108th Rhododendron Festival

Event Title: 108th Rhododendron Festival
Date/Time: Fri, May 15th, 2015 (All day) - Sun, May 17th, 2015 (All day)
Location: Florence Oregon

Florence Oregon Chamber of Commerce

Come join us for a weekend of fun! Our Rhododendrons, that thrive along the Oregon Coast, are of course the stars of the Festival and to celebrate their beauty!

You will also enjoy the family-focused parade, Street Vendor Fair, Car Show, 5K run and the Carnival with rides, games and a few surprises. The festival officially begins with the Rhody Showcase to crown "Queen Rhododendra and King of the Coast".  And while you are in the area, be sure to visit our fabulous shops, restaurants and the many adventures found only in Florence. Scroll through the full list of events below and plan your weekend in Florence Oregon, today!

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.

Join us May 15-17 2015! 

rhododendron festival kid's carnival rhododendron festival float


VENDOR APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE. (Download below in "Supporting Documents")

Pre-Event Activities:

Rhododendron Court Scholarship Showcase

       Florence Events Center

       Wednesday May 6th, 2015

       Tickets: available at Chamber's Visitor Center

       Contact 997-3128

Oregon Dunes Triathlon & Duathlon

       Saturday May 9th, 2015

       Contact 541-915-5116


Multi-Day Events:

     Davis Amusement Carnival

            Port Parking lot in Old Town

            Wednesday thru Sunday

            Contact 997-3128

     Apex Helicopter Rides

            Florence Municipal Airport

            Sunrise to Sunset

            2 person minimum at $99 each

            Contact 997-3270

Siuslaw Pioneer Museum

            Rhody Queen & Court Display           

            Daily Noon to 4:00 p.m.

            Half-price on Sunday

            Contact 997-7884


Saturday & Sunday:                                                                     

      Vendor Fair

            Maple Street in historic Old Town

            Saturday - 10 a.m. ‘till 6 p.m.

            Sunday – 10 a.m. ‘till 3 p.m.

            Contact: 997-3128

      Festival Flower Show/Sale

            American Rhododendron Soc.

            Florence Events Center

            Saturday 1 p.m. ‘till 5 p.m.

            Sunday 10 a.m. ‘till 5 p.m.

            Contact: 997-3082

BBQ – Pie Sale – Breakfast

            Florence Elks Lodge #1858        

            BBQ: Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 pm.

                      Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

            Pie Sale: Saturday 11 a.m.

                            Until gone!

            Past Exalted Ruler Breakfast

                        Sunday 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

            Contact: 997-2610

    Saturday Only Events:

        23rd   Annual Rhody Show ‘n

               Shine Car Show

   Beachkomers Car Club

   Grocery Outlet Parking Lot

   10 a.m. ‘till 4 p.m.

   (Pre-registration Friday 3 p.m. 'till 6:30 p.m.)

                Contact: 902-0916

        Coast Radio Classic Car Cruise

   Coast Radio/KCST

   Register at Show n’ Shine

   Cruise from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

   Live Broadcast from Old         

   Town 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

   Contact: 997-9136


 Rhody Festival Junior Parade

    Siuslaw Valley Fire & Rescue

    Miller Park

    Staging 11 a.m.  

    parade at noon

    Contact: 999-0600

 Kiwanis Kids Games

    Siuslaw High School

    Immediately after Jr. Parade

    Contact: 902-2955

 37th Annual Rhody Run

    Florence Events Center

    Race Starts at 9:00 a.m.

    Contact: 997-3518 or


Rhody Days Gun Show 

     Siuslaw Rod & Gun Club

     Munsel Lake Road

     10 a.m. ‘till 4 p.m.

     Contact: 997-2475

Hot Dog & Hamburger Sale

     Florence Area Humane Society

     Grocery Outlet Parking Lot

     10 a.m. ‘till 4 p.m.

     Contact: 997-4277

Motorcycle Show 2015

      Three Rivers Casino & Hotel

      11 a.m. ‘till 1 p.m.

      Contact:  997-7529


Sunday Only:

108th Annual Grand Floral Parade!

Staging at 27th & Oak

Staging starts at 10 a.m.

Parade Starts at Noon