During the darkest time of year, one Portland event brings the city together to celebrate creativity, culture, and community through light.
The annual Portland Winter Light Festival is one of the most popular winter festivals in the city. The citywide outdoor arts celebration featuring interactive light-based art installations, vibrant performances, and kinetic fire sculptures. The festival presents public art installations and performances for the community to enjoy.
For its 7th year the festival is taking a new shape with special anchor locations, light displays and art installations throughout the city.
2022 Portland Winter Light Festival
The Portland Winter Light Festival is taking place from February 4-12, 2022. The festival is open to all ages and free to attend.
The festival features more than 100 artworks focusing on the theme Within the Ecosystem.
New this year are three anchor locations with food carts, artwork and amenities located in the heart of Portland. These locations will provide a starting point for a night of exploration and celebration of the incredible art displays.
Anchor locations are at Pioneer Courthouse Square, the World Trade Center, and the Electric Blocks at SE 2nd and Clay. These locations will have food carts and amenities open on Friday and Saturday nights only, February 4-5 and 11-12.
Installations will be on display in North, Northeast, Downtown, Central Eastside and Southeast. Here’s a map. Click on the pinpoints for more information on each art display:
For more information, visit the festival website.