This week kicks off with the 4th of July, but the events continue through the holiday weekend! See live music, local art, and explore a local park with an expert.
This Thursday: 4th of July!
This Thursday is the 4th of July! Celebrate at one of these great events by attending a parade, seeing the fireworks, or having your own BBQ.
Eugene Pro Rodeo | Wednesday to Saturday | 5 pm | Oregon Horse Center, 90751 Prairie Rd. | $18-$25, plus parking | eugeneprorodeo.com
Butte to Butte | Thursday | 7:30 am | Donald St. Hill, Eugene | $25 | buttetobutte.com
Art and the Vineyard | Thursday to Saturday | 11 am | Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd. | $3-$15 |artandthevineyard.org
Springfield Light of Liberty Celebration| Thursday | 4 pm | Island Park, 200 W B St., Springfield | $5-$8 | subutil.com
The Freedom Festival Fireworks Show and Celebration | Thursday | 4 pm | Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd. | $3-$7 | artandthevineyard.org
Eugene Emeralds vs. the Everett AquaSox | Thursday | 7:05 pm | PK Park, 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. | $9-$16 | milb.com/eugene
Eugene Symphonic Band | Thursday | 6:30 pm | Washburne Park, E 21st Ave. and Agate St. | Free | eugene-or.gov
Florence Independence Day Celebration | Thursday | See website for full schedule | See website for locations, Florence | Free |florencechamber.com
Creswell 4thof July | Thursday | See website for full schedule | Creswell | creswellchamber.com
Independence Day at Cottage Grove Speedway | Thursday | Cottage Grove Riverside Speedway, 2150 N Douglas St., Cottage Grove | cottagegrovespeedway.com
Harrisburg Old Fashioned Fourth of July | Thursday | All day | Harrisburg | ci.harrisburg.or.us
More than 70 vendors will have booths at the Gem Faire starting on Friday. See sparkling gems, delightful jewelry, precious stones, and much more at this event.
Friday, 12 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am | Lane Events Center, 796 W 13thAve. | $7 | gemfaire.com
First Friday ArtWalk
This month’s First Friday ArtWalk is hosted by voice talent M. Clare Feighan, who is part of the Oregon Country Fair Bill Wooten Endowment Committee. Follow the guided tour first to #instaballet at Oregon Contemporary Theatre, then to the Design Arts Apprenticeship Showcase, Public Streetwear, InEugene Real Estate, and IDX Broker. See website for a full list of events.
Friday | 5:30 pm | Starting at Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W Broadway | Free | https://lanearts.org/category/first-friday/
“Freedom” at OSLP
OSLP is opening their “Freedom” exhibit, dedicated to the title concept through visual, written, or spoken art. They are opening the exhibit at a reception and spoken word event during the First Friday ArtWalk on Friday at 5:30 pm.
Opening Friday through August 30 | 5:30 pm | OSLP Arts and Culture Program Gallery, 309 W 4thAve., Ste. 100 | Free admission | https://www.artsandcultureeugene.org/call-to-art.html
OBF: Bach in Motionwith DanceAbility
DanceAbility International proves that a disability has little impact on one’s ability to express music and dance. See them in action as they partner with the Oregon Bach Festival for Bach in Motion.
Friday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $20-$56.75 | hultcenter.org
First Saturday Park Walk: Wild Iris Ridge Park
Explore Wild Iris Ridge Park at this walk lead by naturalists from the River House Outdoor Center. Learn about the local ecology and preservation efforts. Meet at the end of Bailey View Drive.
Saturday | 9 am |Wild Iris Ridge Park, Bailey Hill Rd. and S Bertelsen Rd. | Free | eugene-or.gov
The MTTA Revue at The Shedd
The Shedd’s Musical Theatre Training Academy (MTTA) is presenting “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive,” celebrating Bing Crosby. They’ll perform the classics, including “Swinging on a Star,” “White Christmas,” and “Be Careful It’s My Heart” during their two shows.
Saturday | 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm | The Shedd, 285 E Broadway | $5-$10 | theshedd.org