Bring Your Band To The Portland Rose Festival!
Since 1907, thousands of spectators have flocked to Portland, Oregon, for a front-row seat at our world-class events, including our Grand Floral Parade—the second largest all-floral parade in the nation. Hundreds of the finest bands in the country have experienced the thrill of performing for our enthusiastic audiences. Now, it’s your turn!
Starlight Parade - First Saturday after Memorial Day, 8:30 p.m.
Showcasing the Festival’s zany side, this illuminated parade lights up two miles of downtown Portland with sparkling floats and costumed marchers. Drawing about 250,000 spectators and broadcast live on local TV, the parade is a favorite of local bands, who return each year to compete and entertain.
Grand Floral Parade - Second Saturday after Memorial Day, 10 a.m.
Viewed by hundreds of thousands of spectators and televised to nearly 2 million viewers, our all-floral parade is the Rose Festival’s signature event. Premier high school bands from the Northwest and across the nation compete for the coveted Sweepstakes award in this four mile parade.
Performance Stages at CityFair - Flexible dates
CityFair is the heart of the Portland Rose Festival, filled with family-friendly entertainment, exhibits, carnival rides and delicious food. This venue is suitable for jazz bands, ensembles and small concert bands.
Downtown Noontime Concerts - Flexible dates
Informal, fun and flexible, these casual concerts scheduled at a variety of outdoor locations in downtown Portland always draw an enthusiastic response.
Invitations for Rose Festival parades are issued via email each December for the following year's eventsl. To avoid any misunderstandings, please do not publicize your participation in an event to parents or students until invitations have been issued. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Metteer at the Rose Festival office.
Thank you for your interest in the Portland Rose Festival! We look forward to working with you and your students as we Focus on Fun and bring music and celebration to the streets of Portland!
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