Eugene Celebration Parade Details and Booth Opportunity!

Please read the PDF for details about the Eugene Celebration Parade staging  instructions.  River Road is #4 in the parade.



The below text is from Renee Kane at the City of Eugene with some more info about the parade and a opportunity for  those who march in the parade and volunteer at the Eugene Celebration to get a free three day pass and a t-shirt. 

We’re so excited about the great response from neighborhood associations (we’re still working to get even more NAs , so feel free to put some pressure on the neighborhoods listed below ;-). Here are some parade details. Please be sure to share them with those from your neighborhoods who will be walking in the parade.

NOTE: If you’re NOT the organizer for your neighborhood, please forward this email along as soon as possible, so we can make sure everyone knows about parade details and opportunities.

  • We’ll have an identifying sign for each neighborhood and a bunch of “wands” with streamers. You’re welcome to bring anything to enliven your presence — noisemakers, streamers, hats, costumes, etc.
  • We may have space for a couple of people to ride in the car or the pedicab. As soon as we hear from City Council on their preferred mode of travel in the parade, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, if you have neighbors who would participate if they could ride, please let me know and we’ll do our best to accommodate them. (BIG Kudos to Barbara Denlis and her son Andy who are helping their elderly neighbor to participate by pushing her wheelchair – you are GREAT neighbors!!!)
  • We have some WeGene! t-shirts (sizes small to 2XL) that anyone who marches in the parade is welcome to wear (and keep, of course!). People can call me to reserve a shirt for pick up in the Atrium (best option) or stop by the Neighborhoods office. 541-682-6243,
  • Those who march in the parade and take a shift at the City of Eugene booth will receive a three-day pass to the celebration. Go here to sign up: . We’ll be featuring neighborhoods this year and we’ll invite people to tell us what Eugene means to them and have their picture taken. Photos will be used for a slide show on the City website and for the Neighborhoods, USA conference next year.

Remember Neighborhood Services will share the cost of banners or a cool, sturdy custom neighborhood meeting sign for neighborhood associations that have five or more members walking in the parade.

Some Parade details (more in the attachment):

  • Keep in mind we are not allowed to distribute goodies, gifts or fliers long the parade route.
  • We are allowed to be awesome!!!
  • Assemble by 9:15 at 19th and High Street

Here are the Eugene Neighborhoods who have confirmed their participation:

Crest Drive Citizens Association, Friendly Area Neighbors, Harlow Neighborhood Association, Laurel Hill Valley Citizens, River Road Community Organization, South University Neighborhood Association, Southeast Neighbors, Trainsong Neighbors

We’ve yet to hear from:

Active Bethel Citizens, Amazon Neighbors, Cal Young Neighborhood Association, Churchill Area Neighbors, Downtown Neighborhood Association, Fairmount Neighborhood Association, Goodpasture Island Neighbors, Jefferson Westside Neighbors, Northeast Neighbors, West University Neighborhood Association, Whiteaker Community Council… so feel free to pester, cajole, bribe, incentivize, nag, harass, hound, hector, bother, plead, or bedevil them.


Rene C. Kane | Neighborhood Services

Eugene Celebration Parade – River Roaders

Eugene Celebration Parade!

River Roaders are walking in the Eugene Celebration Parade to Celebrate our River and Garden District.

August 24, staging begins at 9:00 a.m.
South Eugene High School Parking Lot about 19th and High (Correction)
Parade starts at 10:00 a.m.

We will be one of the first entries, so please arrive on time and ready to walk. By being first, we will be able to watch most of the parade. The parade route is only 16 blocks long.

Load up a wagon or garden cart with children or chickens, flowers or veggies, shovels or pitchforks.  Your creative decorations are what will make us stand out. Bring whistles and rhythm instruments, bells and kazoos. Use your imagination.

If you bring your dog, make sure it is on a leash and can be kept under control when unusual sights and sounds occur. Bring along some water for your dog.

Wear shirts and blouses in hues of blue to green to represent the beautiful Willamette and the bountiful gardens of our neighborhood. Don’t forget water, your sunscreen and a hat.

Be ready to rock and roll behind the RRCO banner.

Contact Carleen Reilly, RRCO Secretary, for more information. Check the River Road Community Organization Facebook page for the new information.