Win Tickets ($800+): Portland Rose Festival 2015 CityFair @ Waterfront Park | Schedule, Video, Fireworks, Admission Specials

We are giving away FOUR PRIZE PACKS that include 5 admission tickets and 5 ride passes to the 2015 Portland Rose Festival CityFair! To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, May 18.

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May 22-25, 28-31, June 3-7, 2015
Admission: $5 ADV / $7 Gates
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Tom McCall Waterfront Park
SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204

It’s a “Bloomin’ Good Time for everyone as the Rose Festival’s waterfront activities kick off on May 22 at 5pm for Memorial Day weekend for three consecutive weekends at Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park: May 22-May 25, May 28-May 31 and June 3-7, 2015.

Opening Night Fireworks on Friday night, May 22, features a dance party & concert by Hit Machine in the RoZone (free with CityFair admission) and a huge fireworks display. There are TWO brand-new Funtastic rides to try: Rock Star (for the thrill-seekers) and Phoenix Wheel (for the kids). These rides are more affordable than ever if you plan ahead. Unlimited Ride Wristbands are only $35 each when purchased online by May 21 (a $15 savings!), and if you’d like to save on admission, get a CityFair Season Pass – the 2015 Rose Festival Souvenir Pin – and wear it to get in any day CityFair is open (pins are available at Fred Meyer stores while supplies last). We’re open all day on Memorial Day, May 25, too – bring the family out for a holiday tradition!

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!

The final weekend of CityFair starts on Wednesday (June 3) with an afternoon of free food & beverage samples for CityFair Sampler (free with admission).  A featured craft project in the Kids Zone on Wednesday (June 3) and Saturday (June 6) is tie-dye – kids can bring a white shirt, socks, or anything made with cotton fabric and tie-dye it for free! Fleet Week is a highlight this weekend along the waterfront sea wall, and the amazing all-floral float creations from the Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade will line Naito Parkway on Saturday afternoon and Sunday for up-close viewing, punctuating a rosy end to Rose Festival Waterfront activities.

See for entertainment schedules and the latest information!


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201 Responses to Win Tickets ($800+): Portland Rose Festival 2015 CityFair @ Waterfront Park | Schedule, Video, Fireworks, Admission Specials

  1. Samira Tannure May 11, 2015 at 2:51 pm #

    because after 3 years, my dad will finally be visiting from BRAZIL and I would love to show him the best of PDX :)

    • Brice Dick May 21, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

      Id would love to win tickets to such a prestigious event because rose are a huge part of Portland dating back more than a century ago. Most people do not know why or how Portland was named The Rose City. In the early 1900’s people like Leo Samuel the founder of Standard Insurance Company had such a vast rose garden outside his residence, he would hang scissors from the rose bushes so passers by could snip off a rose for themselves or a loved one. This tradition caught on and many of Portland’s founding families did this to promote well being and of course our mighty symbol of our fair city, ” The Rose.”

  2. Joe May 11, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    We’re new to Portland and my kids would love it!

  3. Earl Dizon May 11, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

    I need a good reason to leave the house!

  4. Elena May 11, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

    I couldn’t think of a better way to spend Memorial Day weekend! There would be so many things to do and keep busy with, we would love to come and spend the weekend downtown.

  5. Kellie May 11, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

    I’ve lived here most of my life and have never attended. It would be a blast!

  6. Krystal May 11, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

    I’ve never won a drawing before!

  7. Madeline May 11, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    This sounds like the most fun!

  8. Yasmin May 11, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    My partner and I have just moved to Portland and would LOVE to experience this! Plus it would be great to take the family who have let us stay with us as we get set up here :)

  9. Robert May 11, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    I recently moved here and this would be a fantastic way to experience the city!

  10. Dina May 11, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

    Because I can’t wait for the summer fun to get started!

  11. Nancy May 11, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

    I’d love to be able to take my family to enjoy the rides and fireworks. Great way to spend Memorial Day Weekend.

