Waterfront Events

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City Fair

Attractions

Always Featuring Funtastic Traveling Shows The Pacific Northwest’s biggest, best and family-friendliest carnival, Funtastic features a full array of family fun, including gentle Kiddie Land rides, tried and true family favorites and over-the-top twisters for older, more adventurous thrill seekers. It’s Funtastic — Just Possibly the World’s Best Carnival! PLEASE NOTE: Riders must be 2… Read more »

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CountryFest

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 3, 2018. Gates at 3:00 p.m., Show begins at 4:00 p.m. at The Portland Rose Festival RoZone at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Tickets are $28.00 in advance… Read more »

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DISCIPLE. TAKEOVER

Since its humble beginnings in 2013, the Disciple imprint has quickly earned a spot as one of the dubstep and bass scene’s most promising record labels. Join us on Saturday, May 26, 2018, as Virtual Riot, Barely Alive, Truth and Myro takeover the RoZone Stage! Full concert line-up includes: Virtual Riot Barely Alive Truth Myro… Read more »

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Tribute Fest

105.9 The Brew Tribute Fest Rose Festival RoZone will rock as 105.9 The Brew brings Tribute Fest to the Lanphere Auto Group Stage on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is only $8 (concert is included FREE with CityFair admission)! Appetite for Deception Appetite for Deception is the World’s Most Authentic Guns N’… Read more »

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Sir Mix-A-Lot

“Baby I’m Back!” Sir Mix-A-Lot knows how to get a booty-shaking party going, and he’s been doing just that in the Rose Festival RoZone since 2015! DJ Doc Rock opens the show on Saturday, June 2, 2018 (at 7:00 p.m.) and Sir Mix-A-Lot takes the stage at approximately 8:00 p.m. Admission to CityFair is $8… Read more »

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Opening Night Fireworks

Nothing says celebration quite like fireworks — so the Portland Rose Festival will get the festivities started off for 2018 on an awe-inspiring note! Your admission to CityFair will include the fireworks display, plus additional entertainment. Be there on Friday, May 25, 2018, for the Opening Night Fireworks. The show will be choreographed to music…. Read more »

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Dragon Boat Race

The Rose Festival is proud to host the Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Races, an event that has been bringing an exciting Chinese tradition to Portland for more than two decades, beginning in 1989.

Held on the Willamette River near the Hawthorne Bridge, the races feature exciting four-team heats held every nine minutes. More than 80 different teams – local, national and international – compete in boats graciously provided through the Portland-Kaohsiung Sister City Association.

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Fleet Week

Rose Festival 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… Read more »