Rose Festival has officially arrived here in Portland. Although we don't usually take full advantage of this yearly tradition, we have had lots of fun with the kids over the years taking in some of the festivities. I am posting here mainly for family that live in town and have small kids. Some of these activities are a lot of fun. Please go to Rose Festival :: Calendar :: for a full list of activities including fireworks, tonight, the starlight parade, tomorrow night, and the Jr. rose parade, next Wednesday.
Joey and Michael, June 1993 enjoying
the Clydesdale horses at Waterfront Village
June 1995, Sammy doing what he does
best, snacking. This is at waterfront park. They always
have kids rides, pony rides, petting zoos, etc... for the little kids.
We would go early on a Saturday or Sunday before
the crowds arrived. The Waterfront Village can be
a scary place, say, on Saturday nights.
Joey and Sammy helped design and decorate a Harry Potter
themed Junior Rose Festival Parade Float sponsored by the Mittleman
Jewish Community Center when they were in elementary school.
Its hard to see the float in this picture, but Joey is Dumbledore and
Sammy is Dobby (not pictured, but also on the float were Hermione,
Hagrid and Ron Weasley... Harry is made out of paper mache with a
striped shirt behind Joey). Their float won first prize that year in the small float category.
The parade runs through the Hollywood District and this year is on Wednesday,
June 4th at 1:00pm