It’s supposed to be incredibly hot (and smokey!) out again the next few days, so stay safe and cool. If you do decide to venture out, there are a few ways you can enjoy Lane County and still keep your cool at these many events happening this week! Stay safe out there!
Please attend in-person events responsibly, wear a mask, and follow all proper safety guidelines. Events are subject to change.
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Visual Arts Week
Continue to celebrate our local visual arts community on Thursday and Friday ending a week packed with gallery exhibitions, workshops, installations, studio tours, and more!
Starting Friday | Ongoing | See website for locations and times | eugene-or.gov
EugPride Pride in the Park
Celebrate what makes our community great and accepting at EugPride at the Park! Venture down to Alton Baker Park for live music, food and drink, community partners, local vendors, a cooling tent, family activities, and more!
Saturday | 11 am | Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd. | Food and drink available for purchase | eugenepride.org
Hike for Hope
Lace up your hiking boots and raise money for a good cause at Looking Glass’ annual Hike for Hope. Led by Nick “the trainer dude” Hammond, take on the Buford Park North Trailhead. Registration per hike includes a parking pass, snacks, water, and entry for the chance to win one of their fabulous raffle prizes!
Saturday | 9 am | Buford Park North Trailhead, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd. | $25 | lookingglass.us
Oolong tea boasts a full spectrum of tastes and the Eugene Tea Festival wants to be your guide through them! Join them for this virtual workshop that will feature light, medium, and dark Oolong tea.
Saturday | 11 am | Virtual | $10-$65 | eugeneteafest.org
Fall Gardening for Bees
Make friends with bees (as if you haven’t already) and learn how to prime your garden for pollinators to visit in the fall. Brent Hefley from Plan Bees Eugene will lead this workshop that will cover a history of bees, how to support them, and how to create a healthy habitat for them.
Saturday | 11 am | Down to Earth Home, Garden and Gift, 532 Olive St. | Free | facebook.com/events
Off the Rip
Wildcraft Cider Works and Tactics Board Shop are joining forces for Off the Rip, an all-ages downhill skate and indoor ramp jam. Celebrate with graffiti, art showings, raffles, swag giveaways, a full food court, and a lineup of Oregon MCs.
Saturday | 4 pm | Wildcraft Ciderworks, 232 Lincoln St. | Donations accepted | wildcraftciderworks.com
Princess for a Day
Local foster kids will experience a day of pampering and fun at Princess for a Day, hosted by A Family For Every Child. Each participant will walk away feeling like royalty. Children not in foster care can also get in on the fun or you can get involved!
Sunday | 10 am | Valley River Inn, 1000 Valley River Way | $0-$50 | afamilyforeverychild.org
Arts and Culture Roundtable: Sarai Johnson and Pattrick Price
On Monday, the Lane Arts Council will be hosting their fourth Arts and Culture Roundtable, which will address why addressing and prioritizing equity-minded work is important, led by Sarai Johnson, Interloper, Rabble-Rouser, Audacious Soul, and Pattrick Price.
Monday | 5 pm | Virtual | Free | lanearts.org
Every weekend, take in the new 5th Street Market Expansion or explore your old favorites while perusing pop up shops and artisans. Grab some food, enjoy displays, and learn about the new businesses in the Market Alley.
Saturday and Sunday | 11 am | 5th Street Public Market, 296 E 5th Ave. | Free admission | 5stmarket.com
Lane County Farmers Market
The Lane County Farmers Market is now open in their new location on Saturdays and their old location on Tuesdays! Join them to shop local and fresh! Check their “In Season” page to see what will be available on your shopping list (or expect to be surprised and inspired).
Saturday, 9 am, 5th Ave. between High and Oak Sts. | Tuesday, 10 am , 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission | lanecountyfarmersmarket.org
The Eugene Saturday Market is now open in their usual spot in the Park Blocks. Peruse local artisans and craftspeople, pick up lunch from the international food court, and see live music. It’s a Eugene institution!
Saturday | 10 am | 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission | eugenesaturdaymarket.org
Veneta Downtown Farmers Market
The Veneta Downtown Farmers Market is now open for a season celebrating local farmers and craftspeople. Check out their website for a full list of farmers, vendors, and artisans.
Saturday | 10 am | 3rd Ave. and Broadway, Veneta | Free admission | venetadowntownfarmersmarket.com
South Valley Farmers Market
The South Valley Farmers Market in Cottage Grove is the perfect place to visit for local produce, baked goods, artisan crafted works, and more! You can also order in advance for pick up through their website.
Saturday | 11 am | 7th and Main St., Cottage Grove | Free admission | southvalleyfarmersmarket.square.site
Whiteaker Community Market
The Whiteaker Community Market is now open! Explore local art and produce at Scobert Park in the Whit. Check out their list of vendors and COVID-19 safety guidelines on their website.
Sunday | 11 am | Scobert Park, 4th Ave. and Blair St. | Free admission | whiteakercommunitymarket.com
Florence Farmers Market
The Florence Farmers Market opens for the season starting on Tuesday! Join them for fresh produce, pickles, hand pies, seafood, and more in Old Town Florence.
Tuesday | 3 pm | Bay and Kingwood Streets, Florence | Free admission | florencefarmersmarket.org
Spencer Creek Growers’ Market
The Spencer Creek Growers’ Market is celebrating their 12th year with a large collection of backyard and hobby farmers looking to sell their wares. Bring your shopping list and you’ll be sure to cross fruits, vegetables, pasture-raised meats, eggs, plants, and more off of it!
