It’s Labor Day weekend! Between getting the kids ready for school starting, squeezing in the last BBQ of the summer, and absorbing the diminishing daylight, attend one of these great events.
Coburg Market in the Park
Head to Coburg for their last Market in the Park for the season. Peruse the booths of local farmers, crafters, and other vendors while listening to live music in downtown Coburg.
Thursday | 4 pm | Pavilion Park, N Willamette St. and E McKenzie St., Coburg | Free admission | CoburgOregonPavilionPark.com
Savor Springfield Kick Off
Savor Springfield, which celebrates the expanding food scene around Eugene’s eastern neighbor, kicks off this Thursday for 30 days of good eats. Pick up your passport at participating restaurants and collect stamps for prizes. Start your journey this Thursday at Dark & Stormy.
Thursday | 5:30 pm | Dark & Stormy, 420 Main St., Springfield | Free admission | eugenecascadescoast.org
Party on the Plaza: Alonzo Chadwick and Zoulful Music
Alonzo Chadwick and Zoulful Music will be performing at this Thursday’s Party on the Plaza. The group specializes in many different musical genres, including Soul, Funk, Jazz, R&B, Neo Soul, Blues, and gospel and will have you dancing.
Thursday | 5:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | Free admission | hultcenter.org
Great Oregon Home Built Festival
Cottage Grove is celebrating aviation history this weekend at the Great Oregon Home Built Festival. Join them for aircraft, food, and fun, while watching the planes come and go and learning about the “Outlaws” of the aircraft world. Start the morning with a pancake breakfast!
Saturday | Breakfast: 7 am; Main event: 10 am | Cottage Grove Airport, 2475 Jim Wright Way, Cottage Grove | Breakfast: $1-$5; Event: free admission | oregonaviation.org
Hardesty Hardcore Trail Run
This 14-mile trek will have you conquering mountains, with a 3300-foot climb in the first 4.5 miles. Run through the forests near Oakridge as you take on the challenge. There is also a 5.5-mile race.
Saturday | 8 am | Hardesty Trailhead, Hwy. 58, between mileposts 20 and 21, Oakridge | $25-$45 | level32racing.com
Labor Day Weekend on the Territorial Wine Trail
Spend your Labor Day weekend visiting South Willamette wineries on the Territorial Wine Trail. There will be weekend-exclusive events, often accompanied by live music, food trucks, and special hours and deals. Follow the Tasting Trails app and fill up your bingo card.
Saturday through Monday | Individual winery’s hours apply |Various South Willamette Valley wineries | Prices vary | southwillamettewineries.com
Eugene Brews Cruise 5K
With a start and finish at Hop Valley, you can’t lose at the Eugene Brews Cruise on Monday. Follow their 5K route along the river and through the Delta Ponds. Awards for the top three male and female finishers and the top three in each age group. Register in advance online.
Monday | 12 pm | Hop Valley Brewing, 990 W 1st Ave. | $20-$30 | level32racing.com
Mariachi Flor de Toloache at WOW Hall
Grammy-winning, all-women mariachi group Mariachi Flor de Toloache is coming to the WOW Hall on Wednesday. The Springfield High School Mariachi Band will open for this quartet, who have toured all over the world with their unique sound.
Wednesday | 8 pm | WOW Hall, 291 W 8th Ave. | $25-$28.50 | hultcenter.org
Next week: Fiesta Cultural Kick Off
The fifth annual Fiesta Cultural kicks off on Friday, September 6, as part of September’s First Friday ArtWalk. There will be dances, showcases of local Latinx artists, live music, and more, all celebrating local Latinx art and culture. Fiesta Cultural will continue through December.
Friday, Sept. 6 | 5:30 pm | Starting at Kesey Square, Willamette St. and Broadway | Free admission | lanearts.org/fiesta-cultural