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Rose Festival Returns with a Bang this Week

Oregon Symphony Joins Rose Festival for Special Concert at The Schnitz

Bang the drums and light up the sky, the Rose Festival is BACK and ready to launch the return of Portland’s Official Festival this week, beginning with a special free classical event: The Bank of America presents the Rose City Reunion Concert featuring the Oregon Symphony led by Associate Conductor Norman Huynh. The concert will debut a special Rose Festival themed song, "From One Rose" at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. (1037 SW Broadway, Portland, Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m.)
[attendees are required to wear proper face masks]

Friday, May 27, at 5:00 p.m., City Commissioner Dan Ryan and 2022 Rose Festival Queen Lili Rosebrook, will cut the ribbon to officially open Rose Festival CityFair at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, celebrating the return of special events to Portland's front yard. Following a few hours of good food and fun carnival rides, fans will be treated to a free concert by The Junebugs, and Portland's most popular cover band, Hit Machine. Following that, the biggest, baddest fireworks show presented by Xfinity and Flyhomes, will cap the night with two big barges launching a grand display from either side of the Hawthorne Bridge.

  • Saturday, May 28, Oregon's own We Three starts their musical world tour on the Dick's Auto Group Stage in the RoZone
  • Sunday, May 29, world renowned ukulele performing artist, Andrew Molina, joins the Ukulele Jam, for a free-with-admission audience participation concert at 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 30, Memorial Day weekend at CityFair wraps up with the RoZone filled with Kids, Clowns and Characters at OMSI Day (all OMSI members get in free)
City Fair -- more than RoZone concerts -- is always featuring Funtastic Traveling Shows carnival rides, Game-On Arcade, Artslandia Stage with Portland's best buskers entertaining daily, great food, the Jim Neill Memorial Museum and the Darigold Kids Zone.

CityFair hours:
May 27 - 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
May 28 to 30 - 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.
June 3 to 5 - 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.
June 10 to 12 - 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.

Admission to CityFair is $10 per person (ages 7 and up). Kids 6 and under FREE courtesy of Darigold. 2022 Souvenir Pin Season Pass $15 in advance, $20 at CityFair Gate. Wear your 2022 Rose Festival Souvenir pins for admission to CityFair all three weekends. Veterans, reservists and active military FREE (with proper identification). Extra tickets required for RoZone concerts 5/28, 6/5 and 6/11.

The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that serves families and individuals with programs and events that promote the arts, education and volunteerism. We value environmental responsibility, diversity, patriotism and our historic & floral heritage.

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