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More than 100 fun, FREE events listed inside! ยกMรกs de 100 eventos divertidos y GRATUITOS enumerados en el interior!

2019 SEASON


Your key to EUGfun events! Signature Events Summer Series Movies Music Drama and Dance Family Fun

• We invite you to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to the parks. • Please don’t bring pets, glass containers, alcohol, tobacco products or drugs. • Movies will be subtitled.

• Events may be canceled or changed because of unforeseen circumstances.

• Find more information and stay up-to-date at EUGfun.org.


ONGOING Tai Chi in the Park Blocks Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 4 - September 19 • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by Eugene Rec Join your neighbors in practicing this ancient Chinese art. It uses calm, flowing movements to promote balance and flexibility and to reduce stress. Wear loose clothing and dress for the weather. Meets by the salmon fountain in the West Park Blocks. Make a morning of it by enjoying the Lane County Farmers Market immediately afterward. There won’t be class July 4.

Lettuce Grow Garden Club

Wednesdays, June 5 - August 28 • 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Petersen Barn Community Center

All events are FREE!

ONGOING

Presented by Eugene Rec A drop-in program for beginner and experienced gardeners alike to gather, learn and practice holistic, organic gardening techniques. Attendees can expect guest speakers, book readings and various seasonally appropriate gardening and sustainability activities. Come meet other gardeners and get help with your garden.

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Fun For All Weekdays, July 1 - August 23 • Times Vary

Eugene’s Neighborhood Parks

Presented by Eugene Rec Supervised crafts and games for youth in neighborhood parks. Free lunch provided by FOOD for Lane County at most sites. Details at Getrec.org/funforall.

Amazon Farmers Market

Thursdays, June 13 - October 17 • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Amazon Community Center

Presented by Eugene Rec The Amazon Farmers Market runs every Thursday. Get your fresh veggies, fruit, honey and many more local products.

Bilingual Family Fun

Saturdays, July 6 - August 31 • 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Downtown Eugene Public Library

Presented by Eugene Public Library Songs, stories and fun for the whole family in Spanish and English!

Stray Cast Improv in Kesey Square ONGOING

Saturdays, July 13 - September 14 • 10 a.m. - Noon

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Kesey Square

Presented by OSLP Arts & Culture Program with support from the Downtown Program Fund Come get together with Mike Shugrue for improv games, music and laughter. A great way to meet new friends. People of all abilities are welcome. EUGfun.org • #EUGfun


JUNE JUNE

First Saturday Park Walk Saturday, June 1 • 9 - 11 a.m.

Owen Rose Garden

Presented by Eugene Rec Explore the ecology and management of Eugene’s beautiful parks. Naturalists lead these interpretive walks. Take Jefferson Street north toward First Avenue. Park where street ends at parking lot and bike path.

Griddles & Guides

Wednesday, June 5 • 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Kesey Square

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Join us for a morning of free pancakes, coffee and EUGfun!

Bicycle Friendly Business Breakfast Wednesday, June 5 • 7:30 - 9 a.m.

Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce

Presented by City of Eugene Transportation Options Learn about how to be a bike friendly business, the benefits of bike tourism and to get assistance submitting your free application to Travel Oregon for recognition. Businesses that submit their applications at the event will be entered into a raffle to win a free Bike Friendly Business sign. Food and refreshments provided.

All events are FREE!

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JUNE

ArtsAlive at the ArtWalk First Friday ArtWalk Friday, June 7 • 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Kesey Square & Downtown Eugene

Presented by Lane Arts Council and ArtsAlive with support from the Downtown Program Fund The First Friday ArtWalk is a monthly celebration of downtown Eugene’s creative and artistic excellence. Kesey Square features ArtsAlive, a live performance festival with dancers, musicians and visual artists. This year’s program highlights American heritage, the culture of music and dance that has evolved over the years in the United States. Full details at lanearts.org/first-friday-artwalk.

Blue Skies Big Band Summer Reading Friday, June 7 • 6 - 7 p.m.

Downtown Eugene Public Library

Presented by Eugene Public Library Tap your toes or kick up your heels! Enjoy classic swing at a First Friday show by the 17-piece Blue Skies Big Band featuring vocal trio The Jewel Tones. One of the premier dance bands in the Pacific Northwest, Blue Skies recreates the smash hit music of the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s.

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Tour of the Willamette Confluence Preserve Saturday, June 8 • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Presented by Eugene Rec in cooperation with the Nature Conservancy and Friends of Buford Park The Willamette Confluence Preserve features extensive habitats that are endangered in the Willamette Valley. The Nature Conservancy and The Friends of Buford Park are working with other partners to reconnect the river to its historic floodplain across 20 ponds in this former gravel mining site. Volunteers will lead visitors around the preserve, highlighting the conservation efforts, human history and natural features. This tour is intended for people who are unable to walk the 4 miles typically required for tours. Pregister at getrec.org/register.

JUNE

Campbell Community Center

Nourish: Food for Life

Tuesday, June 11 • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by Positive Community Kitchen with support from the Downtown Program Fund Pick up some fresh recipes and cooking tips at these monthly cooking demonstrations designed to inspire and to simplify preparing healing meals in your home. During the Lane County Farmers Market.

All events are FREE!

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Tour Eugene Public Library JUNE

Tuesday, June 11 • 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Downtown Eugene Public Library

Presented by Eugene Rec and Eugene Public library Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Downtown Public Library. See the automated returns sorter, the Maker Hub and more. Meet by the coffee stand in the lobby. Pregister at getrec.org/register.

Party at Maurie Jacobs Park with DeSolution Party in the Parks Tuesday, June 18 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Maurie Jacobs Park

Presented by City of Eugene A true community experience. Play games and connect with fellow community members in your neighborhood. Enjoy food and live music from DeSolution.

The Roaring Girl

Roving Park Players Thursday, June 20 & Friday, June 21 • 6 - 8 p.m.

Petersen Barn Community Center

Presented by Roving Park Players Experience a great outdoor play by the Roving Park Players. “The Roaring Girl” is a Shakespeare-era comedy.

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Echo Hollow Summer Kick Off Party Friday, June 21 • 1:15 - 3:15 p.m. Presented by Eugene Rec Join us as we celebrate the start of our summer season with a party during Rec Swim.

JUNE

Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center

Sheldon Summer Kick Off Party Friday, June 21 • 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Sheldon Pool and Fitness Center

Presented by Eugene Rec Join us as we celebrate the start of our summer season with a party during Rec Swim.

Amazon Summer Kick Off Party Friday, June 21 • 2 - 5 p.m.

Amazon Pool

Presented by Eugene Rec Join us as we celebrate the start of our summer season with a party during Rec Swim.

Hip-Hop Yoga - Solstice Street Fair Friday, June 21 • 5:30 - 9 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by STOP DROP & YOGA with support from the Downtown Program Fund Party downtown on the longest day of the year with a live DJ hip-hop yoga class! Followed by a happy hour beer garden and tiny street fair including food carts and hip-hop retail.

All events are FREE!

