By Eugene Magazine

Whether you’re back to school or soaking in the last weeks of summer vacation, there’s plenty to enjoy during this first week of September in Eugene. Kicking off with the First Friday Art Walk, Eugene will celebrate Latinx arts and culture with gallery tours and art venues for all. Catch a game at PK Park Stadium and cheer on the Eugene Emeralds as they take on the Everett AquaSox this week. Spend your Labor Day at Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company for a British invasion performance from local musicians. For a summer dance experience head to Silvan Ridge Winery where Ballet Fantastique will hold their Ballet in the Vineyard.

September 2
First Friday Art Walk
This month’s First Friday Art Walk celebrates Latinx arts and culture. Tour galleries and art venues downtown to find the latest art works in Eugene. lanearts.org/first-friday-artwalk/

September 3
The Saturday Market The Saturday Market is a weekly celebration of local arts and food. More than 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. eugenesaturdaymarket.org

September 3
Ballet in the Vineyard | Join Ballet Fantastique and the live musicians of Mood Area 52 at beautiful Silvan Ridge Winery for a late summer outdoor concert in wine country, featuring live music and uplifting, site-specific choreography from the artists of Ballet Fantastique! Enjoy delicious food, sip on delicious wine, and watch a one-of-a-kind performance as the sun sets behind the rolling hills. All proceeds benefit adaptable arts programming for Ballet Fantastique’s fall 2021 Eugene-Springfield K-12 youth outreach work. silvanridge.com

September 4
Jamie O’Neal at Five Fourteen Vineyards
Grammy-nominated country musician Jamie O’Neal will perform at Five Fourteen Vineyards in Junction City. Five Fourteen Vineyard will offer wines and local Mexican food cart, MBOSQ, will be available as well. jamieonealfivefourteen.com

Through September 4
Eugene Emeralds vs Everett
Beloved minor league baseball team the Eugene Emeralds will play 6 games against the Everett AquaSox. Watch the daily games at the PK Park stadium. milb.com

September 5
Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company
Spend Labor Day at Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company where Eugene musicians led by Skip Jones will perform radio hits from the British Invasion years. The I Scream for Waffles food truck will be at the event to offer sweet and savory foods. The vineyard will provide its full selection of white wines, and Pinots and local beers will be on tap. bennettvineyardsor.com

Through September 4
Mayor’s Art Show
The Mayor’s Art Show is a part of the celebration of contemporary visual arts, artists and public spaces in Eugene. It showcases the accomplishments of visual artists whose work aims to enrich their communities. eugene-or.gov/3868/Mayors-Art-Show

Through September 4
Lewis Watts Explores The African Diaspora
The new exhibit at the UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, “Likeness or Not: Reflections from the African Diaspora,” features the photography of Lewis Watts. It is a collection of photos that details the culture and history obtained from the African diaspora. jsma.uoregon.edu/LewisWatts

Through September 10
2022 Eugene Biennial The Karin Clarke Gallery is holding a juried show celebrating exceptional art of our region. This is the 4th Eugene Biennial, which was started by Karin Clarke Gallery in 2016 when the Jacob’s Gallery closed and the popular Mayor’s Art Show with it. Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. karinclarkegallery.com

Through October 1
Spencer Creek Growers Market
The Spencer Creek Community Growers Market celebrates its 13th year. Find fresh produce, baked goods, organic coffee, at this Saturday market. The market includes music performances from local bands, and admission is free to the public. spencercreekmarkets.org

Through December 31
Natural Athletes – Museum of Natural History
This exhibit explores Eugene’s running culture by displaying which animals would be track champions. From cheetahs, kangaroos, chimps, and more, learn about health and fitness with interactive stations and displays at the Museum of Natural History. mnch.uoregon.edu