By Eugene Magazine

Cheers to Eugene’s new distinction as a Bee City with a pint during Beer Week. And if that’s not enough to cheers to, one of these other events around town this weekend will surely inspire you! 

Eugene Beer Week

The 9th Annual Eugene Beer Week celebrates our local craft beer this week! Download the Eugene Tasting Trails app to track your craft beer tasting from the Oregon Coast to the Cascades. Meet local Eugene and Springfield brewers and see them compete head to head in fun events. Many breweries will be holding special happy hours, game nights, food pairings, live music, raffles and giveaways.

June 4-9 | Breweries & Various Locations in Lane County | Eugene |

Eugene Beer Week at beergarden.

Eugene Beer Week will be jam-packed with amazing beers, guest breweries, music and fun at beergarden. Fremont Brewing will have a pop-up pub on Monday with 25+ of their small-batch artisan beers, including barrel-aged beers, super fresh IPAs and seasonal releases. Friday is beergarden.’s anniversary, so they will ring in a new year with a collaboration brew release party with ColdFire Brewing, The Wheel Apizza Pub and Yachats Brewing. beergarden. will then host a weekend with Alesong, which just might have the most Alesong beers available on tap in one place, ever.

June 4-9| beergarden. | 777 W 6th Ave, Eugene |

First Friday ArtWalk

June’s First Friday ArtWalk in downtown Eugene will be guest-hosted by Janelle McCoy, Executive Director of Oregon Bach Festival. The guided tour will begin at The New Zone Gallery which will be displaying the work of painter Marilyn Marcus and 3D artist Grant Bruckner. Next, the tour will stop by Paul Schatz Fine Home Furnishings to see the latest work by painter, photographer and printmaker Robert Canaga, at Velvet Edge Boutique to see Marjorie Taylor’s Vegan Taxidermy exhibit and Framin’ Artworks to see vivid paintings by Holly Wilson and Catherine Meyer. The tour will end in Kesey Square for a viewing and participation in ArtsAlive: American Heritage, an interdisciplinary and spontaneous arts collaboration with dance performances, live sketching and painting and music, of which all are invited to join.

June 7 | The New Zone Gallery| 22 W 7th Ave, Eugene |

Night at the Raptor Center

Now is your chance to see what the Owls and other Avian Ambassadors do in the evening at the Cascades Raptor Center! Enjoy an evening as Kit Lacy, Bird Curator, leads you through a fun night of hoots and calls from owl ambassadors. Proceeds go directly to caring for the birds. Oregon Wine LAB sponsors and assorted appetizers will be provided.

June 7 | Cascades Raptor Center | 32275 Fox Hollow Rd, Eugene | 6-9 PM | $60 per person; $50 for Members |

Civic Wine Release Party

Civic will be hosting their very own wine release this weekend featuring BBQ from San Filippo Barbeque and music by James Garcia and the Ky Burt Band. They will also be introducing their complete “Civic Winery” line-up for guest to enjoy. So bring friends, family and yourself for a great time!

June 8 | Civic Winery | 50 E 11th Ave, Eugene | 3-9PM |

50 Years of the Oregon Country Fair

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Oregon’s most iconic and magical festival, Lane County History Museum will host the exhibition “Fifty Years of the Oregon Country Fair.” The exhibit celebrates a half-century of collaboration, color and counterculture spirit by presenting a brief history of the fair focusing on its origins and earliest years. It tells just a small part of what is a larger, vibrant story, as well as relates important ideas related to the early years of the fair to broader cultural trends. The museum will be open from 12-8PM with the free opening reception held from 12:30-1:30PM.

June 8 | Lane County History Museum | 740 W 13th Ave, Eugene |

Bee City Celebration

Celebrate bees and native pollinators that support the community by helping the environment and economy thrive. The city of Eugene has recently been declared a Bee City USA, in order to protect, diversify and support local pollinators that are imperative to the local food chain. There will be a special presentation by Eugene’s very own entomologist: Mayor Lucy Vinis! Listen to live music and grab food from The Zingaro and The Irie Jamaican Kitchen food carts; picnics are welcome as well. Enjoy plenty of kid-friendly activities as well. This event is hosted by Beyond Toxics, GloryBee, City of Eugene Parks & Open Space Division, Walama Restoration Project, The Xerces Society and Lane County Audubon Society.

June 9 | Alton Baker Park | 100 Day Island Rd, Eugene| 12-3PM |