The uncertainty surround the coronavirus closures causes the Portland Rose Festival to postpone events.
The Rose Festival released this statement:
The health of our community and our friends around the world is the most important thing.
We are continuing to cautiously plan for a 2020 Rose Festival in hopes that conditions will allow us to offer some or all of our events to the community at the appropriate time. It has become clear that the proper timing is not our original dates of May 22nd through June 7th. As Portland’s Official Festival, we will work with city leaders to identify the appropriate timing for the 2020 Rose Festival.
Rose Festival has inspired the community for more than a hundred years through many challenging times and we have learned to evolve our traditions as necessary. We look forward to being part of the healing process after the current crisis has passed.