The 2014 Portland Rose Festival Starts
This Coming Memorial Day Weekend
Concerts, a carnival and fireworks fill the four-day opening weekend, as the Portland Rose Festival cuts the ribbon to the 2014 season at CityFair! Rose Festival CityFair opens this Friday at 5:00 p.m. (May 23), with Princesses and Clowns welcoming visitors to three performance stages, unique food vendors, Funtastic Traveling Shows and Opening Night Fireworks presented by Pacific Power. The RoZone Concert Series presented on the OneMain Financial Stage, features 101.9 KINK on the Waterfront, with headliners Vintage Trouble (Saturday, May 24), and Capital Cities (Sunday, May 25).
Join the Portland Rose Festival on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, as we come together to honor and recognize the United States Armed Forces at the OneMain Financial Stage, with live music and a Hero’s Picnic! Add your own special note of thanks to the living Regence Tribute Tree, then grab a hot dog and join in the fun starting at 2:00 p.m. in the RoZone. A moment of Remembrance will occur at 3:00 p.m., followed by an afternoon of music with 98.7 The Bull. Veterans, reservists, active military and one guest are free thanks to Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS at Rose Festival CityFair
Come down to the Yamhill gate of CityFair just before 5:00 p.m. for our Opening Ceremony (near the RoZone).
Friday Night Surprise
Join us at 7:45 p.m. for a very special surprise at CityFair. You have to be there to experience it!
Opening Night Fireworks presented by Pacific Power
Attend a free concert at 8:00 p.m., featuring Hit Machine, on the OneMain Financial Stage — plus a world class fireworks show (choreographed to music broadcast live on 101.9 KINK) at 10:00 p.m.
NEW! Rose Festival Museum
Get a rare look at the Rose Festival Queen’s Crown in this special public appearance. Limited viewing for three weekends on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., plus Memorial Day (Monday, May 26).
NEW! Kids Zone
Family members of all ages are welcome to join in interactive arts and crafts.
NEW! Butterfly Adventures
Available at CityFair from May 23 to May 26 (ONLY). Interact with hundreds of beautiful free-flying butterflies at the Butterfly Discovery Center.
NEW! Crafters Corner
Browse over unique hand-made products from select artisans as they create beautiful art in front of your eyes.
Rose City Stage & Rogue Brew Pub
Listen to some of Portland’s best indie artists and cover bands while enjoying a refreshing Rose Festival Ale.
This stage showcases our community’s diverse heritages, cultural traditions and playful acts for children.
Funtastic Traveling Shows
Funtastic features a variety of carnival fun, with family favorites and over-the-top twisters.
The Rozone Concert Series
presented on the OneMain Concert Stage
Saturday (May 24)
5:30 p.m. – doors open
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. – Vicci Martinez
7:45 – 8:30 p.m. – Marc Broussard
9:00 – 10:15 p.m. – Vintage Trouble
Sunday (May 25)
5:30 p.m. – doors open
6:30 – 7:15 p.m. – Valerie June
7:45 – 8:30 p.m. – Scars on 45
9:00 – 10:00 – Capital Cities
Memorial Day (May 26)
CityFair gates open at 11:00 a.m.
RoZone Gates open at 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. (until it’s gone) – Hero’s Picnic (free hot dog picnic lunch for the first 2,500 people)
3:00 p.m. – National Moment of Remembrance (moment of silence)
3:02 – Memorial Day Ceremony
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. – Briana Lee
4:30 – 5:45 p.m. – Celebrate Freedom
6:15 – 7:00 p.m. – Jackson Michelson
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Breaking Midnight
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Kurt Van Meter Band
[concert line-up courtesy of 98.7 The Bull]