Rose Festival Fleet Week

Since the very beginning of the Rose Festival back in 1907, visiting ships and other fleet-related elements (like submarines) have been making their way to Portland’s waterfront. The City of Portland is known to be a favorite port of call for military (and non-military) visitors — and citizens enjoy making these visitors welcome! One of the purposes of Fleet Week has always been to celebrate and thank the active and reserve military personnel and all veterans. The Portland Rose Festival is extremely fortunate to be one of a few U.S.…

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US Coast Guard scheduled to participate in annual Rose Festival

Three Coast Guard cutter crews and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew are scheduled to participate in the annual Portland Rose Festival and Navy Fleet Week, June 6 to 11. The Coast Guard Cutters Steadfast, Bluebell and Orcas are participating in the annual Parade of Ships and will be open for free public tours and the helicopter crew will demonstrate search and rescue techniques during the festival. The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, a 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported in Astoria, will be open for tours, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30…

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