Summer’s not over yet, and these events will help you celebrate the last few weeks of warm, sunny weather before fall fully kicks in.
Eugene Pearl District Block Party
Celebrate the businesses on Pearl Street at the annual Eugene Pearl District Block Party this Thursday! Visit the booths and businesses while enjoying live music, food, drinks, and different activities that highlight the area. There will also be a raffle, with proceeds benefitting the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW).
Thursday | 5 pm | Pearl Street, between 13thand 18thAves. | Free admission | blockparty.com/events
Fiesta Cultural Kick Off
The fifth annual Fiesta Cultural kicks off on Friday, September 6, as part of September’s First Friday ArtWalk. There will be dances, showcases of local Latinx artists, live music, and more, all celebrating local Latinx art and culture. Fiesta Cultural will continue through December.
Friday, Sept. 6 | 5:30 pm | Starting at Kesey Square, Willamette St. and Broadway | Free admission | lanearts.org
The Red Velvet Cake War at the Florence Playhouse
It’s About Time Productions is opening their presentation of The Red Velvet Cake Warat the Florence Playhouse this Friday. The comedy, by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, tells the story of a “Southern-fried” family reunion. The show will run through September 15, with shows on September 6 through 8, and 11 through 15.
Opening Friday through Sept. 15 | Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7 pm; Sundays, 2 pm |The Florence Playhouse, 208 Laurel St., Florence | $20 | FlorencePlayhouse.com
Walterville Community Fair and Waddle
Head up the McKenzie for the 69th Annual Walterville Community Fair and Waddle! The celebration kicks off with a 7 am 5K walk/run, followed by a parade, ribbon competition, arts and crafts, vendor booths, and a BBQ chicken dinner. This year premieres the new History Walk at 10:15 am.
Saturday | See website for schedule of events | Walterville Grange, 39259 Camp Creek Rd., Walterville | Prices vary | mckenziechamber.com
Live Action Star Trek: Qpid
Trek Theatre Eugene is bringing “Qpid,” the Robin Hood-inspired episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, to Amazon Park starting this Saturday. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair for this 45-minute performance. There will be four performances in Eugene and one at Central Park in Corvallis on Sunday, September 15.
Opening Saturday | 5 pm | Amazon Park, 2700 Hilyard St. | Free admission | next generation.com
A Family for Every Child Heart of Country Festival
Come to the Heart of Country Festival this Sunday for live country music from local artists, dancing, local BBQ and other food, drinks from Coldfire Brewing, vendor booths, kids’ activities! All proceeds benefit A Family for Every Child.
Sunday | 11 am | Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd. | Free admission | afamilyforeverychild.org
Back-to-School Book Sale at the Eugene Library
Perfect for teachers, parents, or anyone looking to expand their educational materials stockpile, Friends of the Eugene Library is hosting a Back-to-School book sale on Monday. There will be books, teacher resources, CDs, and DVDs for kindergarten through 8th grade, most for only $1!
Monday | 12 pm | Bascom Tykeson room, Downtown Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave. | Free admission | friendseugenelibrary.org
Next week: Eugene Town Square September Shindig
On September 12, visit the Park Blocks on 8th Ave. and Oak St. for the Eugene Town Square September Shindig. While there, check out and give feedback on the final plans for changes to the Park Blocks while also enjoying activities, music and dancing, food trucks and a beer garden, and free shaved ice.
Thursday, Sept. 12 | 4:30 pm | Park Blocks, 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission | eugenetownsquare.org
Restaurant Spotlight: 1960 Cocina
Recently opened on Willamette, 1960 Cocina serves their family’s favorite recipes. Enjoy tacos, gorditas, carne aside, chile rellenos, and fresh tortillas, all made with ingredients sourced from Long’s Meat Market and other local vendors.
1960 Cocina | 1810 Willamette St. | Tues-Sun, 12 pm-9 pm | 541/345-6947 | $$