The Portland Rose Festival is the city’s most iconic festival of the year and is held annually. It is organized by the volunteer non-profit Portland Rose Festival Association with the purpose of promoting the Portland region. The festival includes three separate parades, along with a number of other activities. This is a fairly long festival with a variety of events that you can attend. Starlight - V Uyetake - 037

Portland Rose Festival

Here are just a few of this year’s events:

City Fair: May 1-June 7, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The city fair has all kinds of rides and on some of the nights, there are fireworks. This can be a little spendy so watch the coupon sites for a good deal before the fair starts. Portland Rose Festival

Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll Half Marathon May 17, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Starlight Parade May 30, 8:30 – 11 PM around Downtown Portland

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Grand Floral Parade – June 6, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Memorial Coliseum to Downtown Portland