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Let’s Festival – Rose Festival 2019 Opens This Weekend

Enjoy Fireworks, musicians, and Games at CityFair

Let’s Festival at the 2019 Portland Rose Festival starting today at CityFair at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Opening Day presented by Xfinity starts at 5:00 p.m. with the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony at the Yamhill Street crossing. Doors open at 5:00 followed shortly by the announcement of the Grand Marshal of the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade. This year the Festival will honor people that have made a significant contribution to the three pillars of the Rose Festival: the Court, the Parades and CityFair.

On Friday, May 24, enjoy a FREE concert at the RoZone on the Lanphere Auto Group Stage! The RoZone gates open at 7:30 p.m. where ANDRÉ will play a full concert, followed by Hit Machine, who will also play an encore immediately after the fireworks display.

Be there Friday night for the Rose Festival Fireworks powered by Xfinity at 9:50 p.m.

On Saturday, May 25, Sir Mix-a-Lot will take over the RoZone stage. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. (Free concert with $8 CityFair admission.)

Sunday, May 26, (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.), join the fun at CityFair inside the Widmer Brothers Side Bar with the 2019 CityFair Ukulele Jam. Local ukulele performers will play, and there will be a strum-and-sing-along all during the event. If you bring your ukulele you’ll get in for FREE. If you wear a Hawaiian shirt or muumuu, you have the chance to win cool prizes, like a brand new ukulele!

CityFair is open all day on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 — bring the entire family out for Kids, Clowns and Characters from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., an event featuring the best in children’s entertainment including magic, clowns, bubble shows, face painting, kindie rock music and much more! (Free event with $8 CityFair admission.)

Don’t miss the Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 27.

Tickets to CityFair are available online and you can buy a Rose Festival pin at local Fred Meyer Stores, good for admission anytime during the run of the festival.