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It's gonna be EUG! Eugene gets its parade back with The EUG Parade

The EUG Parade

EUGENE, Ore. - A parade returns to Eugene this summer.

The EUG Parade, organized by the City of Eugene, Eugene Sunday Streets, and a parade committee, will hit downtown on July 30 at 10:30 a.m. The day will also feature a pet parade, and a Sunday Streets event.

The parade arrives after the much-loved Eugene Celebration and Eugene Parade ended in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Organizers said they wanted to bring a unique, family-friendly parade back to Eugene.

"And so we're really trying to bring that back. The humor, the lightheartedness, the fun," Eugene Sunday Streets Coordinator Emily Farthing said.

The EUG Parade will be "human-powered", meaning it won't allow any motorized vehicles, besides motorized wheelchairs and scooters. The route of the parade goes from Monroe Park to the downtown Park Blocks at 8th Avenue and Oak Street.

The parade will feature local groups, bands, costumes, and Eugene's famous Slug Queens.

"I think it's important to celebrate what Eugene's all about. We're weird, we're wonderful, we're inclusive, there's all kinds of unique people living here," current reigning Slug Queen Eugenia Slimesworth said.

To register for a spot in the parade, head to the Parade Application.


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