Saturday | 10 am | Spencer Creek Grange, 86013 Lorane Hwy. | Free admission | spencercreekmarkets.org
Art Exhibits and Performances
BLM Grant Program exhibit
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art has opened two exhibitions: The first is the world premiere of 56 Black Men, a photograph collection by Cephas Williams, who photographed black men, all wearing hoodies, but with their real occupation captioned underneath them, challenging racial stereotypes. The second is the Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program Exhibition, featuring works by artists selected by a jury to each receive grants to continue their artwork in connection to the Black Lives Matter movement. Stay tuned for more information about this exhibition!
Art by Marco Elliott
56 Black Men | On display until October 10 | During regular museum hours | Museum admission prices | jsma.uoregon.edu
Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Program Exhibition | On display until November 21 | During regular museum hours | Museum admission prices | https://jsma.uoregon.edu
Postponed for a year, the 2020 Eugene Biennial will finally be on display at the Karin Clarke Gallery starting this Wednesday! The exhibit features works by Zoe Cohen, Tallmadge Doyle, Heather Jacks, Margo Lovinger, Satoko Motouji, Christopher St. John, Andrea Schwartz-Feit, and Marjorie Taylor. There’s an artist reception this Friday at 4 pm!
Now through August 21 | Ongoing | Karin Clarke Gallery, 760 Willamette St. | Free admission | karinclarkegallery.com
Maude Kerns Art Center presents “Imagery Overload,” a collection featuring paintings by Jessica Eastburn and Elizabeth Magee and digital montages by Don Manderson. The exhibit highlights how each artist responds to the multifaceted barrage of social and commercial imagery of contemporary life. On display until August 27!
Now through August 27 | During regular hours | Maude Kerns Art Center, 1910 E 15th Ave. | $3-$5 suggested donation | mkartcenter.org
Other ongoing events
Choose Your Own Fitness Adventure: Oregon Edition
The YMCA is encouraging you to be inspired by the stunning nature around us and stick to a six-month fitness challenge along the way! With challenges like swimming the length of the Willamette River (40 miles) and biking the length of the Oregon Timber Trail (670 miles), you’ll feel like you’ve taken on some of our region’s favorite landmarks. Register on their website!
Now through September 12 | Eugene Family YMCA, 2055 Patterson St., and around town | $40-$50 | eugeneymca.org
Walk it Off with the Y!—CANCELLED THIS WEEK
The Eugene Family YMCA is partnering with Mix 94.5 to continue their annual summer program: Walk it Off. Meeting every Wednesday from June 16 to August 25 at Alton Baker Park, walk with others (although still socially distanced) and get moving!
Wednesdays until August 25 | 5:30 pm | Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd. | Free | eugeneymca.org
Sheild Bistro Happy Hour
Every Wednesday through Saturday, Sheild Bistro gives you the opportunity to enjoy $2 off tapas and $5 off house wine and taps at their Happy Hour! Stop by for a pre-dinner treat!
Wednesdays through Saturdays | 3 pm | Sheild Bistro, 298 Blair Blvd. | Free admission | sheildcatering.com
Now through September 27, eat outdoors and in the road with the return of the Broadway Streatery program! East Broadway between Willamette and Olive Streets will be closed to traffic to give local restaurants expanded seating to accommodate for social distancing and welcome more customers. Come support local restauranteurs!
Now through September 27 | Ongoing | Broadway between Willamette and Olive Sts. | Food available for purchase | downtowneugene.com
Pfeiffer Burgers and Brews
Pfeiffer Winery is celebrating this week’s Burgers and Blues night with live music by Riffle. Sip on a glass of wine, or buy a whole bottle and indulge in delicious burgers.
Fridays | 6 pm | Pfeiffer Winery, 25040 Jaeg Rd., Junction City | $5 admission | pfeifferwinery.com
Family Fun in the Sun
Fridays and Saturdays through the whole summer, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History is hosting “Family Fun in the Sun,” a series of family-friendly activities perfect for getting your child active and interested in history. August will have you walking with dinosaurs and the fossils they left behind.
Fridays and Saturdays | 11 am | Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1680 E 15th Ave. | Included with regular admission | mnch.uoregon.edu
Sunday Funday Bluegrass Concert series
Every Sunday, join Pfeiffer Winery for their summer Sunday Funday Bluegrass Concert series! Sip some stunning wine while swaying along to local bluegrass and folk bands.
Sundays | 1 pm | Pfeiffer Winery, 25040 Jaeg Rd., Junction City | $5 | pfeifferwinery.com
Silvan Ridge Friday Night Concert Series
As part of their summer Friday Night Concert series, Silvan Ridge is combining good music, good food, and good wine to support a different cause each week. This week, enjoy food by Kico’s BBQ and live music from Mariachi in support of Noche Cultural.
Friday | 6:30 pm | Silvan Ridge Winery, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd. | $5 admission | silvanridge.com
End every Wednesday through the summer with Sunset Yoga at Dorris Ranch. Take deep breaths and feel the flow while enjoying the natural sights. Register in advance.
Wednesdays | 7:30 pm | Dorris Ranch, 205 Dorris St., Springfield | $5-$6, Register in advance | willamalane.org