  12. Jayne Bailey May 11, 2015 at 7:56 pm #

    Its the only way my 4 suoer grandkids could attend due to money restraints and they are SO deserving to go

  13. Aleksandra Snyder May 11, 2015 at 10:01 pm #

    My boys would love to go on the rides! Pick us!

  14. Marco May 11, 2015 at 10:52 pm #

    My chance to connect with an event uniquely Portland!

  15. Stacey Gala May 12, 2015 at 12:28 am #

    because my sister from peru is gonna be here for the first time. (For my official engage dinner) And I want her to go back to Peru with an unforgettable and priceless memory of Portland :) I will really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

  16. Eleanor May 12, 2015 at 7:55 am #

    I have friends visiting from Japan and Philippines for the summer who are contemplating moving to Oregon. What better way to convince them than to let them experience Portland’s best events I hope you’ll give them that opportunity. Thank you!!

  17. Cynthia May 12, 2015 at 8:21 am #

    It would be fun to take a few students from PSU to this festival!

  18. SJN May 12, 2015 at 9:33 am #

    I will be visiting Portland for the first time on these dates and it would be so cool to experience the festival.

  19. Kelly May 12, 2015 at 10:12 am #

    It’s my husbands birthday weekend!!

  20. Heather May 12, 2015 at 11:03 am #

    This would be an amazing birthday present.

  21. Justine May 12, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    Boy, I’d sure love to finally be able to take my kid to the Rose Festival events and rides- he hasn’t even been to disneyland yet, simply oaks park :-) It would be a treat to take him and a friend for some fun there- thanks for the opportunity!

  22. john thomas May 12, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

    I would love this and so would my wife….she has never been,and I love it!

  23. Johnny B. May 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm #

    I would LOVE to go and take 4 friends! I have never been before and it sounds AWESOME!!!

  24. Paige May 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

    I have never attended the Rose Festival before! I would love the chance to experience this Portland staple!

  25. Michelle May 12, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

    I have lived in Portland since 1999 and I have never gone to this! I need to fix that.

  26. Amelia May 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

    Friday, May 22 is my birthday. I’d love to be able to go to the rose festival with a group of friends. I’ve lived in OR since 1998 and in Portland since 2004 and I’ve NEVER been! I’m wishing upon a star that I’m chosen to receive the tickets!!!!

  27. Anna S May 12, 2015 at 9:23 pm #

    This would be a great activity for my mom group!

  28. Kevin May 12, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

    I love the Rose Festival and my boyfriend is Canadian and lives in Vancouver BC and will be coming down for the week and I would love to be able to take him with me we met on New Year’s Day and fell in love I will convince him to move to Portland

  29. Elaine May 12, 2015 at 11:06 pm #

    My boyfriend is going to grad school in Oregon. I am going to visit him during Memorial Day event and I would love to attend this event with him!

  30. Kathleen May 13, 2015 at 12:04 am #

    Because my family and I just moved here from Southern California. When looking at pictures online of Portland, we always came across pictures of the rose festival. It would be amazing for us to take our daughter to the festivities for the very first time. I know she’d love the fireworks. And it would create wonderful memories for my family.

  31. Nicole May 13, 2015 at 12:34 am #

    I would like to win free tickets because I’ve in Portland for two years and have yet felt like I had the time of my life. Hopefully going to something for free can change that.

  32. Tim May 13, 2015 at 9:42 am #

    My daughter has been bugging me to get tickets to this for weeks but they’re expensive.
    A free package deal would be GREAT to have.

    Fingers crossed!

  33. Jen May 13, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    Great way to open up the “Summer Festival Season” and comp tickets to boot would be super.

  34. Graham May 13, 2015 at 10:00 am #

    Looking for something to do this Memorial Day

  35. Zack Nelson May 13, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    I will be arriving from out of town for my first time in Portland! I would love to show my GF and parents the festival! We are really excited to see the fireworks!!

  36. Tristan May 13, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    I’ve never been to the Rose Festival and would LOVE to attend. I’m a transplant from Atlanta, GA and one of my favorite things to do is attend outdoor festivals.It sounds incredible…I mean, Fireworks??? SWEET. BEER???? RAD. MUSIC???? HOLY CRAP, YES!!!!! Count me in. Oh, wait….rides? Seriously? Oh wow oh wow oh wow!!!! If I win I will do a tap dance in a panda suit while yodeling (in the privacy of my home). ;)

  37. Yume May 13, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    I haven’t been to the Rose Festival since I was a kid – it’d be fun to go again!

