Program for the Portland Rose Festival June 2-25, 1989. The theme for the festival was "As if by Magic."
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Portland Rose Festival Association 220 N.W 2nd Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97209 (503) 227-2681
One of North America’s Finest Celebrations
June 2-June 25
Budweiser Entertainment Center
Friday, June 2-Sunday, June 11; Lloyd Center South Parking Lot.
Lloyd Center Rose Festival Queen Coronation Friday, June 2; Civic Auditorium.
Pepsi Golden Rose Ski Classic Friday, June 2-Saturday, June 3; Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood.
KGON Fireworks Spectacular Friday, June 2,Waterfront Park. CoorsWBit/Pepsi FesthMtCenter
Friday, June 2-Sunday, June 11; Waterfront Park. Alaska Airlines Starlight Parade Saturday, June 3; Downtown Portland.
Skipper’s/KPDX Milk Carton Boat Races Sunday, June 4; Westmoreland Park.
U.S. and Canadian Navy Ships Wednesday, June 7-Tuesday,June 13; Waterfront Park.
Pacific Power Junior Parade Wednesday, June 7; Hollywood District.
Portland Rose Society Rose Show Thursday, June 8-Friday, June 9;
KXL/Continental Airlines Jazz Band Classic Thursday, June 8; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
Fred Meyer/KEX Festival of Bands Friday, June 9; Portland Civic Stadium. Maxwell House RBt Festival Airshow Saturday, June 10-Sunday, June 11; Hillsboro Airport.
Grand Floral Parade Saturday, June 10; Downtown Portland. Oregon Symphony Special Concert Saturday, June 10-Sunday,June 11; Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
G.I. Joe’s Rose Cup SCCA Races Friday, June 16-Sunday,June 18; Portland International Raceway.
Willamette Savings Hot Air Balloon Classic Saturday, June 17-Sunday, June 18;
Sunset High School. Cascade Run Off I Sunday, June 18; Waterfront Park Budweiser/G.I. Joe’s Indf 200 Friday, June 23-Sunday, June 25;
Portland Intentional Raceway (Corporate sponsor?JgjJ^ect to confirmation.)
As if by magic, the 81st annual Portland Rose Festival will appear in June 1989 to entertain audiences of all ages like no other festival can.
The festival promises to mesmerize crowds with more than 50 spectacular events, which ranks the Rose Festival as one of the country’s top 25 super events.
The city of Portland and its beautiful surrounding Oregon settings provide the perfect backdrop for the 24 days of fun events. While skiers are hitting the slopes of snowcapped Mount Hood for the festival’s ski classic, other festival-goers are enjoying activities along Portland’s greenway waterfront, such as the internationally acclaimed
Cascade Run Off.
There is definitely something for everyone at the Portland Rose Festival.
In the sky, festival-goers can follow the breathtaking maneuvers of world-renowned aerial acts at the festival’s airshow, rated as one of the top 10 in the country. More than 40 hot air balloons also color the Portland sky for
one of the festival’s many competitive events.
On the ground, audiences love to watch the more than 30 floats, horse units and regional and national marching bands participating in the second-largest, all-floral parade in the nation—the Grand Floral Parade.
The festival boasts two weekends of high-speed auto
Willamette Savings Hot Air Balloon Classic
Budweiser/G.I. Joe’s Indy 200
Grand Floral Parade—
Fiesta Bowl’s entry— Clayton Hannon Award.
Scenic Mount Hood
Dick Powers/Photo Art
racing, highlighted by an Indy car race featuring Bobby Rahal, Rick Mears and Danny Sullivan.
Audiences are also drawn to the Willamette Seawall for a carnival, exhibit area, food fair and tajurs on U.S. and Canadian Navy Ships.
Excitement, tradition and variety go hand in hand at all Rose Festival events.
So, come to Oregon and join in the celebration of “the City of Roses” at the Portland Rose Festival—it’s a hard act to follow.
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