benefitting the Beaverton Police Activities League.  We welcomed out furry four legged friends during the first annual Pooch Parade followed by the celebration parade.


Grand Marshal - K-9 Barak.JPG  About the Grand Marshal Barak and Officer Michael Bewersdorrf:

After almost ten years of service, acclaimed K-9 member Barak retired in December of 2013.  Along with handler Officer Michael Bewersdorrf, the successful K-9 team is responsible for 187 suspect captures and locating 164 evidentiary items.  Barak's last day on the road was Jan. 1, 2014, just a few months before his eleventh birthday. 

Learn more about the
Beaverton Police Department K-9 Unit.

Congratulations to these entry winners:

Auto Best in Show: #46 1971 Chevy El Camino
Commercial Float: #55 US World Class Taekwondo
Dance Youth: #53 Move it! Elite
Dance Adult: #17 Hula Halau Ohana Holo'oko'a
Nonprofit Float: #24 Beaverton Girl Scouts
Best Use of Theme: #38 Aloha Garbage
*Winner of Orchard Supply Hardware $500 gift card
Marching Band: #101 Southridge High School


A special thank you to our 2014 parade emcees:

KATU Channel 2's Brian Wood and Angelica Thornton!


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57th annual Beaverton Celebration Parade Highlight Reel
Videographer: Sambaran Chatterjee


History of Beaverton's Celebration Parade


Beaverton’s Celebration Parade began in 1957 and has grown into a community tradition with more than 100 festive entries from marching bands and colorful floats to civic and cultural organizations.   Each year, the Service to Beaverton Award winners are honored as celebrity guests in the parade along with local elected officials and the featured grand marshal.

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Art by Ralph Scheeler
Thank you to our 2014 Presenting Sponsor

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Thank you to our Community Partners
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Thank you to our Supporting Partners

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