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The San Francisco Rose participates in the International Festival every 2 out of 3 years, per the Festival's latest format.

San Francisco is scheduled to return to the Festival in 2023 and 2024.   

Why become a Rose?

Participating in the Rose of Tralee is an unforgettable opportunity for young women. Partaking in the local selection alone is a fantastic event in which the participating Rose entrants may make life-long friends, memories, and connections. Entrants will enjoy special events organized by the San Francisco Rose Center throughout the selection process. 


If selected, the lucky young woman is titled "The 2023 San Francisco Rose" and will be flown to Ireland to participate in the Rose of Tralee International Festival, which features Roses from all over the world, and take part in all the festival has to offer - including Nationwide television coverage and huge press attention. Accommodation and meals will be courtesy of The Rose of Tralee International Festival. 


Prize Includes

* Expenses for a round trip ticket to Ireland to participate in the Festival, held in Tralee, Co. Kerry

* An all-expenses-paid stay in Ireland courtesy of The Rose Of Tralee International Festival

* Photos taken the night of the event which may be used as press photos for Ireland

* Rose Tiara, Sash, and Waterford Crystal Rose

* Tipperary Crystal jewelry set

* Plus other gifts from our sponsors


Learn more about becoming a Rose from Róisín Hunt (2010 San Francisco Rose).

Ideal candidates:

  • 18 years of age by January 1, 2023, and will not have reached your 30th birthday on or prior to September 1, 2023

  • Single/Married, may or may not have children

  • Identify as female

  • Of Irish birth or Irish descent residing in the Bay Area

  • Never have previously been a Rose represented in the Regional or International Festival

  • Must be available for events organized by the San Francisco Rose Center during the months of January-March and able to attend the International Festival in Ireland in mid/late August

in 2024

2023 Applications Closed

Application fee applies, to be collected by the Rose Center after application is accepted.

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