There are hundreds of ways for businesses and individuals to participate in the Rose Festival's behind-the-scenes magic! As a self-sustaining non-profit organization, the Festival relies heavily upon the enthusiasm of its tireless volunteers and the dedication of its corporate sponsors, local business partners and foundation donors.

Learn how to become a part of the tradition, innovation and celebration that is the Portland Rose Festival!

Community Impact

The Portland Rose Festival is committed to giving back to the communities it serves. For more than 100 years, Rose Festival volunteers and staff have produced some of the nation's finest events and programs for millions of Oregon residents and visitors, while having a positive impact on local non-profits, children, families and budding artists. The Rose Festival is also a champion for the environment, as demonstrated by its parade clean-up and event recycling programs, which have earned the Festival the "Cleanest & Greenest" title from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) year after year.

Here are just some of the many ways in which the Rose Festival positively affects the greater Portland metro area community:

  • Emerging Artist Program
  • Rose Festival Court Program & Scholarships
  • SOLV partnership/Cleanest & Greenest Award
  • Volunteer Program
  • Recycling Program
  • Sister City Programs
  • Park Restoration
  • Donations (tickets)