Join the BEAM BRiGHT Parade

Saturday, September 28, 7-8:30 pm
Start/End at 8th Ave. & High St., Eugene

The 2024 BEAM BRiGHT Parade showcases the best in illuminated human- and electric-powered art!

Parade Route/Event Map

BEAM Map

Map Key

Parade starts at 8th Avenue and High Street. It heads west along 8th, turns left/south on Lincoln Street, turns left/east on 11th Avenue, turns left/north on High Street back to the corner of 8th.

Register To Participate!

Submit an application before August 23 and take advantage of Earlybird entry fees. The last day to submit an application is Sept. 9. All entry fees are nonrefundable.

Parade Theme & Categories

This year’s theme is LiGHTEN UP! To celebrating all that makes Eugene unique, quirky amazing and awe-inspiring.

Categories are:

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Marching entries

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Animal entries

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Musical entries

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Unique, nonmotorized vehicles

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Special features, such as puppetry, oversized props, etc.

All entries must be human-powered or electric-powered. Vehicles of any kind powered by petroleum are not allowed.

Safety

For the safety of everyone concerned, parade participants may not hand out, throw, or distribute any materials of any kind to spectators along the parade route.

2023 Award Winners

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BEST OF SHOW
The SLUG Award: Communidad y Herencia Cultural

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BEST VIEW
Best Decorated Entry: Wildling Collaborative Arts

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BEST DRESSED
Best Use of Costuming: Thrill The World Eugene

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BEST IN STEP
Best Marching: Sheldon Colleens Dance Team

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BEST LAUGHS
Best Use of Humor: Eugene’s SLUG Queens

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BEST LISTENING
Best Use of Sound: Samba Ja

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BEST BRiGHT
Best Use of Lighting: Next Step Dance Studio

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JUDGES KNOW BEST
Judges’ Choice: Corvallis Kinetics and Friends