2021 Florence Rhododendron Festival cancelled

Photo by Cheryl Landes

The organizers of the annual Florence Rhodendron Festival have announced that the 2021 event has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They plan to resume in 2022.

“We cannot wait to welcome visitors back to Florence to enjoy all that Oregon’s Coastal Playground has to offer as soon as it is safe to do so and any restrictions are lifted,” the statement reads.

The festival started in 1908, a year after the Portland Rose Festival, which is the oldest festival in Oregon. It’s held Wednesday-Sunday during the second week in May.

For updates on next year’s festival, visit the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce’s website.

Florence is 172 miles southwest of Portland.

One thought on “2021 Florence Rhododendron Festival cancelled

  1. This is very sad I feel they jumped the gun on there decision now that lane county is in Moderate covid level. And the numbers are dropping to bad they did not wait a little longer on there decision This is killing the shops in Old Town and some may not recover. The parade could have went on as planned.


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