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Marching Bands at the Rose Festival

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Thank you to all the marching bands that participated in the 2018 Portland Rose Festival!

2019 Band Applications Now Available!

If you’re planning your band’s schedule for the 2018-2019 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 2019, including:

  • CityFair Performances, various dates and times, May 24-June 9.
  • Starlight Parade, Saturday, June 1, 8:30 p.m.
  • Downtown Noontime Concerts, weekdays, May 27-June 7.
  • Grand Floral Parade, Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m.

Local/Regional Band Application
2019 Local-Regional Band Application [PDF]

Applications for 2019 events from local and regional bands are due November 14, 2018.
Invitations will be issued after Winter Break.

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Welcome Guest Bands!

The Portland Rose Festival welcomes appearances from out-of-town bands at all our events! If your band is planning a tour, we encourage you to consider the Portland Rose Festival as an exciting performance destination.

A tour during the Portland Rose Festival can include:

  • Multiple performance opportunities during each festival weekend.
  • Assistance from a local volunteer band host to help you plan your trip.
  • Fun festival opportunities to add an element of play to your tour.
  • Easy access to attractions such as the Oregon Coast, Multnomah Falls and Mt. Hood.

The Portland Rose Festival does not charge a fee to participate in our events, but we do have an application process. Guest Band applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply early so we can help you plan your trip in advance. For more information about our Band Program, email us:

Guest Band Application
2019 Guest Band Application [PDF]

Applications for 2019 events from guest bands are due November 14, 2018.
Invitations will be issued after Winter Break.

Elementary, Middle School and Junior High Bands

The Portland Rose Festival has a parade just for you! The Fred Meyer Junior Parade, held Wednesday, June 5, 2019, is open to elementary, middle school and junior high bands. NEW in 2019: Band eligibility is based on a 3 year rotation schedule. The rotation schedule is available below.

Elementary, Middle School and Junior High Band Participation Form
2019 Participation Form [PDF]
3 Year Rotation Schedule [PDF]

For more information about joining the Junior Parade band rotation, please download a participation form [see above] and turn it in by November 14, 2018, or email us: