The Rose Festival continues and the calendar of events can be found on their website. It is probably the biggest event of the year in Portland although probably not the best. Still, it is good enough to rank in the top ten of summer festivals in the nation. For my part, I would rather attend the Bite of Portland or any of the other great food-based celebrations. Still, they don't have fireworks!
Canon 1D X, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
16mm, f4, 2 sec @ 320 ISO