St. Johns Parade is coming!

The St. Johns Parade Committee has announced that the 2024 St. Johns Parade will take place May 11th, 2024, starting at 12 noon!

St. Johns Parade clown

But at least 100 volunteers are needed to sign up for “barricade support” to help keep the staging area and parade route free and clear. If you can help with this or other volunteer roles, please contact

The Parade has been a tradition in North Portland since 1962. People from near and far look forward to this event every year. Many families have their favorite viewing spot and many who have moved away come home for this special weekend to watch the floats, bands, drill teams, and horses. 

St. Johns Parade 2024 Route Map.jpg
St. Johns Parade 2024 Route Map

And the parade is a free event! Anyone can enter—young and old! You can sign up now. Entries are welcome that fit the family venue of the parade. No alcohol, firearms, or weapons of any kind are allowed.

Parade participants from the early years are now watching their children and grandchildren as they march or ride the parade route.

You can support the work of the St. Johns Parade Committee by buying a parade pin at participating St. Johns businesses.