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Monarcas Baseball Clinic JUNE

Sunday, June 23 • 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Petersen Barn Community Center

Presented by the Eugene Emeralds and Eugene Rec All ages welcome for this baseball clinic.

South African Gumboot & Pantsula Dance Workshop Monday, June 24 • Noon - 12:45 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Join Michael Moloi, former Cirque du Soleil performer and internationally renowned dancer and choreographer as he shares a mix of rhythmic cultural dances that were created in Johannesburg, South Africa. Share in the joy of dance and learn the history of these art forms.

Family Day Yoga at the Farmers Market Tuesday, June 25 • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by STOP DROP & YOGA with support from the Downtown Program Fund Join SUPER YOGI for a special super yoga training for children.

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Lady Bug Release Tuesday, June 25 • 11 - 11:45 a.m. Presented by City of Eugene Facilities Kids and families are encouraged to join our fabulous Facilities crew as they release lady bugs in the Park Blocks flowers, demonstrating our eco-friendly and sustainable pest control.

JUNE

Park Blocks

Party at Bethel with Ache Son Party in the Parks Tuesday, June 25 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Bethel Community Park

Presented by City of Eugene Come and enjoy your neighborhood community park with music by Ache Son. Enjoy food from a local food truck and create conversations.

KING-PONG

Tuesday, June 25 • 8 - 10 p.m.

Kesey Square

Presented by EugeneTech and Code Chops with support from the Downtown Program Fund Local artists, musicians, game developers and makers welcome to the community a larger-than-life electronic PONG tournament using giant controllers, projected on a huge, 20-foot screen. Great fun for the whole family with costumes and activities.

All events are FREE!

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South African Gumboot & Pantsula Dance Workshop JUNE

Wednesday, June 26 • Noon - 12:45 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Join Michael Moloi, former Cirque du Soleil performer and internationally renowned dancer and choreographer as he shares a mix of rhythmic cultural dances that were created in Johannesburg, South Africa. Share in the joy of dance and learn the history of these art forms.

Explosions, Inc.

Summer Reading Wednesday, June 26 • 1 - 2 p.m.

Downtown Library

Thursday, June 27 • 11 a.m. - noon

Petersen Barn Community Center Thursday, June 27 • 3 - 4 p.m.

Sheldon Community Center

Presented by Eugene Public Library Start summer with a bang at this physical science show filled with surprises.

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Greenway Bridge

Greenway Bridge (Maurie Jacobs Park)

Presented by City of Eugene Transportation Options Breakfast at the Bike Bridges is designed for commuters, path users and new riders to grab a quick bite to eat and a cup of coffee while getting a bicycle safety check, learning more about transportation options in Eugene and meeting City staff. This summer series is growing quickly and we are excited to encourage active transportation with local advocacy organizations and local businesses. The theme is Summer Fun!

All events are FREE!

JUNE

Breakfast at the Bike Bridges Friday, June 28 • 7 - 9:30 a.m.

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JULY South African Gumboot & Pantsula Dance Workshop Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2 • 5:15 - 6 p.m.

JULY

Park Blocks

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Join Michael Moloi, former Cirque du Soleil performer and internationally renowned dancer and choreographer as he shares a mix of rhythmic cultural dances that were created in Johannesburg, South Africa. Share in the joy of dance and learn the history of these art forms.

Party at Arrowhead with Sequel Party in the Parks Tuesday, July 2 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Arrowhead Park

Presented by City of Eugene Play games, grab a bite to eat from a local food cart and see what Eugene has to offer. Experience an up and coming local band, Sequel, and enjoy connecting in your neighborhood park.

Space Bingo

Summer Reading Wednesday, July 3 • 1 - 2 p.m.

Downtown Eugene Public Library

Presented by Eugene Public Library Play a galactic game featuring factoids, prizes and an out-of-thisworld host.

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Eugene Symphonic Band

Washburne Park Concerts Thursday, July 4 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Washburne Park

Sara B3 and 45 RPM at the ArtWalk First Friday ArtWalk Friday, July 5 • 5:30 - 8 p.m.

JULY

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Bring a blanket and kick off your shoes! Come relax in the beauty of Washburne Park and listen to great music. Let the Eugene Symphonic Band and its 70 musicians carry you away with the Fourth of July spirit.

Kesey Square & Downtown Eugene

Presented by Lane Arts Council with support from the Downtown Program Fund The First Friday ArtWalk is the monthly celebration of downtown Eugene’s creative and artistic excellence. Join the dance party in Kesey Square and get lost in the spirit of ’60s and ’70s soul and funk with high energy sets and throwbacks that get people moving. Full details at lanearts.org/first-friday-artwalk.

Calamity Jazz Band Summer Reading Friday, July 5 • 6 - 7 p.m.

Downtown Eugene Public Library

Presented by Eugene Public Library A First Friday concert by a perennial favorite! Calamity Jazz Band plays high-energy Dixieland, swing and ragtime tunes. All events are FREE!

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Wild Iris Ridge

First Saturday Park Walk Saturday, July 6 • 9 - 11 a.m.

Wild Iris Ridge

Presented by Eugene Rec Explore the ecology and management of Eugene’s beautiful parks. Naturalists lead these interpretive walks. Meet at the end of Bailey View Drive.

JULY

Monarcas Baseball Clinic Sunday, July 7 • 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Petersen Barn Community Center

Presented by the Eugene Emeralds and Eugene Rec All ages welcome for this baseball clinic.

Coyote Willow

Washburne Park Concerts Sunday, July 7 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Washburne Park

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Bring a blanket and kick off your shoes! Come relax in the beauty of Washburne Park and listen to Coyote Willow’s rich vocal harmonies, creating a unique blend of folk, roots, blues and intricate instrumentals.

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Nourish: Food for Life Tuesday, July 9 • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by Positive Community Kitchen with support from the Downtown Program Fund Pick up some fresh recipes and cooking tips at these monthly cooking demos designed to inspire and to simplify preparing healing meals in your home. During the Lane County Farmers Market.

Drag Story Time with Carina Borealis Farce

JULY

Tuesday, July 9 • 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Kids and families are invited to join Carina by the fountain in the West Park Blocks for LGBTQ+ children’s stories to inspire creativity and living as your biggest and most magical self.

Party at Acorn with Mhondoro Marimba Party in the Parks Tuesday, July 9 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Acorn Park

Presented by City of Eugene Enjoy the summer sounds of Mhondoro Marimba, a Eugenebased marimba band that plays the buoyant and spirited music of Zimbabwe. Play games, grab a bite to eat from a local food truck and see what Eugene has to offer.

All events are FREE!

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Science Circus

Summer Reading Wednesday, July 10 • 1 - 2 p.m. — Downtown Library Thursday, July 11 • 11 a.m. - noon — Bethel Branch Thursday, July 11 • 3 - 4 p.m. — Sheldon Branch Presented by Eugene Public Library Delight in the physics of fun with Rhys Thomas of JuggleMania and OMSI.

