By Vanessa Salvia

This is really just a smattering of So. Many. Events. taking place this week. There are many recurring events that are happening at different places each day thanks to the Olympic trials. There are many summertime events like music on the patio of your favorite pub or winery. And the Lane County Fair starts on July 20, the last day that this calendar covers this week. Check the website of Eugene Cascades & Coast for even more events, and check the websites of your favorite places to find out what they are doing. Of course, the big BIG news is that the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 are coming to the United States for the first time ever, right here in Eugene. Are you ready?

July 6 through July 30
Blush Bridal Studio’s National Bridal Summer Event
Join Blush Bridal Studio for their biggest and only sale of the year, the National Bridal Summer Event. Dozens of dresses will be marked down from $300 to $800 below the designers MSRP. They will have treats, giveaways, and a chance to win a free veil with a wedding gown purchase (Value up to $200). This event is very popular every year, so be sure to schedule your appointment early. A credit card is taken at the time an appointment is made. Premier appointments can be purchased but Classic appointments are free. Blush Bridal is a by appointment bridal studio, so please call or visit their website to schedule. Food/drink available for purchase (separate from admission). Attendees must register or secure a reservation in advance.
Wed.-Fri. 11-5; Saturday 9:30-6pm
160 Oakway Road, Suite 100
Blush Bridal

July 15-24
IAAF World T/F Championships Oregon22
The best track and field athletes in the world are coming together for the World Track and Field Championships for the very first time in the United States. This extraordinary showcase is happening at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.

July 14-31 
Crater Lake Day Trip From Eugene
America’s Hub World Tours is inviting you to be picked up from your local hotels and be driven to Oregon’s only national park: Crater Lake. Recurring daily.

July 14-29
Willamette Valley Wine Tour
America’s Hub World Tours is inviting you to be picked up from your local hotels and be driven to three local wineries. Recurring daily. Enjoy wine tasting, snacks and water on this five hour tour of Oregon’s  award-winning wine country. This winery tour originates in Eugene, and the first winery visit is less than 30 minutes away.

July 15-24
Eugene Riverfront Festival
Celebrate community and connection at Eugene’s new Downtown Riverfront Park! All are welcome for this fun, free event of food, music, art, a livestream of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 events at Hayward Field, entertainment, and culture from Oregon and around the world. The park is along the south bank section of the Ruth Bascom Riverbank Path, near the EWEB building, and can be accessed on 4th Ave, 5th Ave and 8th Ave. A map showing access routes is posted at

July 12-17
Eugene Emeralds vs Spokane Baseball 
Recurring daily at PK Park
2760 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

July 14
Kids’ Intro to Wastewater: Dirty Water Made Clean!
Join Springfield Public Library and Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission for a fun and educational afternoon to learn about how wastewater gets cleaned! This session will include a story time, presentation, interactive games, and even selfie stations shaped like toilet paper and a water droplet! All events are free and open to the public.
Springfield Public Library
225 5th St, Suite 301, Springfield
Springfield Library

July 14
Musician Vonnie Kyle – Live on the Patio
Join Beergarden in welcoming Portland, Oregon-based artist Vonnie Kyle for an evening of visceral, hook-laden alt-rock. Shows are all ages and free for everyone.
777 W 6th Ave.

July 14
SPRINGfilm: Pan’s Labyrinth
Explore Director Guillermo del Toro’s Spanish language masterpiece, Pan’s Labyrinth. Set in 1944 fascist Spain, the film is a fairytale parable following a young girl, Ofelia, as she explores a terrifying labyrinth, and her stepfather, Captain Vidal, who is ruthlessly hunting down suspected rebels. A beautiful and moving film, it is described on Rotten Tomatoes as “Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups, with the horrors of both reality and fantasy blended together into an extraordinary, spellbinding fable.”
Richard E. Wildish Community Theater
630 Main St, Springfield

July 14
Steve Prefontaine Tribute Bronze Celebration
Partake in the official celebration and artist reception for the Steve Prefontaine Tribute bronze statue. Steve Prefontaine is the iconic long distance runner from Oregon in the 1970s who wowed the crowds but unfortunately passed at a young age in his athletic prime. Meet artist sculptor Mike Leckie and members of Prefontaine’s family. The Steve Prefontaine Tribute Bronze will be on displace in Market Alley during the month of July.
5th Street Public Market, Market Alley
550 Pearl St.

