The 2011 Rose Lighting Ceremony & Fireworks spectacular takes place Friday, May 27.
Portland’s downtown waterfront illuminates during the Fireworks Spectacular, the Portland Rose Festival’s kick-off event.
One of Oregon’s largest fireworks displays, this thunderous pyrotechnics show soars over CityFair beginning at nightfall.
The Rose Lighting Ceremony takes place at 9:45pm, followed at 10pm by the one of the state’s largest fireworks displays.
(After the Milk Carton Boat races – May 12, 2011 – the fireworks are my favorite part of the Rose Festival.)
Admission is free, and the good fireworks viewing can be found any place with a nice view of the Willamette River downtown.