Waterfront Events

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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 nights of fireworks! Be there on Friday, May 23 for the Opening Night RoZone Fireworks Experience presented by Pacific Power, the Portland Rose Festival’s kick-off… Read more »

RoZone Concert Series

101.9 KINK on the Waterfront

2014 Headliner: Vintage Trouble Save $5 and see Capital Cities too by purchasing a 2-Day Ticket! Vintage Trouble formed in 2010 out of the ashes of a few other bands, when Ty Taylor (vocal) and Nalle Colt (guitar) teamed up with drummer Richard Danielson and bassist Rick Barrio Dill. They entered The Bomb Shelter Studio,… Read more »


101.9 KINK on the Waterfront

2014 Headliner: Capital Cities Save $5 and see Vintage Trouble too by purchasing a 2-Day Ticket! Los Angeles duo of composers Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian initially met on craigslist in 2008 and worked as jingle writers until they formed the indie electro band Capital Cities in 2010. They released an EP independently in 2011… Read more »

Justin Moore at the RoZone

98.7 The Bull CountryFest

2014 Headliners: Clay Walker and Justin Moore Clay Walker first topped the Billboard country singles chart in 1993 with “What’s It to You” and followed with his second consecutive No. 1 hit, “Live Until I Die.” Since then he’s placed 31 titles on Billboard’s singles chart including such additional chart toppers as “Dreaming with my… Read more »


Live 95.5 Summer Splash

2013 Featured Artists: Sean Kingston Sean Kingston’s most recent album, “Back 2 Life” fuses reggae, hip-hop, R&B, and electro to create melody-soaked pop much like his 2007 self-titled debut (featuring the double-platinum breakout hit “Beautiful Girls”) and 2009′s Tomorrow (featuring the smash singles “Fire Burning” and “Face Drop”). Don’t miss it as Sean Kingston burns… Read more »


Dragon Boat Race

A Waterfront Tradition for 25 Years and Counting The Rose Festival is proud to host the Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race, an event that has been bringing an exciting Chinese tradition to Portland for more than 25 years. Held on the Willamette River near the Hawthorne Bridge, the races feature exciting four-team heats held… Read more »

City Fair


Enjoy Entertainment, Food and Rides on the Waterfront Portland’s waterfront comes alive with fun and festivities during the Rose Festival CityFair, part of Portland’s Official Festival. This amazing metropolitan fair is open for three full weekends (starting Memorial Day weekend) in Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park downtown. Fair-goers can enjoy exciting midway rides, live music… Read more »

Portland Rose Festival


Always Featuring RoZone CityFair’s outdoor entertainment venue, featuring national acts on the OneMain Financial Stage is accessible through the main gate at Yamhill ST on SW Naito Parkway. Admission to CityFair is included in your purchase of a RoZone Concert ticket. The 2014 concert series will be announced soon. Come see what all the buzz… 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 7 (3:00 – 10:00 p.m.) and Sunday, June 8 (11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).

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 »