Join your neighbors in celebration of Portland’s Rose History!
All are invited to a FREE family event – SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017 11:00AM – 8:30PM
The Rose Garden is turning 100 years old – 1917-2017. In the City of Roses, that means it’s time for neighbors and friends to celebrate, and all are invited!
WHAT IS HAPPENING?
Kickoff ceremony – 11:00AM in the Royal Rosarian Garden – with City Commissioner Eudaly.
Free Cupcakes – for the first 500 guests, following the 11:00AM kickoff.
Art among the roses – Youth Art Gallery – Students from across the Portland Public School system have created art that celebrates roses, city-scapes, and Portland.
Garden tours – hourly from noon-5:00PM, meet near the Rose Garden Store.
Rose finder and discovery guide – follow the map and find the flags that identify special varieties of roses, and learn what makes them unique.
Music in the roses – Stroll the garden and find local musicians playing tunes to entertain you.
Painting station and Rose crafts – where adults and kids can get their own art on.
Rose ice tea samples – in the Shakespeare Garden.
Rose ice cream – developed especially for this event by Salt & Straw.
Over the years – a historic display of the garden.
Rose temporary tattoos – a beautiful reminder of the day.
Food vendors – plenty to eat and drink so you can wander the garden and enjoy.
Ribbon cutting – 6:00PM in the Royal Rosarian Garden – City Commissioner Fritz will lead a celebratory ribbon cutting honoring completion of the ADA accessibility project, funded by the voter-approved Parks Replacement Bond.
Concert in the Rose Garden Amphiteater – we are combining this event with the Washington Park Summer Festival and have a free concert scheduled for 6:30PM with Pilón d’Azucar (Cuban salsa, timba, Afro-Cuban jazz).
WE’LL GET YOU THERE
Please read the info graphic below for travel tips on getting to the event.