The EUG Parade

A EUG Parade entry included a group of women on roller skates with bouquets of colorful balloons

Eugene’s Animal-Friendly, Human-Powered Parade and Pet Promenade


  • Date: Sunday September 22, 2019
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Parade Start & End: 8th & Willamette
  • Pet Promenade End: Monroe Park

Parade Map 2019

Eugene Has a Parade, and It’s EUG!

The EUG Parade returns Sunday, September 22 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Eugene’s Park Blocks. The

Parade and Pet Promenade—an animal-friendly mosey followed by a human-powered (non-motorized) parade—proceeds west on 8th Avenue turning north on to Monroe Street, then east on Broadway to Lincoln where the route heads back to 8th Avenue and ends back at the Park Blocks in Downtown Eugene. The Pet Promenade disperses at Monroe Park. 


The EUG Parade is coordinated by a community committee, and the City of Eugene and Eugene Sunday Streets in partnership with ePark Eugene. The parade precedes Eugene Sunday Streets Downtown where participants can walk, bike and roll to discover active transportation in a safe, car-free environment. 


Applications2019 Theme Logo

This Year's Theme

This year's theme is Steppin' Out! Take the 2019 theme phrase and tailor it to your entry! Steppin' Out is about representing your Eugene and all that makes us unique and quirky. When you're Steppin' Out on the parade route, think glam, bling, and shiny things. If you're marching or dancing, share your fancy footwork, choreography and style.


Pet Promenade

Pets of all sizes and their humans can strut their stuff in the Pet Promenade at the beginning of the The EUG Parade, dispersing at Monroe Park.


NOTE: All animals must be on leashes or other method of containment for the safety of pets, participants and audience members.

The EUG Parade is limited to a maximum of 100 entries. A selection committee of parade veterans reviews all applications. The selection committee reserves the right to choose only those entries that meet the criteria established in this application. Please complete your applications with as much detail as possible, as acceptance of your entry is based only on the information you provide to us.


Design Concept

Entry is well–designed and has an exceptional central theme or idea. We get your message in 20 seconds!


Adherence to Theme

Entry uniquely incorporates the parade theme for that year (Steppin' Out for 2019)


Entertainment Quality

The entry is fun, clever, and well–received by an audience. You make us want to stand up and cheer!


Technical Design

Entry easily travels the parade route, meets size restrictions and is human-powered or propelled.


Use of Sound

Recorded or live music, use of instruments, chants/singing, or other audio is effectively used by your entry.


Choreography/Marching

There is an interesting, unusual and exciting routine performed consistently throughout the parade route.


Costuming/Props

Costumes are original in nature, unusual and/or well designed. Props are inventive, and are large enough to be visible to the audience.


Maximum Dimensions for Route Safety

  • Maximum width: 16 feet
  • Maximum height: 13 feet
  • Maximum length: 60 feet
  • Minimum frame clearance to the ground: 10 inches
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  2. Entry Fees
  3. Awards & Prizes
  4. Policies
  5. 2018 Winners

NOTE: All entries must be non-motorized and human powered.* No automobiles, trucks or other such non-human powered vehicles are allowed due to the scale/footprint of The EUG Parade.Questions? Email us.


Parade1Marching Units

Choreographed and costumed participants performing (marching, dancing, roller skating, etc.) consistently throughout the parade. Sound may be incorporated and props carried.


Parade2Special Features

One or more focal points surrounded by smaller units. The central unit can be human-powered accompanied by marchers. Creative costuming and decorations win the day!


Parade3Unique Non-Motorized Vehicles

Human propelled vehicles (see note above). Decorate and coordinate your bicycles, scooters, strollers, skateboards, pedicabs, kinetic sculptures, wagons and wheelbarrows.


AniParade4mal Units

Individuals may participate in the Pet Promenade, however, for larger animals or groups/clubs with horses, camels, llamas, etc., participants must be in costume and provide their own Pooper Scoopers, removing all animal waste in the staging area and along the parade route; no exceptions. All animals must be on leashes or contained for their safety, and the safety of participants and audience members.


Parade5Musical Bands

Musical bands include school marching bands (and any accompanying drill teams or dance teams), community musical organizations, and other types of entrants using music as their primary focus (jazz bands, rock bands, a capella groups, classical groups, etc.).


*Electric assist bicycles and mobility devices are acceptable. Email us with questions


Contact Us

  1. Shane MacRhodes


    Transportation Options Coordinator
    Ph: 541-682-5094

    Lee Shoemaker


    Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator
    Ph: 541-682-5471

    Reed Dunbar


    Bicycle & Pedestrian Planner
    Ph: 541-682-5727

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