JULY

Jessica Fichot

Party on the Plaza Thursday, July 11 • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Hult Center Plaza

Presented by Hult Presents Accompanied by her accordion, toy piano and fiery band, Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Jessica Fichot draws from her French, Chinese and American heritages to create an intoxicating multilingual fusion of French chanson, 1940s Shanghai jazz, gypsy swing and international folk.

Latino Family Fun Night Thursday, July 11 • 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Petersen Barn Community Center

Presented by Eugene Rec Meet your neighbors and friends for a free, fun-filled evening that includes dinner, games, crafts and live entertainment. Dinner served until 6:30 p.m.

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Incredibles 2

Movies in the Park Friday, July 12 • 9 - 11 p.m.

Petersen Park

Wonder

Movies in the Park Saturday, July 13 • 9 - 11 p.m.

JULY

Presented by Eugene Rec The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world. (PG, 1h 58m)

Willakenzie Park

Presented by Eugene Rec Based on The New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade to attend a mainstream elementary school for the first time. (PG, 1h 53m)

Oregon Brass Society

Washburne Park Concerts Sunday, July 14 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Washburne Park

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Bring a blanket and kick off your shoes! Come relax in the beauty of Washburne Park and listen to great music. Oregon Brass Society is Oregon’s only British-style brass band. Its unusual instrumentation creates a warm, full sound. All events are FREE!

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Drag Story Time with Carina Borealis Farce Tuesday, July 16 • 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Kids and families are invited to join Carina by the fountain in the West Park Blocks for LGBTQ+ children’s stories to inspire creativity and living as your biggest and most magical self.

JULY

Party at Brewer with Muddy Souls Party in the Parks Tuesday, July 16 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Brewer Park

Presented by City of Eugene A community experience. Play games, get your face painted and create with fellow community members. Enjoy a bite from your local food truck and the sweet sounds of summer with Muddy Souls.

Stories of the Stars Puppet Show

Summer Reading Wednesday, July 17 • 1 - 2 p.m. — Downtown Library Thursday, July 18 • 11 - noon — Bethel Branch Thursday, July 18 • 3 - 4 p.m. — Sheldon Branch Presented by Eugene Public Library Explore tales of constellations with Tears of Joy Theatre’s lively puppet show.

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Tony

Movies in the Park Wednesday, July 17 • 8:30 - 11 p.m.

Park Blocks

Touch-A-Truck

JULY

Presented by Human Rights Commission Gather with music, food carts and information about current and planned local services available to people needing shelter and housing in Eugene. This film focuses on Tony Rodriguez, a smart, articulate man who is unhoused in San Diego and who agreed to make a documentary looking for concrete solutions to homelessness. Thursday, July 18 • 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Petersen Barn Community Center

Presented by Eugene Rec The trucks are coming back to the Barn! Climb into a fire engine, a police vehicle, a backhoe, a dump truck, an LTD bus, an 18-wheeler and more. A family event sure to please all ages. Food available for purchase.

All events are FREE!

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Charles Peachock

Party on the Plaza Thursday, July 18 • 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

JULY

Hult Center Plaza

Presented by Hult Presents Two-time gold medalist and world champion juggler Charles  Peachock is a finalist from the No. 1-ranked show, “America’s Got Talent,” where he went further than any juggler in the show’s 10-year history. Charles has broken traditional barriers, moving juggling from the circus tent into arenas worldwide using outside-the-box artistic routines, original concepts one-of-a-kind props, woven with clever comedic moments honed with wit and warmth.     

Studio Without Walls Friday, July 19 • 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by ArtCity Eugene with support from the Downtown Program Fund Studio Without Walls is a Euro-Eugene style environment with music, dance, poetry and a diverse range of artmaking where you can meet local artists. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.

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Ralph Breaks the Internet Movies in the Park Friday, July 19 • 9 - 11 p.m.

Washington Park

Presented by Eugene Rec Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a Wi-Fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. (PG, 1h 51m)

Teddy Bear Picnic

JULY

Summer Reading Saturday, July 20 • 11 a.m. - Noon

Campbell Community Center

Presented by Eugene Public Library Bring your stuffed friends for a family gathering featuring live music by Carleen and Mike McCornack and the Garden Variety Band on the lawn outside the community center.

Marley and Me

Movies in the Park Saturday, July 20 • 9 - 11 p.m.

Arrowhead Park

Presented by Eugene Rec A family learns important life lessons from their adorable but naughty and neurotic dog. (PG, 1h 55m)

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Harry and the Potters: Wizard Rock Band Summer Reading Sunday, July 21 • 6 - 7:30 p.m.

JULY

Downtown Eugene Public Library

Presented by Eugene Public Library What would happen if Harry Potter quit quidditch, stole a time turner and started a band with his earlier self? Find out! Catch the band that invented wizard rock at this all-ages concert and dance party. Brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge have been touring the globe since 2002 with their legendary high-energy show.

New Horizons Band

Washburne Park Concerts Sunday, July 21 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Washburne Park

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Bring a blanket and kick off your shoes! Come relax in the beauty of Washburne Park and listen to great music. The New Horizons Band is part of a national organization started in 1991 as a place for folks who played an instrument many years ago and wanted to revive their passion.

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Lady Bug Release Tuesday, July 23 • 11 - 11:45 a.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by City of Eugene Facilities Kids and families are encouraged to join our fabulous Facilities crew as they release lady bugs in the Park Blocks flowers, demonstrating our eco-friendly and sustainable pest control.

Taiko Drums

JULY

Summer Reading Wednesday, July 24 • 1 - 2 p.m. — Downtown Library Thursday, July 25 • 11 - noon — Bethel Branch Thursday, July 25 • 3 - 4 p.m. — Sheldon Branch Presented by Eugene Public Library Get moving and energized to the powerful beat of Eugene Taiko.

POPgoji

Party on the Plaza Thursday, July 25 • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Hult Center Plaza

Presented by Hult Presents POPgoji is a large, Portland-based dance band mashing up Brazilian rhythms with pop-soul lyrics. In 2013, percussionist Michael Galen wanted to build on the vibrant energy of local samba jam sessions (pagodes) by making it easier for nonPortuguese speakers to participate. He rallied a group of musicians to combine Brazilian rhythms with American pop-soul. POPgoji was an instant hit in the samba community and quickly grew to a wider audience as a staple dance band in Portland. All events are FREE!

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Adventure. Community. Happiness. Eugene Rec proudly presents dozens of free, family friendly events every summer. From Movies in the Parks to First Saturday Park Walks and Free Shakespeare in the Park, we know you and your family will find something to enjoy this summer.

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Wallis Street Bridge Breakfast at the Bike Bridges Friday, July 26 • 7 - 9:30 a.m.

Wallis Street Bridge (Fern Ridge Path - West)

JULY

Presented by City of Eugene Transportation Options Breakfast at the Bike Bridges is designed for commuters, path users and new riders to grab a quick bite to eat and a cup of coffee while getting a bicycle safety check, learning more about transportation in Eugene and meeting City staff. This summer series is growing quickly and we are excited to encourage active transportation with local advocacy organizations and local businesses. The theme is Transit & WestEmX!

