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Rose Festival’s NEW RoZone Brings Big Concerts Back to Portland’s Waterfront Park

CityFair (the Portland Rose Festival’s new waterfront entertainment center) is bringing in a brand new concert series in partnership with Alpha Broadcasting, featuring popular new artists, favorite country music performers and a TV star with some musical Leverage in the Portland scene — all in the NEW RoZone Entertainment Venue. Headlining performers include: Fitz &… Read more »

The Best New Event in the World is Back

The best new event in the world for 2010 is back! The Youth Silent Film Festival, recipient of a gold award from the International Festivals & Events Association, is both a showcase and an educational opportunity for young filmmakers and would-be filmmakers. The top 45 three-minute films submitted will be screened at the historic Hollywood… Read more »

Rose Festival Rocks On

Local and national running enthusiasts are marking their calendars for Sunday, May 20, 2012, when the inaugural Portland Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon hits the streets of the Rose City. Rose Festival CEO Jeff Curtis, along with Commissioner Randy Leonard, Competitor Group, Inc. President Scott Dickey and Travel Portland CEO Jeff Miller, announced a partnership between the… Read more »

GFP Grand Marshal for 2011? Go Ducks!

The Oregon Ducks Football Team will serve as Grand Marshal for this year’s Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade. President Sue Bunday and CEO Jeff Curtis made the announcement in Eugene today, greeting University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere and Athletic Director Rob Mullens — as well as presenting roses to the Duck himself! “Both… Read more »

Clown Around at the Rose Festival

Apply for the Rose Festival Character Clown Corps presented by Amtrak Cascades, and prepare to reveal your inner clown to the world! This popular performing group has become a signature part of Portland’s Official Festival’s annual activities. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 25. (Auditions will be held Saturday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 6.) Once… Read more »

Let’s Go (Back) to the Movies!

After a successful first year as a Rose Festival highlight event, Portland’s crowd-pleasing adult choir, the Conchords Chorale, returns for another trip down the aisle into the magical world of movie music. Fittingly staged at the historic Hollywood Theatre, this year’s sequel will feature popular selections from ‘West Side Story’ and ‘The Sound of Music’… Read more »

A New Partnership Lifts the Rose Festival Spirit

Spirit Mountain Casino and the Portland Rose Festival at a joint appearance (in Grand Ronde, Oregon) announced the formation of a new partnership on January 19. Portland’s premier parade — and the signature event in the Rose Festival celebration — will now be known as ‘The Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade.’ Already well known… Read more »

Employment Opportunity – Account Executive

The Rose Festival is looking for for a full time year-round Account Executive to work with a busy sales team. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 21, 2011 (5:00 p.m.). Learn More

Grand Floral Parade Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets for the 2011 Grand Floral Parade are on sale now! Attendees can enjoy seeing THREE events for the price of one: The Regence Grand Floral Walk, the Queen’s Coronation Presented By Pacific Power and the Grand Floral Parade — all in the comfort of the Memorial Coliseum! Grand Floral Walk Information Queen’s Coronation Information… Read more »