  38. Lucy May 13, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    I would love to go, because I can’t afford a trip to Disneyland. Or even to this.

  39. Andelain P May 13, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

    Opening day happens to fall on my 5 year wedding anniversary this year! I was already hoping to go and celebrate, but this would sweeten the deal so much!

  40. Laura Chrestenson May 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

    I would love to go to the Rose Festival this year because I recently moved to downtown portland since I am a student at Portland State University. I’ve always heard so much about and I would love to go if i won tickets this year. Please pick me! :)

  41. Christian Cano May 13, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

    I’ve never been to the Rose Festival but I would love to share this new experience with my family.

  42. Rhawnie May 13, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    We just moved here so I have never attended this before!!!

  43. Shay May 13, 2015 at 3:15 pm #

    It would be a great escape from everyday life a chance to smile..I hope whoever wins has a great time and is able to experience life like a child for a moment. It sounds like this would be the place to do that..

  44. Barbara Robertson May 13, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

    I would like to win because my nieces would have a wonderful time (and I would be The Cool Aunt)!

  45. jaimie May 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm #

    I would love to bring a gaggle of kids to this!

  46. katherine baldwin May 13, 2015 at 9:43 pm #

    This will be my children’s first vacation in years as their father passed in march. They are 10 and 8 and the past 2 years have been very financially hard for us with the circumstances. I’m originally from Or. and want to show them what I did as a child. It would make this trip even more special. Thank you for your consideration. :)

  47. Sarina Lee May 13, 2015 at 11:53 pm #

    Me and my husband haven’t had the money to do anything for ourselves since the baby was born and something like this could really boost our spirits! Would be an amazing opportunity to remember how great our lovely city is and fully appreciate it for all its worth

  48. Ariana May 14, 2015 at 8:46 am #

    I love fireworks and am fearful of Ferris wheels, the contrast would be exhilirating.

  49. Jenni May 14, 2015 at 8:46 am #

    I have been going to rose festival for over 10 years. It is a great tradition and this year I hope to take my young second cousin who has never experienced the festival. Going to take him to the rose garden as well. It will be a great time.

  50. Shasha Andrews May 14, 2015 at 11:49 am #

    I wouldn’t mind winning tickets to this Festival. I have lived here for almost 20 years, and have never been to either the Grand Floral Parade, or the Starlight Parade. Silly, huh? I may have been to the Festival itself once, but I know it was over a decade ago… I would definitely enjoy watching the fireworks i never knew they had! I would enjoy it with my whole family! Thank you!

  51. Danielle May 14, 2015 at 1:23 pm #

    This will be my first Rose festival and I am excited to check out what it has to offer.

  52. Cory May 14, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

    Whoo hoo!!!!!!!!!

  53. Sarah G May 14, 2015 at 2:22 pm #

    Born and raised Portlander but I’ve never actually ridden a ride at Rose Festival – time for that to change!

  54. Jennifer T May 14, 2015 at 2:29 pm #

    I’d love to be able to take my son, he’s 2 and hasn’t ever been to the Rose Festival City Fair.

  55. Nikki May 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

    We’re trying each weekend to embrace all that Portland has to offer. The Rose festival and fantastically over the top and would be the highlight on our adventures we’ve had so far!

  56. Jenny May 14, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

    yes please!

  57. Jim May 14, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

    The Portland Rose Festival. What else needs to be said, a must see and do event.

  58. Zekerra May 14, 2015 at 2:37 pm #

    I just moved here and my niece and nephews are coming to visit Portland for the first time. They are little daredevils and would love to ride some rides for the weekend :)

  59. Michael May 14, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    YAY for parties

  60. lori May 14, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    Would love to win this. We’re doing a staycation that weekend!

