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Rock the Block included a colorful parade full of children, parents and community volunteers. Rock the Block attracted thousands of people to Plaza Del Sol in Rockwood over the weekend. On Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, the celebration was hosted by social service organizations, government agencies, schools, residents and area businesses. In addition to a plethora of free food, there was live music, entertainment, a kids' parade, basketball, dancing and much more.


Below is a photo gallery taken on Saturday, May 30.

OUTLOOK PHOTOS BY JOSH KULLA

Shannon Poole of Pathfinders of Oregon leads the Rock the Block Parade Saturday, May 30, at Plaza Del Sol in Rockwood.

Gresham native Andy Ketch rocks out with his band at Rock the Block on Saturday, May 30.

Rojo the llama, center, works with Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas and has even appeared on a National Geographic television special.

Shannon Poole of Pathfinders of Oregon leads the Rock the Block parade.

Juan Carlos Molina, a student at H.B. Lee Middle School, spins the prize wheel at the Rockwood Interculture Student Experience, or RISE, booth at Rock the Block.

Portland Fire Bureau Captain Eric Byrne hands a badge to Gresham resident Sofi Carver at Rock the Block.

Gresham residents Sofia Simmons, 7, and her brother, Maxwell, 5, enjoy Rock the Block.

Pastor Benny Moore of Consumed By The Harvest Ministries (blue volunteer shirt at right) and Ricky Hall (blue shirt, center) hand out t-shirts celebrating the Maurice Lucas Foundation at Rock the Block.

Members of El Programa Hispano, an initiative of the Catholic Charities of Portland, march in the Rock the Block parade.

Members of World Champion Taekwondo take part in the Rock the Block parade.

Children meet Smokey, a therapy llama with Mountain Peaks Therapy Llamas and Alpacas.

A long line forms for lunch at Rock the Block.

Kids take part in the Rock the Block parade Saturday, May 30, at Plaza Del Sol in Rockwood.

Drummers take part in the Rock the Block parade.

Perfect weather greeted visitors to Rock the Block Saturday, allowing for comfortable browsing of the dozens of booths full of arts and crafts, food and other attractions.

Members of the Rosewood Initiative take part in the Rock the Block parade.

A young girl enjoys her balloon creation at Rock the Block.

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