We couldn’t do this without our volunteers. Join us!

Thanks for your interest in volunteering at the 13th Annual St. Johns Bizarre. Our volunteer crew makes this event possible! The majority of our needs come on event day, Saturday, May 13th, but we also need some assistance on Friday and a little on Sunday.

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 stainless steel pint cup? Thanks for helping out at the best neighborhood street festival in Portland!

This year, we’re using SignUp to organize our volunteer shifts. Sign-up to volunteer at this year’s Bizarre in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/NjZsBzC
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Main Stage Lineup Announced: Quasi, Chanti Darling, Minden and More…

Quasi performs at the St. Johns Bizarre on May 14th

Here it is, folks — the music lineup for the Plaza Stage.

We are pretty excited about seeing these bands with the majestic St. Johns Bridge as their backdrop and look forward to rubbing elbows with all of you in the front row. And remember the entire event, including all of the music is *entirely free*, so please join us on Saturday May 14th!

The Plaza Stage

Chanti Darling
The Domestics
Patsy’s Rats

and in the morning for the kids:

Henrik Bothe

Cardboard Songsters

Read more about the bands and listen to their music on our Music page

Over the next weeks we’ll be sharing updates on this blog as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages. Follow us to stay in the loop!

A Love Bizarre ft. Erotic City + Sean Jordan: St. Johns Bizarre 10th Anniversary Fundraiser coming Feb. 19

Help us kick off the 10th Anniversary of the St. Johns Bizarre with a fundraiser to support your favorite neighborhood festival! We hope you’ll join us Friday, February 19th, 2016 at Occidental Brewing Co (6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203) – from 6:00 – 10:00 PM.

Occidental logoEnter to win raffle baskets, purchase past year merchandise, drink beer, listen to live music,  eat BBQ from Dub’s St. Johns (veggie options too!) be the first to see the unveiling of this year’s St Johns Bizarre cup artwork.

Erotic CityAnd did we mention Erotic City will be performing? Sean Jordan, one of our favorite Portland comedians (Winner of Willamette Weeks, ‘Funniest Five Comics’ in 2014) will be MC’ing the evening’s festivities.

Can’t miss fun for a good cause right in St. Johns. See you there!

There will be a $15 cover charge. Ages 21+

Vendor applications now available

The 10th Annual St. Johns Bizarre is now accepting vendor applications! Please take a look at dates, details and other helpful information. We seek to create a balanced offering of vendors that appeals to the entire community.

St. Johns Bizarre craft booths

Last year, the Bizarre welcomed over 80 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.

2015 Poster revealed!

2015 St. Johns Bizarre poster. Designed by Jolby & Friends
We are bursting with excitement to share with you the poster for this year’s St. Johns Bizarre, coming soon to a coffee shop window near you! The masterful creators over at Jolby & Friends are at the helm this year and have crafted some absolutely beautiful artwork that truly captures the spirit of the Bizarre and this wonderful neighborhood of St. Johns. We’ve long admired their work, whether it’s the detailed Brunch Box branding, the fabulous children’s book “Monsters Under Bridges” (featuring our own St. Johns Bridge!), or their recent redesign of the Hopworks Urban Brewery beer line. Check out more of their work here: http://jolbyandfriends.com/

And as always, we will have a limited run of signed and numbered screenprinted posters, as well as t-shirts, stainless steel pint cups (and new this year — aluminum water bottles!) featuring their work for purchase on Bizarre day!

The 2015 St. Johns Bizarre Poster. Designed by Jolby & Friends
The 2015 St. Johns Bizarre Poster. Designed by Jolby & Friends