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Clown Prince & Rose Festival Clowns

The Rose Festival Clowns have brought color, humor and playfulness to thousands of people along parade routes and at Rose Festival events.
These ordinary-folks-turned-extraordinary-entertainers reflect both the historic traditions of clowning and the contemporary culture of the region. The Clowns are led by one of the region’s most talented professional clowns, Angel Ocasio (also known as the Rose Festival’s Clown Prince).

2024 Clown Applications are Now Open

The deadline to apply is February 29, 2024


Questions? Please email "Boss Clown" Angel Ocasio

Meet the Clown Prince!

The Rose Festival's Official Mascot

In 2011 the Rose Festival debuted its new mascot, the Clown Prince. An instant icon, the Clown Prince represents the spirit of the Rose Festival and its focus on fantasy, royalty and the love of laughter.

According to The Legend of the Clown Prince, he started out as just an ordinary boy named Angel who worked as hard as he could to grow up to be a great clown and represent a great festival. In 1914, Rose Festival Queen Thelma sent Angel on a quest to travel the world and see the best festivals, the best rose gardens and the best clowns.

After his long journey, Angel returned to Rosaria where he reported to the 2010 Rose Festival Queen Victoria Dinu that he could state “absolutely, categorically and ultra-definitely” that the Rose Festival is the best festival in the world. Pleased, Queen Victoria bestowed the title of the Rose Festival Clown Prince on Angel for his service to Rosaria. As the Clown Prince, Angel’s responsibility is to tell the world about the Rose Festival and to kick off the world-famous Grand Floral Parade.

Look for the Clown Prince, waving from his throne, in all three Rose Festival parades, the CareOregon Starlight Parade, the Fred Meyer Junior Parade, and the Grand Floral Parade.

Coloring with the Rose Festival Clown Prince

Are you ready to do some Rose Festival coloring? Grab your crayons, colored pencils, marking pens, and print these sheets out to have some fun!
Color the Clown Prince

Favorite Rose Festival Things to Do

Color the Grand Floral Parade

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