The Sandlot

Movies in the Park Friday, July 26 • 9 - 11 p.m.

Churchill Park

Presented by Eugene Rec In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures. (PG, 1h 41m)

All events are FREE!

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20x21 Eugene Walls Saturday, July 27 – Friday, August 2

JULY

Locations Throughout Eugene

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services and 20x21 EUG Mural Project Mural magic returns! Eugene Walls is a week-long event featuring international artists Adele (Belgium), Martha Cooper (USA, back to document Adele’s trip), Sydney Waerts aka SIT (Netherlands), Fintan Magee (Australia) and local artist Kari Johnson (Eugene). More information at 20x21eug.com.

The Greatest Showman Movies in the Park Saturday, July 27 • 9 - 11 p.m.

Maurie Jacobs Park

Presented by Eugene Rec Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman” is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. (PG, 1h 46m)

Party in the Parks Meets Washburne! Party in the Parks Sunday, July 28 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Washburne Park

Presented by City of Eugene Washburne Park Concerts and Party in the Parks collaborate on this family friendly evening. Come spend the end of your weekend enjoying parks and community. Relax on the open lawn, get your face painted and enjoy the sounds of Seffarine.

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Drag Story Time with Carina Borealis Farce Tuesday, July 30 • 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Park Blocks

Kids and families are invited to join Carina by the fountain in the West Park Block for LGBTQ+ children’s stories to inspire creativity and living as your biggest and most magical self.

Drum and Dance with Denbaya Tuesday, July 30 • 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

Presented by Denbabya Drum and Dance with support from the Downtown Program Fund Drummer and dancer Fodé Sylla of Guinea, West Africa brings his energy, smile and extraordinary talents to the streets of Eugene with Denbaya Drum & Dance troupe. They will demonstrate West African rhythm and dance, inviting community members to participate in learning simple patterns together and playing stand-up bucket drums in unison.

All events are FREE!

JULY

Park Blocks

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KING-PONG Tuesday, July 30 • 8 - 10 p.m.

JULY

Kesey Square

Presented by EugeneTech and CodeChops with support from the Downtown Program Fund Local artists, musicians, game developers and makers welcome to the community a larger-than-life electronic PONG tournament using giant controllers, projected on a huge, 20-foot screen. Great fun for the whole family with costumes and activities.

Shark Time

Summer Reading Wednesday, July 31 • 1 - 2 p.m. — Downtown Library Thursday, August 1 • 11 - noon — Bethel Branch Thursday, August 1 • 3 - 4 p.m. — Sheldon Branch Presented by Eugene Public Library Learn about these amazing creatures with the Oregon Coast Aquarium.

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AUGUST DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid Party on the Plaza Thursday, August 1 • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Hult Center Plaza

Presented by Hult Presents DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid bring the party with their mix of Panjabi Folk, Bhangra and Giddha. They’ve spent more than 18 years igniting dance floors with cutting edge music not limited by borders or language. They host the world’s longest-running Bhangra and Bollywood party, co-founded the Pacific Northwest’s first Global Bass dance party and currently host TROPITAAL! A Desi Latinx Soundclash every month at Goodfoot.

Teen Movie: Edward Scissorhands Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center

Presented by Eugene Rec An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world. (PG-13, 2h 4m)

All events are FREE!

AUGUST

Movies in the Park Thursday, August 1 • 9 - 11 p.m.

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Visual Arts Week Kickoff First Friday ArtWalk Friday, August 2 • 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Downtown Eugene

Presented by Lane Arts Council and City of Eugene Cultural Services The First Friday ArtWalk kicks off Visual Arts Week, highlighting the Mayor’s Art Show, BRIDGE Exhibitions and more. Follow along with the guided tour to hear from featured artists or explore the many participating galleries and venues on your own. Full details at lanearts.org/first-friday-artwalk.

Mayor’s Art Show

AUGUST

Visual Arts Week Friday, August 2 - Saturday, August 31

Maurie Jacobs Community Room

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services The Mayor’s Art Show is part of a larger celebration of contemporary visual art, artists and the City’s public spaces. It celebrates local artists, art production and champions the visual arts. The Mayor’s Art Show recognizes the accomplishments of artists who are committed to enriching their communities through visual arts. Full details of the event can be found at eugene-or.gov/visualartsweek.

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BRIDGE Exhibitions

Visual Arts Week Friday, August 2 - Friday, August 9

Downtown Eugene & Neighboring Districts

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services BRIDGE Exhibitions creates opportunities for innovative, contemporary art projects, pieces and experiences that explore, express or reflect social, personal, political or ecological issues of the times. Artists and organizations engage in conversation with curator Lillian Almeida to effectively place locally generated contemporary art projects in the public eye. Full details of the event can be found at eugene-or.gov/visualartsweek.

Shakespeare’s Stories Summer Reading Friday, August 2 • 6 - 7 p.m.

Presented by Eugene Public Library Fools Haven acting company performs scenes from Shakespeare that tell a story-within-a-story.

AUGUST

Downtown Eugene Public Library

Isle of Dogs

Movies in the Park Friday, August 2 • 9 - 11 p.m.

Monroe Park

Presented by Eugene Rec Set in Japan, “Isle of Dogs” follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his lost dog. (PG-13, 1h 41m) All events are FREE!

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Delta Ponds

First Saturday Park Walk Saturday, August 3 • 9 - 11 a.m.

Delta Ponds

Presented by Eugene Rec Explore the ecology and management of Eugene’s beautiful parks. Naturalists lead these interpretive walks. Meet behind Valley River Center at the downriver corner near the bike path along the river.

Monarcas Baseball Clinic

Saturday, August 3 • 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Petersen Barn Community Center

AUGUST

Presented by the Eugene Emeralds and Eugene Rec All ages welcome for this baseball clinic.

The Adventures of William Shakespeare’s Pericles Free Shakespeare in the Park Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4 • 6 - 9 p.m.

Amazon Community Center

Presented by Eugene Rec and Free Shakespeare in the Park Eugene’s longest running free theater program presents “The Adventures of William Shakespeare’s Pericles.” Bring a picnic, blanket, lawn chairs, family and friends to enjoy this play filled with pirates, villains and romance.

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movies in the Park Saturday, August 3 • 9 - 11 p.m.

Bethel Community Park

Presented by Eugene Rec A scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them. (PG, 1h 33m)

Sunday Jams

Sunday, August 4 • 3 - 6:30 p.m.

Sladden Park

Klezmonauts

AUGUST

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Local DJs will spin fresh wax for the whole family. All-vinyl selections provide the perfect soundtrack for a picnic and a game of hoops. Bring your friends, bring your family and enjoy Sunday fun for all. Washburne Park Concerts Sunday, August 4 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Washburne Park

Klezmer is the exuberant music from the Jewish villages of Eastern Europe, with diverse roots from ancient Hebrew melodies to fiery Hungarian dances. The Klezmonauts add influences from their own backgrounds in jazz, bluegrass, Indian, African and Celtic music. Add a dose of spirited improvisation and the sound is intricate and exhilarating. All events are FREE!

