Portland Winter Light Festival

Community-wide celebration illuminates the city’s public spaces with installations by premier light artists, Feb. 1-4.

Early February is often dark and dreary around here, and people tend to hunker down indoors. But not this year! The Portland Winter Light Festival will once again illuminate the Portland cityscape Feb. 1-4, turning the city into a tapestry of light, color, artistry performance and imagination.

This free, all-ages community celebration will illuminate Portland’s public spaces with installations by premier light artists and designers. The Portland Winter Light Festival is a project of the all-volunteer Willamette Light Brigade. It’s presented by PGE, powered by PGE renewable energy and hosted by OMSI.

Inspired by light festivals around the globe, this innovative collaboration between art and science celebrates the spirit of winter and warmth of community.

See the Portland Winter Light Festival’s schedule, and learn about participating artists. And be sure to catch the Portland Spirit, which offers free rides back and forth across the river.