$5 for ages 7 and over Admission will be charged starting
at 4:00 p.m.
Kids 6 and under are always FREE, courtesy of KOIN Local 6
FREE admission May 25 - 28 for Veterans, Reservist, and Active Military and their legal dependents with Valid Military ID
Concerts begin at 3:10 p.m. -- see the FULL schedule of events below.
We Value Patriotism
Join us on Memorial Day for FREE activities that include the March, Sing-along and Commemoration Ceremony -- then stay for concerts afterwards, including performances by Randy Foote and the Skankin' Yankees, Lock Stock & Barrel and the ever-popular Johnny Limbo & the Lugnuts! [NOTE: Anyone entering the RoZone after 4:00 p.m. will be charged for admission.]
The Rose Festival wants to put the memorial back in Memorial Day, with events and programming that are reminders of what this historic holiday is all about. (In 2009, the festival's inaugural Memorial Day Celebration was named the Best New Event in the World by the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA).)
2010 Memorial Day
Danner Memorial Day March
Video by AVLS Northwest
Danner Memorial Day March
May 28 - 1:30 p.m.
Starting at 1:30 p.m. the Danner Memorial Day March parades down Naito Parkway from the Burnside Bridge south to Salmon Springs Fountain. Come show your support as the Grand Marshals, Oregon Army National Guard, Patriot Guard Riders, bands and patriotic vehicles march on.
Stake out your spot on Naito Parkway to watch the Rose Festival's newest and most patriotic parade!
Commemoration Ceremony presented by Jeep
This special Memorial Day ceremony begins at 2:15 p.m. on the Main Stage in the RoZone (located in Tom McCall Waterfront Park next to Salmon Springs Fountain).
Thanks to a generous donation from the Poznanski Foundation all Veterans and Active Military will receive a special commemorative pin. [While available.]
This year's ceremony will include a special original piece of music. Kelly Duval of Portland wrote a poem in 2007 in honor of her new husband Roy who served in the Army during Vietnam. This beautiful poem stands for all the servicemen and women who have left their homes and families to defend the country that they love. In 2011, Jeremy Walker of Canby put Kelly's words into music and created the song, "Thank you Soldier." The Conchords Chorale are proud to present this moving song as a part of the Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony presented by Jeep.
Danner Memorial Day March Application
All uniformed soldiers, bands, historical re-enactors, veterans, active military and families of veterans/active military/fallen heroes are encouraged to participate. Please submit the application below no later than May 15, 2012.