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Marching Bands at the Rose Festival

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Rose Festival Noontime Concerts

Portland Rose Festival will host FREE noontime concerts at various locations around Downtown Portland. Enjoy a mid-day concert from visiting and local bands, while previewing some of the bands that will also march in the PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade and the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade.

Informal, fun and flexible, these casual weekday concerts always draw an enthusiastic response. All concerts are from 12:00 noon to 12:45 p.m.

Add some Rose Festival excitement to the workday and catch a performance on your lunch break!

2016 Noontime Concert Schedule [PDF]

2016 Band Applications Closed

If you’re planning your band’s schedule for this year, now’s the time to consider Rose Festival performance opportunities! Our parade application process is now closed, and the Starlight and Grand Floral Parades are full. We have several other performance opportunities still available:

  • CityFair Performances, various dates and times, May 27 – June 12.
  • Downtown Noontime Concerts, weekdays, May 27 – June 10.

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.

Middle School and Junior High Bands

The Portland Rose Festival has a parade just for you! The Fred Meyer Junior Parade, held Wednesday, June 8, 2016, is open to elementary, middle school and junior high bands. For more information about joining the Junior Parade band rotation, email us.