Rose Festival parade routes change after 104 years

The Rose Festival route has changed slightly to accommodate the streetcar

The Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade draws more than half a million people downtown every year. (KOIN)
The Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade draws more than half a million people downtown every year. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The 2017 Rose Festival Starlight and Grand Floral parades will have a new route.

An economic development report on the Portland Streetcar is expected in May. February 25, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)
A Portland Streetcar rolls through town. (KOIN 6 News)

The parade route has been moved off 10th Avenue for the streetcar.

The Starlight and Grand Floral parades will now turn west on Washington from SW Broadway, turn south on 12th toward Taylor, where they will then turn west and cross I-405 to the disband area near Lincoln High School.

Parade officials say the Grand Floral has gone down 10th Avenue for most of its 104 years.

The Starlight Run 5k course may undergo changes as well.