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Enjoy Entertainment, Food and Rides on the Waterfront

It’s a Bloomin’ Good Time for everyone as the Rose Festival’s waterfront activities kick off on May 22 at 5:00 p.m. for Memorial Day weekend and three consecutive weekends at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park (May 22-May 25, May 28-May 31 and June 3-7, 2015).

Bring 3 to get in FREE! Bring 3 cans of food to Rose Festival CityFair on Wednesday, June 3, for free admission. (Food will be donated to Oregon Food Bank.)

City Fair

Opening Night Fireworks on Friday night, May 22, features a dance party and concert by Hit Machine in the RoZone and a huge fireworks display synchronized to great music. There are TWO brand-new Funtastic rides to try: Rock Star (for the thrill-seekers) and Phoenix Wheel (for the kids). If you’d like to save on admission, get a CityFair Season Pass (the 2015 Rose Festival Souvenir Pin) and wear it to get in any day CityFair is open (pins are available at Fred Meyer stores while supplies last). We’re open all day on Memorial Day, May 25, too – bring the family out for a holiday tradition!

The second weekend of CityFair is jam-packed with music on the Rose City Stage and the Bridgetown stage, along with A Walk on the Wild Side exotic animals, arts and crafts in the Kids Zone, and cool artifacts in the Rose Festival Museum – all FREE with CityFair admission. Grab Portland Brewing Company’s new Rose Festival Brew – Velvet Majesty – or a local cocktail from the Eastside Distilling Lounge and enjoy Rose Festival after dark!

The final weekend of CityFair starts on Wednesday (June 3) with an afternoon of free food and beverage samples for CityFair Sampler (FREE with admission). Fleet Week is a highlight this weekend with ships from the US Navy, US Coast Guard, and Canadian Maritime Forces along the waterfront sea wall, and the amazing all-floral float creations from the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade will line Naito Parkway on Saturday afternoon and Sunday for up-close viewing, punctuating a rosy end to Rose Festival Waterfront activities.

Admission Specials

  • Rose Festival Souvenir Pin is a season pass – $10 at Fred Meyer stores, Rose Garden Store & PRFF Office [While supplies last]
  • Kids 6 and under are always FREE
  • FREE admission for Veterans, Reservists, and Active Military with Valid Military ID (plus one guest) courtesy of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon

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Bridgetown Stage Schedule

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Rose City Stage Schedule

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Community Involvement

Applications for community booths available here.

CityFair Sponsorship

Contact Ariel Kessler or Christie Wong or visit the Sponsorship Page for more information.