Pear Blossom Parade and  Festival – Medford, Oregon

The 64th Annual Pear Blossom Festival
Grand Marshal: Southern Oregon Historical Society
2017 Theme: Our Valley, Our Heritage


Parade


Since 1954, tens of thousands of parade lovers have cherished the Pear Blossom Parade.  Growing from a small contingency of local kids pulling wagons the Annual Parade is now southern Oregon’s largest.

The Pear Blossom Parade has grown from 20 wagons and youngsters in the first event to today’s 150 entries with 4000 participants and 25-30,000 enthusiasts lining the parade route.

2017 Parade information:

April 8th, 11 am in Downtown Medford
Contact pearblossom@pearblossomparade.org or 541-840-8007 for more information

Parade starts at Beatty & Central, proceeds down Central Avenue, turns right onto West Main Street and begins dispersing at Mistletoe.

Parking to view parade will be the side streets surrounding the parade route

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Parade Sponsor

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 Guess who’s coming to the Parade! The University of Oregon Duck!!

 

Watch live at 11am on channels listed below!

View on Charter Cable Channels 180 & 183 (grants pass). Replays April 9th & 10th at 6pm and April 11th at 9pm.
and on http://rvtv.sou.edu
Get maps and directions here

2017 Parade Judging Results:

WALKING GROUP
1-Young Marines
2-Sis-Q-Rollerz
3-Oregon Child Development Coalition

VEHICLE
1-Bells & Beaus of Jacksonville
2- U of O
3- Lozier Lane Baptist Church

FLOAT – YOUTH
1-Fusion Dance Academy
2-The Story Telling Guild/Children’s Festival
3- Cub Scout Pack 41

FLOAT – ADULT
1-Military Order of The Purple Heart, Chapter 147
2-Day of The Dead Race
3-Spartan Boxing

EQUESTRIAN
1-1st Oregon Volunteer Cavalry
2-Jackson County Horsemans Assoc.
3-Windy Gap Riders Drill Team

COMMERCIAL
1-A Century of Caring – Providence
2-Harry & David
3- Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity