Rododendron Parade

  • Recurrence: Recurring on the last Saturday of April
  • Time: 10:00 AM
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Celebrate the vibrant red and pink rhododendron blooms on the North Coast at Eureka's Rhododendron Parade.
Last Saturday in April
 
The whole town comes out to  watch a festival of floats and marching bands parade by as they pay homage to the rhododendron. 


The parade is on Saturday and begins at  10:00 am and travels east on Seventh Street, south on H Street, west on Henderson and concludes near the rear of the Eureka Mall.

And that's not all. Follow up the parade with:

Rhododendrons are easy enough to spot, with or without blossoms. They are evergreen bushes, up to 12 feet tall, with soft, leathery, deep green leaves 3 to 6 inches in length. Come bloom time, you can’t miss them. Their bright, rounded clusters of large, tubular flowers resemble spotlights against the dark trunks of redwood trees.