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The Fred Meyer Junior Parade will wind through Portland’s Hollywood District closing streets to vehicle traffic 1-3 p.m. Wednesday.

The long-standing parade (an official events since 1936) welcomes children come from all parts of the city to join in: dressing in costume, creating floats from wagons, decorating bikes, or just marching with friends and family. The weather is looking great for this event. It may be the only Rose Festival parade this year that ends up dry.

Travelers in the area should expect the streets on the route, including Northeast Sandy Boulevard from 40th to 52nd avenues, to be closed to vehicles, and some blocking of neighboring streets. TriMet bus routes, especially line #12 which travels Sandy Boulevard, will be affected. Check trimet.org/alerts for updated information.

Route map courtesy of the Rose Festival Association.

Often large groups of parade goers use public transportation to access the parade. MAX and bus riders should expect some crowding before and after the event.

Reminder, Fleet Week ships will begin arriving along Tom McCall Waterfront Park Wednesday afternoon. See time estimates and affected bridges here: oregonlive.com/commuting

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