I’m not particularly fond of most of the Rose Festival experience. Okay, I’m downright cynical. In particular the mud, clowns, parades, and strident corporate sponsorships are major turnoffs for me.
That being said, some of the events can even draw me in. One of those takes place this Friday, May 28th at around 10pm: the Rose Festival Fireworks display.
Portland’s downtown waterfront illuminates during the Fireworks Spectacular, the Portland Rose Festival’s kick-off event.
Billed as one of Oregon’s largest fireworks displays, this thunderous pyrotechnics show soars over the Waterfront Village beginning at nightfall. Visitors can expect some special features in 2010 — this year’s show will be choreographed to music to add excitement and ‘punch’ (as our fireworks experts say!).
And the coolest thing is that you can see the fireworks from lots of places that you don’t have to pay $5 admission to get into.
Thanks to perhaps Portland’s most talented time-lapse photographer, Andrew Curtis [read my interview with him here!], here’s a taste (from Rose Fest fireworks two years ago):
Portland Rose Festival Fireworks! from Andrew Curtis on Vimeo.
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