May 17 2015
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Learn More About the Rose Festival in Portland

Rock along with the Rose Festival! Whether you’re attending one of four popular parades, watching one of the best fireworks shows in the Northwest or running in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon, you’ll have a chance to experience something special

Did you know?

  • After 106 years, the beat goes on!
  • The 2013 Rose Festival theme is “Portland’s Party”
  • Voted Best Festival in the World in 2011 (for the second time in five years)
  • It lasts from late May to early June
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland kicks off the entire festival!
  • Find out more here at

2013 Portland Rose Festival Highlight Events



Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon

5/24 Opening Night RoZone Fireworks Experience presented by Pacific Power
5/24-5/27    Rose Festival CityFair
5/30-6/2   Rose Festival CityFair
6/1    Legacy Health Starlight Run
6/1 Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade
6/5 Fred Meyer Junior Parade
6/5-6/9 Rose Festival Fleet Week
6/6 Rose Festival Creative Youth Awards
6/6-6/7 Lloyd Center/Portland Rose Society 125th Annual Spring Rose Show
6/6-6/9 Rose Festival CityFair
6/7 Grand Floral Fireworks
6/8 Queen’s Coronation presented by Pacific Power
6/8 Bank of the West Grand Floral Walk
6/8 Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade
6/8-6/9 Grand Floral Float Showcase
6/8-6/9 Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race
6/9 Dairy Farmers of Oregon Milk Carton Boat Races
6/14-6/16 Rose Cup Races
8/9 Portland Rose Festival Foundation Golf Tournament
10/11 Portland Rose Festival Foundation Dinner & Auction                        



Schedule of Events

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Race Day

Half Marathon Start Time: 8:15am
10K Start Time: 8:30am

Event Details | Course Information

May 15-16, 2015

Health & Fitness Expo

Oregon Convention Center, Hall D-E
Friday, May 15: 12pm – 6pm
Saturday, May 16: 9am – 5pm
Expo Details