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

This year, we’re celebrating two very exciting milestones – more than 150,000 PGE customers have chosen to power their homes with a renewable power option and the first total solar eclipse in nearly four decades.

Watch for our float titled “PGE Renewable Power Customers ECLIPSE 150,000!”.  Inspired by characters from The Big Eclipse, a children’s book that teaches kiddos all about the upcoming total solar eclipse, our float will wind through the streets of Portland in both the parades.

Enter to win our Solar Eclipse Celebration package

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 150,000 customers who have chosen a renewable energy option.

Schedule of events

  • CityFair: May 26-29; June 2-4; June 9-11
  • PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade: June 3
  • Grand Floral Parade: June 10
  • See calendar and complete details of all Rose Festival events.