  61. Jennifer May 14, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    I would love to go with my kids!

  62. Shawn May 14, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

    I would love to win, so I could take my daughter…she has never been before. She will love it!

  63. Ditty Nicolaides May 14, 2015 at 2:52 pm #

    Because I’ve never won anything in my life!!!! (PS: I’m 70!)

  64. Aurelia May 14, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

    Have never been – this would be an amazing way to attend the fest!!

  65. Sabrina May 14, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

    I’ll be in town visiting and I’d love to attend!

  66. Heather May 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm #

    Last time we went to the Rose festival was so long ago my boys don’t remember the rides!

  67. Cecelia May 14, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    Please pick me. I’ve never been and would really like to go with my family.

  68. Andrea May 14, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

    I would love to go this year

  69. Natalie Lee May 14, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

    We love the celebration and haven’t been in a few years.

  70. grace May 14, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

    My first Rose Festival as a new Portlander- I’d love to go!

  71. David Giblin May 14, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    After a recent divorce accompanied with all the stress and sadness for our family. My 3 kids and I would love a fun night out in Portland. We are all native Oregonians and love our City of Roses.

  72. Scott Hamilton May 14, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

    I have never been. This would solidify my being a Portlandian.

  73. C. Patrick May 14, 2015 at 4:03 pm #

    Finally back in town and would love to go.

  74. bliss May 14, 2015 at 4:13 pm #

    To have fun with my family

  75. john & Kim Magness May 14, 2015 at 4:32 pm #

    Our daughter is visiting from the East Coast…maybe, just maybe, moving here… :) This would sweeten her visit a lot!

  76. Steve Burnett May 14, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

    This always lands on my birthday! This would be an awesome way for me to celebrate with my kids

  77. Danielle May 14, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

    So I can be slung, flung, hurled, and curled by unsafe funtastic contraptions! I need to prove to myself that I can still handle myself on the Gravitron.

  78. nadine May 14, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

    wish i may wish i might wish upon a star tonight

  79. Monica wander May 14, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

    this would be so fun for my whole family. And a chance to be downtown and not spend an entire paycheck

  80. Jessie Tyler May 14, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    This would be the best weekend adventure!! :)

  81. Yasmine May 14, 2015 at 4:48 pm #

    2 words…FAIR FOOD!!!!

  82. John Prince May 14, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

    I love this annual celebration of the Rose Gity, a great ex use for yet more fun and entertainment!

  83. James Belcher May 14, 2015 at 5:21 pm #

    I’ve been here six years and have never attended. Would love to check it out.

  84. jen p May 14, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

    Grandkids would worship me!#

  85. Stacy May 14, 2015 at 5:44 pm #

    I want to go because I’ve never been before and this would be an awesome work outing!!!

  86. Dave G. May 14, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

    Something for the whole family! We’re all in!

  87. Shelly May 14, 2015 at 6:14 pm #

    This teacher needs a break as I wind down my school year! Would love!

  88. jimbobber May 14, 2015 at 7:01 pm #

    I’d like to attend because I love the festival food! And the rides! And the babes! And the games! And the fleet! And the little rubber duckies!

  89. mary b May 14, 2015 at 7:10 pm #

    I usually write y’all a cute little ditty but this time I’m going straight up. Every year I make a staycation of the Starlight Parade/Rose Festival and stay at a Hotel Downtown. This would just be the creme de le creme to make it the best staycation EVER!

  90. Brittanie May 14, 2015 at 7:25 pm #

    I would like to go to this, I’ve never been!

  91. Stuart Kemp May 14, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    Haven’t been in ages, this would assist in getting me back there.

  92. James May 14, 2015 at 7:33 pm #

    I would love to take the family! The kids are finally at a point where they would appreciate the festivities .

  93. Kaycee May 14, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

    I would love to attend, have yet gone to the Rose Festival, looks super amazing and fun!

  94. cheryl May 14, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

    Haven’t been in years, would to go!

  95. Heather May 14, 2015 at 7:49 pm #

    This looks like such a blast!! With 5 admission tickets I could take my son and a few of our friends!

