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It’s Time To Apply To Be A Princess!

After successfully unveiling an expanded Court program in 2009, the Portland Rose Festival has begun recruiting applicants for the 2010 Rose Festival Court presented by Pacific Power. Applications are now available on the Rose Festival website. The DEADLINE for submitting applications is December 18, 2009. The internationally recognized scholarship program opened its enrollment to an additional… Read more »

2009 ‘Watch & Win’ Contest Winner Announced!

Dave Holm won the 2009 JetBlue Airways/KeyBank Grand Floral Parade Sweepstakes prize package, which included two round-trip tickets from Portland (Oregon) to Long Beach (California), a four-night stay on the Queen Mary, two first-class passage tickets and a copy of a coffee table history book about the Queen Mary entitled, “The Queen Mary Story.” The… Read more »

You Can Still Win at the Rose Festival!

Two contests are currently open through the July 31, 2009. First, win a travel package to Long Beach, California, with the 2009 JetBlue Airways/KeyBank Grand Floral Parade Sweepstakes! No purchase or transaction necessary to enter or win. Send an email with contact information and the key word tocontest@rosefestival.org to enter. JetBlue knows what today’s consumer wants,… Read more »

Make Vroom for More Rose Festival!

Even though the Waterfront Village is now closed for business until next year, Rose Festival events continue! Coming up is a weekend of exciting auto racing with the Rose Cup Races presented by Temp-Control Mechanical Corp. The races run June 12 – 14 at Portland International Raceway at West Delta Park. It is all about… Read more »

See the Results for the 2009 Rose Festival!

After three parades (the Portland General Electric/SOLV Starlight Parade, Fred Meyer Junior Parade and KeyBank Grand Floral Parade), the Regence Grand Floral Walk, the Queen’s Coronation presented by Pacific Power and MusicFest, the Rose Festival has numerous awards and results to share! See the results of the 2009 Grand Floral Parade: LEARN MORE See the… Read more »

Don’t Miss Another Weekend of Rose Festival Fun!

The Rose Festival excitement continues this weekend, starting with BandFest at PGE Park, Friday night at 7:00 p.m. Learn more Saturday begins with the Queen’s Coronation presented by Pacific Power at the Memorial Coliseum (tickets are still available), where one of the members of the Court of 15 will be crowned the new Rose Festival… Read more »

Walkers Can Still Register for the Regence Grand Floral Walk!

It’s not too late to register to ‘Walk Where Roses Tread’ — walking the same path that will be taken by the same path as our floral floats, marching bands and Rose Festival Princesses — the Grand Floral Parade route! There are two walk options, the full four-mile walk, or a shorter two-mile version. The… Read more »

D.B. Cooper Visits Portland Rose Festival Events

Have you seen a familiar person lurking around Rose Festival events this year? Carrying his briefcase and dragging his parachute behind him, D.B. Cooper decided to drop in — and you never know where you might see him! D.B. was chased through Waterfront Village on Friday night (May 29), during the amazing FREEZE, and was… Read more »

Buy a Sweet Treat and Support the Rose Festival

Paradise Bakery & Café is teaming up with the Portland Rose Festival Foundation. You can help support the Festival by purchasing an official Rose Festival cookie box of chipper cookies for only $2.95. Paradise Bakery & Café will give the Portland Rose Festival Foundation 50% of the proceeds from chipper box sales during the festival… Read more »

KeyBank and Rose Festival Partner in a Pledge to Be Positive

In today’s challenging economic times, it’s important for us as friends, family and community members to stay positive. KeyBank, the title sponsor of the Rose Festival’s cornerstone event, the KeyBank Grand Floral Parade, is joining the festival in urging people to make a pledge to be positive. Go to a local KeyBank branch starting on May… Read more »

Time to Recruit for the New 2009 Rose Festival Video Team!

Is video your ‘thing’ — or would you like it to be? Here’s your chance to join the NEW Rose Festival Video Team! We’re looking for volunteers who include students and amateur filmmakers to help capture the festival in motion. We are looking for individuals or teams to make videos up to three minutes long,… Read more »

MusicFest Starts Off the Rose Festival Event Season

The Portland Rose Festival’s annual MusicFest high school band competition will be held this Saturday, April 18, 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Portland Music Company located at 531 SE Martin Luther King Boulevard. Admission is free to public. Eight finalist bands have been selected to participate in the 2009 MusicFest — the April… Read more »

Five Students Move on to Final Round in Historic Metro Princess Selection

Sixty-two enthusiastic metro area high school students came together today at the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego competing for the position of the fifteenth Rose Festival Princess. As the seven volunteer judges watched, each took the stage and gave a short speech. The 24 girls that made the first cut were asked… Read more »

Rose Festival to Officially Kick-Start Summer

The Portland Rose Festival announced a major update in programming today at a joint press conference in front of the festival’s future home, the McCall’s Restaurant building in Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Beginning this season, the Rose Festival will open one week earlier on Memorial Day weekend, providing three weekends of downtown festivities in and… Read more »