Rose Festival

PGE is proud to be one of the longest-running sponsors of the Portland Rose Festival, participating since its inception in 1907. Each year, PGE volunteers head out onto the parade route to help keep the PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade one of the cleanest parades in America. We power the rides and booths at CityFair with PGE renewable energy and help make both the Starlight and Grand Floral parades carbon-neutral by purchasing carbon offsets for vehicle emissions.

PGE’s float

Watch for our float in both the parades. This year, we’re teaming up with the Regional Arts & Culture Council, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Work for Art, a program that supports arts and culture groups in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.

As part of our commitment to arts education in the classroom, PGE and its employees are proud to support Work for Art. And through our annual giving campaign, PGE employees are the top donor to Work for Art, for four years running.

Enter to win

While you’re at the parade, take a photo and post it via social media with #WorkforArt, for a chance to win an Arts Card — which provides 2-for-1 tickets to hundreds of arts & culture events.

2-for-1 entry to CityFair

Because we’re powering the Rose Festival’s CityFair with renewable energy, we’re inviting customers to visit the fair and providing a special coupon for 2-for-1 entry. Be sure to visit our booth to learn more about how you can join the more than 130,000 customers who have chosen a renewable energy option.

Schedule of events

  • CityFair: May 27-30; June 2-5; June 9-12, 2016
  • PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade: June 4
  • Grand Floral Parade: June 11

See a full calendar and complete details of all Rose Festival events.