Waterfront Events

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Rose Festival Point One Run

The World’s Shortest Half Marathon PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL 13.1 RUN Registration is OPEN for an unique racing experience: The Rose Festival Point One Run! Keeping the running tradition alive, the Portland Rose Festival is introducing the world’s SHORTEST Half Marathon: The Point One Run! Forget about those other 13 miles. We’re focusing on the most… Read more »


Sir Mix-A-Lot

“Baby I’m Back!” Rose Festival RoZone brings back party-starter Sir Mix-A-Lot for a special concert on Saturday, May 28, 2016. After a booty-shaking debut in Waterfront Park for the 2015 Rose Festival Starlight After-Party, Sir Mix-A-Lot returns to the Bob Lanphere’s Beaverton Honda Stage along with special guest Andy Stokes and music by DJ Doc… Read more »

CityFair Opening Fireworks

Opening Night Fireworks

Because nothing says celebration quite like fireworks, the Portland Rose Festival gets the festivities started off on an awe-inspiring note. This year you’re invited to join us for an amazing night of fireworks! Be there on Friday, May 27 for the Opening Night Fireworks presented by Oregonian | OregonLive, the Portland Rose Festival’s kick-off event…. Read more »

City Fair


Always Featuring RoZone CityFair’s outdoor entertainment venue features top local and national acts on the Bob Lanphere’s Beaverton Honda Stage, accessible through the main gate at Yamhill Street on SW Naito Parkway. NOTE: Concerts with national acts require a RoZone Concert ticket. For a list of dates, artists and ticket information, go HERE. (Your RoZone… Read more »


Grand Floral Float Showcase

View the Grand Floral Floats up close If you’d like to have a closer look at this year’s floats, be sure to visit the Grand Floral Float Showcase on SW Naito Parkway, adjacent to CityFair on Saturday, June 6 (3:00 – 10:00 p.m.) and Sunday, June 7 (11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.).


105.9 The Brew presents Chevelle

Rose Festival RoZone will rock as 105.9 The Brew brings Chevelle to the Beaverton Honda Stage on Friday, June 3, 2016. Inspired by the lurching riffs of Helmet and the soft/loud vocal styling of Tool, Chicago-based trio Chevelle’s aggressive, heavy sound is all about mounting tension exploding into raw guitar bursts. Special guests Sick Puppies… Read more »


98.7 The Bull CountryFest

98.7 The Bull is teaming up with the Portland Rose Festival to celebrate CountryFest. 98.7 The Bull CountryFest will take place on Sunday June 5, 2016. Gates at 3:00 p.m., Show begins at 3:30 p.m. at The Portland Rose Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. 98.7 The Bull CountryFest staring Easton Corbin and Granger  Smith… Read more »



KINK H2O Show Appearing at the Bob Lanphere’s Beaverton Honda Stage in Rose Festival RoZone, 101.9 KINK FM is teaming up with the Portland Rose Festival to bring you another fantastic show to the Portland Waterfront. The KINK H2O Show will take place on Saturday, June 11. The show begins at 5:30 p.m., doors open… Read more »

Fleet Fire Boat

Fleet Week

Since the very beginning of the Rose Festival back in 1907, visiting ships and other fleet-related elements (like submarines) have been making their way to Portland’s waterfront. The City of Portland is known to be a favorite port of call for military (and non-military) visitors — and citizens enjoy making these visitors welcome! One of… Read more »


Hit Machine

FREE Concert! Dance to hits from all eras with the legendary Portland-area cover band Hit Machine! Created by Bart Hafeman, the band Hit Machine is a fan favorite for Rose Festival! This four-piece band plays hits from all eras, all in the same set. You’ll want to dance to the beat and sing along with… Read more »

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Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra

FREE Concert! Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra “Symphony Safari” Get up close and personal with violins, cellos and more! The orchestra will perform “Americana” themed music in honor of Memorial Day, and will be set up in a way that allows guests to take a safari and walk among the musicians – a truly unique experience.


Patrick Lamb Band

FREE Concert! Patrick Lamb Band with Lovey James, Nehemiah Booker, The Brown Sisters, and LYFE Dance Co. Dance team Oregon Music Hall of Fame/Billboard Charting Patrick Lamb (#2 US Charting Billboard) brings an all-star cast, including Lovey James (fresh off of being a top 20 contestant on American Idol), regional R&B Favorite Nehemiah Booker, The… Read more »