  96. barbara lastfogel May 14, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    I have lived here in Portland for 6 years now, every year something comes up and I don’t get to go. This year… nothing’s gonna hold me back…

  97. Ashley May 14, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    I would love to go! I don’t have any plans for Memorial Day weekend (due to my friend ditching me). Please pick me!

  98. Chris May 14, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

    I haven’t gone to this but I’ve heard good things!

  99. Holly May 14, 2015 at 9:29 pm #

    I’d love to take my family!

  100. Tony May 14, 2015 at 9:47 pm #

    This would be great to take the family, never been always wanted to go!

  101. Gina Rock May 14, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

    I would love to have a fun Family day with my Husband and 3 kids! I haven’t been to the Rose Festival for a long time, but it’s so much fun!

  102. Nasheena May 14, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

    Best family time we look forward too every year, but can’t always make it. Please choose me so I can treat all of us to the fun & festivities. Thank you!

  103. Crystal May 14, 2015 at 10:51 pm #

    Sounds like fun!

  104. Sandra Leavens May 14, 2015 at 11:18 pm #

    I have never been because I usually have to work. I am unemployed now and I can’t afford to go, so i would appreciate it :)

  105. Leigh May 15, 2015 at 12:56 am #

    Because my mom and niece are coming for a visit from Mississippi!!!

  106. Rodlyn May 15, 2015 at 2:12 am #

    I have never visited Portland before. I am a new mother, and could definitely use a break to have some fun!

  107. Melissa Kirby May 15, 2015 at 4:36 am #

    After living through dirt and dust from a complete rewiring of our house,we simply need a corndog, elephant ear and cotton candy. Oh and beer. Wait, fresh air would be nice , a ferris wheel! All jokes aside my husband and I would enjoy some downtime after our dust and cleaning party

  108. Nini May 15, 2015 at 5:39 am #

    Because it’s the Rose Festival! You’re not a true portlanian if you don’t go to this.

  109. Adam Camacho May 15, 2015 at 6:40 am #

    Portland Tradition!

  110. Wayne May 15, 2015 at 6:42 am #

    It would be a nice present after graduation from college this June. Since my parents and a close friend are going to be visiting from back east (PA) it would be nice to take them to a major event in Portland during their visit.

  111. Marcia May 15, 2015 at 6:46 am #

    Portland native here! Rose Festival is in my blood!!

  112. Octavia May 15, 2015 at 6:59 am #

    It would be awesome to go to, I love Portland!

  113. marguerit May 15, 2015 at 7:01 am #

    Sounds Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  114. Sandy May 15, 2015 at 7:05 am #

    PDX forever! ❤️ Rose festival time!

  115. da_crusher May 15, 2015 at 7:20 am #

    I need elephant ears!

  116. Anna May 15, 2015 at 7:58 am #

    Wow! What a generous giveaway! Rose FEstival looks to finally have a break with good weather! I would love to attend and winning would make it that much more magical! Thanks!

  117. Jennifer Berg May 15, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    I am providing respite care for a 23 year old while his parents are in Europe and this would absolutely thrill him but would take too much of our discretionary fund if we had to pay.

  118. Natalie Phillips May 15, 2015 at 8:46 am #

    Just had my daughter last summer and would love to start her first summer with the PDX rose festival!

  119. april May 15, 2015 at 8:58 am #

    I haven’t been to this in years and it sounds like so much fun!

  120. Renata May 15, 2015 at 9:11 am #

    The fireworks to kick off the Rose Festival is a favorite event. Would love to win passes for me and friends to attend together!

  121. Nestor Flores May 15, 2015 at 9:19 am #

    Just rolling my dice in…
    Would be great to win. Its been a few years since i have attended

  122. Jessica May 15, 2015 at 9:33 am #

    Rose festival is red
    so festively blue
    every year that I go
    I end up with the flu

  123. Melody Lestdr May 15, 2015 at 10:35 am #

    We moved here last year and I have always wanted to go! It would be fabulous!

  124. Michelle May 15, 2015 at 12:01 pm #

    I’ve never been to the rose festival and it’s over my birthday weekend, this would be such a fun way to celebrate!

