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Date: May 27 - June 12, 2022



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Enjoy Entertainment, Food and Rides on the Waterfront!

Rose Festival’s waterfront activities all take place at beautiful Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park, in downtown Portland.

At Rose Festival CityFair, you'll find your favorite fair features - carnival rides, fair foods, interactive exhibits, and constant entertainment - all nestled between the urban energy of the city and the natural beauty of the Willamette River.

Find your favorite entertainment at one of our CityFair Stages:
RoZone Stage, Rose City Stage, Artslandia Stage, Kids Zone Stage.

CityFair Admission and Tickets

The Rose Festival 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 in spring, while supplies last! Kids 6 and under are always FREE thanks to Pamplin Media Group, and we offer FREE admission for Veterans, Reservists, and Active Military with Valid Military ID.

Opening Weekend

Weekend Theme: Weird Wonderland

Opening Day

Rose Festival Opening Day presented by Xfinity
May 28, 2021
Nothing says celebration quite like fireworks — so the Portland Rose Festival will get the festivities started off for 2021 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.

2021 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!

2021 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 third and final weekend of CityFair is a great time to visit and ride the big wheel one more time, eat another corn dog, and see & do things that only happen this weekend! Participate in Fleet Week activities, with ships visiting from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Royal Canadian Navy. For more information, visit the Fleet Week page. On Saturday and Sunday, get an up-close look at the spectacular all-floral parade floats from Saturday's Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade, in the formal post-parade Grand Floral Float Showcase along Naito Parkway, adjacent to CityFair.

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/Lodging 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.
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