About This Festival
The Portland Rose Festival, for more than a hundred years, begins the summer with Memorial Weekend festivities. The celebration lasts about two weeks and includes fireworks, all-floral and light parades, a city fair, boat races, a half marathon, live music, fleet week, and ends with the Rose Cup Races. Children enjoy the Junior Rose Festival with its own parade and a royal court. The Rose Festival Court is made up of high school girls as part of a scholarship program.