Portland Parks Foundation has created a first-of-its-kind summer festival in downtown Portland. Paseo is a free community event featuring creative artists across multiple stages.
The new festival is inspired by the Spanish evening stroll that reawakens the city. Paseo is the first large scale downtown arts festival created by a committee of BIPOC social justice and arts leaders.
Here’s what you can expect at this new summer festival.
2022 Paseo Festival
Paseo is taking place Friday, July 15, from 5-9 p.m., Saturday, June 16, from 12-10 p.m., and Sunday, July 17, from 12-5 p.m. at the South Park Blocks and Director Park in downtown Portland.
The event features music, dance, spoken word, drag and other creative forms, along with yoga and health-driven family activities. You’ll enjoy live performances, creative and food vendors, mutual aid groups, outdoor grassroots groups and activities.
More than 45 performers will take the stage during the three-day festival. Performing artists include Madame Golong, soul singer LaRhonda Steele, Chilean/Mexican hip hop duo Alta Vocez, rapper Sotae, violinist/vocalist Chibia, jazz multi-instrumentalist Machado Mijiga, dance by Shaun Keylock Company, Beautiful Street, and BodyVox JAG, a tango milanga by Tango Berretin and street murals by IdealPDX.
The festival is held at the South Park Blocks, SW Park Ave. from Salmon St. to Jackson St., and Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave. in downtown Portland.
Paseo Festival is free to attend. For more information, visit Paseo’s website.
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