2020 Rose Festival Postponed
The health of our community and our friends around the world is the most important thing. We have postponed BUT NOT CANCELLED the 2020 Rose Festival. We’re HOPEFUL that eventually we’ll all come out the other side of this pandemic, healthy and happy — and ready to celebrate together! Please sign up for our eNewsletter and follow us at Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter — and here at our website — for information — and some interesting things to keep us all happy together! THANKS!
Starlight Run – Better Start Time,
Better Start Location
Be there on Saturday, May 30!
3.1 miles of fun to take over downtown Portland on May 30, 2020
Portland’s most popular fun run, the Starlight Run, is at a better start time, at a better start and finish location on Naito Parkway at Waterfront Park next to Rose Festival’s CityFair!
Check out these run maps!
Map One [PDF]
Map Two [PDF]
The wacky warm-up act for the Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade is starting and finishing on Naito Parkway at the Rose Festival’s CityFair.
The 42st Annual Starlight Run will start at 7:00 p.m. The traditional costume contest will be held at 5:45. The Run will start near Morrison Street at Naito, go north, then turn up SW Harvey Milk Street (formerly Stark Street) and join the Starlight Parade route at 4th AVE. Runners will follow the parade route up to 14th AVE where they will loop around Lincoln High School and race down to Burnside, then to 4th Ave and back to SW Harvey Milk Street returning to Naito Parkway. All runners will get a medal and enjoy free access to CityFair following the race.
Everyone who registers for the Starlight Run will receive a coupon attached to his or her bib number for a meal at local area Old Spaghetti Factory restaurants. Restrictions may apply.
PLEASE NOTE: This year the costume contest will be held at 5:45. Start planning your winning costume now! Top prizes TBA for the individual adult category. The theme of the 2020 Portland Rose Festival is 2020 Rose Vision
A special edition Starlight Run t-shirt is available in limited quantities. Please order early if you would like a t-shirt!