Sip sangria, block print a unique tea towel, celebrate the Willamette River, and much more at these events happening around Lane County this week!
Please attend in-person events responsibly, wear a mask, and follow all proper safety guidelines. Events are subject to change.
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Celebrate sangria and cool off with two sangria specials at Bennett Vineyards and Wine this weekend! In a partnership with HibisBloom, the winery has put together kits that you can enjoy there or take home to make yourself.
Friday through Sunday | See website for hours | Bennett Vineyards and Wine, 296 E 5th Ave. | Food and drink available for purchase | 5stmarket.com
This weekend reunites track and field athletes fresh off their run at the Olympics at the Prefontaine Classic. The competition kicks off with distance events Friday night, with more events all day Saturday!
Friday, 8 pm; Saturday, 12 pm | Hayward Field, 1580 E 15th Ave. | See website for ticketing | runnerspace.com
Block Print Workshop
MECCA is hosting a block print workshop on Saturday, teaching how to make a tea towel block printed with tradition and non-traditional materials. Enjoy live music at the same time, performed by Greg Nestler!
Saturday | 4 pm | 5th Street Market Alley, 296 E 5th Ave. | Free | 5stmarket.com
In a partnership between the City of Eugene and the ToolBox Project (Eugene’s tool lending library), you’ll finally have an opportunity to have your broken jewelry, torn clothing, ripped leather, and non-functioning lamps repaired by industry experts at the Fix-it Fair this weekend.
Sunday | 12 pm | Sheldon Community Center, 2445 Willakenzie Rd. | Free | fixitlanecounty.com
Willamette River Festival
The Willamette River Festival kicks off this weekend, honoring the Kalapuya Ilihi and celebrating life on the river. Tune in for a full list of events, including self-guided tours, a paddlecross challenge, the Great Greenway Bio-Blitz, and more!
Saturday through Aug. 28 | See website for schedule and locations | willametteriverfest.org
The Brother Brothers
As part of their 10×10 series, the Hult Center is hosting The Brother Brothers, and indie folk duo who are also identical twins. Their recently released second album, Calla Lily, produced by Grammy-nominated Ryan Hadlock, is deep in storytelling and showcasing beauty in unexpected places.
Sunday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $10 | hultcenter.org
Margaret Coe: Wild Places
On Wednesday, the Karin Clarke Gallery is opening their exhibition of Margaret Coe: Wild Spaces, showcasing new works by the Eugene painter that bring the wood behind the artist home and a particular Oregon Coast beach to life.
Opening Wednesday through September 25 | During regular gallery hours | Karin Clakre Gallery, 760 Willamette St. | Free admission | karinclarkegallery.com
Florence Events Center celebrates 25 years
Celebrate the Florence Events Center’s 25th birthday on Wednesday with a free concert by 5 Guys Named Moe, food, BJ’s ice cream, a cornhole tournament, and more!
Wednesday | 5:30 pm | Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence | Free admission | eventcenter.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
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!
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! Last chance!
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 the Greg Nestler Band in support of the Eugene Civic Alliance.
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