The EUG Parade 2018

2018 Parade Winners

Comunidad LatinaBest of Show: The SLUG Award – Comunidad Latino

Best View: Best Decorated Entry – Candice Westburg Balloon Costumes
Best View: Best Decorated Entry Runnerup – City of Eugene Love Food Not Waste

Best Decorated: Best Use of Costumes — Pagan Pride
Best Decorated: Best Use of Costumes Runnerup — Eugene Ballet

Best In Step: Best Marching — One More Time Marching Band
Best In Step: Best Marching Runnerup — Ritta's Burritos

Best Laughs: Best Use of Humor — Emerald Valley Pickleball Club
Best Laughs: Best Use of Humor Runnerup — The Rickities

Balloons!Best Listening: Best Use of Sound — Jefferson Westside Neighbors with Samba Ja
Best Listening: Best Use of Sound Runnerup — Eugene Bhangra

Judges' Know Best: Judges' Choice — Eugene Chapter
Judges' Know Best: Judges' Choice Runnerup — SLUG Queens

Kids Are Best: Best Youth Entry — U.S. Tae Kwon Do College
Kids Are Best: Best Youth Entry Runnerup — Healthy Moves with NextStep (Parade Partners)

Indian Family. Sizzle Pie

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

  • Date: Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Start location: Monroe Park (Monroe & West 10th)
  • End location: Park Blocks (8th & Oak)

EUG Parade logo

Eugene Has a Parade, and It’s EUG!

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. 


EUG Parade 2018 Spinnin Our Wheels Logo

This Year's Theme

Take the 2018 theme phrase and tailor it to your entry! Spinnin’ Our Wheels is open to many interpretations. Will it go round in circles? Show how you roll with humor, advocacy, or collaboration! If you “move” the judges, you’ll be acknowledged for your spin.

Pet Promenade

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

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

  1. Parade Categories
  2. Application & Judging Criteria
  3. Entry Fees
  4. Awards & Prizes
  5. Policies

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.

Marching Units

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

Special 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!

Unique Non-Motorized Vehicles

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

Animal 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.

Musical 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. Emily Farthing

    Sunday Streets Coordinator

    Jenette Kime

    Parade Committee Representative