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CityFair helps visitors stay cool — Starlight Parade Fans are asked to CHEER at 9:50 P.M. in celebration of our Grand Marshal!

CityFair will provide more than one way to COOL DOWN in the anticipated heat this weekend! Rose Festival is providing refill stations for visitors to use with any EMPTY (only) bottle brought along. [Please Note: No bottles containing liquid are allowed inside the park.] Slide under a mister for a quick and refreshing moment.

Rose Festival goes under the stars for its second weekend with the 40th anniversary of the Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade stepping off at 8:30 p.m., following the colorful and fun Starlight Run kicking off at 7:45 p.m., Saturday June 4. (Please note that Run water will be available at both the Jumpers for sale start and finish areas, but not along the event course.) Celebrating 20-years of clean and green, the Starlight Parade will feature three sections: Spirit of the West presented by Spirit Mountain Casino, Portlandia presented by CareOregon, and Starlight Stars presented by Portland International Film Festival.

Join with the Rose Festival for a Moment of Celebration and give a CHEER at exactly 9:50 p.m., to recognize this year’s Grand Marshal for the 2016 PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade: The Portland Police Bureau. Portland’s Official Festival could not exist without the support and partnership of Portland’s finest! This year, the Starlight parade will turn the focus on the working men and women in blue at 9:50 p.m. With the help of curb side spectators, we’ll thank them for helping keep the streets safe for all parade fans!

More fun is coming to CityFair opening Thursday and Friday at 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. RoZone concerts are in full swing on the Bob Lanphere’s Beaverton Honda Stage this weekend with 105.9 the Brew presenting Chevelle, Friday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m. Then Saturday, June 4, parade fans can cap off the night with the Starlight After-Party featuring beats by Team EZY and Mija until 12:30 a.m. Sunday the cows come home with 98.7 The Bull’s CountryFest starring Easton Corbin and a big line-up of country acts lighting up the RoZone starting at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets for RoZone concerts are on sale now at this website and Ticketmaster outlets.


Rose Festival’s calendar of events fills out the weekend with art, education and performances. Travel to Canby for the 25th Annual Wine & Brew Fest. Take in Gilbert & Sullivan’ s Ruddigore at the University of Portland. Learn the deep history of Oregon at the Archeology Roadshow. Visit the fascinating and intricate floral sculptures of Sogestsu Ikebana. The Conchords Chorale honor Broadway tunes in The Old Church and the Art of the Rose is in abundance with the Rose Festival Art show and the Dragon Boat Art Show on display all month long. Check out the full schedule of EVENTS.