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Drag Storytime with Carina Borealis Farce Tuesday, August 6 • 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Kids and families are invited to join Carina by the fountain in the West Park Blocks for LGBTQ+ children’s stories to inspire creativity and living as your biggest and most magical self.

Gangstagrass

Party on the Plaza Thursday, August 8 • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

AUGUST

Hult Center Plaza

Presented by Hult Presents Bluegrass and hip-hop may sound like an odd combination, but don’t tell that to Producer Rench, who birthed the fusion in 2006, with Gangstagrass. “There are a lot more people out there with Jay-Z and Johnny Cash on their playlists than you think,” says Rench. He should know – he’s toured the country with a band of bluegrass pickers and hip-hop emcees to the delight of standing room crowds everywhere.

Turbo

Movies in the Park Friday, August 9 • 9 - 11 p.m.

State Street Park

Presented by Eugene Rec A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indianapolis 500. (PG 1h 36m) 34 EUGfun.org • #EUGfun


The Adventures of William Shakespeare’s Pericles Free Shakespeare in the Park Saturday, August 10 & Sunday, August 11 • 6 - 9 p.m.

Amazon Community Center

Presented by Eugene Rec and Free Shakespeare in the Park Eugene’s longest running free theater program presents “The Adventures of William Shakespeare’s Pericles.” Bring a picnic, blanket, lawn chairs, family and friends to enjoy this play filled with pirates, villains and romance.

Selena (en español)

Movies in the Park Saturday, August 10 • 9 - 11 p.m. Presented by Eugene Rec The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts. (PG, 2h 7m)

AUGUST

Sladden Park

Sunday Jams

Sunday, August 11 • 3 - 6:30 p.m.

Sladden Park

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Local DJs will spin fresh wax for the whole family. All-vinyl selections provide the perfect soundtrack for a picnic and a game of hoops. Bring your friends, bring your family and enjoy Sunday fun for all. All events are FREE!

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Moonlight Jubilee

Washburne Park Concerts Sunday, August 11 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Washburne Park

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Rooted in bluegrass and old time music and stirring in elements of soul, swing, blues and jazz, Moonlight Jubilee plays high energy good time music powered by tight harmonies and instrumentation. Come relax in the beauty of Washburne Park and listen to great music.

Nourish: Food for Life

Tuesday, August 13 • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

AUGUST

Park Blocks

Presented by Positive Community Kitchen with support from the Downtown Program Fund Pick up some fresh recipes and cooking tips at these monthly cooking demos designed to inspire and to simplify preparing healing meals in your home. During the Lane County Farmers Market.

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Drum and Dance with Denbaya Tuesday, August 13 • 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by Denbaya Drum and Dance with support from the Downtown Program Fund Drummer and dancer Fodé Sylla of Guinea, West Africa brings his energy, smile and extraordinary talents to the streets of Eugene with Denbaya Drum & Dance troupe. They will demonstrate West African rhythm and dance, inviting community members to participate in learning simple patterns together and playing stand-up bucket drums in unison.

Family Fun Night

Thursday, August 15 • 5:30 - 7 p.m. Presented by Eugene Rec Meet your neighbors and friends for a free, fun-filled evening! Includes dinner, games, crafts and live entertainment. Dinner served until 6:30 p.m.

All events are FREE!

AUGUST

Petersen Barn Community Center

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Ryanhood

Party on the Plaza Thursday, August 15 • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Hult Center Plaza

Presented by Hult Presents Named Best Group/Duo at the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards, acoustic duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs and their vocal harmonies prompted the Arizona Daily Star to call them “a match made in radio heaven.”

Robin Hood

AUGUST

Roving Park Players Thursday, August 15 & Friday, August 16 • 6 - 8 p.m.

Petersen Barn Community Center

Presented by Roving Park Players Enjoy a great outdoor play by the Roving Park Players with this original adaptation of “Robin Hood.”

Adaptive Recreation 50th Anniversary Friday, August 16 • 3 - 6 p.m.

Hilyard Community center

Presented by Eugene Rec Adaptive Recreation is celebrating 50 years of programs and services, and Hilyard Community Center is celebrating 30 years as the home for recreation programs for people with disabilities. Celebrate alongside us and many of our community partners with vendors, performances, historical information and free activities in the park.

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Studio Without Walls Friday, August 16 • 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by ArtCity Eugene with support from the Downtown Program Fund Studio Without Walls is a Euro-Eugene style environment with music, dance, poetry and a diverse range of artmaking where you can meet local artists. Food and beverage vendors will be on site.

Robin Hood

Roving Park Players Friday, August 16 • 6 - 8 p.m.

Petersen Barn Community Center

E.T.

Movies in the Park Friday, August 16 • 9 - 11 p.m.

AUGUST

Presented by Roving Park Players Enjoy a great outdoor play by the Roving Park Players with this original adaptation of “Robin Hood.”

Trainsong Park

Presented by Eugene Rec A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. (PG, 1h 55m)

All events are FREE!

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The Adventures of William Shakespeare’s Pericles Shakespeare in the Park Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18 • 6 - 9 p.m.

Amazon Community Center

Presented by Eugene Rec and Free Shakespeare in the Park Eugene’s longest running free theater program presents “The Adventures of William Shakespeare’s Pericles.” Bring a picnic, blanket, lawn chairs, family and friends to enjoy this play filled with pirates, villains and romance.

Hidden Figures

AUGUST

Movies in the Park Saturday, August 17 • 9 - 11 p.m.

University Park

Presented by Eugene Rec A story about a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role at NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. (PG, 2h 7m)

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Sunday Jams Sunday, August 18 • 3 - 6:30 p.m.

Sladden Park

Presented by the City of Eugene Cultural Services Local DJs will spin fresh wax for the whole family. All-vinyl selections provide the perfect soundtrack for a picnic and a game of hoops. Bring your friends, bring your family and enjoy Sunday fun for all.

Springfield Community Band Washburne Park Concerts Sunday, August 18 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Washburne Park

AUGUST

Presented by the City of Eugene Cultural Services Come relax in the beauty of Washburne Park and listen to great music. The Springfield Community Band was established by director Dana Demant, Bill Morrisette and Gene Slayter. Their members range in age from 14 to over 80 and include teachers, retirees, stay-at-home moms and local business owners.

Karaoke Dance Party

Summer Reading Wednesday, August 21 • 1 - 2 p.m.

Downtown Eugene Public Library

Presented by Eugene Public Library Kids and teens: groove, sing and celebrate together.

All events are FREE!

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Campbell Center Neighborhood Ice Cream Social Thursday, August 22 • 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Campbell Community Center

Presented by Eugene Rec What could be better on a hot August night than free ice cream, music and your good friends? Come join us for an evening full of summertime bliss.

