By Eugene Magazine

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

Gem Faire

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