Portland Walking Tours

Rose Festival City Fair opens with a Bang!

May 31st, 2011

The lights are on. The motors are running. The Rose Festival City Fair has once again occupied Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park to the delight of families everywhere.

The City Fair runs thru June 12, 3PM – 11 PM on Thursdays and Fridays and 11AM – 11 PM Saturdays and Sundays. Activities include carnival rides, special attractions, musical entertainment, and the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Championship!

If you haven’t made it down there yet, you’ve got some catching up to do on the fun. Friday night’s festivities opened with a bang as the annual fireworks display kicked off after dark, lighting up the sky with dazzling colors and deafening roars. Lucky viewers below were spared the rain as the heat of the intense rocket explosions caused all erstwhile raindrops to evaporate. Um, yeah. Really. (Happens every year.)

Find tickets and more information at the Rose Festival CityFair website.