Gina Chavez

Party on the Plaza Thursday, August 22 • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

AUGUST

Hult Center Plaza

Presented by Hult Presents Gina Chavez is an eight-time Austin Music Award winner and 2015 Austin Musician of the Year. Her blend of bilingual folkpop is uniting people all over the world from Austin to Chicago and Venezuela to Saudi Arabia. In addition to garnering national attention on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and the Tiny Desk concert series, Chavez tours internationally as a cultural ambassador with the U.S. State Department and runs Niñas Arriba, a college scholarship fund for young women in gangdominated El Salvador.

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We Rise Friday, August 23 • 5 - 8 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services with Community Partners We Rise is a celebration of our community. We are excited to bring groups from throughout the Eugene-Springfield area that represent the fabric that weaves us together. We rise together to share in what makes us different.

The Adventures of William Shakespeare’s Pericles Free Shakespeare in the Park Saturday, August 24 & Sunday, August 25 • 6 - 9 p.m.

Presented by Eugene Rec and Free Shakespeare in the Park Eugene’s longest running free theater program presents “The Adventures of William Shakespeare’s Pericles.” Bring a picnic, blanket, lawn chairs, family and friends to enjoy this play filled with pirates, villains and romance.

All events are FREE!

AUGUST

Amazon Community Center

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Willamette River Festival Saturday, August 24

Alton Baker Park

Presented by City of Eugene, Willamalane, UO Outdoor Program, Willamette Riverkeeper and the American Canoe Association Get to know your Willamette River and enjoy a celebration of history, culture, ecology and recreation. Learn more about the indigenous cultural history in the Willamette Valley and connect to the river by walking, pedaling or paddling your way around the festival. Enjoy a variety of fun and family friendly interactive games and activities. For more information go to willametteriverfest.org.

Sunday Jams AUGUST

Sunday, August 25 • 3 - 6:30 p.m.

Sladden Park

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Local DJs will spin fresh wax for the whole family. All-vinyl selections provide the perfect soundtrack for a picnic and a game of hoops. Bring your friends, bring your family and enjoy Sunday fun for all.

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Eugene Taiko

Washburne Park Concerts Sunday, August 25 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Washburne Park

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Come enjoy the community-based Japanese drumming ensemble Eugene Taiko, which brings its drums alive with powerful beats and spellbinding rhythms. Performing modern interpretations of traditional pieces as well as their own compositions, the members of Eugene Taiko bring their energetic enthusiasm to performances.

KING-PONG

Tuesday, August 27 • 8 - 10 p.m. Presented by EugeneTech and CodeChops with support from the Downtown Program Fund Local artists, musicians, game developers and makers welcome to the community a larger-than-life electronic PONG tournament using giant controllers, projected on a huge, 20-foot screen. Great fun for the whole family with costumes and activities.

AUGUST

Kesey Square

Alonzo Chadwick and Zoulful Muzic Party on the Plaza Thursday, August 29 • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Hult Center Plaza

Presented by Hult Presents Alonzo Chadwick and Zoulful Muzic is a group of talented and skilled musicians and singers who specialize in various genres of music, including soul, funk, jazz, R&B, neo-soul, blues and gospel. All events are FREE!

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Amazon Path

Breakfast at the Bike Bridges Friday, August 30 • 7 - 9:30 a.m.

Amazon Path (North side of 24th Avenue)

AUGUST

Presented by City of Eugene Transportation Options Breakfast at the Bike Bridges is designed for commuters, path users, and new riders to grab a quick bite to eat and a cup of coffee while getting a bicycle safety check, learning more about transportation in Eugene, and meeting City staff. This summer series is growing quickly and we are excited to encourage active transportation with local advocacy organizations and local businesses. The theme is Central Eugene in Motion!

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SEPTEMBER Fiesta Cultural Kickoff

First Friday ArtWalk Friday, September 6 • 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Kesey Square & Downtown Eugene

Presented by Lane Arts Council and City of Eugene Cultural Services This event kicks off Lane Arts Council’s multi-month series of events celebrating Latinx art and culture in Lane County. Join this family friendly block party featuring live music, dance, contemporary Latinx art, crafts, food vendors and more.

Latino Family Fun Night

Friday, September 6 • 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Petersen Barn Community Center

Presented by Eugene Rec Meet your neighbors and friends for a fun-filled evening! Includes dinner, games, crafts and live entertainment. Dinner served until 6:30 p.m.

Meadow Lark Prairie Meadow Lark Prairie

Presented by Eugene Rec Explore the ecology and management of Eugene’s beautiful parks. Naturalists lead these interpretive walks. Meet at Meadowlark Prairie parking lot. All events are FREE!

SEPTEMBER

First Saturday Park Walk Saturday, September 7 • 9 - 11 a.m.

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Tour of the Willamette Confluence Preserve Saturday, September 7 • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Campbell Community Center

Presented by Eugene Rec in cooperation with the Nature Conservancy and Friends of Buford Park The Willamette Confluence Preserve features extensive habitats that are endangered in the Willamette Valley. The Nature Conservancy and The Friends of Buford Park are working with other partners to reconnect the river to its historic floodplain across 20 ponds in this former gravel mining site. Volunteers will lead visitors around the preserve, highlighting the conservation efforts, human history and natural features. This tour is intended for people who are unable to walk the 4 miles typically required for tours. Pregister at getrec.org/register.

Nourish: Food for Life

Tuesday, September 10 • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

SEPTEMBER

Park Blocks

Presented by Positive Community Kitchen with support from the Downtown Program Fund Pick up some fresh recipes and cooking tips at these monthly cooking demos designed to inspire and to simplify preparing healing meals in your home. During the Lane County Farmers Market.

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BEAM Friday, September 20 • 7:30 - 10 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by ArtCity Eugene with support from the Downtown Program Fund BEAM is a showcase of art that incorporates light with an outdoor pop-up gallery that is truly illuminating. Meet local artists and enjoy food and beverage vendors on site. All ages welcome.

Eugene Sunday Streets

Sunday, September 22 • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Downtown Eugene

Presented by City of Eugene Transportation Options In the heart of downtown, the ninth annual Eugene Sunday Streets will close down miles of car traffic and open it up for people to walk, bike and roll in open streets. There will be safety resources like free helmets, bike maps, lights and plenty of vendors with information on how to stay active and engaged in our community. Join us for hours of biking, playing, live music and more.

Culture Caravan

Thursday, September 26 • 8 - 9 p.m. Presented by Harmonic Laboratory with support from the Downtown Program Fund Culture Caravan is a mobile media kiosk that turns virtual reality inside-out to deliver rich and immersive experiences to those with little or no access to live performance, media arts and dance. All events are FREE!

SEPTEMBER

Kesey Square

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Blue Heron Bike Bridge

Breakfast at the Bike Bridges Friday, September 27 • 7 - 9:30 a.m.

Blue Heron Bike Bridge (Cesar Chavez and Fern Ridge Path)

SEPTEMBER

Presented by City of Eugene Transportation Options Breakfast at the Bike Bridges is designed for commuters, path users, and new riders to grab a quick bite to eat and a cup of coffee while getting a bicycle safety check, learning more about transportation in Eugene and meeting City staff. This summer series is growing quickly and we are excited to encourage active transportation with local advocacy organizations and local businesses. The theme is Safe Routes to School!

