Looking for something fun to do in Portland this weekend?
Hosted by the Willamette Light Brigade, the Portland Winter Light Festival is a citywide, family-friendly event that celebrates winter and community through a creative combination of art, technology, and lights. The festival designed to bring the community together in a different light is returning for its third year starting this Thursday, February 1st and ending Saturday, February 3rd. The free outdoor event will be held at multiple locations this year in addition to the original location OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) and the east end of the Tilikum Crossing Bridge. You can find more installations at PGE (Portland General Electric) headquarters at the World Trade Center, Pacific Northwest College of Art in the Pearl District, Cathedral Park in North Portland, and many other locations around Portland.
The theme is “The Light of Progress,” which is designed to bring light to the wintry darkness with a variety of renewable energy powered artworks that could include fire, tungsten lights, LEDs, and more. The only rule is no “white lights” In addition to the art installations, there will also be talks on the science of light, a lantern parade, laser light show, dance parties, free rides on the light-adorned Portland Spirit cruise, and even an illuminated bike ride with “Light Bikes” provided by Biketown. The Illuminated Bike Parade starts at 7:30pm this Friday, February 2nd at the entrance to OMSI. For more visitor information, schedule of events, maps and more visit the website linked above.
We hope to see you there!