PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland's waterfront will be packed with people and entertainment over the next couple of weekends for the Portland Rose Festival CityFair. It starts May 26 and runs through mid June.
From parking and carnival ride tickets, to food, here's a look at what it could cost a family of four to attend CityFair for the day.
The CityFair does not have it's own designated parking, meaning families planning to drive will need to pay for street parking, or a parking lot or garage.
Around downtown Portland, street parking costs $2 per hour on Saturdays and most of Sunday.
KGW searched for parking garages and lots near Tom McCall Waterfront Park and found rates ranging from $1.50 per hour (for some parking lots) to $8 per hour, or $10 to $11 all day.
Tickets for admission
The price of general admission per person is $15 at the gate, but families can save $3 off online. Tickets include all musical performances. Kids ages 6 years old and under can attend for free. Veterans and service members can also get in at no cost by showing their ID at the gate.
A season pass ticket costs $20 and can be used for all 10 days of CityFair.
Carnival ride tickets
Tickets for carnival rides are available in person at the CityFair and can range from $20 to $117. Rides can take 12 to 13 tickets per ride. Below is a list of the different ticket prices.
- 34 ride tickets: $20 cash or $21 debit/credit card
- 68 ride tickets: $40 cash or $41 debit/credit card
- 120 ride tickets: $60 cash or $62 debit/credit card
- 250 ride tickets: $115 cash or $117 debit/credit card
Food and drinks
Spending a day at CityFair likely means your family will need to grab a bite to eat
A hamburger costs about $9 while a pulled pork sandwich is $12, and mac and cheese is $8.
Adults wanting to try beers on tap for the Oregon Brewers Festival Tap Takeover (June 2-4) will pay $12 for a 12-ounce drink, and $7 for each refill.
A family of four visiting CityFair for a day could spend, on the lower end, about $135 to $170 or more. The lower end of the price estimate does not include any spending on souvenirs and only accounts for about one carnival ride per person.