Just a year younger than the Portland Rose Festival, the traditional Florence Rhododendron Festival is the second-oldest flower festival in Oregon and third oldest on the west coast. People travel from around the United States to attend this festival on the Oregon coast each year, and many were disappointed when it was canceled in previous years due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Now the Rhododendron Festival will be returning for it’s 116th year in May of 2022 with the theme “Back In Bloom.”
Florence Rhododendron Festival 2022
Rhododendrons, also known as Rhodies, are gorgeous flowers that thrive on the Oregon coast and make wonderful additions to woodland gardens. The Rhododendron Festival in Florence Oregon celebrates these beautiful flowers, and shows off hundreds of wild and cultured varieties during the Florence Rhododendron Society’s annual show.
The theme for this year’s festival is “Back In Bloom” as this will be the festival’s first year back after a break due to the pandemic.
The festival is scheduled to take place from May 18th – 22nd in 2022 and features a carnival, parades, a classic car cruise, the Rhododendron Court, a vendor fair, and best of all the flower show. For many families, a trip to the Florence Rhododendron Festival is a tradition, and we’re glad to see it return to Florence, Oregon.
Rhododendron Festival 2022 Information
- Festival Dates: May 18th – 22nd, 2022
- Information: For more information on the festival, contact Mitzi Hathaway at [email protected] or call 541-997-3128.
Will you be attending the 2022 Rhododendron Festival? What’s your favorite part of this festival? Let us know in a comment and tag the friends and family you want to go with!