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Plenty to do in the City of Roses

The opening day of the Portland Rose Festival is one of the first signs of summer. People come from far and wide to revel in the variety of culturally rich events happening during the months of May and June. Whether you are craving cotton candy and a spin on the CityFair Ferris wheel, want to dance your cares away at a RoZone Concert, or bask in the sun as amazing, all-floral floats drift through downtown in the Grand Floral Parade, there is an event for festival lovers of any age.

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    8am

  • 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Rose Cup Races

    The Rose Cup Tradition Continues The annual Rose Cup Races, the oldest amateur road-racing event west of the Mississippi River, celebrated 50 years of racing in 2010. This race has been popular with West Coast racing enthusiasts for five decades, attracting more than 400 amateur drivers in more than 25 different classes of modern and… Read more »

    Portland International Raceway
  • 9am

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Rose Festival Drags

    In 2014, the 39th running of the Bi-Mart and Sunbelt Rentals sponsored Rose Festival Drags makes its annual stop at Woodburn Dragstrip. If you want to have the chance to pull your motor home or camper right up next to the fence by the racetrack, call the office today at 503-982-4461 and ask for ‘Reserved… Read more »

    Woodburn Drag Strip
  • 11am

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Frank Hirahara Photo Collection

    Capturing a Generation: Frank Hirahara Photo Collection The Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, a Japanese American museum located in Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood, is proud to open its 25th Anniversary season with its new exhibit, “Capturing a Generation through the Eye of a Lens: The Photographs of Frank C. Hirahara, 1948-54.” On view until June 15… Read more »

    Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center
  • 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    River City Ball

    Amateur Ballroom Competition International & American Style Youth-Adult-Team A full afternoon and evening of U.S.A. Dance (amateur) Competition from newcomer to championship level events.

    USADance Portland Oregon Chp. #1006
  • 1pm

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Rose Festival Art Show

    Juried art show open to all medias and to the public Tuesday – Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm. Art Show uses themes of “Making Memories,” “Roses,” “Portland Scenes” and “Festival Scenes.” Awards presented at Reception June 8.

    Oregon Society of Artists
  • 7pm

  • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Iolanthe”

    Mock’s Crest presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Iolanthe” A theatrical Production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Operetta “Iolanthe. ” Enjoy supper on the lawn 90 minutes before entering the intimate Mago Hunt Theater at University of Portland for the performance. Catered meal service is offered before each performance. Seating is limited to 300 per performance. For ticket… Read more »

    Mago Hunt Theater - University of Portland
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Last Five Years

    An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in love. The title is not only a reference to their relationship, but also a call to the structure of the play itself, with the element of time folding in on itself and echoing the sometimes disorienting quality of love…. Read more »

    Portland Center Stage
  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    LIZZIE

    SAVE $5 with the promo code ROSEFEST A rock-show retelling of the bloody legend of America’s favorite ax-wielding double-murderess and Victorian hometown girl. Lizzie Borden, who has become fodder for jump rope rhymes and TV movies of the week, was a Massachusetts woman who was acquitted in 1892 of the ax murders of her father… Read more »

    Portland Center Stage
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