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International Rose Test Garden Centennial Celebration

  • International Rose Test Garden 400 Southwest Kingston Avenue Portland, OR, 97205 United States (map)

WHAT IS HAPPENING?

11:00am

  • 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.

11:00AM-6:00PM

  • 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.

6:00PM

  • 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.

6:30-8:30PM

  • 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).
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