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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 dates are to be determined at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park, in downtown Portland.

Dates to be determined
Gates open at:
Fair CLOSES at
Location Waterfront Park
Admission $10 for ages 7 and over; $15 for Season Pass pin

Opening Weekend

Weekend Theme: Weird Wonderland

Opening Day
Rose Festival Opening Day presented by Xfinity
Date and time to be determined
Nothing says celebration quite like fireworks — so the Portland Rose Festival will get the festivities started off for 2020 on an awe-inspiring note! Your admission to CityFair will include the fireworks display — choreographed to music — plus additional entertainment.
Be there for the Rose Festival Fireworks powered by Xfinity, date and time to be determined.
And enjoy a FREE concert at the RoZone on the Beaverton Honda Stage! The RoZone gates open time to be determined.

2020 CityFair Ukulele Jam
Date and time to be determined
Join the fun at CityFair (located at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, in downtown Portland, Oregon). There will be lots of fun ukulele activities, including a performance by a local ukulele artist. Bring your ukulele for a sing-along. Then, stick around for a club to club match-up to see which group will take the prestigious “Golden Ukulele.”
Wear a Hawaiian shirt or muumuu and you’ll have a chance to win some cool prizes!

2020 Kids, Clowns and Characters
Date and time to be determined
Bring the entire family out for Kids, Clowns and Characters for an event featuring the best in children’s entertainment including magic, clowns, bubble shows, face painting, kindie rock music and much more! (Free event with CityFair admission.)

Second Weekend

Weekend Theme: 80′s Action

The second weekend of CityFair is jam-packed with music on the Rose City Stage, performing arts on the Artslandia stage, crafts and puppet shows in the Kids Zone, and cool artifacts in the Rose Festival Museum – all FREE with CityFair admission. The Game On Arcade is open all day for kiddos and all night for adults. Grab a drink at the San Juan Seltzery or a local cocktail from the Eastside Distilling Lounge and enjoy Rose Festival after dark!

Final Weekend

Weekend Theme: Frozen Summer

The final weekend of CityFair is to be determined.

Fleet Week
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.

Grand Floral Float Showcase

See the floats up close:

Admission Specials

  • The Rose Festival 2020 Souvenir Pin is a season pass — the pin is $12 at select Fred Meyer stores, the Rose Garden Store, and the Portland Rose Festival Foundation Office (in the Rose Building) starting on March 15, 2020 [while supplies last]
  • Kids 6 and under are always FREE thanks to Pamplin Media Group
  • FREE admission for Veterans, Reservists, and Active Military with Valid Military ID

Get more information about TICKETS!


Jim Neill Memorial Museum at CityFair

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

Be entertained and inspired by the Dragon Theater Puppets & Princesses presenting puppet shows, magic shows and crafts.

2019 Stage Schedules

RoZone Schedule

As of June 3:
RoZone Schedule [PDF]

Rose City Stage Schedule

As of June 3:
Rose City Stage Schedule [PDF]

Artslandia Stage Schedule

As of June 3:
Artslandia Stage Schedule [PDF]

Kids Zone Stage Schedule

As of June 3:
Kids Zone Stage Schedule [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 Owens (Wong), or visit the Sponsorship Page for more information.

Vendor and Exhibitor Applications

[As of December 4]

CityFair Exhibitor Application [PDF]

CityFair Food Vendor Application [PDF]