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Our Rhododendrons, that thrive along the Oregon Coast, are of course the stars of the Festival and we celebrate their beauty!

The spectacular display of hundreds of Rhododendrons takes place at the Florence Events Center. Enjoy the Street Vendor Fair, Car Show, 5K run and the Carnival with rides, games and a few surprises.

Join us Sunday for the 111th annual Rhododendron Floral Parade.

The festival officially begins with the Rhody Showcase to crown “Queen Rhododendra” Thursday May 17th. And while you are in the area, be sure to visit our fabulous shops, restaurants and the many adventures found only in Florence.

The Florence Rhododendron Festival is the second-oldest flower festival in Oregon and third oldest on the West Coast and is just one year younger than the Portland Rose Festival. (The oldest flower festival on the west coast is the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, California.)

Schedule of Festival Events

Saturday, May 12

9 a.m. Oregon Dunes Triathlon & Duathlon, Woahink Lake Day Use Parking Lot

Tuesday, May 15

3-7 p.m. Florence Farmers Market, Kingwood and Bay Streets in Old Town

Tuesday-Sunday, May 15-20

Noon-4 p.m. Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, Rhody Queen & Court Exhibit

Wednesday, May 16 & Thursday, May 17

4-11 p.m. Wednesday Davis Shows Carnival, Port Parking Lot in Old Town; and 3-11 p.m. Thursday

Thursday, May 17

6:30 p.m. Rhododendron Court Showcase & Coronation, Florence Events Center

Friday, May 18

noon-11 p.m. Davis Shows Carnival

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Show & Sale of Unique Fine Arts and Crafts, Florence Regional Arts Alliance, Florence Events Center

4-10 p.m. Three Rivers Casino: Fun Buns Hot Seat Drawings every 20 minutes, Grand Prize drawing 10:30 p.m.; 5-8 p.m. Let it Ride Vendor Fair; 5-8 p.m. Let it Ride Poker Run & Bike Show Registration; 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Reckless Envy in Blue Bills Sports Bar

6-9 p.m. Live music with Denny Weaver, Homegrown Public House, 294 Laurel Street

Saturday, May 19

9 a.m. 40th Annual Rhody Run, Florence Events Center

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Florence Elks Lodge Thrift Store; 11 a.m. Pie & Bake Sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. chicken barbecue; noon 4 p.m. ice cream sundaes.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Old Town Maple Street Vendor Fair

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Arts Festival, Florence Regional Arts Alliance Show & Sale of Unique Fine Arts and Crafts, Florence Events Center

10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 26th Annual Rhody Show & Shine Car Show, Beachkomers Car Club, Awards 1:30 p.m. Grocery Outlet Parking Lot, Highway 101

11 a.m.-Midnight Davis Carnival, Port Parking Lot in Old Town

11 a.m. Rhody Festival Junior Parade, staging at Miller Park, parade noon; Kiwanis Kids Games at Siuslaw High School immediately following Junior Parade at the JV Baseball Field

1-3 p.m. Blessing of the Motorcycles Drive Through, Methodist Church, 333 Kingwood

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Festival Flower Show & Sale, American Rhododendron Society, Florence Events Center

Noon- 4 p.m. Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, Rhody Queen & Court Exhibit

8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Three Rivers Casino: Let it Ride Poker Run BenefitsVeteran’s and their families. 3 p.m. Awards www.rebel-rally.com; 8 a.m.-noon Let it Ride Bike Show Registration; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Let it Ride Vendor Fair; 1-3:30 p.m. Let it Ride” Bike Show, 3 p.m. Awards. Benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Reckless Envy in Blue Bills Sports Bar

6:30-7:30 p.m. Classic Car Cruise, Register at Show & Shine

9 p.m.-midnight Open Mic, Homegrown Public House, 294 Laurel Street: Late Night Happy Hour with Rockin' Rhody Days

Sunday, May 20

Noon 111th Annual Grand Floral Parade US Highway 101 to Old Town; 10 a.m. 27th & Oak Street staging

7-11 a.m. Florence Elks Lodge: Past Exalted Ruler Breakfast; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Elks Thrift Store; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. chicken barbecue; noon-4 p.m. Ice Cream Sundaes

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Maple Street Vendor Fair, Old Town

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Festival Flower Show & Sale, American Rhododendron Society, Florence Events Center

11 a.m.-8 p.m. Davis Shows Carnival, Port Parking Lot Old Town

3:30-4 p.m. Pacific NW Hula Academy Hawaiian Dancers, Gazebo Park Old Town/Bay Street & Laurel

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