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Clown Around at the Rose Festival

Apply for the Rose Festival Character Clown Corps presented by Amtrak Cascades, and prepare to reveal your inner clown to the world! This popular performing group has become a signature part of Portland’s Official Festival’s annual activities. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 25. (Auditions will be held Saturday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 6.) Once… Read more »

Let’s Go (Back) to the Movies!

After a successful first year as a Rose Festival highlight event, Portland’s crowd-pleasing adult choir, the Conchords Chorale, returns for another trip down the aisle into the magical world of movie music. Fittingly staged at the historic Hollywood Theatre, this year’s sequel will feature popular selections from ‘West Side Story’ and ‘The Sound of Music’… Read more »

A New Partnership Lifts the Rose Festival Spirit

Spirit Mountain Casino and the Portland Rose Festival at a joint appearance (in Grand Ronde, Oregon) announced the formation of a new partnership on January 19. Portland’s premier parade — and the signature event in the Rose Festival celebration — will now be known as ‘The Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade.’ Already well known… Read more »

Employment Opportunity – Account Executive

The Rose Festival is looking for for a full time year-round Account Executive to work with a busy sales team. The deadline for applications is Friday, January 21, 2011 (5:00 p.m.). Learn More

Grand Floral Parade Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets for the 2011 Grand Floral Parade are on sale now! 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 Grand Floral Parade — all in the comfort of the Memorial Coliseum! Grand Floral Walk Information Queen’s Coronation Information… Read more »

Rose Festival’s Social Media Contest is in Full Swing!

Take the time to newly Like the Rose Festival at Facebook, for a chance at prizes which include: (Monday, December 13) A pair of Grand Floral Parade (and Coronation) tickets (in the Memorial Coliseum), (Monday, December 20) a Bowling Party for six at Grand Central Bowling Lounge and (Monday, December 27) a one night stay at the… Read more »

Princess Submission Deadline!

The last chance to be a candidate for Princess has arrived! The DEADLINE for submitting applications for the 2011 Rose Festival Court is December 15, 2010. All hand-delivered applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on December 15 (before the office closes). All mailed applications must be postmarked prior to MIDNIGHT on December 15. LEARN… Read more »

Rose Festival Unveils The 2011 Signature Rose: Sweet Spotlight!

Following its 2011 theme Carnival of Roses, the Portland Rose Festival unveiled the newest offering from its popular line of annual official roses: Sweet Spotlight. The Rose Festival has been doing its part to keep the City of Roses blooming for more than 100 years. In partnership with Dennis’ 7 Dees Garden Centers, the festival… Read more »

Grand Floral Parade Tickets on Sale in Time for the Holidays!

Tickets for the 2011 Grand Floral Parade start Sunday, November 28! 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 Grand Floral Parade — all in the comfort of the Memorial Coliseum! Grand Floral Walk Information Queen’s Coronation Information… Read more »

Local Events Benefit When Joining the Rose Festival’s Sanctioned Events Program

Local events receive extensive recognition when they join forces with the Portland Rose Festival, Portland’s Official Festival and one of the world’s most award-winning festivals. The Rose Festival Sanctioned Events Program was named one of the top three Community Outreach Programs in the World for 2010 (byIFEA). Sanctioned event partners receive numberous benefits, which include… Read more »

The Rose Festival Announces New Leadership and the 2011 Theme

Nearly 20 years ago, Sue Bunday’s dad encouraged her to get her kids involved with the Rose Festival’s Junior Parade. She ended up taking nearly 75 Cub Scouts and Bluebirds to the parade and being recruited as a Rose Festival volunteer. Today Sue’s positive get-it-done attitude and increased skills at organizing kids of all ages… Read more »

The Rose Building Added to the National Register of Historic Places

In March of 2010, the Portland Rose Festival Foundation moved into the historic John Yeon Building (located in Tom McCall Waterfront Park), now unofficially dubbed as the ‘Rose Building.’ Nearly two years of work by a large group of people went into the planning and implementation of the restoration of the building, which had been… Read more »

Rose Festival Court Becomes Even More Inclusive

4A Schools Added to Eligibility List Applications are out and recruiting is underway for the 2011 Portland Rose Festival Court Program presented by Pacific Power. After successfully unveiling its expanded Court program in 2009 to accept metro area schools, the Rose Festival is again loosening its eligibility requirements to allow students from metro area 4A… Read more »

2010 Pinnacle Awards Includes Gold for the Youth Silent Film Festival

In its debut year the with Portland Rose Festival, the Youth Silent Film Festival (featured in June at the Hollywood Theatre), was named the Best New Event in the world by the International Festival and Events Association. The announcement took place during IFEA’s 55th Annual Convention & Expo in St. Louis, Missouri on Wednesday, September 15, 2010…. Read more »

Buy Your Vegas Rose Auction Tickets Today!

Join us at the Rose Festival’s annual major fundraising dinner and auction, Vegas Rose! On Friday, October 15, catch a glimpse of vintage Las Vegas right here at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. In true Vegas style, there will be lots of delicious food and beverages, as well as chances to win fabulous auction items…. Read more »

Winner of ‘Watch and Win’ is Wowed by Winning

Rose Festival Contestant Wins Disneyland® Dream Trip Kimberly Wagner Sabang of NE Portland has won an evening’s stay in one of the most special places in the entire Disneyland® Resort, the Disneyland® Dream Suite. Ms. Sabang entered the 2010 Alaska Airlines Watch and Win Sweepstakes during the Grand Floral Parade Saturday, June 12, 2010. She… Read more »

More 2010 Festival Encore Events Still to Come!

Though the 2010 Rose Festival Celebration Events have ended, there are a number of Encore Events happening that you’ll want to check out! These include Good in the Neighborhood Multi-Cultural Food and Music Festival, Mock’s Crest Production Presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado,” World Beat Festival (in Riverfront Park in Salem, Oregon), the Royal Rosarians 73rd Rose Garden Contest Awards Ceremony… Read more »