A group of happy festival volunteers
New at WaMu Waterfront Village for 2008
Daddy of All Dance-Offs
Put Dad's dancing skills to the test for the opportunity to win $1,000 and a trip to participate in the national Dance-Off event. Auditions: May 31, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Family Fun Stage and June 1, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the WaMu Big Top. Festival Finals event: June 1, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the WaMu Big Top. (Must be a Dad 21 or older to compete.) Visit Hallmark.Com/MoveDad for the official rules.
BI-MART Kids Zone
Featuring the BI-MART Toddler Zone, the BI-MART Monster Truck and the Family Fun Stage with clowns, jugglers, acrobats and magicians, there's plenty to see and do! Come on down to the Zone!
Get Your Rose Festival Souvenir Program Free courtesy of WaMu!
Be one of the first 100 WaMu bank customers to show your WaMu debit, ATM, credit, or home equity card* at the Rose Festival merchandise booth at the WaMu Waterfront Village and get a FREE 2008 Portland Rose Festival Souvenir Program.
*Washington Mutual MasterCard® Gift Cards are not included. Available while supplies last. One program per person.
Be sure to visit our brand new BANDS page at our website!
The Rose Festival Needs YOU to Volunteer!
As is always true, there are many volunteer opportunities available for this year's Rose Festival. The Rose Festival relies on special people to put on our various events -- and the festival couldn't happen without VOLUNTEERS!
In only a few short weeks, the PGE/SOLV Starlight Parade will hit the streets -- ready to uphold the title of the 'Cleanest Parade in the World.' Rose Festival is proud to be an award-winning GREEN FESTIVAL. Volunteers have collected SOLV trash bags from spectators following the Rose Festival Parades for more than a dozen years and in doing so, have saved taxpayers thousands of dollars by picking up literally tons of trash. To keep this tradition alive, 100 bag collecting volunteers are needed for the PGE/SOLV Starlight Parade, on Saturday, May 31.
We also need volunteers for Rose Festival's newest event, the Regence Grand Floral Walk! You can help with the biggest event day in the Pacific Northwest by being part of the invaluable volunteer crew of the festival's brand new health and fitness event.
And don't forget to keep that green activity going for the KeyBank Grand Floral Parade, on Saturday, June 7.
You can sign up by going to our Volunteer page at our website RoseFestival.Org (click on Volunteer).
Did you know that the 'Director of the Year' award is now officially called the 'Wayne Huddleston Director of the Year' award? Wayne is a former PRFF Board member (now deceased) who exemplified what volunteerism means to the Rose Festival. There was no task too small, too big, or too dirty for Wayne to jump in and tackle with enthusiasm!
Here we see Prince Regent Bob Strader (of the Royal Rosarians) and Wayne out helping with a clean-up effort.
Wayne is missed, but his voluteer spirit remains an inspiration to all!
Making Travel Plans? We Can Help!
The Portland Rose Festival hosts guests from around the world. Rose Festival partners can assist you in planning your trip to Portland this June. Visit RoseFestival.Org (and check out the Visitors page) for a listing of our 2008 Hotel and Travel partners.
Kids Ride Free on Amtrak to the Rose Festival
Leave the stress of driving at home, skip the gas pump, and take the family from Seattle to Portland for a Rose Festival getaway with a round-trip ride on Amtrak Cascades. Up to two kids age 15 and under ride free with the purchase of one regular full adult rail fare. Offer available for travel May 29 - June 8, 2008, reservations required at least 3 days prior to travel.
Call 1.800.USA.RAIL from May 15 - June 5, 2008 and request fare order number V764 to take advantage of this great family offer!