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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 Day weekend and three consecutive weekends at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park (May 27-May 30, June 2-5 and June 9-12, 2016).

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Opening Night Fireworks on Friday night, May 27, 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 2016 Rose Festival Souvenir Pin) and wear it to get in any day CityFair is open (pins will be available at Fred Meyer stores while supplies last). We’re open all day on Memorial Day, May 30, too – bring the family out for a holiday tradition!

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!

The final weekend of CityFair starts on Thursday (June 9). Fleet Week is a highlight this weekend with ships from the US Navy, US Coast Guard, and Canadian Maritime Forces 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

  • Rose Festival Souvenir Pin is a season pass – $10 at Fred Meyer stores, Rose Garden Store & PRFF Office [While supplies last]
  • Kids 6 and under are always FREE
  • FREE admission for Veterans, Reservists, and Active Military with Valid Military ID (plus one guest)