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 we 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.

PARADE BANNER CARRIERS/POOPER SCOOPERS NEEDED. Download and read the Info Sheet and Application at the bottom of this page.

Join us May 15-17 2015! 

rhododendron festival kid's carnival rhododendron festival float

2015 Rhododendron Festival - Grand Floral Parade Results

Grand Marshall’s - J Johnson Tree Service #39

Mayor’s Award - McKenzie View Acres #59

Queen’s Award - Banner Bank - Court Float #4

King’s Award - Three Rivers Casino #11

Service Entries
1st Place: City Of Florence #42
2nd Place: SVFR District #79
3rd Place: Oregon Dunes Patrol 35

Marching Bands / Drill Teams
1st Place:
Siuslaw Schools Band #5
2nd Place: tie Highland Park Marching Band #25
2nd Place: tie Creswell Marching Band #64

Commercial Entries
1st Place:
Three Rivers Casio #11
2nd Place: McKenzie View Acres #59
3rd Place: Mo’s Seafood Restaurant #12

Non Commercial Entries
1st Place:
Elks Lodge 1858 #40
2nd Place: Siuslaw Elementary School #29
3rd Place: Florence Masonc Lodge / Gardiner #52

Vehicles and Vehicle Clubs
1st Place:
Jim Lamp #26
2nd Place: Fred Bower #28
3rd Place: Davis Shows Northwest #80

1st Place:
Lane County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse #67
2nd Place: Ixatapa Mexican Restaurant Dancing Horses #74
3rd Place: Eugene Pro Rodeo Queen 15 A