11 23 2014
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This year, Oregon’s biggest event weekend is dedicated to helping end cancer. During the Spirit Mountain Grand Floral Parade U.S. Bank volunteers in blue shirts will walk along the 4.2 mile route collecting donations for the billion dollar Knight Cancer Challenge. Two dollars from every Bank of the West Grand Floral Walk registration will also go toward this fundraising campaign.
 
The third weekend of the Portland Rose Festival is packed full of events. On Saturday there are Dragon Boats, Navy ships, CityFair and RoZone Concerts, as well as the Rose Festival’s signature Grand Floral Parade. As the Dragons take to the water, 15 princesses step out at Veterans Memorial Coliseum to see who will be the 100th elected Queen in the 107 years of festival history. Following the crowing, the Bank of the West Grand Floral Walk steps through with $2 of every entry fee going to the Knight Cancer Challenge. 
 
THURSDAY, June 5
 
CityFair re-opens for the final weekend in 2014. Today is FREE ADMISSION with a donation of two cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank, in partnership with OneMain Financial. A Walk on the Wild Side is BACK starting today, our annual popular live animal exhibit.
 
The fleet is BACK for 2014! FLEET WEEK is taking place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park (North End).
 
The 126th Annual Spring Rose Show takes place at the Lloyd Center (from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m.).
 
FRIDAY, June 6
 
Today is another FREE ADMISSION day for CityFair — Floral Friday. Wear your favorite floral outfit, or show your flower tattoo. A Walk on the Wild Side continues.
 
FLEET WEEK continues at Tom McCall Waterfront Park (North End). Ship Tours usually run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (on a first-come basis).
 
The 126th Annual Spring Rose Show continues at the Lloyd Center (from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
 
The Live 95.5 Fresh Faces Concert featuring Heffron Drive and Asher Monroe takes place in the RoZone (in CityFair), starting at 7:00 p.m.
 
SATURDAY, June 7
 
The Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race starts at 8:00 a.m. on the Willamette River (near the Hawthorne Bridge).
 
The Queen’s Coronation presented by Pacific Power starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, where the 100th Queen will be selected! Immediately following the coronation, Mascots for a Cure will join the celebration inside the Coliseum to greet fans — and join the Bank of the West Grand Floral walkers as they head out on to the streets of the Rose City. Funds generated by the Mascots for a Cure will also go to support the Knight Cancer Challenge.
 
At 9:30 a.m. the Bank of the West Grand Floral Walk — the Party Parade — heads out from the Veterans Memorial Coliseum and winds into downtown. $2 of all registrations will be donated to the Rose Festival’s official charity, the Knight Cancer Challenge.
 
The grandest parade of all begins at 10:00, the CENTERPIECE of the Portland Rose Festival! The Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade starts at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, moves directly past Live television (it can be viewed LIVE on FOX 12 OREGON from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon — also available on KPDX — or by Live Stream at KPTV.Com) and on to a 4.2 mile route that winds through city streets and across the river into downtown Portland. T
 
The Grand Floral Float Showcase takes place on SW Naito Parkway (adjacent to CityFair) from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m., allowing the public a close up and personal view of the parade floats.
 
Fleet Week continues during the day. Ship Tours usually run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (on a first-come basis).
 
CityFair continues, opening at 11:00 a.m.
 
At 8:00 p.m., Hit Machine will perform with an encore concert. (Free with paid admission to CityFair.)
 
SUNDAY, June 8
 
The Portland Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race continues, starting at 8:00 a.m.
 
Fleet Week continues during the day. Ship Tours usually run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (on a first-come basis).
 
CityFair continues, opening at 11:00 a.m. The last chance to view the Royal Crown will between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.
 
The Grand Floral Float Showcase continues, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
 

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