It's Rose Festival time!

It's Rose Festival time!
Photo courtesy of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation.

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Rose Festival is officially here - just in time for the holiday weekend.

On Friday, CityFair opened to the public at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland and folks were already showing up for the rides, the booths and of course, the food.

Admission is free Friday night and after that it'll be $5 to get in (for those 7 and older). Kids 6 and under, and military members, will get in for free. Buy a souvenir pin for $5 and you'll get unlimited admission.

And of course the first night of Rose Festival is always fireworks night. The show starts at around 10 p.m. Friday in downtown Portland. Get there early so you can claim a spot.

CityFair will remain open throughout the holiday weekend, including Monday, and will then run next Thursday through Sunday, June 3. The final weekend will be June 7 through June 10.

The Rose Festival, which was founded back in 1907, is in its 105th year. Some of the featured events include the Grand Floral Parade, Junior Parade, Milk kCarton Boat Race, Starlight Parade and Fleet Week. Follow the link below for a complete list:


NEW THIS YEAR - THE 'MEGA DROP'

 


CATCHING UP WITH ONE OF PACKY'S OLDEST FRIENDS

 


THE SECRET BEHIND PORTLAND'S MOST FAMOUS ROSES

  


RIBBON CUTTING

 


JEFF CURTIS, CEO OF THE ROSE FESTIVAL FOUNDATION

  


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