July 15
Hike with the Obsidians to Mt Pisgah
Join local hiking group Obsidians for a guided hike around Mt Pisgah.

July 14
The Traceys at Mac’s Nightclub and Restaurant
The Traceys are a contemporary acoustic band that prides itself on its originality and soulful delivery. Their repertoire includes a wide variety of musical styles, and features the fine three and four part harmony singing that has become their hallmark. While it’s hard to put a finger on the band’s musical style, their influences include Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, and Country Blues traditions. Their song selection includes both original and traditional compositions. Outdoors on Mac’s patio stage, $5 minimum purchase.There’s no cover so please tip the artists!
Mac’s Restaurant & Nightclub
1626 Willamette St.
Mac’s Nightclub

July 14-16
2022 Bohemia Mining Days
Celebrate the discovery of gold at the annual Bohemia Mining Days festival. Entertainment at the festival includes a carnival, multiple parades, historical talks and tours, live music and performances, a costume contest, a treasure hunt, Gold Rush runs, kids rides and games and so much fair food. The festival celebrates the colorful history of Cottage Grove, All-America City and Covered Bridge Capital of the West. Coiner Park hosts vendors, live music and living history demonstrators such as a fur trader, blacksmith and gold miners, while Bohemia Park holds the carnival. Other locations throughout the city also feature special happenings, including the community center, City Hall, the Gold Mining Museum, Cottage Theatre and more. Recurring daily in Downtown Cottage Grove.

July 14-17
Thinking Tree’s Yard Game Extravaganza!
Iceless Curling! Corn Hole! Ladder Ball! Giant Jenga! They’ve got it all thanks to Playground Sports! The best of the best yard games will be available to play for free at Thinking Tree’s tasting room for four days. Come enjoy a summer cocktail and challenge a friend to a friendly game of curling on the iceless curling rink. Thinking Tree will have handcrafted cocktail specials, local beer and wine and rotating food trucks. On Friday, enjoy live music by Corvallis band Glide Divine and on Saturday, enjoy a special live set by DJ Agent Womack who will be setting the vibe for their Prefontaine Look-A-Like Contest. All ages until 9 p.m.
Thinking Tree Spirits
88 Jackson St.
Thinking Tree

July 15
#IMOMSOHARD: The Getaway Tour
#IMOMSOHARD began as a popular web-series by real-life best friends, comedians, and moms Kristin and Jen. The comedians have sold-out two national tours, written a New York Times Best Selling book, landed branded deals with Fortune 100 companies such as Wal-Mart and Uni-Lever, and taped a standup comedy special for Amazon Prime Video, launching the network’s first standup comedy platform. Must be 18+ to attend.
Hult Center

July 15-17
2022 Bi-Mart Summer Clash – Columbia Drag Boat Association
The annual Bi-Mart Summer Clash is one of the Northwest’s biggest drag boat races of the year, held at Dexter Reservoir in Lane County. Friday is the test-and-tune, qualifiers are on Saturday and eliminations are on Sunday. Tent camping is available, as well as limited RV and trailer parking. The Columbia Drag Boat Association (CDBA) is the premier racing association in the Pacific Northwest, offering a wide variety of class competition in a safe, fun and family-oriented atmosphere and some of the hottest action in the entire country. This event is co-sanctioned with Arizona Drag Boat Association.
Dexter Reservoir, Lowell
CDBA Racing

July 16
Noche Cultural
Noche Cultural is a celebration of the arts and cultures from Mexico and Latin America including live folkloric music performances, dance, food trucks, beverages, art, and dance workshops and an open dance floor with a salsa orchestra.
Island Park
200 W B St, Springfield
Noche Cultural

