Calling all vendors! Apply starting Feb. 1 for your spot at the 15th annual St. Johns Bizarre!

Last year’s triumphant return of the St. Johns Bizarre was so sun-soaked and glorious, of course we had to come right back this spring — May 11, 2024 — for our 15th year.

Vendors, that means it’s time to send in your applications, so you can help make this year’s event the best one yet! Please take a look at dates, details and other helpful information and apply now!

We’re as committed as ever to curating a balanced selection of vendors that appeals to the entire community.

Vendors at the 2023 St. Johns Bizarre. Photo by Jason Quigley.

Last year, the Bizarre welcomed over 125 local vendors, selling an impressive array of handmade art and craft items, including jewelry and clothing, home goods, photography, and painting. Also featured each year are a number of food vendors, as well as booths featuring local community organizations.

Return of the St. Johns Bizarre: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 11, 2024! Here’s everything you need to know!

The return of the St. Johns Bizarre is finally here!

Join us in downtown St. Johns from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2024 — and spend time with our dynamite lineup of musicians, artisans, makers, creators, food vendors, community groups, and more.

The Bizarre comes together right in the charming heart of downtown St. Johns, centered around our neighborhood’s community plaza at N. Philadelphia and N. Lombard — where you’ll also find one of our two music stages (and one of our two beer gardens).

We also close off the surrounding blocks, which we’ll fill with food trucks, artisan booths and more — more than 140 vendors and organizations in all!

Here’s everything you need to know!

Here’s last year’s music lineup and schedule to give you an idea of what we’re all about

Along with our Plaza Stage and Occidental Beer Garden, we’ll also have a second jam-packed stage just two blocks down, at John Street, featuring a second beer garden sponsored by StormBreaker Brewing!

Check out the schedule, and read more about this year’s lineup here.

Plaza Stage

(N. Philadelphia between Lombard and Ivanhoe)

  • Open Mike Eagle – 6 p.m.
  • Eyelids – 5 p.m.
  • J. Graves – 4 p.m.
  • Layperson – 3 p.m.
  • Roman Norfleet & Be Present Art Group – 2 p.m.
  • DJ Dirtynick – 12 p.m.
  • Family fun showcase – 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Ants Ants Ants – 11 a.m.
    • Mo Phillips – 10 a.m. 

John Street Stage

(N. John between Lombard and Kellogg)

  • Gata Galáctica – 5 p.m.
  • Rayon – 4 p.m.
  • Cruise Control – 3 p.m.
  • Lo Fives – 2 p.m.
  • DJ Mark In The Dark – noon-2 p.m.
  • Megalith presents:
    • Location Services & Derek Hunter Wilson – 11 a.m.
    • Maxx Katz – 10 a.m.

This year’s event map and roster of vendors!

Check out this map below to see all the places you can shop for handmade arts and crafts, find funky clothing items, rub shoulder with local community organizations, and enjoy delicious food and drinks.

And click here for a full list of this year’s vendors, along with their booth numbers.

Donate and volunteer — there’s still time!

Every year, volunteer crews are what make the St. Johns Bizarre possible! It’s not to late to sign up to help out before Saturday, May 13.

We hope you can find a time and task that suits your availability and interests. And oh, did we mention that all volunteers get a free St. Johns Bizarre Kleen Kanteen stainless steel pint cup? Thanks for helping out at the best neighborhood street festival in Portland!

And, please, if you’re able, we’d also welcome any donations you can spare to help us ensure the Bizarre remains one of the stalwart institutions that makes St. Johns so special!

Thanks, and we can’t wait to see you!

Return of the St. Johns Bizarre: May 13, 2023! Volunteer or donate if you can!

The return of the St. Johns Bizarre is just weeks away, on May 13, 2023. We’re ready for you, with our dynamite lineup of musicians, artisans, makers, creators, food vendors, community groups, and more.

But we’d love to add you to the team to make this year’s — our 14th, and the first after the COVID-19 pandemic — one for the ages. Volunteer or donate if you can!

Every year, volunteer crews are what make the St. Johns Bizarre possible! The majority of our needs come on event day, Saturday, May 13, 2023, but we also need some assistance before the big day, on Thursday and Friday.

We hope you can find a time and task that suits your availability and interests. And oh, did we mention that all volunteers get a free St. Johns Bizarre Kleen Kanteen stainless steel pint cup? Thanks for helping out at the best neighborhood street festival in Portland!

And, please, if you’re able, we’d also welcome any donations you can spare to help us ensure the Bizarre remains one of the stalwart institutions that makes St. Johns so special!

Thanks, and we can’t wait to see you!

The 2022 St. Johns Bizarre has been canceled

As the world takes hopeful steps towards recovery from this pandemic, we are opting to not hold the St. Johns Bizarre in 2022. We love St. Johns and all of you who make it so special (especially on Bizarre and Parade day). We hope to gather and celebrate with you in 2023.

In the meantime, please stay safe and take care of each other and do what you can to support our local businesses and our vibrant music and craft scenes.

The 2021 St. Johns Bizarre has been canceled

We regret to say this but we will not be holding the St. Johns Bizarre in 2021. When we made the hard decision to cancel the Bizarre last year we were optimistic that things would be different in a year’s time. Unfortunately, even with the many positive steps that we as a state and as a country are making, it’s clear that we are still many months away from being able to safely host an event like ours. 

Please stay vigilant this year and continue to wear masks, practice social distance and get the vaccine when you are able. If we all continue to work together and take care of one another we can more quickly get to the other side of this and gather and celebrate once again as a community. Stay safe.