Pear Blossom Parade changes through the years

The first Pear Blossom Parade was back in 1954.

Posted: Apr 14, 2019 1:40 PM
Updated: Apr 14, 2019 1:40 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.,-Saturday was the 66th annual Pear Blossom Parade. The parade has been happening annually in Medford since 1954. It started off with just 20 parade floats to now over 150 different groups in the parade and over 4,000 participants. Over it's 66 years, the run and scholarship pageant have been added. Anywhere from 25,000-30,000 people lined the streets of downtown Medford on Saturday to watch. 

Aside from the crowd growth, the food and beverage booths are also a recent addition to the Pear Blossom Parade and Festival.

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