|The Teddy Bear Parade one of Oregon City's signature events. It’s a one-hour processional over a 1.10 Mile route. The Teddy Bear Parade has been a community highlight for Oregon City and Clackamas County for the past 20 years. The Parade ends at the Pioneer Family Festival at Clackamette Park.The Teddy Bear Parade gathers NEW teddy bears and stuffed animals that are given to law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency rooms, children’s hospitals and women’s shelters in Clackamas County. These stuffed animals are then distributed to children throughout our community who need comfort in times of crisis. The parade is also a time for us to honor our emergency personnel who protect the entire community.|
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|Michelle Don 503-518-8808|
20th Annual Teddy Bear Parade
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Check-in starts at 9:00 a.m.
Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. SHARP!
Parking and Drop-off:
We recommend that participants that are not driving vehicles in the parade park or drop-off participants on the bluff and take the elevator down to the staging area. Parking in Downtown Oregon City will be extremely limited .
Check-in Procedure and Staging Map:
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Click PARADE ROUTE MAP to Enlarge:
Parade Route and Bear Collection Info:
The parade is approximately 1.10 miles, is flat and easily traveled. The parade will begin at 10th and Main Street and continue down Main Street behind the Oregon City Shopping Center into Clackamette Park. All stuffed animals will be collected at the Park on the Main Stage where it begins the festivities at the Pioneer Family Festival.
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Teddy bear collection:
will take place at the Main Stage inside Clackamette Park. The entire parade will enter Clackamette Park through the Main Gate, past the Skate Park going straight towards the Carnival and Boat Ramp Area. When the parade passes the restrooms it will take a left through the park road where the yellow stanchions are normally. The Parade will go behind the last row of vendors along the Clackamas River side of the park, heading west through the vendor parking area. The Parade will continue to the end of the Vendors and take a left through the white gate. This will take the parade past the front of the stage area where Teddy Bears will be collected. Parade will then disband in the grass beyond the pony rides. There will be Parade Disband signs to designate the area. After the parade disbands, participant vehicles may go through the white gate on the RV Park side and take a left to head back towards the main gate of the Park.