GirlFest 2014

About GirlFest

Join us for our biggest Girl Scout celebration of the year, GirlFest! Discover hundreds of amazing activities – learn to ride a skateboard, examine fingerprints, control a robot and more (see partners below). Finish your day with a rockin’ concert from American Idol finalist, Glee guest star and international recording artist Jessica Sanchez!

Have fun with your friends and experience everything cool about being a girl. Everyone is invited to share in the fun (boys, too!) and you don’t have to be a Girl Scout to attend. We can’t wait for you to join us!

WhenSaturday, November 15, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WherePortland Expo Center
2060 North Marine Dr.
Portland, OR 97217
Tickets$15 at the door
Children under 4 FREE
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Who's Coming to GirlFest?

There will be tons of exciting activities, workshops and opportunities at GirlFest 2014 - and we're adding more everyday! Below are just a few of the fun partners offering activities at GirlFest. Want to see GirlFest in action? Check out last year's event on Flickr!

Booth Activities

Join us on Twitter and Instagram (@GirlScoutsOSW) to participate in some amazing contests that will be running throughout the event. Official Twitter contest rules can be found here and Instagram contest rules can be found here.

Badge Activities and Workshops

Girl Scout Brownies
Brownies can earn Household Elf and Money Manager.

Girl Scout Juniors

Juniors can earn Entertainment Technology and Savvy Shopper.

Workshops (multi-age)
A variety of workshops with topics like improv comedy, storytelling, and how to wire a light bulb are also available for most grade levels. Pre-registration is recommended and additional fees ($2-$12.50) apply.


Main Stage Schedule
10 a.m. Opening ceremony
10:45 a.m.Oregon Children's Theatre Singalong
11 a.m.Comedian Colin Ryan 
11:45 a.m.Jessica Sanchez Meet & Greet 
12:30 p.m.Mad Science 
1 p.m.Girl Circus
2 p.m.Comedian Colin Ryan
2:45 p.m.Youth Music Project featuring Lily, Shayla & Emma 
3 p.m.Jessica Sanchez concert!

About Comedian Colin Ryan
Recognized as one of the top 10 youth financial literacy presenters in the U.S., Colin Ryan's mission is to engage youth in a discussion of one core idea: your ability to manage your money directly affects your ability to have the life you want. Through stand-up comedy, storytelling, and lots of pop culture, girls will learn simple skills to help them manage money!

About Jessica Sanchez
Meet "American Idol" finalist, "Glee" guest star and international recording artist Jessica Sanchez before her rockin' concert in the afternoon!

As one of the final two contestants on season 11 of American Idol, Jessica Sanchez rose to glory by belting out soaring ballads by the likes of Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston. Now, with her debut album, the 19-year-old songstress elevates her vocal artistry to a whole new level and channels her powerhouse pipes into high-energy, beat-soaked dance-pop.

Her album’s release in Spring 2013 debuted at #8 on the pop charts she and joined the cast of Glee as a guest star for the season finale. Sanchez is ecstatic to share her own music with the world. “The fact that I get to put out something that’s all my own is so exciting,” she says. “Music has always been what I want to do with my life, and these songs are all me.”

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