Long list of events touts Portland's awesomeness
Here's what's going on in the Rose Festival:
• CityFair continues 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday, June 1-3 at Waterfront Park. The weekend's theme is "Princes & Princesses."
On Saturday, June 2, there'll be activities in the Kids Zone, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and the Pokemon GO and Ingress games, 1-5 p.m., as well as the Starlight Scavenger Hunt.
• In RoZone concerts, it'll be: Tribute Fest, with tribute bands Appetite for Destruction (Guns N' Roses), Shoot to Thrill (AC/DC) and Steelhorse (Bon Jovi), 7 p.m. Friday, June 1; Sir Mix-A-Lot (of "Baby Got Back" fame) and DJ Doc Rock, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2; CountryFest, with Eli Young Band, Parmalee, Russell Dickerson, Carly Pearce and Mitchell Tenpenny, 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3.
Regular CityFair admission allows you to see Tribute Fest and Sir Mix-A-Lot/DJ Doc Rock. CountryFest requires an additional ticket, either $28 in advance at www.rosefestival.org or $32 day of show.
• The Oregon and Southwest Washington Heart and Stroke Walk starts with a festival at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2, followed by the walk at 9 a.m., at Waterfront Park. It previously was held at Portland International Raceway. For more: www.pdxheartwalk.org.
• The Starlight Run precedes the Starlight Parade. There'll be a costume contest at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, followed by the run at 7:45 p.m., starting and finishing at Lincoln High School. For more: www.starlightrun.com.
• The Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2, features the Portland Thorns, champions of the National Women's Soccer League, as grand marshal — and the Kitty Grand Marshal, giving equal time to the feline because of the Canine Grand Marshal (Diesel, an English mastiff) representing dogs in the Grand Floral Parade next weekend.
• The juried Rose Festival Art Show takes place 1-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, June 3-26, at Oregon Society of Artists, 2185 S.W. Park Place. For more: www.oregonsocietyofartists.com.
• The nation's oldest and largest all-children's parade turns 100, as the Fred Meyer Junior Parade starts at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Northeast 52nd Avenue and Sandy Boulevard in the Hollywood District. The junior parade has been traced to 1918, when a small group of youngsters, spurred on by some local merchants, put on the first parade when World War I forced cancellation of the Rose Festival. Eight-year-old Barbara Cable served as the unofficial queen of the Rose Festival; she would later be recognized as the first junior parade queen in the first recognized first junior parade.
• Fleet Week starts Wednesday, June 6, and the sailors and ships stay in the Rose City through Sunday, June 10. There are ship tours daily.
Ships expected to be in port: U.S. Navy — USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), USS Independence (LCS 2), USS Scout (MCM 8); U.S. Coast Guard — USCGC Steadfast (WMEC 623), USCGC Bluebell (WLI 313), USCGC Orcas (WPB 1327); Royal Canadian Navy — HMCS Regina (FFH 334), HMCS Nanaimo (MM 702); T/V Ironwood; Sternwheeler Portland.
• For more: www.rosefestival.org.