  125. Liz May 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

    I want to ride the ferris wheel!

  126. Jenn May 15, 2015 at 2:19 pm #

    My guy will be back in town this weekend after starting job training in Boston, and I’d love to celebrate Portland with him!! Plus: fireworks!!

  127. Trina May 15, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

    I don’t even want to win tickets because it is soooooo un-Portland to want to be seen at the Rose Fesitival…
    I would Totes McGoats go if I won tickets though…;)

  128. Dustin May 15, 2015 at 4:50 pm #

    Its my birthday later this month, and would love to attend with my girlfriend.

  129. Bianka May 15, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

    I have never been and would love to go!

  130. Josh Reynolds May 15, 2015 at 6:43 pm #

    Going Memorial Day Weekend for my best friends bachelors party!! Already have hotel & brewery tours set up, this would be the topping on the cake.

  131. Janet May 15, 2015 at 7:14 pm #

    I would love to take my kids but can’t afford to go unless I win tickets.

  132. Allison T May 15, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

    I’ve lived in LA for a year and will be in my hometown of Portland for the weekend. Would love to make the trip special

  133. Doug Child May 15, 2015 at 9:07 pm #

    We just moved here from Colorado and are looking for Portland experiences to enjoy……what better way to start than attending the Rose Festival!

  134. ZapVegas May 16, 2015 at 5:56 am #

    We’ve never been to the Rose Festival but now we’re ready.

  135. Ryan & Jen May 16, 2015 at 7:08 am #

    This will be our family’s first Rose Festival. Very excited to celebrate.
    Thanks to PDX Pipeline, we are encouraged to explore Portland every week.

  136. Lara May 16, 2015 at 9:54 am #

    Would looooove to go!! Have never been!

  137. Kalima May 16, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

    Because, I haven’t been in over 10 years. (unable to afford both entry, and fun while there)
    It would be awesome to go with all my kids (3) and my grandkid and enjoy the festivities together!

  138. Kate May 16, 2015 at 4:32 pm #

    I have great memories of attending the Rose Festival as a child, but haven’t been able to go in years. I just moved back to Portland with my fiance’ for grad school, and this will be his very first Rose Festival. I would love to be able to take him!

  139. Sara Goldman May 16, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

    Rose Festival!! It’s my birthday weekend and I wanna go!! Pick me!

  140. Jazmin Gutierrez May 16, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

    My boyfriend’s birthday is May 22nd and I know he would go head over heels for winning free tickets to the Festival. Our first date was at the Water Front and I know it would make his birthday memorable. We geek over fireworks and rides and I know that by winning tickets to the Festival his birthday will be unforgettable and incredible. By attending the festival I will be able to check off something from my PDX list. It would all be amazing.

  141. frank n May 16, 2015 at 10:34 pm #

    My friend is turning thirty and she wanted to do this for her birthday! It would be the best birthday present!!

  142. Chris Wells May 17, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    My 5 kids, wife and I moved here 3 years ago and still have not been. The tickets would be very useful for us. Thank you.

  143. Kourtney May 17, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    ‘Cause baby got back!

  144. jose May 17, 2015 at 11:36 am #

    My birthday is on the 23rd and this will be my first trip to portland. This would be the best present EVA!

  145. Elyse May 17, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    I would love to attend!!

  146. Tasha May 17, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    My husband and I moved here from Austin Texas 1 year ago and we want to celebrate Portland style!!!

    BTW, Portland kicks Austin’s butt!!!

  147. Jen S May 17, 2015 at 2:38 pm #

    It’s Rose Festival time! This year I’d love to take my friend and her husband whom recently moved to Portland from New York.

  148. Susan May 17, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

    My Birthday is May 28th so this would make a great present. ;) ;)

  149. Nicole May 17, 2015 at 7:23 pm #

    Friends are coming in from out of town, would be great to have them experience the RF!

  150. Larissa Nez May 17, 2015 at 7:40 pm #

    I need a fun weekend to look forward to! Pick me!

  151. Lyty May 17, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    I’d like to take my family

  152. panda May 17, 2015 at 8:42 pm #

    ferris wheel ferris wheel ferris wheel!