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OCTOBER/NOVEMBER Culture Caravan Friday, October 4 • 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Kesey Square

Wordcrafters in Eugene at the ArtWalk First Friday ArtWalk Friday, October 4 • 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Kesey Square & Downtown Eugene

Presented by Lane Arts Council and Wordcrafters in Eugene with support from the Downtown Program Fund First Friday ArtWalk is the monthly celebration of downtown Eugene’s creative and artistic excellence. In Kesey Square, Wordcrafters in Eugene presents “Fill the Square with Poetry!” Join us for poetry and spoken word performances, interactive poetry games and more. More info at lanearts.org/first-friday-artwalk.

All events are FREE!

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER / DECEMBER

Presented by Harmonic Laboratory with support from the Downtown Program Fund Culture Caravan is a mobile media kiosk that turns virtual reality inside-out to deliver rich and immersive experiences to those with little or no access to live performance, media arts and dance.

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Middle Eastern Folk and Belly Dance Friday, October 4 • 6 - 7 p.m.

Downtown Eugene Public Library

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER / DECEMBER

Presented by Eugene Public Library A delightfully colorful show of classic, modern, folkloric and fusion dances performed by Middle Eastern Dance Guild of Eugene.

Track Town Throwdown: Live Music Swing Dance Saturday, October 5 • 3 - 5 p.m.

Kesey Square

Presented by Track Town Swing with support from the Downtown Program Fund Outdoor swing dance with live music and an introductory lesson followed by a swing dance performance featuring local and regional dancers.

Nourish: Food for Life

Tuesday, October 8 • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by Positive Community Kitchen with support from the Downtown Program Fund Pick up some fresh recipes and cooking tips at these monthly cooking demos designed to inspire and to simplify preparing healing meals in your home. During the Lane County Farmers Market.

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Volunteer After-Party/ Vision Zero Fashion Show Wednesday, October 9 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Kesey Square

YOGA-OKE!: Singalong Yoga & Karaoke Thursday, October 10 • 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Kesey Square

Presented by STOP DROP & YOGA with support from the Downtown Program Fund Move your body and sing your heart out, it’s YOG-AOKE! Join us downtown to croon along with your cat-cow. A mindful, fun allages yoga class with live singalong to open your heart. For more information, go to eugfun.org.

Culture Caravan

Saturday, October 12 • 9 - 11 a.m.

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER / DECEMBER

Presented by City of Eugene Transportation Options This is a special thank you party for all of our volunteers, sponsors and staff who helped make our season of Sunday Streets, Breakfast at the Bike Bridges and Party in the Parks a success. If you attended these events and would like to join in, you are welcome, too.

Kesey Square

Presented by Harmonic Laboratory with support from the Downtown Program Fund Culture Caravan is a mobile media kiosk that turns virtual reality inside-out to deliver rich and immersive experiences to those with little or no access to live performance, media arts and dance. All events are FREE!

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Coffin Races Saturday, October 19 • Noon - 4 p.m.

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER / DECEMBER

Third Avenue and Lincoln Street

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Come one, come all to Eugene’s second annual coffin-inspired soap box derby! Teams will race down Lincoln Street for the love and glory of speed and creativity. This is not to be missed. Team registration goes live at 8 a.m. July 18. Visit EUGfun.org for more information.

Culture Caravan

Thursday, October 24 • 8 - 9 p.m.

Kesey Square

Presented by Harmonic Laboratory with support from the Downtown Program Fund Culture Caravan is a mobile media kiosk that turns virtual reality inside-out to deliver rich and immersive experiences to those with little or no access to live performance, media arts and dance.

The Octet: Jazz Concert Friday, November 1 • 6 - 7 p.m.

Downtown Eugene Public Library

Presented by Eugene Public Library For this First Friday concert, eight of Eugene’s finest jazz musicians play favorites from the Great American Songbook. The Octet features Garret Baxter, Dan Gaynor, Josh Hettwer, Matt Hettwer, Paul Krueger, Joe Manis, Ken Mastrogiovanni and Roger Woods.

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Light Up Downtown Friday, November 22 • 5:15 - 7 p.m.

Park Blocks

All events are FREE!

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER / DECEMBER

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services Join family and friends in the Park Blocks for our festive, fun and inclusive fifth annual Light Up Downtown tree lighting event. Special guests, live entertainment, food trucks and festive cocktails will be enjoyed.

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Eventos de Verano en Español Música en Familia

Lectura de Verano Sábados, 6 de julio - 31 de agosto • 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

la Biblioteca Pública del Centro de Eugene

Presentado por Biblioteca Pública de Eugene ¡Canciones, cuentos y diversión para toda la familia en español y en inglés!

Noche Latina para la Familia Jueves, 11 de julio • 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Centro Comunitario Petersen Barn

Presentado por Eugene Rec Ven a divertirte con tus amigos y tu familia en el Centro Comunitario Petersen Barn. Tendremos comida, entretenimiento, música y actividades para todos. ¡Gana premios jugando!

VERANO

Selena

Cine al Aire Libre Sábado, 10 de agosto • 9 - 11 p.m.

Sladden Park

Presentado por Eugene Rec Una película biográfica sobre la vida de la tejana Selena Quintanilla-Perez, cantante de tex-mex, quien pasó de ser criticada a actuar en el Astrodome, quien además se convirtió en una de las latinas con más discos vendidos. (PG, 2h 7m)

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Feria de Reparaciones Sábado, 17 de agosto • 11 - 2 p.m.

Centro Comunitario Petersen Barn

Presentado por Eugene Rec ¿Tienes algún electrodoméstico, equipo electrónico o material textil que necesite reparación? ¡Arréglalo gratis en nuestra feria de reparaciones!

Helados con el Vecindario del Centro Campbell Jueves, 22 de agosto • 5:30 - 7p.m

Centro Comunitario Campbell Presentado por Eugene Rec Helado gratis y música en vivo.

Noche Latina para la Familia Viernes, 6 de septiembre • 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Centro Comunitario Petersen Barn

Todos los eventos son GRATIS!

VERANO

Presentado por Eugene Rec Ven a divertirte con tus amigos y tu familia en el Centro Comunitario Petersen Barn. Tendremos comida, entretenimiento, música y actividades para todos. ¡Gana premios jugando!

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Fiesta Cultural

Serie Continua Viernes, 6 de septiembre • 5:30 - 9:30pm

Kesey Square, en el Centro de Eugene

VERANO

Presentado for los Servicios Culturales de la Ciudad de Eugene y for Lane Arts Council Ven a celebrar el arte y la cultura latinoamericana con música en vivo, baile, arte contemporáneo, vendedores de comida, artesanías y mucho más. En esta serie de eventos de varios meses patrocinados por Lane Art Council.

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Series At A Glance Signature Series EVENT

TIME

Fiesta Cultural Kickoff Coffin Races

Eugene Sunday Streets

LOCATION

PAGE

5:30 p.m. Sept. 6

Kesey Square

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Noon

Third Avenue and Lincoln Street

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11 a.m.

