Parade Event

Procession of the Species logo 

7th Annual

Procession of the Species Parade

In Historic Downtown Albany

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 A.M.

Assemble 9:30 A.M. on the Court House Steps

4th Ave. and Broadalbin St.


Calling all parade entrants! Celebrate Earth Day by signing up for the Procession of the Species Parade! Think of your favorite animal, creepy crawly insect, wiggle-waggle fish, picturesque plant or most colorful bird. Create a costume and come join the celebration of each other and our natural world.

Come enjoy the parade!   The parade route will start and end at 4th Avenue and Broadalbin where we will have various groups providing environmental friendly activites and information.  Here is a peak at what we are planning.

Celebration Activities and Information:

City of Albany-Eco Rangers water education program: Have fun with our water inspired activities and learn more about Albany’s water systems.  We will have free giveaways for kids, adults, and dogs.

Albany Urban Forestry Program (City P & R and Tree Commissioners- Trees) Join us at the Albany Farmers market on April 26th to Celebrate Arbor Day and receive a free tree to plant in your yard! We will be giving away 150 trees to commemorate the City’s 150th anniversary as well as celebrating Albany’s 20th year as a Tree City USA. Stop by and learn about the many benefits trees provide our community and participate in Tree-rific, hands on activities with the kids. 

Republic- Recycle: Display on items to recycle. 

Bonnie White – worming around with Vermicomposting and/or fun with Upcycling:

OSU Extension 4-H- returns with the fabulous dirt babies.

Contact information:

Heather Slocum, City of Albany or 541-791-0058

Mission Statement


The purpose of this event is to weave awareness and education of our natural world by bringing families, neighbors, businesses, schools, organizations and all interested people together in a colorful parade. Using art and music avenues, participants learn how to be good stewards towards each other and the environment.

Who Can Participate?

The Procession of the Species is for people of all ages and walks of life. For the young, the old, the tall, the short, the fast walkers, the slow crawlers, the furry, the feathered, and the fanciful!


No written words

No motorized vehicles

No live animals

How to Get Involved

Participate in the parade

Act as a parade volunteer/worker

Create ideas with the planning committee

Help organize/teach art and music workshops

Donate new and reusable art supplies

Share workshop space for Procession creatures


Contribute financially


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