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Rose Festival 2024

Event Schedule

Photo credit: Portland Rose Festival

Calendar Alert: Rose Festival Schedule 2024

Portland, Ore. – The Portland Rose Festival announces its 2024 schedule, celebrating everything we love about Portland and the Pacific Northwest. This year’s theme of Dream Forward asks every attendee to share their dream for Portland with the Rose Festival. We know great work is being done by incredible individuals and organizations all around this city and region. The Festival is excited to showcase many of these artists, community groups, cultural institutions, businesses, crafters, brewers, and more! Included below are key events with dates and times. Visit each link or for more details.


Event Schedule

May 18th – Junior Parade Float Building Workshop presented by PDX Parent

·         10am-1pm, Rose Festival Float Barn, Registration is required

May 24th - Opening Night Fireworks

·         CityFair opens at 5pm, fireworks at 9:50pm – viewable within CityFair and Portland Waterfront

May 24 -27th - CityFair Opening Weekend and a Celebration of Oregon Brewers Festival

·         Hours: Fri 5-10pm, Sa 12-10pm, Su 12-9pm, Mo 12-9pm

·         Tom McCall Waterfront Park

May 26-June 9 – Rose Festival Treasure Hunt

  • 7am clue announcements by the Festival on their website

May 30 – Rose Festival Wine Walk

  • 5pm, Downtown Portland

May 31 -June 2 – CityFair and a Celebration of Oregon Brewers Festival

  • Hours: Fri 4-10pm, Sa 12-10pm, Su 12-9pm

  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park

May 31 -June 2 - Starry Nights Small Business Event

  • All day, Downtown Portland

June 1 – Starlight Run

  • 6:30pm, Downtown Waterfront, Registration required

  • 8-10pm, Downtown Portland

  • 1-3pm, Hollywood District

June 5-9 – Fleet Week

  • Downtown Waterfront and Japanese Memorial Plaza

June 6 -7 – Portland Rose Society Annual Spring Rose Show

June 6-27 Oregon Society of Artists, Rose Festival Art Show

June 7 – Royal Rosarians Honorary Knighting Ceremony

  • 8:30am, Oregon Square

June 7 – Queen’s Coronation presented by Unitus Community Credit Union

  • 11am, Oregon Square

June 7-9 – CityFair and a Celebration of Oregon Brewers Festival

  • Hours: Fri 4-10pm, Sa 12-10pm, Su 12-9pm

  • Tom McCall Waterfront Park

  • 10am-12pm, Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Rose Quarter, and Lloyd District

June 8-9 – Grand Floral Parade Showcase presented by OMSI

  • All day, Portland Waterfront

June 8-9 – Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race

  • 8am–5pm, Portland Waterfront

June 23 – Royal Rosarian Milk Carton Boat Race presented by Alpenrose

  • The Casting Pond in Westmoreland Park




About the Portland Rose Festival 

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. The Rose Festival prides itself on celebrating Portland and all the communities that make this an amazing place to live, work, and play. You can learn more at 



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