2024 Pet Parade: May 18th
Since 1932, children of all ages have delighted in one of Silverton’s most treasured events — the Kiwanis Pet Parade! We hope that you will join us on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. as we celebrate hundreds of pets of all varieties – from snails to llamas – as well as marching bands, floats, and clowns. There is no registration or fee to participate in the parade. If you are interested in participating — please see the Lineup by Category list, Staging Area Map, and Parade Procedures located on the Participants page. Participant’s lineup by category beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Parade starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. on Coolidge Street and travels along Main Street to First Street ending at the new Civic Center site.
How It All Comes Together
Planning for next year’s annual Kiwanis Pet Parade begins immediately after the conclusion of the parade. The success of the parade is dependent upon the many volunteers who give of their time. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides traffic control in the staging and disbandment areas; the Cub Scouts proudly march the colors; the SHS Key Club and football team carry all the parade banners; Marion County Commissioner Colm Willis and Silverton Mayor Kyle Palmer scoop the poop; and Kiwanis members and parade sponsors set up, coordinate, and tear down the parade. Silverton PD provides traffic control, while Silverton Public Works crews provide barricades, cones, and equipment. Parade sponsors provide awards, participant goodie bags, refuge roll carts for cleanup, parade banners, and more. State and city permits are secured, no parking signs placed, notifications sent to staging area residents, and parade materials produced. Thank you to our many volunteers and valued sponsors who give of their time and resources for this time-honored event!