The Oregon Brewers Parade is open to all ages. You do not need a ticket to walk in the parade.
On opening day at 11:30am, parade goers gather at the location of the Oregon Brewers Brunch, then walk a designated route to Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
If you wish to get into the Oregon Brewers Festival gates with those from the brunch to watch the opening ceremony, you are required to have a wristband. We will have a security guard posted at the start of the parade from 11 to 11:30am. You will have to have your ID checked to get a wristband. Those with wristbands will enter the festival grounds at Pine Street. Those without a wristband will have to get in line and have their ID checked at any of the other three OBF entrances. We will also be selling tokens and extra mugs at the doors to the brunch (cash only), so if you want to avoid the token/mug line at the fest, we’ve got you covered!
This year’s Grand Marshal will be the Unipiper, aka Brian Kidd, an avid homebrewer who has been a loyal supporter of the festival for years. The Unipiper has been taking part in the Oregon Brewers Parade for a number of years; this year, he will lead the parade to the opening ceremonies at Waterfront Park, where he will also tap the official first keg.