Portland Rose Festival
The City of Roses, Portland, Oregon, has quite the tradition with their 105-year-old civic event known as the Portland Rose Festival. The month of June is devoted to over 60 exciting activities, such as an air show, dragon boat races, fireworks, carnival rides and ski races. But the crown jewel is the Grand Floral Parade (June 9), 2nd largest to the Rose Parade. Also worth checking out is the City Fair, RoZone (local and national music acts), and Fleet Week (June 6-10). Navy vessels come in from around the world to celebrate, offering free tours.
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