The Rhody Festival is Here!
The 109th Rhododendron Festival is here for May 2016! Rhododendrons are woody plants of the heath family and are found mainly in Asia, or in our opinion, our beautiful Oregon Coast! The festival will help you decide where the Rhody reigns. The festival will commence Friday, May 20th and continue on through Sunday, the 22nd in Florence, Oregon.
Bring your family and friends and come be a part of all the fun among the Rhodies along the Oregon Coast! See our family focused parade, visit the Street Vendor Fair, Car Show, or take part in the 5K run! You and your loved ones will love the Carnival with rides, games and surprises! This fabulous festival kicks off with the Rhody Showcase to crown a Queen Rhododendra and King of the Coast! You won’t want to miss it! There’s nothing better than Rhody Royalty!
Then, while you’re taking in all the fun of the festival don’t forget to stop into the many fabulous shops in the area, as well as the restaurants and such that are native only to Florence!
This festival is the second oldest flower festival in Oregon and the third oldest on the entire West Coast…it’s only one year younger than the Portland Rose Festival! Pasadena, California’s Tournament of Roses holds the title for the oldest festival on the west coast!
Whether you’re just in town for the Rhododendron Festival or you’re interested in making Florence a permanent location to reside, you may want to check out all the real estate that this beautiful area along the Oregon Coast has to offer! They’re much more than beautiful Rhodies, that’s for sure!
Also, if you LOVE the Rhody Festival, you’re sure to love many of our other events in the area year round!