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Rose Festival CityFair on the Waterfront

City Fair

Enjoy Entertainment, Food and Rides on the Waterfront

Rose Festival’s waterfront activities kick off on May 25 at 5:00 p.m. for Memorial Day weekend and three consecutive weekends at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park (May 25-May 28, June 1-3 and June 8-10, 2018).

Opening Weekend

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Opening Night Fireworks on Friday night, May 25, features a dance party in the RoZone and a huge fireworks display synchronized to great music. If you’d like to save on admission, get a CityFair Season Pass (the 2018 Rose Festival Souvenir Pin) and wear it to get in any day CityFair is open.

CLICK HERE for pin purchase locations.

We’re open all day on Memorial Day, May 28, too –- bring the family out for a holiday tradition!

Second Weekend

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The second weekend of CityFair is jam-packed with music on the Rose City Stage and the Bridgetown stage, along with A Walk on the Wild Side exotic animals, arts and crafts in the Kids Zone, and cool artifacts in the Rose Festival Museum – all FREE with CityFair admission. Grab Portland Brewing Company’s Rose Festival Brew or a local cocktail from the Eastside Distilling Lounge and enjoy Rose Festival after dark!

Final Weekend

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The final weekend of CityFair starts on Friday (June 9). Fleet Week is a highlight this weekend with ships from the US Navy, US Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy along the waterfront sea wall, and the amazing all-floral float creations from the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade will line Naito Parkway on Saturday afternoon and Sunday for up-close viewing, punctuating a rosy end to Rose Festival Waterfront activities.

Admission Specials

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  • The Rose Festival 2018 Souvenir Pin is a season pass — the pin is $10 at Fred Meyer stores, the Rose Garden Store, select Duck Stores, select Bank of the West locations and the Portland Rose Festival Foundation Office (in the Rose Building) [while supplies last]
  • Kids 10 and under are always FREE
  • FREE admission for Veterans, Reservists, and Active Military with Valid Military ID (plus one guest,) thanks to First Student
  • Dates to be announced — go to any Portland, Vancouver, and surrounding area Subway Restaurant and get a CityFair 2-for-1 admission coupon on your Smart Receipt with any purchase!
  • Fridays FREE before 5:00 p.m. — gate admission is free from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday June 1 and June 8, 2018

Get more information about TICKETS!

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Jim Neill Memorial Museum at CityFair

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Each year at CityFair, the Rose Festival Foundation displays treasures from the archives to the public.

The Jim Neill Memorial Museum was named in honor of Jim Neill, who was a long time Director of the Rose Festival Foundation and avid collector of Rose Festival memorabilia. We are delighted to be displaying pieces donated by Jim Neill’s family and the law firm where he worked, Davis Wright Tremaine, presently on display at the Rose Festival offices on Naito Parkway.

Kids Zone Reading Corner

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Get entertained and inspired by the Dragon Theater Puppets & Princesses presenting puppet shows, magic shows and story times featuring famous movie characters. Dates and times TBA.

Kids Zone Reading Schedule

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Stage Schedules

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Rose City Stage Schedule

2017 Rose City Stage Schedule [PDF]

Jest In Time Stage Schedule

2017 Jest In Time Stage Schedule [PDF]

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Community Involvement

Application for community booths.

2018 CityFair Community Booth Application [PDF]


2018 CityFair Food Vendor Application [PDF]

2018 CityFair Exhibitor Application [PDF]

2018 CityFair Makers’ Market Application [PDF]
(The NEW Makers’ Market program allows for small business owners and crafters to sell their unique products to our diverse CityFair population.)

2018 Volunteer Performer Application [PDF]

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Partnership Opportunities

If your company falls within one of these categories : Automotive, Beverage, Casino, Communication, Credit Card, Financial Institutions, Home Improvement, Hot Tubs & Spas, Hotel Industry, Insurance, Medical Facilities, Mobile Tours, Retail Stores, Technology, or United States Military — please contact our Sponsorship Department at 503.227.2681 for partnership opportunities.

CityFair Sponsorship

Contact Christie Wong, or visit the Sponsorship Page for more information.