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KGW’s Drew Carney Finds his ‘Inner Clown’

Be sure to watch the Rose Festival’s favorite clown, Angel Ocasio, show one of Portland’s most popular media personalities what it’s like to be part of the festival’s new Character Clown Corps in ‘Out and About with Drew Carney’ this week! Tune in bright and early Wednesday morning, March 26, to catch the antics on… Read more »

Send in The Clowns to Portland’s Biggest Parade

Enrollment is now open for the Portland Rose Festival’s new Character Clown Corps. Workshop dates are April 25-27 at the World Trade Center Portland. Participants who complete the three-day workshop will become members of an artistic clown troupe performing in front of a live audience of more than 500,000 at the Grand Floral Parade. Applications… Read more »

Final Call for Exhibitors!

There are only a few spots remaining. The WaMu Waterfront Village is issuing its final call for exhibitors to secure their space for the 2008 event, May 29 – June 8. Space is limited and going fast. Don’t miss your opportunity to kick off the 2008 summer season at the award-winning WaMu Waterfront Village. Learn… Read more »

Contest Winner!

Have YOU signed up to Join Our Mailing List, yet? Our most recent email to subscribers included a special contest! Congratulations to Kathy Ryland, the winner of our ‘Refer a Friend’ contest! Kathy referred a friend to join the below-linked Rose Festival Friend email list. This automatically entered her to win two tickets to the premiere of… Read more »

Official Rose of the 2008 Portland Rose Festival

This beautiful rose, Dream Come True, perfectly represents the festival’s 2008 theme, Romancing the Rose. A burst of color that won’t fade in the vase, it delivers rich yellow blooms edged in vibrant ruby red, with long stems and vigorous foliage. Winner of the coveted All America Rose Selection award, this rich variety of the queen… Read more »

Rose Festival Employment – Revisited!

The Rose Festival continues to actively recruit for several important staff positions, which now includes the Development Director and Rose Garden Store Manager. We’re also still deciding on our interns for 2008. Learn More

Give a Gift of Support to the Rose Festival

As you’re finishing your holiday shopping and looking ahead to the New Year, don’t forget you can give a year-end gift to the Portland Rose Festival Foundation and help support the Best Community Outreach Program in the World for festivals and events, the Best Educational Program in the World for festivals and events, the Top… Read more »

Court Task Force

The Rose Festival’s Court Task Force is nearing the finish of its four-month study of this popular festival program. As reported earlier, this task force is doing an extensive review of all facets of the Court, including the makeup, demographics and selection process. The festival has conducted surveys of interested parties and stakeholders for the… Read more »

The Grand Floral Parade Gets Even Grander

Thanks to Spirit Mountain Casino and Fred Meyer, the 2008 Grand Floral Parade will be telecast in high definition for the first time in its history! “The Grand Floral Parade is a perfect event for this technology,” said Rose Festival President and former parade chairman, Mark McGirr. “It’s exciting to know the people at home… Read more »

Rose Festival Employment

The Rose Festival is actively recruiting for Inflatable Pub several important staff positions, including a Sponsorship Manager, Development Director, seasonal Events Assistant, Staff Account and severalinterns. Learn More

Become a OMTAAMB Member!

Are you over 18 years old? Do you play an instrument? Or can you dance, twirl or swing a flag in time to music? Would you like to be part of a popular, large marching band? If so, you’ll be Inflatable Wedding Tent happy to know that the One More Time Around Again Marching Band… Read more »

Our Intern Program

We’re looking for a few good men and women — students who are interested Inflatable Party Tent in an unique learning experience with loads of ‘hands on’ fun! Learn More

Best Festival in the World

The International Festivals & Events Association awarded the Rose Festival its highest honor, the Grand Pinnacle Award at its annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia in September. A Century Inflatable Cubic Tent of Celebration, the 2007 Rose Festival, won 30 total industry accolades, including being singled out for the Best Educational Program, Best Community Outreach Program,… Read more »

Rose Festival DVDs

The DVD of the Rose Festival’s first-ever motion picture, ‘From One Rose,’ is now available via this website! The Oregonian’s reviewer Shawn Levy called the movie “a meditation on the intricate ways in which history affects communities and individuals at one and the same time.” A unique narrative rather than a traditional documentary, ‘From One… Read more »