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Rose Festival Opening Day Celebration is Friday at CityFair

At 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, people are invited to join the Rose Festival Court and festival mascot the Clown Prince (with Clown Corps members) for the annual ribbon-cutting at the main gate of CityFair (located in Waterfront Park in downtown Portland) — where Queen Grace will use the giant scissors and share the fun with Portland Rose Festival President Brett Baker, CEO Jeff Curtis and members of the festival Board and Staff. Everyone will be ready to celebrate the 2017 theme: Brilliant.


Come enjoy the countless fantastic amusement park features, courtesy of Funtastic Traveling Shows. Rides will start running at 5:00 p.m.

And enjoy a FREE concert at the RoZone at the Bob Lanphere’s Bounce house clearance Beaverton Honda Stage! The RoZone gates open at 8:00 p.m. as the One More Time Around Again Marching Band presented by Standard TV & Appliance will play a full concert, followed by Hit Machine. There will be an encore by Hit Machine immediately following the fireworks display.

Our annual fireworks display will begin at 9:45 p.m.

Nothing says celebration like fireworks! Your admission to CityFair will include the fireworks display, plus all additional entertainment. The fireworks show will be choreographed to music.