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STARLIGHT: THE NEXT BIG THING

Starlight Parade and After-Party Highlight Festival’s Second Weekend

CityFair opens Thursday and Friday at 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

PeeDee the PDX Carpet rolls out this weekend at the 2015 Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade (Saturday, May 30, beginning at 8:30 p.m., in downtown Portland), as one of the most celebrated Grand Marshals in Rose Festival history. The Rose Festival’s latest, greatest event, takes it to the river as the Starlight After-Party presented by Lyft opens the gates to the RoZone (from 7:00 p.m. to midnight), featuring headliner Sir Mix-A-Lot on the Beaverton Honda Stage, with special guests Nu Shooz and Crazy 8s.

This year the Starlight Parade sections include: ‘Spirit of the West presented by Spirit Mountain Casino’ featuring northwest community celebrations, including Capital Lakefair, the Astoria Regatta Festival Association, Marysville Strawberry Festival and the Autumn Leaf Festival. ‘Communities in Motion presented by Daimler Trucks North America’ is a tribute to the local volunteers and organizations that provide service and help shape our community every day. The parade concludes with ‘Portlandia presented by CareOregon’ with local flavor provided by Pirates of Portlandia, the zombie apocalypse and The Last Regiment of Syncopated Drummers. Your local Toyota dealers – the Official Auto Sponsor of the Rose Festival Parades.

Extend your parade fun with a casual stroll over to CityFair on the Waterfront. Too far to stroll? Download the Lyft app and use the ROSEFEST promo code to get your first ride free!

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Grab a glow and go! Daimler Trucks North America, (sponsors of the Communities in Motion section of the Starlight Parade) will distribute glow sticks during the parade, that can be used as 2-for-1 admission to the Starlight After-Party. Special illuminated features and entertainment will be highlighted in between acts — it’s the perfect place for post-parade booty shaking!

Join Club RoZone for a special musical weekend at CityFair, with a VIP experience that includes an exclusive viewing area, 2 drink tickets, private bar and restroom facilities. CityFair admission is included and tickets are on sale now: BUY TICKETS

This weekend’s three days of concerts start on Friday May 29, with Rock of the Eighties featuring Berlin, The Smithereens and The Tubes. The Starlight After-Party with Sir Mix-A-Lot keeps the heat up until midnight May 30. And on Sunday, May 31, it’s time to strap up the boots and pull on your best dancing jeans. Starting at 4:00 p.m., it’s the 98.7 The Bull CountryFest taking the Beaverton Honda Stage with Big and Rich, Thompson Square and more. BUY CONCERT TICKETS