News

rose outline
rose outline

Brilliant Weekend Caps Rose Festival Season

Several Festival Sanctioned Events Make for a Busy Three Days of Summer

It’s a BRILLIANT event hopping weekend in Portland, as Rose Festival Sanctioned Events open, giving local event junkies three days of outstanding outside fun! Friday, get up before dawn, and catch the Tigard Festival of Balloons launch. Then scoot over to Oregon City, and take in Oregon history at the Oregon City Heritage Days celebration. Saturday, cruise out to Swan Island for a big rig truck driving contest, then cross the river for a festival of recycled art in Vancouver. At lunch-time, stop by and visit with your neighbors at Good in the Hood Multicultural Festival, and then wrap up your weekend with a relaxing Sunday morning at the Royal Rosarians Milk Carton Boat Race at the Westmoreland Park Casting Pond.

Rose Festival’s Brilliant Sanctioned Events Weekend:

Getting out of town this weekend? Stop over at Rockaway Beach for the Chamber’s Annual Pirate and Costume Festival. Get ready to have your Swash Buckled and your Arrrr tested, as the Pirates take the beach.

Friday 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ocean’s Edge Wayside, 103 1st Street, Rockaway, Oregon – rockawaybeach.net

Experience the Festival of Balloons in Tigard, with the large colorful hot-air balloons at Cook Park. Food Vendors and Funtastic Traveling Shows provide the extra ambiance for three days.

Friday 5:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Saturday 5:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sunday 5:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cook Park, 17005 SW 92nd Avenue, Tigard, Oregon – tigardballoons.org

Good in the Hood Multicultural Festival pulls the neighbors together, with good food and entertainment and one of the best summer community parades in Portland on Saturday morning.

Friday 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 12 noon – 10:00 p.m., Sunday 12 noon – 8:00 p.m.
Lillis – Albina Park, N. Flint & Russell Streets, Portland, Oregon – goodnthehood.org

Oregon City Heritage Days celebrates how it all began with open house tours of Oregon’s most storied historical community.

Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Various locations, Oregon City, Oregon – RoseFestival.org

2017 Oregon Truck Driving Championships showcases the amazing skills of the men and women truckers, as they bring the big rigs off the highways and on to the timed course for prizes and a shot at the nationals in August. Food and Raffle drawings add to the event.

Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
FED EX Ground Facility, 6447 N. Cutter Circle, Swan Island, Portland, Oregon – ortrucking.org/events

Is it trash or is it art? Find out at the 12th Annual Recycled Arts Festival in Vancouver, as the “most eco-conscious festival of the year gives new life to items that were landfill-bound.” Education, good food and main stage entertainment, highlight two days.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Esther Short Park, 301 West 8th Street, Vancouver Washington – recycledartsfestival.com

Royal Rosarians Milk Carton Boat Race presented by the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council wraps up the weekend with a family fun race to see who can cross the Westmoreland Casting Pond first on a milk carton or two. The event is free to register and free to watch.

Sunday registration 9:30 a.m., Race and Awards 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Westmoreland Park, SE McLoughlin Blvd and Bybee BLVD – royalrosarians.com/page/milk-carton-boat-race

Other long-running Sanctioned Events still active on the calendar include: Mock’s Crest productions Pirate of Penzance (tickets 503.943.7287), Portland Society of Calligraphy side-walk display at the Portland Justice Center, Rose Festival Art Show at Oregon Society of Artist and Dragon Boat Art show at Portland5.