  153. Kathy May 17, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

    My almost 3 year old loved the parade and dragon boat races last year and this year we can’t wait to take him to the city fair!

  154. Dennis Kazimir May 18, 2015 at 8:25 am #

    I’m visiting Portland this wk for business and pleasure and will be staying adjacent to the Festival… At the end of the day, I’m gonna attend regardless but it would be nice to save that money and invest it into the city in another manner…

  155. Janie May 18, 2015 at 11:29 am #

    I’ve never attended and I would love to take my children this weekend to experience the rose festival

  156. Josie Solari May 18, 2015 at 11:50 am #

    My boyfriend is from California, I would love to take him to his first Rose Festival

  157. Tracie May 18, 2015 at 12:51 pm #

    I would be so elated to win this.
    I have never been to Rose Festival festivities.

    Would love to be chosen so I could take the grandkids!!

  158. Asya May 18, 2015 at 4:18 pm #

    I have A LOT of Portland pride. Since 1999, this has been my fave favorite local event. Attending this festival with friends is how I like to begin a great summer!

  159. Gene May 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

    Hope it’s not too late! Love the Rose Fest!

  160. Carlos J. May 18, 2015 at 6:06 pm #

    I would love the opportunity to take my family to such a fun event. I’ve taken the little ones one before, but I think they would enjoy it so much more note that they are older. I would love to provide them with such a spectacular end of the school year, a price for doing so well in school.

  161. Stephanie Costello May 18, 2015 at 6:40 pm #

    we were just in PDX for the weekend and the roses are blooming and the vegetation is beautiful. We would love to see the Rose Parade. Hope we win some tickets. Thanks. Stephanie

  162. kailee May 18, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

    my fiance and I have never gone to the rose festival before. we want to see what portland has to offer!.

  163. Frankie Lemmons May 18, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    I just graduated from Willamette University on my original graduation date as a single mother with my one and a half year old son, it is my moms birthday on the 26th of May and this would be an amazing way to celebrate the weekend with the family.

    I have never been to the Rose Festival Before and would love to attend before I leave the portland/salem area.

    Thank you for the consideration, I hope to hear from you.

  164. John May 18, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

    We are celebrating 38 years of marriage in June.

    We got married June 11th, Rose Parade Day.

  165. Natasha May 18, 2015 at 10:37 pm #

    I am a mom of a 4 and 5 year old!

  166. david May 19, 2015 at 8:35 am #

    it’s been too long, miss rose. help me and my four friends (lucky for this giveaway, i’ve only four) kill it at your festive festival!

  167. Rachel May 19, 2015 at 9:07 am #

    This will be our first Rose Festival season, plus my parents will be in town visiting from Ohio so 5 tickets is the perfect amount! Plus, my mom and I LOVE roses!

  168. Jennifer May 19, 2015 at 10:06 am #

    Some of my best childhood memories. Would love to share the experience with my kids.

  169. Ick May 19, 2015 at 11:51 am #

    The proverb says “Free is the most expensive” I’ll prove that wrong. Also it’s my Birthday next week.

  170. Heather May 19, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    It’s that time of year again!! Fleet week!!!

  171. Candice May 19, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    The rose festival is one of the few fests I have not been to yet… would like to go this year :) Yay!

  172. Jennifer May 19, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

    Looks like a lot of fun!

  173. Andy May 19, 2015 at 4:00 pm #

    My wife and I will be downtown for our 25th Anniversary and would love to spend it the same way we spent it 25 years ago. Walking in the rain during Rose Festival.

  174. mark May 19, 2015 at 10:06 pm #

    I would really like to win as it would really be a memorable time to spend with my 4 children for my visitation weekend with my kids. They have had much to suffer for almost 3 yrs because of divorce. It would be wonderful to be able to give them a weekend to remember that was just fun.
    My children have never seen the Rose Festival parade nor the festivities, so It would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

  175. Stacy Marie Jorge May 20, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    Loved it here since relocating from Florida! As your Rose garden is amazing the festival must be overwhelmingly beautiful. We’d <3 to win of course, as most of the families on here and in Portland we are also on very tight income right now. But, even if we have to hoof it to a spot to sit we will still look forward to enjoying your beautiful festival! Thanks Portland!

