We’re excited to wake up this morning and hear that the Portland Rose Festival was declared “Best in the World” by the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA). The festival took the most awards in its history, with 30 total accolades for separate events, programs and features including the coveted Grand Pinnacle Award.

This iconic Portland celebration takes over Waterfront Park for 18 days each day in June and recently celebrated its 100th year! The festival entices people from all over the world with such attractions as carnival rides, dragon boat races, queen’s coronation, starlight parade and the Grand Floral Parade, one of the nation’s top two all-floral parades. The Kentucky Derby Festival in Louisville, Kentucky took the next highest honor.

~Cheers to the Rose Festival from the Travel Oregon crew!

About the Author: Mo Sherifdeen

Mo is Travel Oregon's content publisher and loves to hike the forests and mountain trails of Oregon with his wife, daughter and dog. He is also known for getting lost inside a maze of books at Powell’s, sipping an IPA (or two) and seeking the best fish 'n chips along the Oregon Coast.

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