2019 Junior Parade

2019 Fred Meyer Junior Parade (KPTV)

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - It’s the moment the young marchers have been waiting for: The 2019 Fred Meyer Junior Parade.

The Rose Festival tradition hit the streets of northeast Portland on Wednesday afternoon.

Hundreds of smiling kids from all over the region dressed up, played instruments and had a great time as part of the annual event.

Full coverage can be found at kptv.com/rosefestival.

These awards were handed out following the parade: 


Band Sweepstakes

  • Pleasant Valley Middle School, Battle Ground, WA

Open Class (100 +)

  • First Place – Laurel Ridge Middle School, Sherwood, OR
  • Second Place – Frontier Middle School, Vancouver, WA
  • Third Place – Brown Middle School, Hillsboro, OR

A Class (99 or less)

  • First Place – Alder Creek Middle School, Milwaukie, OR
  • Second Place – Floyd Light Middle School, Portland, OR
  • Third Place– Liberty Middle School, Camas, WA



  • First Place – Portland Kelly Kadet Baton Corps

Dance/Drill Junior

  • First Place – King Middle School Lions Drill Team
  • Second Place – Stars Cheer & Dance Academy 2

Dance/Drill Juvenile

  • First Place – Elite Dance Studio
  • Second Place – Stars Cheer & Dance Academy 1
  • Third Place - King School Lions Drill Team


Community Floats:

  • First Place – Baden-Powell Service Association - 5th Cascadia
  • Second Place - The Philippine American Youth Auxiliary (FAYA)
  • Third Place - St. John the Apostle Catholic School

Family Floats:

  • First Place – Gerritz Family & Friends
  • Second Place - Kiera Renee
  • Third Place - Festival on Vacation


  • First Place - Ballet Papalotl
  • Second Place - Team Rio
  • Third Place - Lent School PPS Multicultural


  • First Place – Findley Elementary
  • Second Place - Woodmere Unicycle Club
  • Third Place - Rose City Rollers Juniors

Best Costumes:

  • First Place - Broadway Medical Clinic
  • Second Place - Dragon Theater Puppets & Princesses
  • Third Place - Christa Obold


  • First Place - Ballet Papalotl
  • Second Place - Ainsworth Junior Escola
  • Third place - Vasa Youth Group

The Starlight Parade kicked off the Rose Festival parade season on Saturday night in downtown Portland.

WATCH: The 2019 Starlight Parade

Next up is the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade, the prized centerpiece of the Rose Festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8. That parade starts at the Memorial Coliseum.

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