PORTLAND Rose Festival celebrations kicked off Friday with City Fair and the annual fireworks display.

Thousands flocked to Tom McCall Waterfront Park for the opening night of City Fair, featuring rides, food, shopping, live music and more.

The opening night fireworks display, slated for 9:45 p.m., officially kicked off the Rose Festival celebrations.

Event officials said the show is one of Oregon s largest fireworks displays.

City Fair will continue through Memorial Day weekend and the next two weekends, through June 8.

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