EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2020Since 1979 the Murphy's Furniture St Patrick's Day Parade has been a Hillsboro community event. This year's parade steps off from Hare Field at 11 am and traverses the downtown area on Grant, 6th, Jackson, 9th, Main, 2nd, and back to Hare Field. Be wearin' o' the green!
POSTPONED: New Date TBDYou know what'd be fun? A Mardi Gras parade with a bunch of little kids and a slightly crazy marching band. Well, guess what -- that's what's happening today at the French American International School. At 9 AM, TBGO will step off and lead a procession from the flagpole at the front of the school to the nearby firehouse on NW Johnson St and back to the flagpole. Immediately afterward we head into the school gym to play some tunes. Hey, for once we're expecting the audience to dance more than the band!
EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2020The 82nd "Avenue of Roses" Parade kicks off the Portland Rose Festival parade season! Parade steps off at 9:30 AM at Eastport Plaza (82nd Ave & Holgate) and wends its way north along 82nd Ave to Portland Community College Southeast Center and thence to 78th Ave & Yamhill. Shake the "winter sleep" off your bones and c'mon out to properly welcome the spring!
TBGO HAS WITHDRAWN FROM THIS EVENT; LOOKING FORWARD TO 2021When the first Norwegian immigrants arrived in Poulsbo in the mid-1800s, Norwegian independence was still a dream. Norway's parliament had adopted a constitution on May 17, 1814, but separation from Sweden didn't occur until 1905. Today, May 17 — Syttende Mai, in Norwegian — is a national holiday in Norway and has been celebrated in Poulsbo since 1969. The 1.5 mile parade steps off at 2 pm.
RESCHEDULED: New Expo DateBusiness Expo West presents "an amazing community experience with business opportunities, networking, training, music, food, fun!" Guess who's gonna help with at least three of those at west Portland's premier trade show? We'll open the show at 1 PM with a few of our current favorites to kick things off. Learn more and register right here.
You could get a watch and a cake. Or you might get an energy-infused marching band to celebrate the end of one great career and the beginning of your next phase. Which sounds better??? (Hint: He/She already has a watch ...) Oh, and you can absolutely still add the cake <grin!>. Drop us a note and we'll make your retirement, birthday, anniversary, graduation, or other celebration special!!!
DECISION PENDING, BUT EVENT LIKELY CANCELLED FOR 2020The Gladstone Community Festival began as the Chautauqua Festival in 1894. Now, 125 years later, this event continues to bring Gladstone together to celebrate summer with a wide array of entertainment and events. Parade steps off at 10 AM from Gladstone High School and heads down and around Portland Avenue, ending at Max Patterson Park. TBGO will also perform in Max Patterson Park immediately following the parade.
(TBGO participation still tentative)The Bridlemile Neighborhood Association hosts a National Night Out celebration with a picnic in Hamilton Park beginning about 6:00 PM. Since no one wants a quiet, pleasant picnic they've asked us to liven up the joint <grin!>. Hope to see all you folks from the Raleigh Hills area at the park!
(TBGO participation still tentative)Astoria Regatta Days is the oldest continuous festival west of the Rockies. Join us for the 125th installment. The crowd is always fabulous, the town's a fun place, and the salmon is tasty -- what's not to like?! The Grand Land Parade steps off at Noon through downtown Astoria.
(TBGO participation still tentative)If it's August, it must be time for the Biggest Little Parade in Oregon! We love the folks in Multnomah Village, and they've been kind enough to return the favor. We're definitely looking forward to a return visit! Catch us in the parade (don't confuse us with the dogs in costume, please) and stick around afterward for our show at the Multnomah Arts Center.
EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2020There's nothing better than live lunchtime music right on Broadway on a gorgeous Oregon summer day! PORTLAND'5 Center for the Arts hosts weekly Noontime Showcase performances in its Main Street space between the Arts complex and Arlene Schnitzer Hall and we're looking forward to what has quickly become one of our favorite gigs. This will be our NINTH summer season to be part of the lunchtime scene. We'll fire up the band promptly at Noon for one of our high-energy, family-friendly shows. Stop by as The Beat Goes On in the heart of downtown!
(TBGO participation still tentative)There's no better way to cap off the summer of 2020 than a day at the Fair. Or heck, maybe even two days ... or even eleven. We'll be in Salem throughout the run of the 2020 Oregon State Fair. If you're walking along the promenade and hear something odd behind you -- take a look, it's probably us on parade! Check out the livestock, ride some rides, eat stuff that's not good for you, and we'll see you in Salem.
(TBGO participation still tentative)PurpleStride walks are among the largest sources of funding for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 AM at the Oregon Convention Center Plaza and we'll be there to spur on the walkers.
(TBGO participation still tentative)Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities. Every Making Strides event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about the disease, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives from breast cancer. Join TBGO as we pep up the walkers along the 5k non-competitive walk.
(TBGO participation still tentative)
What better way to kick off your holiday season than watching the arrival of Portland's 75-foot Douglas fir to Portland's Living Room, Pioneer Courthouse Square? We'll be there to warm up the crowd beginning at 11:30 am and sticking around until 1pm. Be jolly!!!
(TBGO participation still tentative)
Keizer kicks off the Christmas season the way it oughta be done -- with a parade! TBGO will be there with bells (and lights and antlers and ...) on. The Holiday Spirit and plenty of LIGHTS will be in full attendance, so let's CELEBRATE! Parade steps off along River Road beginning at 7 PM.