By Eugene Magazine

It’s Beer Week, the flowers are blooming, track and field is happening, Phil Lesh is playing . . . must be summer in Eugene.


June 6 – June 12

Eugene Beer Week: Great Notion Total Tap Take-Over 

The Annual Eugene Beer Week occurs the first week of June each year to celebrate and bring together the craft beer industry with the craft beer customers that fuel the business. PublicHouse will host Great Notion Brewery for the duration of Eugene Beer Week with live entertainment every day. 

Public House


June 8 -11 

2022 NCAA Outdoor Track And Field Championships

The 2022 NCAA outdoor track and field championships will be held at Hayward Field. It will be the 14th time the outdoor championships have been held in Oregon and the second time held at the newly-renovated Hayward Field.


Weekends of June 10 – 26

Premiere of Seeking Red

A gripping new drama about truth and identity revolves around a young woman named Grey Rhodes, raised by her Uncle Ty ever since she was a baby when her single mother was run over by a semi-truck — or so she has been told. This intriguing drama will cause you to question the “little white lies” we tell to protect those we love. This play is not recommended for children due to the crimes discussed.

Cottage Theatre 


June 11

Phil Lesh & Friends

Philip Lesh is an American musician and a founding member of the Grateful Dead, and their bass player. After the band’s disbanding in 1995, Lesh continued the tradition of Grateful Dead family music with side project Phil Lesh and Friends.

The Cuthbert Amphitheater


June 11

Children’s Celebration & PetFest

Children’s Celebration & PetFest has fun for all family members whether they have two legs, four legs, fins, or scales. These two classic events are now happening at the same time and place! Willamalane, community partners, and exhibitors will share resources and fun interactive activities including live performances, the Willamalane train, and more.



June 11

Olafur Arnalds, Some Kind of Peace

Award-winning artist, composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds is back on the road following the release of his monumental album ‘some kind of peace.’ Ólafur’s performances continue to captivate audiences across the globe as he invites them to join him on a journey where he presents his most personal and raw music to date — being played live on stage for the first time ever. His haunting and often intensely emotional shows are an exercise in intimacy, a space for the artist and audience to share their vulnerability through music.

Hult Center


June 12 and 13

Chamber Music Amici Season Finale 

Enjoy a masterful program of full-scale romantic grandeur and explosive passion complemented by four exceptional and diverse guest artists.

Chamber music Amici


June 12

Mountain Rose Herbs’ Free Herbalism Project

Enjoy a day-long presentation starting with yoga and moving on to talks from herbalists, along with music. Speakers include esteemed herbalists Jim McDonald, Bevin Clare, Lucretia Vandyke, and emcee Jiling Lin. Herb walks will be led by Logan Keister. Food and tea will be available at the event as well as local botanically inspired vendors. Free, but please pre-register. 

Mount Pisgah Arboretum


June 12

“Go  Wild” – Making Pine Needle Baskets

Beginning and intermediate workshop creating coiled baskets around a wood base that you paint or leave natural. Add embellishments to express your creativity. Instructor Sheri Smith has been making baskets since 1980 and has taught at LCC, the EMU, and at various locations throughout the West Coast. She loves the slow process of stitching bundles of fiber together and adding unlikely embellishments.

Sheri Smith


June 12

Music in the Garden– Eugene Symphony Guild

Enjoy a self-guided tour of five beautiful gardens with six hours of live music in each garden. These wonderful gardens are in the Washburne Historic District of Springfield, all within walking distance of each other.  The tour includes a large plant sale, drawings for three amazing baskets full of gifts and gift certificates, jewelry, and yard art vendors, and coffee and cookies. For the first time, there will be a master gardener in each garden to answer your questions. Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 the day at the event, and $5 for 10 years and under. All proceeds benefit the Eugene Symphony.

Eugene Symphony


June 12

10×10 Series: Emily Wells with Arthur Moon

“Quietly transfixing” composer/producer Emily Wells is known for her varied use of classical and modern instrumentation, “a master of blending the worlds of classical and electronics” (NPR), and “dramatic, meticulous and gothic songs” (New York Times). On stage Wells’ builds a “new instrument” out of acoustic and electronic drums, synth, violin, and her evocative performances leave audiences equal parts dancing and grieving.

Hult Center


July 13

Wolf Parade

Canadian indie rock band Wolf Parade became critics’ darlings and enjoyed an unexpected degree of commercial success in the 2000s and 2010s for their rich, dynamic music constructed from a wealth of influences. 

Sessions Music Hall