DATE

Sept. 22 Sept. 19

Light Up Downtown

5:15 p.m. Nov. 22

EVENT

TIME

ArtsAlive at the ArtWalk

5:30 p.m. June 7

Visual Arts Week Kickoff

5:30 p.m. Aug. 2

First Friday ArtWalk

DATE

Sara B3 and 45 RPM 5:30 p.m. July 5 at the ArtWalk Wordcrafters in Eugene at the ArtWalk

5:30 p.m. Oct. 4

Downtown Eugene

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Park Blocks

57

LOCATION

PAGE

Kesey Square

4

Downtown Eugene

30

Kesey Square Kesey Square

13 53

All events are FREE!

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First Saturday Park Walk EVENT

TIME

DATE

LOCATION

PAGE

Owen Rose Garden

9 a.m.

June 1

3

Delta Ponds

9 a.m.

Aug. 3

Owen Rose Garden

Meadow Lark Prairie

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Wild Iris Ridge Meadow Lark Prairie

9 a.m. 9 a.m.

Movies in the Park

July 6

Sept. 7

Wild Iris Ridge Delta Ponds

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EVENT

TIME

DATE

LOCATION

PAGE

Incredibles 2

9 p.m.

July 12

Petersen Park

17

Tony

9 p.m.

July 17

Park Blocks

19

Wonder

Ralph Breaks the Internet Marley and Me The Sandlot

The Greatest Showman

9 p.m. 9 p.m. 9 p.m. 9 p.m. 9 p.m.

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July 13 July 19 July 20 July 26 July 27 Aug. 1

Willakenzie Park

Washington Park Arrowhead Park

Churchill Park Maurie Jacobs Park

Echo Hollow Pool & Fitness Center

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Movies in the Park EVENT

TIME

DATE

LOCATION

PAGE

Isle of Dogs

9 p.m.

Aug. 2

Monroe Park

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Turbo

9 p.m.

Aug. 9

34

E.T.

9 p.m.

Aug. 16

State Street Park

University Park

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Selena (en español) Hidden Figures

9 p.m.

9 p.m. 9 p.m.

Party in the Parks

Aug. 3

Aug. 10 Aug. 17

Sladden Park

Trainsong Park

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EVENT

TIME

LOCATION

PAGE

Party at Maurie Jacobs Park

5:30 p.m. June 18

Maurie Jacobs Park

8

Party at Arrowhead

5:30 p.m. July 2

12

Party at Brewer

5:30 p.m. July 16

Arrowhead Park

Washburne Park

26

Party at Bethel

Party at Acorn

Party in the Parks Meets Washburne!

DATE

Bethel Community Park

5:30 p.m. June 25

5:30 p.m. July 9

5:30 p.m. July 28

Bethel Community Park Acorn Park

Brewer Park

9

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All events are FREE!

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Party on the Plaza EVENT

TIME

Jessica Fichot POPgoji

Charles Peachock DJ Anjali and The Incredible Kid Gangstagrass Ryanhood

Gina Chavez

Alonzo Chadwick and Zoulful Muzic

DATE

LOCATION

PAGE

5:30 p.m. July 11

Hult Center Plaza

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5:30 p.m. July 25

Hult Center Plaza

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5:30 p.m. July 18 5:30 p.m. Aug. 1 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8

5:30 p.m. Aug. 15 5:30 p.m. Aug. 22 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29

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Hult Center Plaza Hult Center Plaza Hult Center Plaza Hult Center Plaza Hult Center Plaza Hult Center Plaza

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Summer Reading Series EVENT

TIME

DATE

LOCATION

PAGE

Blue Skies Big Band

6 p.m.

June 7

Downtown Library

4

Explosions, Inc.

11 a.m.

June 27

Petersen Barn Community Center

10

Explosions, Inc.

1 p.m.

June 26

Explosions, Inc.

3 p.m.

June 27

Space Bingo

1 p.m.

July 3

Science Circus

1 p.m.

July 10

Calamity Jazz Band Science Circus Science Circus

Stories of the Stars Puppet Show Stories of the Stars Puppet Show

6 p.m. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m.

11 a.m.

July 5

July 11 July 11 July 17 July 18

Downtown Library

10

Sheldon Community Center

10

Downtown Library

13

Downtown Library

12

Downtown Library

16

Bethel Branch

Sheldon Branch Downtown Library

Bethel Branch

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All events are FREE!

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Summer Reading Series EVENT

TIME

DATE

LOCATION

PAGE

Stories of the Stars Puppet Show

3 p.m.

July 18

Sheldon Branch

18

Harry and the Potters: Wizard Rock Band

6 p.m.

July 21

22

Taiko Drums Taiko Drums

1 p.m.

Taiko Drums

11 a.m.

July 24

Downtown Library

3 p.m.

July 25

Bethel Branch

23

Teddy Bear Picnic

Shark Time Shark Time Shark Time

Shakespeare’s Stories

Karaoke Dance Party

11 a.m.

1 p.m.

11 a.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m.

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July 20

July 25 July 31 Aug. 1 Aug. 1 Aug. 2

Aug. 21

Campbell Community Center

21

Downtown Library

23

Downtown Library

28

Sheldon Branch Bethel Branch

Sheldon Branch Downtown Library Downtown Library

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Washburne Park Concerts EVENT

TIME

DATE

LOCATION

PAGE

Eugene Symphonic Band

6:30 p.m. July 4

Washburne Park

13

Oregon Brass Society

6:30 p.m. July 14

Washburne Park

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Coyote Willow

New Horizons Band Klezmonauts

Moonlight Jubilee Springfield Community Band Eugene Taiko

6:30 p.m. July 7

6:30 p.m. July 21 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4

6:30 p.m. Aug. 11 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25

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Eugene celebrates the visual arts with a week-long festival featuring murals from the 20x21 EUG Mural Project’s Eugene Walls, the Mayor’s Art Show and Salon des Refusés and BRIDGE Exhibitions with innovative, contemporary art installations. The Visual Arts Week brings together street art, contemporary art and gallery art into an event for the entire family.


Congratulations to the recipients of the Downtown Program Fund! The Fund activates downtown’s public spaces by expanding artistic and cultural programming. Check out the events from our partners throughout the guide. For more information on all of them, visit eugene-or.gov/3733/Downtown-Program-Fund. ArtCity Eugene • DanceAbility International Denbaya Drum and Dance Downtown Eugene Inc. • EugeneTech Integrated Arts • Lane Arts Council Oregon Supported Living Positive Community Kitchen STOP, DROP & YOGA • Trash Town Swing Tropical Contemporary


About EUGfun

EUGfun provides opportunities for community members to connect, create and be entertained throughout our beautiful city. Annually, EUGfun partners with more than 50 local groups and artists and serves more than 70,000 residents.

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2019 EUGfun Guide  

More than 100 fun, FREE events listed inside!

2019 EUGfun Guide  

More than 100 fun, FREE events listed inside!