Bring Your Bear! Gresham's Teddy Bear Parade returns: Sat Sep 24, 2022 10AM-12PM

09/24/2022 - 10:00am
09/24/2022 - 12:00pm
Gresham's Teddy Bear Parade returns: Sat Sep 24, 2022 10AM-12PM. Info here!

Let's Have a Parade

When: Sat, Sep 24, 2022 10AM-12PM
Where: Downtown Gresham
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Source: The Ouloook Online

Colorful floats, high school bands, teddy bears to march through downtown Gresham

After a two-year forced hiatus, teddy bears will make their way back into downtown Gresham this weekend.

The 40th annual Gresham Teddy Bear Parade, hosted by Soroptimist International of Gresham, will loop through downtown from 10AM to noon Saturday, Sep 24.

The many colorful floats, classic cars, high school bands and cheerleaders, horses, dogs, and, of course, teddy bears will all stage at longtime parade partner East Hill Church. The route winds along Miller, Main, Roberts and Hood avenues, and down Fifth Street to return to East Hill. All the way, streets will be lined with thousands of visitors. The parade will be emceed by Carol Nielsen and Greg Matthews, reclaiming their roles as comedic hosts at the corner of Main and Third.

This year there won't be any political candidates promoting the upcoming race, because organizers want the parade to double down on being a special day for kids.