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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 lifelong 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 2024 San Francisco Rose" and will travel 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 worldwide television coverage and press attention. Accommodation and meals will be courtesy of The Rose of Tralee International Festival throughout the Rose Tour of Ireland. 


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, including hair and makeup for TV appearance

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

* Plus other gifts from our sponsors


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


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 2024 and 2026.   

Ideal candidates are:

  • 18 years of age by January 1, 2024, and will not have reached your 30th birthday on or prior to September 1, 2024

  • Single/Married, may or may not have children

  • Identify as female

  • Of Irish birth, Irish citizenship 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 FEBRUARY 2024

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

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