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It’s Rose Festival Fleet Week

Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week

It’s Fleet Week and the ships are coming to the Portland Rose Festival this weekend. Some of the tours start as early as 9 am Thursday, but you’ll have to wait until 9:30 am Friday if you want to see the big Navy ships. You’ll want to get there early because the lines are really long. I took the kids last year and we waited in line for about four hours. Most of the ships leave Monday morning, so expect delays. Note: the photos on this page were taken last year.

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Rose Festival CityFair Opens on Friday

Rose Festival CityFair fireworks

The Rose Festival CityFair opens at 5pm on Friday. The Portland event will be open for three full weekends starting this Memorial Day weekend. Once again, CityFair take place in Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park downtown. There will be midway rides, live music in the RoZone, local beer and tasty treats, exotic animal displays, a wide variety of shopping, and other special attractions. In addition, there will be fireworks on opening night.

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Rose Festival CityFair – free admission today

Rose Festival CityFair

Today is the start of the Rose Festival CityFair. The fair features carnival rides, local beer, live exotic animals, a shopping center, special attractions and a customized fireworks show choreographed to classic rock hits on opening night. Admission is free for everyone today (Friday, May 25th). Like the previous years, the fair is taking place at Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland.

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