By Eugene Magazine

We are so lucky to have a plethora of events to attend in our community, many free or low-cost, and for all ages! The Hult Center’s Summer Series is an outdoor and free concert series held at the Hult Center Plaza. The Cuthbert hosts String Cheese Incident. The Saturday Market, with live music, is free to wander through. The UOMNCH hosts a free kid’s STEM night. Enjoy themed wine tastings at Sundance Wine Cellars every Friday and Saturday night. The 38th annual Oregon Asian Festival celebrates the Year of the Rabbit. It’s the 29th year of the Blackberry Jam Festival in Lowell, with parades and more. Catch an Em’s baseball game. Watch a regatta at Fern Ridge Reservoir on the grounds of the Eugene Yacht Club. Hear Chamber Music Amici’s “The Shepherd on the Rock”outdoors in the White Oak Pavilion at Mt Pisgah Arboretum. The Shedd’s Oregon Festival of American Music with the theme “If Only In My Dreams” starts this week with a roster of events each day, including a free movie. Get moving with the support of friends and the community at Wednesday’s Walk It Off with the Y.

July 27
Hult Center’s Summer Series: Juniper Djinn | Clarinet dreamscapes amongst a sea of melodious waltzes, the billowing sounds of early traditional jazz, and European folk music make up the core of Juniper Djinn. They always bring a strong musical array of sounds and musicians with each performance. This time joined by multi-instrumentalist May Edington on tenor banjo and mandolin, and multi-talented circus performer Aurelia Anne Cohen on accordion. This is an outdoor and free concert. Hult Center Plaza,

July 28
String Cheese Incident
| A night of psychedelic jams. The Cuthbert Amphitheater,

July 28 & 29
Family Fun In The Sun: Stem Is For Everyone!
| Join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History for adventures in their native plant courtyard on Fridays and Saturdays in July and August (weather permitting). Join them for hands-on, bilingual English-Spanish activities that will spark your child’s curiosity about our past, present, and future. Family Fun in the Sun is perfect for families with children ages 3 and up. Museum of Natural and Cultural History,

July 28 & 29
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 29
Oregon Asian Celebration
| Join in the fun and celebrate the 38th annual festival in the Year of the Rabbit! The year 2023 is predicted to be a year of Hope as the Rabbit symbolizes peace and prosperity. The Asian Celebration & Obon and Taiko Festival features a full day of performances, music, martial arts, a thriving marketplace, Asian-themed food trucks, youth activities, crafts, and heritage exhibits presented by the Asian American Council of Oregon. Alton Baker Park,

July 29
| From 6-10 pm, wine lovers from around the region can visit the beautiful Silvan Ridge Winery for an elegant outdoor evening under the stars. They’ll enjoy small bites from the area’s finest restaurants– all from the comfort of their exclusive reserved table. Proceeds benefit Kids FIRST, a nonprofit organization that supports child victims of crime in Lane County. Silvan Ridge,

July 29
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 29 & 30
Blackberry Jam Festival | The 29th Annual Blackberry Jam Festival in Lowell is for the young and the young at heart who enjoy a parade, gorgeous car display, horseshoe tournament, craft and food vendors, and live music. A highlight of the event includes the greased pole climbing competition. Kids will be sure to appreciate the Kidz Korner with games, activities, entertainment, water fun to keep cool, a magician show, and more. Lowell,

July 30
Lane United Football Club
| Lane United vs. Artesians (women’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. 

Through July 30
Emeralds Baseball
| The Eugene Emeralds Minor League Baseball team will play six games against Spokane. Watch the action unfold at the state-of-the-art baseball stadium! PK Park,

Through July 30
2023 Lido Class Championship Regatta | The Eugene Yacht Club hosts the 2023 Lido Class Championship Regatta. Sailors from all across the country will sail in races organized into a Gold and Silver division to make sure sailors of all abilities are welcome to compete. Guests and spectators are also welcome to the Eugene Yacht Club during the event to enjoy a fun summer day of watching sailboats race! Fern Ridge Reservoir,

August 1 & 2
Chamber Music Amici’s “The Shepherd on the Rock”
| Experience exceptional chamber music in a picturesque setting. Bring a picnic and the entire family! The special guests for the event include a stellar soprano soloist and Wonkak Kim on clarinet. They will be joined by Amici musicians, Eunhye Grace Choi on piano and Lillie Manis on viola. Indulge in Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio, Schubert’s The Shepherd on the Rock, and Spohr’s Six German Songs with the enchanting interplay and harmonious blend of clarinet, viola, piano and soprano. Pavilion seating is available. Free lawn seating with reservation. White Oak Pavilion, Mt Pisgah Arboretum,

August 2 – 12
The Shedd’s Oregon Festival of American Music: “If Only In My Dreams”
| Oregon Festival of American Music (OFAM) includes musicals, concerts, movies, lectures and special events. Be prepared for a fascinating assortment of obvious and not-so-obvious selections, including music from legendary performers such as Benny Goodman, The Dorsey Brothers, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and many more. This year’s musical is “Damn Yankees.” The Shedd Institute offers concerts, conferences, lectures, classes and other events year-round; including four unique concert series. This historic building and venue is located in downtown Eugene. The Shedd,

August 2
OFAM Sing-Along
| For OFAM 2023’s first community sing-along, Amy Adams and friends lead one and all in an afternoon of songs that appeared in the Army Hit Kit of Popular Music songbooks that were distributed to American troops throughout the world during WWII by the Special Service Division of the Army Service Force. The songs selected are from the editions of the Army Hit Kit which are in The Shedd’s own historic music library. The Shedd, 

August 2
Walk It Off with the Y  — Cancer Survivor 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,

August 3
A Long, Long Time: Bing, Bob, And The Andrews Sisters – Oregon Festival Of American Music | Shirley Andress and her Festival band welcome Siri Vik, Marisa Frantz and Bill Hulings in a fun-packed tribute to these five purveyors of wartime good cheer and good times, checking in first on Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters on Bing’s Kraft Music Hall radio program, then at a Stateside USO show, and finally taking a quick journey to the South Pacific to take in a show by Bob Hope’s USO Foxhole unit starring Jerry Colonna, Frances Langford, Patty Thomas and Tony Romano on an undisclosed island paradise! The Shedd,

August 3
OFAM Free Movie: “Road to Morocco” | Road to Morocco” is a 1942 American comedy film starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, and is the third of the “Road to …” films. The story is about two fast-talking guys cast away on a desert shore and sold to a beautiful princess. The Shedd,

Through September 2
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,

Through Sept 29
“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