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Creative Youth Awards

Rose City Sing-Off

The Rose City Sing-Off is the premier a cappella competition for high school-age singers in the Northwest. The Rose City Sing-Off not only provides an exciting opportunity for youth to compete, but also a chance to perform for three professional judges. As part of the experience, each group will get to work one-on-one with the… Read more »

Rose Show

127th Annual Spring Rose Show

Stop and Smell this Year’s Award-Winning Roses! Each year, the Lloyd Center Ice Rink is transformed into a colorful rose garden for the Annual Spring Rose Show, the largest and longest-running rose show in the nation. The exquisite beauty and fragrances of this yearly show emanate from more than 4,000 blooms. Entry is open to… Read more »


Queen’s Coronation

Queen’s Coronation presented by Unitus Community Credit Union Enjoy two of Portland’s favorite traditions for one great price. Directly following the ceremony, watch for the court and the newly crowned 100th Queen, as they ride in the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade! The Rose Festival Queen is chosen from all of the Court members… Read more »

Court Princesses

Rose Festival Court

Honoring Outstanding Young Women The Rose Festival Court is comprised of up to 15 outstanding young women chosen from Portland Metro-area high schools. After their selection in March, Court Members attend after-school and evening orientation meetings during the month of April. Beginning May 5, they travel full-time 5 days a week for 5 weeks, visiting… Read more »

Starlight Parade Marching Band

Band Program

Marching Bands at the Rose Festival 2015 Band Applications Now Available! If you’re planning your band’s schedule for the 2014-2015 school year, now’s the time to consider Rose Festival performance opportunities! We have a great lineup of parades, stages and other opportunities available in 2015, including: CityFair Performances, various dates and times, May 22 –… Read more »

Queen Thelma

Living History

The Search for Thelma Bring your Pennies – Voting has begun! The Rose Festival is looking for a young woman to portray the first elected Rose Festival Queen, Thelma Hollingsworth, to celebrate the centennial of Thelma’s reign during this year’s festival events. In 1914, Thelma Hollingsworth was a 17-year-old clerk in a railroad office when… Read more »

Portland Rose Festival

Treasure Hunt

(Re)Introducing the Rose Festival OREGONLIVE Treasure Hunt! What’s old is new again at the 2014 Portland Rose Festival, and the Treasure Hunt is back with a new contemporary twist. The clues are already written, and the location for the hidden medallion is already determined, but only the clue-writer (who shall remain anonymous) knows where that… Read more »