Waterfront Events

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City Fair


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 »



We’re pleased to welcome the Disciple. Takeover back to Rose Festival RoZone for an ALL AGES show on Saturday, June 1, 2019, featuring Modestep (Live), Fox Stevenson (DJ Set), LUMBERJVCK, MVRDA, and Bandlez. Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 day of show (if available). Ticket price includes admission into Rose Festival CityFair on the… Read more »



98.7 The Bull CountryFest 98.7 The Bull is proud to present CountryFest 2019 at the Portland Rose Festival RoZone in Waterfront Park on Sunday, June 2, 2019, featuring LOCASH, Uncle Kracker, and more. Gates open at 2:00 p.m., the show begins at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $28 in advance and $32 day of show (if… Read more »


Roots & Boots

Roots & Boots 90′s Electric Throwdown 98.7 The Bull is proud to bring the Roots & Boots 90′s Electric Throwdown Tour to Rose Festival RoZone on Saturday, June 8, 2019! Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and Collin Raye join forces to present an evening filled with stories and songs as they get back to the roots… Read more »


Let’s Salute!

7:00 p.m. – Gates open 7:50 p.m. – Karra Kaiser 8:00-8:30 p.m. – US Air Force Honor Guard 8:45-9:30 p.m. – Navy Band Northwest CityFair admission is only $8 — the concert is included FREE with CityFair admission! BUY YOUR CITYFAIR ADMISSION NOW: Veterans, reservists and active military receive free admission to CityFair every day,… Read more »


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, May 25 (at 8:00 p.m.). Sir Mix-A-Lot takes the stage at approximately 9:00 p.m. (Gates open at 7:00 p.m.) This concert… Read more »

CityFair Opening Fireworks

Rose Festival Fireworks

Rose Festival Opening Day presented by Xfinity Friday, May 24 Nothing says celebration quite like fireworks — so the Portland Rose Festival will get the festivities started off for 2019 on an awe-inspiring note! Your admission to CityFair will include the fireworks display — choreographed to music — plus additional entertainment. Be there on Friday,… Read more »


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.

Fleet Fire Boat

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 »