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Beaverton Celebration Parade

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Celebrate our community with us on Saturday, September 6!


8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Beaverton Farmers Market (12375 SW 5th St.)
9 a.m. - 5k Fun Run & Walk Benefit for PAL (Begins at Griffith Park)
10 a.m. - First annual Pooch Parade & Celebration Parade (Begins at SW Wilson Ave & SW Allen Blvd)
10 a.m. to Noon - City Park Activities (Across from the library)

Join us this year on Saturday, September 6 at 10 a.m. for the official start of the first annual Pooch Parade which will lead the celebration parade. Sign ups are still available for both the Pooch Parade and the 5K Fun Run & Walk! 

Official parade grand marshal retired K-9 Barak and his handler officer Michael Bewersdorrf.

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About 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.

Featured parade emcee news anchors Brian Wood and Angelica Thornton of KATU Channel 2!

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View the route maps!

View Parade Route Map
View the Pooch Parade Map
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Bring your four legged furry friend and walk in the parade during the First annual Pooch Parade (view the route) presented by the Oregon Humane Society.  Our partners at the Beaverton Downtown Association will host First Friday events at their "Doggie Dress-up," on September 5. Prizes will be award for:
  • Best dressed small pooch
  • Best dressed medium pooch
  • Best dressed large pooch
  • Best trick

All awards will be presented during the First Friday event, 5 - 8 pm, with the winners starting off the parade as special guests during Saturday's Pooch Parade at 10 am.

Register for the Beaverton Celebration Day Pooch Parade

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Kick off the celebration at the 4th annual Beaverton Celebration Day 5K Fun Run & Walk. Visit the race website for more details.

The Beaverton Fun Run is a timed 5K run/walk for serious competitors, casual athletes, or family members of all levels and ages who want to share in fun. The run/walk begins one hour before the 57th annual celebration parade.  Proceeds from the race will go to the Beaverton Police Activities League.

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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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Previous Celebration Parades

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.

Important Road Closure Information

Fun Run and Parade Street Closures 8 a.m. to Noon

8 a.m.
SW Allen Blvd from SW Murray Blvd to SW 130th Ave.

8:15 a.m.
SW Erickson Ave. from SW Allen Blvd to SW Fifth St.
SW 5th St. from SW Erickson Ave. to SW Griffith Dr.
SW Lombard Ave., SW Hall Blvd, SW Watson Ave. and SW Main Ave. will also be closed at the intersection of SW 5th St.

SW Murray Blvd, Oregon 217, and SW Western Ave. will be open to northbound and southbound traffic.
SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy and SW Canyon Rd. will be open to eastbound and westbound traffic
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Vehicles normally parked on the parade route must be moved before 8 a.m. on Saturday.

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