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It's a Silverton tradition you have to see to believe

KaliIt’s something everyone – pet owners to spectators – must experience to understand why this event is a wonderful example of what it means to be a part of the Silverton community.

The 84th annual Silverton Pet Parade is Saturday, May 21. Alpacas to cats and dogs to horses begin lining-up on Coolidge Street at 9:30 a.m.

What makes the parade a visual delight is seeing how pets are dressed-up and how kids manage to bring their goldfish, snake, rabbit or chickens to the parade.

The parade begins promptly at 10 a.m. and travels Main Street to First Street, ending at Eugene Field School. Spectators sit side-by-side on the sidewalks, enthusiastically cheering while children dash to snatch candy thrown by parade participants.

A tradition since 1932, the Silverton Kiwanis Club organizes the event. This year’s Grand Marshal is Fire Pup, the Dalmatian who is honorary member of each fire station.

The Silverton High School girls’ basketball team was chosen as honorary grand marshals for winning the 5A state championship.

The Pet Parade is more than a chance for pets to stroll the downtown streets of Silverton. It’s really about joining together as a community and celebrating one another and cherishing the simple, yet magical moments of life.

An event not to be missed.

Visit www.silvertonpetparade.com for more information.

Welcome Message


The Silverton Chamber of Commerce invites you to explore and learn about the medley of treasures we have to share.  Founded in 1854, Silverton is a historic town with stately homes shaded by grand old oak trees nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley. 

Spring, summer, winter or fall, Silverton is a wonderful place with a full complement of amenities and activities.  On any given day you can refresh yourself with a tour of The Oregon Garden, a walk through Silver Falls State Park, an exploration of the wonderful shops and restaurants in downtown Silverton or a visit to nearby farms and vineyards.  Use this website as a guide for what to see and do around town.

With its scenic beauty, rich history, charming downtown and gems of nature – it’s no wonder Silverton is Oregon’s Garden City, the perfect place to grow your dreams!

I look forward to your next visit.

Stacy Palmer, Executive Director

Silverton Named 3rd Safest City In Oregon


Silverton, Oregon has been selected as the #3 city on the list of Oregon's Safest Cities over 9,000 in population.

To be considered for this ranking,  the crime statistics (both property and violent crimes)  of over 300 cities in Oregon are reviewed to determine the safest.  For a complete list of the top 12 log on to: http://www.valuepenguin.com/2015/04/2015-safest-places-oregon-study 

This is a testament to the dedication and professionalism of the Silverton Police Department.  Chief Fossholm and his officers truly live up to the motto: To Serve & Protect.

Please explore this website to plan your next visit to one of Oregon's safest cities.   


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