Around here, when it's time for the Portland Rose Festival, you know summer has hit, full-force. One of the biggest events all-year, the Rose Festival in Portland Oregon is something that we all look forward to.
Bringing along with it over 100 different happenings and events every year, you're going to find great things to do and see from the months of early March on through June, when everything is going, full steam ahead.
My favorite things to do at Rose Festival time is enjoying the Portland Rose Parade on TV (if I'm unable to get a good spot downtown to watch it) and touring the US and Canadian Navy and Coast Guard ships that pull into dock. That's some fun stuff!
Here's a run-down of some of the events that go on during the months of the Portland Rose Festival:
Now, that is only a few of the events that happen around here. There is so much more. Dragon Boat races, a full-carnival, the crowning of the queen, other parades, including the famous Grand Floral Parade and so much more.
For a full list, dates, times and other information, visit the official Portland Rose Festival web site.
A word of advice when it comes to seeing all the parades: get downtown early and take public transportation to get there. There are so many streets that are unavailable because of all the events. Just from me to you. ;)
The now-viral video below is from a news report at the Portland Rose Festival. If you've watched YouTube for any length of time, I'm sure you've probably run across the zombie kid that like turtles. ;)
Have a great time at the Rose Festival. Enjoy the food and fun and be sure to grab an Elephant Ear for me. Cinnamon and Sugar, please. ;)