  176. hagai abady May 20, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    Leaving the country in one month. I’ll need some good memories only free tickets can provide ☺.

  177. Eliz May 20, 2015 at 3:07 pm #

    The Festival is such a fun place to bring the family and enjoy the waterfront, the Weird, festivities and good music! All ages … Yeah!!!!

  178. Kilee May 20, 2015 at 5:25 pm #

    We would love the tickets, my family of 5… been a really hard 2 weeks for my family and it would definitely help take our minds off of it to be able to enjoy something fun like this together. I took my big kids a few years ago.. my son at the time was 8 and wanted to ride every ride… and he did.. loving every minute of it!

  179. Lisa R. May 20, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

    My boyfriend and I are both special education teachers hoping to relax and rejuvenate over the 3 day weekend to survive the rest of the school year :-)

  180. Melanie Phoenix May 20, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

    For the Love of it. What a memory to give and share with my lil one. Single mom life would love a break.

  181. dominick May 21, 2015 at 10:51 am #

    me and my girl friend are new to portland and havent even been downtown i think this would be a great bonding experience and would give us a chance to see what this lovely city has to offer

  182. Marina lowery May 21, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    I would love to be apart of Portland Memorial Day weekend! My boyfriend could really use a night to lift our spirits, dance, and most importantly, get our heart rates up with crazy rides!!!

  183. Sache May 21, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

    I’ve never been to this event and have always wanted to go. Please pick me!

  184. Anahi May 21, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

    First time visiting Portland! Would love to go!

  185. Stacy May 21, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    My family is coming up from California next week for my wedding on the 30th. I would love to bring them there!!

  186. Lucy May 21, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

    I’d love to ride some rides, and I can’t afford Disneyland.

  187. joshua muller May 21, 2015 at 8:24 pm #

    over the last 2 years of living in portland Ive struggled to find time around work to do much of anything in portland, and this looks amazing.

  188. Jen May 21, 2015 at 9:10 pm #

    Great way to kick off summer!

  189. Ben martel May 21, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

    I would love to show my family what Portland is all about. I have lost 70lbs this year and I can finally ride the rides with my family! I would love to have a great time with them and this Portland classic.

  190. Nathan May 21, 2015 at 10:11 pm #

    Because I want to show my wife, who is from Colombia, another great reason for us to stay in Portland! (And my two-year-old would love it, too!)

  191. Josephine May 22, 2015 at 4:22 am #

    My family would love to go to the Rose Festival! We have been on a very tight budget this Spring, haven’t been able to take the kids out since last year. It would be nice to get them out of the house this weekend!

  192. Patricia Frantz May 22, 2015 at 9:02 am #

    My family has never seen the event. :)

  193. Mary May 22, 2015 at 10:36 am #

    My children and I will be looking for something to do downtown as we will be without a vehicle for a few hours. Would be great if we could spend time at the rose festival!

  194. Mandie May 22, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

    Things have been very stressful and hard lately and we are in serious need of some family smiles around here! This would be amazing and since we’ve literally never won anything EVER that would be extra amazing!

  195. Jules May 22, 2015 at 4:53 pm #

    Give me a prize pack because I’m a broke college student who needs some culture outside the realm of Netflix in her life!

  196. Christian May 22, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

    My name is Christian and I would like to win because I’m stressed out from school and need to do something fun!

  197. Tryna Get Outta the C**kblock Jr May 22, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    I’m a 16 year old guy and my parent are gone for the weekend. Me and my girlfriend wanna hang but we aren’t allowed to be home alone. So i need to come to this thing and take a few pics of us on a ferris wheel so I can prove to my mom that I wasn’t with my girlfriend at my house for most of the day.

  198. Melany June 4, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    I have lived here since 2007 and havw nerve have been. I would love to take the family.

  199. chandima June 30, 2015 at 1:25 am #

    Travel with my family,I am doing help to elders.and also enjoy with my friends

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