The Portland Rose Festival is Celebrating over 100 years!
At the heart of Portland’s popular culture for more than a century, the Rose Festival has its roots in tradition, with inspired programming that embraces both the contemporary and the nostalgic. Visionary city leaders started the festival during the first decade of the 20th Century to put Portland on the map and brand it “the summer capital of the world.” Little did they know that more than a hundred summers later the Rose Festival would be world-famous – both for its remarkable, award-winning events and as a leader in celebrating community values like volunteerism, patriotism and environmentalism.
from the Portland Rose Festival home page
The Rose Festival Making Memories officially begins with our 8th Annual 82nd Avenue Parade of Roses and Cruise-In on Saturday, April 26th starting at 9:30am! The Rose Festival will have many events running almost every week until Sunday June 15th with the Rose Cup Races and Cruise-In at Portland International Raceway. There are two more Rose Festival events later in the year. There is the Rose Festival Golf Tournament on Friday, August 8th at Stone Creek Golf Club, and Friday, October 10th is the Rose Festival Auction.
Check out the full Calendar of Events!