By Eugene Magazine | Published June 2018

Summer has fully begun and in Eugene that means multi-day festivals, outdoor parties, and the Oregon Bach Festival! Also bring your patriotism to one of the many 4th of July events happening around Lane County!

Gem Faire

Dazzle at gems, drool over jewelry, and be inspired by the beads, all at the Gem Faire this weekend. See the many vendors as they display beautiful crystals, gemstones, minerals, and other things as they are or incorporated into jewelry and other craftwork. You have three days to get it all in!

Friday, 12 pm; Saturday, 10, Sunday, 10 am | Lane County Events Center, 796 W 13thAve. | $7 |

Eugene Food Truck Festival

Eugene’s best food trucks will set up shop at the Lane Events Center in July for the annual Eugene Food Truck Festival. Benefitting the Eugene Mission, this tasty truck collective will compete to be named “Eugene’s Favorite Food Truck” while jiving to live music.

Saturday | 12 pm | Lane Events Center, 796 W 13thAve. | $3 |

Drink Pink Party Provisions

Provisions is hosting their annual Drink Pink Party to celebrate the start of summer. Sip from your selection of more than 40 rosés while enjoying a traditional- or vegetarian-style paella lunch.

Saturday | 1 pm | Provisions Market Hall, 296 E 5thAve. | $35 |

Ophelia’s Place Girl Con

Ophelia’s Place is hosting Parent-Daughter Girl Con this weekend, celebrating nerd girls everywhere. Come together for an appreciation of comics, gaming, art, fandoms, cosplay, and much more, hosted at the LCC Mary Spilde Center. There will be an artist’s alley, LARP-ing, and a question and answer time with artist, Meg Quinn. For girls 10-18 and their parents.

Saturday | 1 pm | LCC Mary Spilde Center, 101 W 10thAve. | Free-$25 suggested donation |

Dead & Company at Autzen Stadium

Dead & Company, a Eugene favorite, is coming to Autzen Stadium as part of their summer tour. With a band lineup including John Mayer and Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge, the band will play from their past and celebrate their new members. Come for the classics, stay for the legends.

Saturday | 7 pm | Autzen Stadium, 2727 Leo Harris Pkwy. | $50-$150 |

Oregon Bach Festival at Hult Center

The annual Oregon Bach Festival is kicking off this weekend. Take in two weeks of music appreciation. This next week, attend one or more or all of these fabulous music-centered events. See their website for full event details and to get your tickets!

Opening Celebration| Friday | 6 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | Free |

Let’s Talk: KWAX radio host, Peter van de Graaff and OBF Executive Director, Janelle McCoy| Friday | 6:30 pm | The Studio, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | Free |

Brandenburg Concertos| Friday | 7:30 pm | Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $39.75-$73.75 |

On the House: picfest| Saturday |12 pm | Hult Lobby, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | Free |

OBF Family: The Life of Mozart| Saturday | 10 am | Soreng Theater, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $10.50 |

Imani Winds: Old Made New| Saturday | 7:30 pm | Beall Concert Hall, University of Oregon, 918 E 18thAve. | $22.50-$51 |

Bach and Sons| Sunday | 2 pm | Beall Concert Hall, University of Oregon, 961 E 18thAve. | $22.50-$51 |

2018 Gala: Starry, Starry Night| Sunday | 4:30 pm | Ford Alumni Center, University of Oregon, 1720 E 13thAve. | $150 |

On the House: ElRay Stewart-Cook Recital| Monday | 12 pm | Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St. | Free |

Discovery Series I: Cantata 77| Monday | 7:30 pm | Beall Concert Hall, University of Oregon, 961 E 18thAve. | $22.50-$34 |

Hinkle Lecture: Richard Danielpour| Tuesday | 3 pm | Soreng Theater, Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | Free |

Handel and Telemann:The Tale of Two Georgs | Tuesday | 7:30 pm | Beall Concert Hall, University of Oregon, 961 E 18thAve.  | $22.50-$34 |

4thof July Celebrations through Lane County

Next Wednesday celebrates the 4thof July, our country’s birthday. There are many parades, fireworks displays, and other fun ways to show your patriotic pride, whether you’re staying in town or heading out. Here’s a collection of events around Lane County:

Eugene Pro Rodeo| Tuesday-Saturday | 5 pm | Oregon Horse Center, 90571 Prairie Rd. | $14.25-$25.25 |

Creswell Celebration and Parade| Wednesday | 7 am | Creswell Chamber of Commerce, 1 N 4thSt., Creswell | Free |

Aquafina Butte to Butte| Wednesday | 7:30 am | Spencer Butte Middle School, 500 E 43rdAve. | $25-$35 |

Celebration and Fireworks at the Eugene Yacht Club | Wednesday | 12 pm | Free-$5 |

Springfield Light of Liberty Celebration| Wednesday | 4 pm | Island Park, 200 W B St., Springfield | $5-$8 |

Freedom Festival Fireworks Show and Celebration| Wednesday | 4 pm | Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd. | Free |

Florence Celebration and Fireworks Show| Wednesday | 10 pm | Historic Old Town, Bay St., Florence | Free |

Fireworks and Celebration at Cottage Grove Speedway| Wednesday | $5-$13 |