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Bouquet of Events Tops Off the Rose Festival Season

The Portland Rose Festival goes regional for its final summer-time fling with cultural music, food, bike racing and entertainment stretching from Salem, Oregon to Vancouver, Washington. Multi-cultural entertainment and tasty food highlight this weekend with the World Beat Festival in Salem and the Good in the Neighborhood Festival in Northeast Portland, and Vancouver’s Recycled Arts Festival feeds the imagination by showing how to turn unwanted items into art.

The Royal Rosarians 73rd Annual Rose Garden Contest announces this year’s winners in a ceremony at Washington Park International Test Garden, Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. and summer festival time comes full circle next weekend with the Swan Island Rose Festival Criterium taking to the streets in the north Portland industrial neighborhood Saturday, July 2.

Fund raising events will wrap up the festival season this fall with the annual Rose Festival Golf Tournament, “Heroism is Par for the Course,” (supporting the David Campbell Memorial Fund and the Portland Rose Festival Foundation) on Friday, September 30 — and the Roses on Broadway Dinner & Auction at the Hilton Portland Grand Ballroom on Friday, October 14. Registration is open and tickets are available for both events.

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Portland Rose Festival End of Season Calendar of Events

NOW through SEPTEMBER 4
Pedal to the Metal
Oregon History Museum

JUNE 23 – 26
Mock’s Crest Productions presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Yeoman of the Guard”
Mago Hunt Theater, University of Portland

JUNE 24
America, the Beautiful Concert
Skyview High School
Vancouver, Washington

JUNE 24 – 26
Good in the Neighborhood Multicultural Music & Food Festival
King School Park

JUNE 25 – 26
World Beat Festival
Salem Riverfront Park

JUNE 25 – 26
Recycled Arts Festival
Esther Short Park
Vancouver, Washington

JUNE 28
Royal Rosarians 73rd Rose Garden Contest Awards Ceremony
Washington Park International Rose Test Garden

JULY 2
Swan Island Rose Festival Criterium
Swan Island, Portland

SEPTEMBER 30
Rose Festival Golf Tournament
Great Blue Course, Heron Lakes Golf Club

OCTOBER 14
Portland Rose Festival Foundation
Dinner & Auction presented by the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
Grand Ballroom at Hilton Portland