By Eugene Magazine

It truly is high summer now and we have the Lane County Fair, multiple festivals, and clear skies for astronomy parties to prove it. Enjoy a Lane United Football Club men’s match against PDX FC. The 64th annual Bohemia Mining Days celebrates the Cottage Grove area’s gold mining history. An exhibit celebrating Oregon’s forests with local art opens up White Lotus Gallery. Enjoy themed wine tastings at Sundance Wine Cellars on Fridays and Saturdays. Noche Cultural celebrates the history, traditions, and folklore of Mexico. Treat yourself to some delicious food, live music, and something locally made at the Saturday Market. Lace up your roller skates and skate around the Bob Keefer Center. Each year, the Eugene Astronomical Society hosts a dark sky star party at Dexter Lake State Park, 15 miles from Eugene. Put on your superhero cape and burn off some calories in this Wednesday’s Walk It Off with the Y.  Learn how to dance for your wedding (or any other dance event where you want to show off) at Vault Dance Studio’s Wedding Dance Workshop. The Lane County Fair kicks off July 19, with nightly entertainment including Quiet Riot and Sheila E. Enjoy a more intimate setting at Island Park for Terry Robb Duo’s Sounds Like Summer concert. Wrapping up this week is the Oregon Bach Festival and The Shedd’s “The Music Man.”

July 13
Lane United Football Club
| Lane United vs. PDX FC (men’s). Enjoy the Lane United Football club’s men’s and newly created women’s games through mid-July. Season tickets are available now. All home games are played at Civic Park,

July 13 – 15
Bohemia Mining Days
| The 64th annual Bohemia Mining Days celebrates the Cottage Grove area’s gold mining history in many ways: family movie night, parade, beard and hair leg contests, pie bake-offs, art camps, music, and much more. Cottage Grove,

July 14
White Lotus Gallery’s “Forests of Oregon”
| July 14 is the opening reception for this exhibition featuring 10 Oregon artists sharing their art that celebrates the grandeur and resilience of our beloved forests. The show runs through September 2. White Lotus Gallery,

July 14 & 15
Themed Wine Tastings at Sundance Wine Cellars
| Sundance Wine Cellars’ free themed wine tastings highlight various wine regions on Fridays, and on Saturdays, they host local and regional wineries. Apart from the weekends, their tasting bar is always open and has free samples of their featured wines. Sundance Wine Cellars has Oregon’s largest selection of wine and is one of the oldest wine retailers in the Willamette Valley. Since 1983, Sundance Wine Cellars has provided an unparalleled selection of wine from Oregon, the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Sundance Wine Cellars,

July 15
Noche Cultural
| Presented by Comunidad y Herencia Cultural and Eugene Arte Latino, Springfield’s Noche Cultural is a celebration of the history, traditions, and folklore of Mexico. Kid’s activities include bouncy houses, mechanical bull, soccer, face painting, dance workshops, art workshops, and more. Island Park,

July 15
The Saturday Market
The Saturday Market is a weekly celebration of local arts and food. Over 250 artisans sell handcrafted goods – this is the perfect place to shop for unique gifts. The Saturday Market is the oldest weekly open-air crafts festival in the U.S.

July 15
Let’s Roll Skate Party
| Lace up your skates and join this family-friendly skate party with music, games, and fun for all ages. 6-8 pm, Bob Keefer Center,

July 15
Dexter Lake Star Party
| Each year, the Eugene Astronomical Society hosts a dark sky star party at Dexter Lake State Park, 15 miles from Eugene. Astronomy buffs set up telescopes to allow the public to see many of the galaxies, nebulae, and other deep-sky objects that are obscured by light pollution when viewed from town. Dexter Lake State Park,

July 15
“At the Water’s Edge” | A solo exhibit by Mark S. Anderson opens at Don Dexter Gallery with an opening reception from 4-7 pm. Free and open to the public with live music from Dakota Harris. Food and refreshments included. Don Dexter Gallery

Through July 16
Oregon Bach Festival
| The Oregon Bach Festival opened June 30 and continues through July 16 at a variety of venues.

July 19
Walk It Off with the Y  — Super Hero Day
| Every Wednesday, Walk It Off with the Y encourages movement, health, and fun throughout the summer from June 14 to August 30. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Alton Baker Park,

July 19
Wedding Dance Workshop
| In this 1.5-hour workshop you will learn dance moves, techniques, and partnering skills that will not only get you through your big wedding day but will also last a lifetime. Vault Dance Studio,

July 19
Lane County Fair
| Rides, food, entertainment, attractions, and more means that the Lane County Fair is always fun. Lane Events Center,

July 19
Sounds Like Summer: Terry Robb Duo, with Bright Heart Circus
| Gates open at 5 pm on show nights, and most nights include an opening act and a headliner. Beer, wine, and concessions are available for sale. Join the fun at Island Park, no registration needed. Admission is $3 per night or free with a non-perishable food donation. Island Park,

Through July 23
“The Music Man”
| For the beginning of the 2023 Shedd Theatricals season, The Shedd is putting on the musical comedy “The Music Man” from 1957. With classic tunes that include “Ya Got Trouble,” “Goodnight My Someone,” “The Wells Fargo Wagon,” “Till There Was You,” “Shipoopi,” and the show-stopping “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “The Music Man” is an irresistible, all-American musical for the entire family! Come early for dinner at 6. The Shedd,

Month of July
Neural Magic for Freedom and Fun
| As a “spiritual archaeologist,” Sarjé Haynes creates artwork that explores the mysteries of personal ancestry. By building up layers of marks and mediums, Sarjé explores realms unknown. This personal practice yields a powerful experience of self-healing. New Zone Gallery,

Month of July
The Art of Train Graffiti
| The public is invited to share in the fascination and love of train graffiti as conveyed by the artworks of Sandy Sanders during the month of July at Springfield City Art Gallery. The exhibit is free. Springfield City Hall Gallery,