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Other Special Events Can Benefit When Joining the Rose Festival’s Sanctioned Events Program


The Portland Rose Festival Calendar of Events comprises more than 60 events each year. The Portland Rose Festival produces about 15 of these events — and the others are a part of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation’s Sanctioned Events Program. This program strives to incorporate events that provide a broad base of community involvement and enrichment.

As a Portland Rose Festival Sanctioned Event, your event is certain to get noticed. Sanctioned Events receive widespread publicity in more than 100,000 brochures and programs distributed locally, regionally and nationally by the Portland Rose Festival Foundation — plus exposure at our award-winning and highly-ranked website, and notice via Rose Festival’s Social Media outlets.

Events interested in becoming a Sanctioned Event with the Portland Rose Festival preferably occur in June (Celebration Events) — though there are Prelude events (starting in April and running through May) and Encore Events (taking place in late June and in July). (The Rose Festival is interested year-round in potential sanctioned events applicants — PLEASE feel free to use the current application if you’d like to submit your event for next year.)

Download the Application (below). You can contact Rich Jarvis via phone (503.227.2681) or email ( him at the Rose Festival Foundation for more information.