With too many events to list, the Portland Rose Festival in June brings everyone out to celebrate what makes the Rose City special. It has the Grand Floral Parade, the Starlight Parade, Junior Parade, golf tournament, fireworks, and the raucous Fun Center.
There’s even the Rose Cup auto races at Portland International Raceway. A personal favorite is the Dragon Boat Races. Vessels from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian Maritime Forces come to town for the celebration as well (lock up your daughters).
Just don’t mess with the moms guarding their places for the Grand Floral Parade. It could get ugly.