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 night of fireworks! Be there on Friday, May 22 for the Opening Night Fireworks, the Portland Rose Festival’s kick-off event. The fireworks will be choreographed… Read more »


Dragon Boat Race

A Waterfront Tradition for 26 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 26 years. Held on the Willamette River near the Hawthorne Bridge, the races feature exciting four-team heats held… Read more »

Portland Rose Festival


Always Featuring RoZone CityFair’s outdoor entertainment venue, featuring national acts on the Beaverton Honda 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. Visit the RoZone page for concert lineups and ticket information. Come see what all… 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 »

City Fair


Enjoy Entertainment, Food and Rides on the Waterfront Attention Food Vendors and City Fair Exhibitors CityFair Food Vendor Applications are now available for 2016 here CityFair Exhibitor Applications are now available for 2016 here It’s Excessive Celebration for everyone as the Rose Festival’s waterfront activities kick off on May 27 at 5:00 p.m. for Memorial… 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.).


CityFair Tickets Online

BUY TICKETS FOR CITYFAIR ONLINE! 2015 CityFair is OPEN: May 22-25, 2015 May 28-31, 2015 June 3-7, 2015 Location: Tom McCall Waterfront Park SW Naito Parkway DOWNTOWN Portland OR Dates and Times: May 22: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. May 23-25: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. May 28-29: 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. May 30-31:… Read more »