Portland Rose Festival

We had fantastic seats for the parade. We watched the parade in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The picture below is the very first entry in the parade. We were seated across the stadium so we got to see the parade first. We were inside so it didn’t matter if it rained.

Nothing better than watching and hearing a Marine marching band. These guys were very, very good.

Hubby and I enjoyed this entry very much. Loved the music and the routine.

This was a most enjoyable parade. There were 98 entries in this parade so it took quite a while.

  48 comments for “Portland Rose Festival

  1. June 21, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Hope Seymour and Element were well behaved during it

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      They were traveling to your house when we were in Portland. πŸ™‚

  2. Ann
    June 21, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Great performances. I love a good marching band.

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      The Marines do it up right. Precision. πŸ™‚

  3. June 21, 2016 at 3:02 am

    I had no idea you could watch the parade from inside. That's a great idea!

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      In Portland it rains a lot. You had better have an inside venue. πŸ™‚

  4. June 21, 2016 at 3:13 am

    Looks like a great parade. Glad you enjoyed it.

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      We did, it was dry, comfortable and an excellent parade. πŸ™‚

  5. June 21, 2016 at 3:45 am

    I've never seen a parade inside. Very cool!

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      My first time too. πŸ™‚

  6. June 21, 2016 at 5:33 am

    That does look like a great parade. That must have been nice to have it inside so you could sit down and watch. Sandee, you and Zane have a great day.

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      It was Marg. There were lots of folks on lawn chairs watching the parade on the parade route. Some spent the night in tents. Amazing. πŸ™‚

  7. June 21, 2016 at 6:03 am

    An amazing parade. Those girls from Taiwan were so beautiful and talented.

    Have a beautiful Tuesday Sandee & Zane. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      They were most beautiful Paul. One of my favorite entries. πŸ™‚

  8. June 21, 2016 at 6:32 am

    So so lovely!

    Style For Mankind

  9. June 21, 2016 at 6:53 am

    That sounds like a great parade.

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:52 pm

      The Rose Parade in California is bigger, and this one is second. In the world. πŸ™‚

  10. June 21, 2016 at 7:30 am

    looks like it was great! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      Most enjoyable Caren. πŸ™‚

  11. June 21, 2016 at 7:35 am

    I have seen many a Rose Festival Parade, BUT never from inside the Coliseum! Wow! Hope you are all over your cold! xoxo

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      Not yet Kathe. This is my worst day so far. Zane isn't even well yet. It's a bugger. πŸ™‚

  12. June 21, 2016 at 8:12 am

    I've never seen one, but it sounds wonderful. Thanks for the virtual experience.

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      It was. What a great group of entries this year. πŸ™‚

  13. June 21, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Marine marching parade and Taiwan damsels dance are superb.
    Have a great day!

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      They were too my friend. Many great entries, but these were hubby and my favorites. πŸ™‚

  14. June 21, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Sounded brilliant loved the photos and vid $-)

    Have a tantalisinglytastic Tuesday Sandee πŸ˜•

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      It was an enjoyable event Steve. πŸ™‚

  15. June 21, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Great parade with great performance. Enjoyed your videos.

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Thank you Nancy. It was very enjoyable. πŸ™‚

  16. June 21, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Good move, planning for rain in Oregon.

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      It rained a lot while we were there too. It comes and then it's gone. πŸ™‚

  17. Jan
    June 21, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Loved the video. I'm short so watching a parade from the street is not something I will ever do again.

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      I'm old and if I have to sit on the street you won't find me there. This was perfect. πŸ™‚

  18. June 21, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Oh wow! That looks like fun! I should go sometime!

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      You should, it's most wonderful. πŸ™‚

  19. June 21, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Wonderful performances!

    • June 21, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      These entries were fabulous Linda. πŸ™‚

  20. June 21, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    We love a good parade down here!

    • June 21, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      These folks worked hard to entertain us. They were all awesome. πŸ™‚

  21. June 21, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Looks like you had great seats.

    • June 22, 2016 at 5:50 am

      We did Alex, we did. πŸ™‚

  22. June 21, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    I love watching marching band!!! I remember in our hometown during fiestas we have marching bands too and there are lovely girls in front we call them bastoneras (majorettes). I don't see them nowadays.

    • June 22, 2016 at 5:51 am

      This was a most delightful day. πŸ™‚

  23. June 22, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Interesting that the parade comes into the stadium like that.

    • June 22, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      It rains a lot in Oregon. It rained a lot while we were there. πŸ™‚

  24. June 23, 2016 at 5:37 am

    Wow that is fantastic! I am so glad you guys had such a great time on your vacation. I bet it was cool and lovely. Cool is my new favorite word BTW. I love marching bands too, always tear up when I watch them.

    • June 23, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      I tear up too. The Marines were most impressive. πŸ™‚

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