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The Insane Fallon Campaign Still Needs YOUR Help!

Don’t forget! The Starlight Parade Committee wants popular comedian and TV host Jimmy Fallon to come to Portland and serve as Grand Marshal. YOU can help by sharing the link to this NEW video with your friends and neighbors. And if you’re at Facebook and Twitter, please Like and follow Jimmy. Don’t forget to put… Read more »

Rose Festival CityFair Sets Headline Acts for OneMain Financial Stage

Portland Rose Festival is teaming up with Alpha Broadcasting for another exciting lineup of popular new artists headlining the RoZone Concert Series in the Festival’s premier outdoor entertainment venue at Rose Festival CityFair on the OneMain Financial Stage. “KINK at the Waterfront” leads off Sunday May 27, with a couple hot new bands recently featured… Read more »

Turn Up the Radio!

Rose Festival has gotten glee-ful about vocal music! The crowd-pleasing adult choir, the Conchords Chorale, is back this year to help celebrate the centennial of that Portland icon, the Royal Rosarians, with a special concert called ‘The Royal Rosarian Radio Show.’ During two concerts at the historic Hollywood Theatre, the Conchords will recount the memorable… Read more »

Insane Fallon Campaign Needs YOUR Help!

The Starlight Parade Committee is determined to convince popular comedian and TV host Jimmy Fallon to come to Portland and serve as its Grand Marshal. Please help this not-quite-lost cause by sharing the link to this video with your friends and neighbors. And if you’re at Facebook and Twitter, please Like and follow Jimmy —… Read more »

Princess Announcements Begin This Week!

On Saturday, February 25, fifty-four students returned to Providence Portland Medical Center for a second round of judging to determine the final 15 princess positions for the 2012 Rose Festival Court. With the two metro positions (east and west) already determined, it’s now up to Portland schools to cast the final vote for their candidates…. Read more »

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon Route is Revealed!

The Portland Rose Festival was pleased to announce the exciting new route of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon on Thursday, January 19, at 6:00 p.m. at Fit Right Northwest Running & Walking (in Northwest Portland) — with a 5K ‘fun run’ to get in the spirit of this exciting new event! 2012 London… Read more »

Festival Announces Exciting New Partnership with FOX 12

The Portland Rose Festival has announced that FOX 12 is becoming “Your Official Rose Festival Station.” The Festival’s major parades will be broadcast live on FOX 12 and PDX TV. The new agreement to carry the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade and the Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade also brings added value to parade fans… Read more »

Princess Submission Deadline!

The last chance to be a candidate for Princess has arrived! The DEADLINE for submitting applications for the 2012 Rose Festival Court is January 6, 2012. All hand-delivered applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 6 (before the office closes). All mailed applications must be postmarked prior to MIDNIGHT on January 6. LEARN… Read more »

Rose Festival Unveils the 2012 Official Rose: Royal Rosarian

For 2012, the official rose has been named to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Rosarians — the Official Greeters and Ambassadors of Goodwill for the City of Portland and the Portland Rose Festival. This classic velvety deep red floribunda comes in clusters of large flowers with excellent disease resistance and is exclusively available… Read more »

The Rose Festival Helps Maintain Portland’s Front Yard

The Portland Rose Festival — the signature event at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park — works year round to help keep its home park clean and healthy for all to enjoy. Waterfront Park is now undergoing the first of two stages of a facelift: Years of heavy use and the buildup of organic material had… Read more »

Grand Floral Parade Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets for the 2012 Grand Floral Parade are on sale now — in time for your holiday shopping! Attendees can enjoy seeing THREE events for the price of one: The Regence Grand Floral Walk, the Queen’s Coronation Presented By Pacific Power and the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade — all in the comfort of… Read more »

Portland Rose Festival Supports Arts For All

The Portland Rose Festival is participating in Arts for All, a program that offers $5 tickets to anyone who receives food stamps (SNAP) and has the Oregon Trail Card. Up to 4 tickets for the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade (Saturday, June 9, 2012) can be purchased through the Arts for All program. These… Read more »

Portland’s Official Festival Named Best In World… Again!

International Festivals & Events Association Gives Rose Festival Highest Honor For the second time in five years Portland’s official festival — the Portland Rose Festival — was awarded the Grand Pinnacle as the top festival in 2011 at the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards convention in Dallas, Texas on Monday October 3. (The Portland Rose… Read more »

Bouquet of Events Tops Off the Rose Festival Season

The Portland Rose Festival goes regional for its final summer-time fling with cultural music, food, bike racing and entertainment stretching from Salem, Oregon to Vancouver, Washington. Multi-cultural entertainment and tasty food highlight this weekend with the World Beat Festival in Salem and the Good in the Neighborhood Festival in Northeast Portland, and Vancouver’s Recycled Arts… Read more »

Alaska Airlines Watch & Win Sweepstakes Begins June 11

Want to win a 5-night first-class vacation for two to Hawaii? You can join us inside the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on the parade route, or tune in on TV this Saturday (June 11) at 10:00 a.m. to the live telecast of the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade on KGW Newschannel 8 — or see… Read more »

Preview of the 2025 Academy Awards

For a look at the winners of the Youth Silent Film Festival, get your tickets to the screening of the award-winning ‘From One Rose’ and see the work of four exciting young filmmakers on the big screen at the historic Hollywood Theatre. The top three films from the May festival are: “Memories” by Julia Reihs… Read more »

CityFair Excitement, eBay Fun, Cool Texting Opportunities and More!

CityFair is CLOSED Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (June 6, 7 & 8), reopening on Thursday (June 9) for a BIG weekend of fun, through Sunday (June 12). Come down to RoZone for free entertainment — or to see Craig Morgan in concert Saturday night (June 11). And don’t miss the Happy Hour specials at CityFair on Thursday… Read more »