July 16
Apollopalooza at the Eugene Science Center – Adult Night (21+)
Join the Eugene Science Center for an out-of-this-world adult night celebrating the 53rd anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch. Food and alcoholic drink tickets are included in the ticket price. Enjoy an adults-only night at the museum with fun activities and exhibits, meet local astronomy clubs and robotic-focused organizations and catch a live Apollo-themed Planetarium Show as well as a fun Laser Show at the end of the night. There will be telescopes and lawn games outside, as well as hands-on activities inside. This is an Adult Night you do not want to miss.
Eugene Science Center
2300 Leo Harris Pkwy.
Eugene Science Center

July 16
Prefontaine Look-A-Like Contest
It’s the mustache. No, it’s the groovy sideburns. No, it’s the wind-swept hair and low cut tank-top. These iconic visual trademarks belong to Eugene hometown hero and acclaimed national track star, Steve Prefontaine! Show Thinking Tree Spirits your best Prefontaine look and your winning slow-mo finish line run. Participants receive a $2 Stevie ‘Stache cocktail special and a surprise gift. An awards ceremony takes place from 7 – 8 p.m. with trophies and other fun prizes. Agent Womack will be DJing 6 – 9:30 p.m.. All ages until 9 p.m. Sammitch Food Truck onsite from 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Thinking Tree Spirits
88 Jackson St.
Prefontaine Look-a-Like Contest

July 16
Road to Worlds 5K
Partake in a chip-timed race by Wolf Creek Race Management. This out and back 5K on the flat, paved, traffic-free, multi-use Booth Kelley trail provides a mix of natural, urban and industrial scenery in downtown Springfield. All participants will receive a custom-crafted finisher medal and commemorative bumper sticker. Please register online and meet at the Booth Kelley Trailhead, just 3 miles from Historic Hayward Field.
Booth Kelley Trail
Address:307 S 5th St, Springfield
Road to Worlds 5K

July 16-24
Lane County Farmers Market
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
8th Ave & Oak St.
Lane County Farmers Market

July 16
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. It has been operating for 51 years, open every Saturday, April through November, rain or shine. The Saturday Market coincides with the Lane County Farmers Market. Parking is available on-street and at nearby garages. Do not miss this iconic Eugene experience! The Saturday Market is operating with modifications in place for social distancing.
Downtown Park Blocks
8th & Oak St.
Eugene Saturday Market

July 17
ASICS Uplift Oregon 5K
Join in a mass participation event taking place during the World Athletics Championships Oregon22. Run along the same course as the World Championships men’s marathon. OneASICS membership and pre-registeration is required. Participants receive an Uplift Oregon 5K race t-shirt, bib and exclusive access to post-race celebrations.

2700 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
ASICS Uplift Oregon 5K

July 18-22
Urban Lumber Company Facility Tour
Join Urban Lumber Co. for a free tour of their historic facility and showroom gallery as they turn heritage lumber, salvaged from the beautiful Willamette Valley, into sustainable custom furniture. Their famous Booth Kelly Mill is a woodworker’s paradise and a dream destination for artists, designers, fabricators, historians and nature enthusiasts. Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, steps away from the EMX / Downtown Springfield Bus Station. Come meet their makers, learn their sustainable process and the rich history of handmade furnishings. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, along with giveaways, specials throughout the showroom gallery, and free design consultations for all tour members.
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July 20-24
Lane County Fair
The Lane County Fair brings a bounty of musical acts, carnival rides, and sideshow fun to the Lane Events Center.
Lane County Fair

July 20
Japanese Drumming with Eugene Taiko

Eugene Taiko brings Japanese drums alive with powerful beats and spellbinding rhythms, performing both modern interpretations of traditional pieces and contemporary compositions.
Springfield Public Library
225 5th Street, Suite 301, Springfield
Springfield Library