Portland, OR. The Rose Festival Kick-Off Party presented by Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon was a rooftop affair at the Hoxton Hotel on 4th and Burnside. It was also a time to introduce the 2019 PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade Grand Marshal – Mr. David Bailey AKA ‘Mr. Bailey’ as the students at Lincoln High School called him for 50 years. Lincoln is celebrating 150 years and the Festival honoring the school by featuring its most popular teacher. Now retired, David Bailey posed for a photo with former student Ashley Coates who is New Business Associate at Artslandia. (Photo credit, Vern Uyetake)

At the event on May 1st, organizers unveiled the latest Rose Festival art; souvenir poster, exclusive wine label and seasonal pin.

Rose Festival CEO Jeff Curtis & KPTV General Manager Adrienne Roark

Greg Lint Oak Knoll President & Teri Bowles-Atherton President

Jeff Curtis & Andrew Over, Regional VP of Cambia Regence

The Starlight Parade is Saturday, June 1, 2019 starting at 8:30 p.m. It will be televised on KPTV 12, starting at 9:00 p.m.

The Portland Rose Festival Foundation is a non-profit that serves families and individuals with programs and events that promote the arts, education and volunteerism. More information at: http://www.rosefestival.org/support/donate

Here’s a schedule of all the upcoming 2019 Rose Festival events:

April 13 Rose City Sing-Off

May 8 Rose Festival Honors

May 24 Opening Night Fireworks

May 24-27 Rose Festival CityFair

May 24-June 2 Rose Festival CityFair

June 1 2019 Heart & Stroke Walk

June 1 Starlight Run

June 1 PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade

June 2 Rose Festival Art Show

June 5 Fred Meyer Junior Parade

June 5-9 Rose Festival Fleet Week

June 6-7 Lloyd Center/Portland Rose Society Annual Spring Rose Show

June 7-9 Rose Festival CityFair

June 8 Queen’s Coronation presented by Unitus Community Credit Union

June 8 Grand Floral Walk

June 8 Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade

June 8-9 Grand Floral Float Showcase

June 8-9 Rose Festival Dragon Boat Race

June 21-23 Good in the Hood Multicultural Festival

June 21-22 Oregon City Heritage Days

June 23 Milk Carton Boat Race

July 12-14 Rose Cup Races

August 8-11 Winco Foods Portland Open

August 29- September 1 Cambia Portland Classic