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Fred Meyer Junior Parade


Kids of all shapes and sizes decorate their wagons and bikes, dress up their pets, toot their horns, and beat their drums as they follow Fred Bear starting at 1pm down Sandy Boulevard in the Hollywood District in the oldest and largest children's parade in the nation. The Junior Parade is televised live on FOX 12. For tickets and more information, visit www.RoseFestival.org 

RoZone Concert: Rock the Roses


The Rose Festival RoZone will rock with three legendary classic rock bands: Great White and Slaughter with special guests Vixen. Get your tickets now for this powerhouse show at Waterfront Park - CityFair admission is included with concert ticket purchase. For tickets and more information, visit www.RoseFestival.org 

PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade


Starting at 8:30pm, the night will light up with one of the Portland Rose Festival’s brightest traditions, the Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade! More than 250,000 spectators will stake out a spot in downtown Portland for a front row seat to this sparkling spectacle. With Portland icon PeeDee the PDX Carpet as Grand Marshal, this lighthearted and entertaining parade is a must see. Be sure to stake out your spot! The Starlight Parade is televised live on FOX 12. For more information, visit www.RoseFestival.org 

Queen's Coronation presented by Unitus Community Credit Union


The Queen's Coronation marks the culmination of a rigorous judging process and travel schedule for the fifteen talented young women on the Rose Festival Court. Inside the Memorial Coliseum prior to the Bank of the West Grand Floral Walk and Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade, the Princess are introduced, and reigning Queen Emma Waibel will had the envelope to emcees John Erickson and Bruce Murdock from K103 fm. At 9:15am, the historic crown of Rosaria will be placed on the head of the woman who will reign for the next year. For tickets and more information, visit www.RoseFestival.org 

Starlight After-Party presented by Lyft featuring Sir Mix-A-Lot


Join us for the first-ever Starlight After-Party in the Rose Festival RoZone, featuring headliner Sir Mix-A-Lot (expected to take the stage at about 10:30pm) plus special guests Crazy 8s and Nu Shooz. Illuminated features and entertainment will be highlighted in between acts – it’s the perfect place for post-parade booty shaking! Tickets are only $10 and include CityFair admission all day on May 30. For tickets and more information, visit www.RoseFestival.org 

Bank of the West Grand Floral Walk


The Bank of the West Grand Floral Walk brings out groups to warm up the crowd lining the streets in anticipation of the Grand Floral Parade. Get a group of co-workers, your book club or sports club, Crossfit colleagues, or friends and family together in matching t-shirts to walk the walk with an enthusiastic audience cheering you on.  Not part of a group? Individuals can register and be part of The Eagle team - with a free t-shirt provided (while supplies last)!  Download a group or individual registration form here

Take the Risk and Run


A Family Fundraiser for the Teach One to Lead One community mentoring program for at-risk youth is being held at 9am on May 30th starting in the Fort Vancouver High School parking lot, 5700 E 18th Street in Vancouver. There will be a 5k & 10k run or walk on the Burnt Bridge Crk Trail. The fundraiser is for the entire family to enjoy. There will be a photo booth, food, and T-shirts along with the fun run/walk. Registration and program information can be found at the website: clarkwa.T1L1.org.

Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade


The Portland Rose Festival's signature event will start its 4.2-mile march starting by doing something no other parade in the world does - pass through a building! All floral floats take center stage surrounded by top-notch marching bands and flower-decked equestrian units. Reserved seats are available inside and outside Veterans Memorial Coliseum - visit www.RoseFestival.org/buytickets to purchase tickets.  Enter to win the Best Seats in the House on K103fm, or you can watch from the comfort of your couch - the Grand Floral Parade is televised live on FOX 12 and PDX TV. For more information, visit www.RoseFestival.org 

Sleep Country Foster Kids Shoe Drive


Sleep Country believes all children should have the freedom to run, jump and walk with confidence. But too often, foster children end up wearing shoes that are too small, worn out and uncomfortable. The good news is we can help! Bring your donation of new shoes  in any size — from toddler to teen — to a Sleep Country location near you, and help a local foster child walk with confidence! Or donate online today, and the shopping will be done on your behalf.

Rose Cup Races


The Rose Festival satisfies the need for speed on Father's Day weekend at the Rose Cup Races. Oregon Region SCCA racing and rally cross takes place all weekend, alongside the Great American Stockcar Series, the Wemme Trophy for the fastest in the vintage class, and of course the race for the coveted Monte Shelton Rose Cup Trophy. Get tickets now at www.RoseFestival.org/buytickets

Ladybug Run!


Join the Ladybug CDH foundation for their annual 5K and 10K race at Cooks park in Tigard. The stroller-friendly race course winds through open green spaces and forested paths along the Tualatin River in Tigard's Cook Park and adjoining neighborhoods to provide a unique and fun running experience. All race participants will receive a t-shirt, medal, enjoy live music, craft beer and much more! Best of all, the proceeds from the race go to the Ladybug CDH Foundation whose mission is to help raise public awareness, fund medical research, and  provide direct assistance to families in the Pacific Northwest with children affected by Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), a potentially fatal congenital birth defect that affects 1 out of 2500 children born every year. Register today to get your run on and help us help families whose lives have been impacted by CDH.

5k for Autism


Registration is open for the It's My Ability 5k race for Autism! This second annual race raises money for Autism, but also propels a important message to embrace your abilities - whatever they may be. Click the picture for more information!

The Bite of Oregon


The Bite of Oregon celebrates its 32nd anniversary August 7‐9th at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. During the three‐day weekend event, Oregon’s top chefs, best wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries, along with celebrity chef demonstrations and challenges, live entertainment and children’s activities, will join forces to make the Bite of Oregon one of the state’s premier outdoor culinary events. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Oregon. General Admission Tickets are $5, available now here

Rose Festival CityFair


The second weekend of CityFair is jam-packed with music on the Rose City Stage and the Bridgetown stage, along with A Walk on the Wild Side exotic animals, arts & crafts in the Kids Zone, and cool artifacts in the Rose Festival Museum - all FREE with CityFair admission. Grab Portland Brewing Company's new Rose Festival Brew - Velvet Majesty - or a local cocktail from the Eastside Distilling Lounge, and enjoy Rose Festival after dark! For tickets and more information, visit www.RoseFestival.org 

146th Annual Clark County Fair


Don't miss Summer's Best Party - The 146th Annual Clark County Fair! August 7th-16th in Ridgefield, WA. As always, the fair is sure to provide you and your family endless entertainment in the FREE 99.5 The Wolf Grandstands including Demo Derby, Monster Trucks, Bull Riding, and more in addition to all the  great concerts! Plus, this year is bringing you the new Superhero Adventure exhibit! It's a city scape straight from the pages of your favorite comic books with a ton of interactive exhibits. Click here for more information.

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