Rose Festival 2008
In 2008, the tenth edition of the Rose Festival ‘new style’ was celebrated in Lottum. This year 60 voluntary groups helped to make rose objects related to the theme "A melody of roses." Kees van Rooij, mayor of the municipality of Horst aan de Maas (which Lottum is part of) and deputy Ger Driessen of the Province of Limburg helped a hand with preparations for the Rose Festival. Especially for this anniversary edition extra effort was put into a comprehensive music program, which attracted over 50,000 people within four days time. A special musical show for the young and old took place at the Maasplein (Maas Square), arranged by a special orchestra composed of over fifty musicians from the wider region.