Thank you Portland for an incredible first year! We were blown away by the support, love, and excitement for our inaugural festival. We can't wait to do it again next year! See you soon. Don't forget to share your pictures using #PDXLightFest.

February 1-4, 2017

The Portland Winter Light Festival, powered by PGE renewable energy, is a free, all ages, outdoor, community celebration illuminating the city with installations by premier light artists and designers. Hosted by OMSI, no tickets are needed for this event (museum admission not included) simply show up and enjoy the fun!


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Why Should You Attend?

The Portland Winter Light Festival, Presented by Portland General Electric, is the city's newest demonstration of innovation and collaboration between art and science. Hosted by OMSI, the inaugural event will be outdoors centered along the east bank of the Willamette river. This free, all-ages event, features large-scale light sculptures, projections, performances, installations, and more. No tickets needed, just come and check it out February 1-4, 2017!

Why During Winter?

Inspired by light festivals in some of the most popular cities around the globe, the Portland Winter Light Festival is designed to celebrate the spirit of winter and warmth of community. Using light, color, artistry, performance, and imagination, PWLF will bring people together during a time of year typically reserved for the indoors. Bundle up and come celebrate with us!

All Ages Welcome!

The Portland Winter Light Festival is family friendly and designed to inspire parents and kids alike. Combining art and technology, families of all ages will find something that captures their spirit and fills their minds with imagination and wonder.

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