Memorial Day weekend is almost here and Friday is the kickoff of the Portland Rose Festival. It also FREE Admission day and fireworks begin at 10PM! See Rose Festival fireworks pictures on Pipleine here.
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Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park
(in Downtown Portland) [directions]
$5 for ages 7 and over
Rose Festival CityFair, part of Portland’s Official Festival, is open for three full weekends starting on Memorial Day weekend.
This amazing metropolitan fair features local beer, live exotic animals, a wide variety of shopping in the CityFair Shopping Center, a brand new ride, special attractions and a customized fireworks show choreographed to your favorite classic rock hits on opening night! Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland comes alive as CityFair presents the attractions listed below.
Rose Festival Admission Specials:
- Rose Festival Souvenir Pin is a season pass – $5 at Fred Meyer stores, select Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping & Garden Centers, Rose Garden Store & PRFF Office
- Kids 6 and under are always FREE, courtesy of KOIN Local 6
- FREE admission Friday, May 25
- FREE admission May 25 – 28 for Veterans, Reservist, and Active Military and their legal dependents with Valid Military ID
- FREE admission June 7 – 10 for Active Military and one
Dates and Hours:
Weekend of May 25 – 28
May 25: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
May 26 – May 28: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Weekend of May 31 – June 1
May 31 – June 1: 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
June 2 – June 3: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Weekend of June 7 – 10
June 7 – June 8: 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
June 9 – June 10: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
CityFair will be CLOSED:
May 29 | May 30 | June 4 | June 5 | June 6
RoZone Fireworks Experience presented by Pacific Power
Friday, May 25, 2012
Musical entertainment: 8:00 p.m. | Rose Lighting Ceremony: 9:45 p.m. | Fireworks: 10:00 p.m.
Carnival Ride Savings
Unlimited Ride Wristbands are a great value! Redeemable any day of your choosing CityFair is open and good for ALL DAY. (One day use only.) Save an extra $5 when you purchase online ahead of time!
$25 Advance Online Purchase | $30 Available On-Site: May 25 – June 10
CityFair’s outdoor entertainment venue, accessible through the main gate at Yamhill ST on SW Naito Parkway. Featuring national and local acts, appearing on the OneMain Financial Stage. Come see what all the buzz is about at the RoZone! (Go to the RoZone PAGE.)
Rogue CityFair Pub
Stop in for Happy Hour, dinner or a refreshing Rose Festival Ale at Waterfront Park’s newest eatery, the Rogue CityFair Pub. For all of the Rogue Nation followers, the Pub will be Rogue-a-fied with Rogue’s signature decor.
Funtastic Traveling Shows
The Pacific Northwest’s biggest, best and family-friendliest carnival, Funtastic features a full array of family fun, including gentle Kiddie Land rides, tried and true family favorites, and over-the-top twisters for older, more adventurous thrill seekers. It’s Funtastic — Just Possibly the World’s Best Carnival!
PLEASE NOTE: Riders must be 2 years of age or older and meet height requirements to ride.
MegaDrop, CityFair’s tallest carnival ride!
Funtastic Show’s midway will have a brand new ride, never seen in Portland before. MegaDrop, Thrill seekers get the chance to be the first to test out the tallest ride to ever be in Waterfront Park. Float up to 131′ in the sky and then drop with the force of negative 5Gs, pure exhilaration as all 12 riders suddenly, softly and safely come to rest. A few seconds of thrill that makes a lifetime of memory.
Happy Hour Specials
You can grab your favorite brew and some wonderful food at a discounted price on Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (May 31 & June 1 and June 7 & 8). You can find these special deals on fantastic food and beverages south of the Morrison Bridge.
The Big Sling
This human catapult is big, fast, and thrilling as it slings riders skyward nearly 25 stories high at over 3 Gs of gravitational force. As the highest flying ride in the Pacific Northwest, the Big Sling is perfect for big thrill seekers.
A Walk on the Wild Side presented by KOIN Local 6
This popular live animal exhibit brings a diverse mix of exotic mammals, birds, reptiles and spiders. Tigers and lions, snakes and spiders – these unusual creatures will delight all animal lovers. This exhibit’s presence helps fund an animal rescue program and 40-acre country sanctuary.
In addition to all of your festival favorite foods, this year’s food court offers barbecue, Hawaiian, deserts, charcoal broiled hamburgers, pizza, and more!
Dex Grand Wheel Stage
Community groups, ethnic performers, and local talent get down on this stage located just south of the Morrison Bridge. Located in the heart of the Food Fair, grab a frosty brew and some delicious treats while enjoying the show.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Help save a life by donating blood at the Rose Festival CityFair! The American Red Cross is having a blood drive on Saturday, May 26 (from 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.). Appointments can be made over the phone by calling the American Red Cross at: 503.528.5603.
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