By Eugene Magazine

Make the most of the last week of summer in Oregon. Head to the Oregon State Fair for carnival rides, games and other exciting attractions. Celebrate community and the city of Eugene at the Eugene Market Fest. Enjoy live music, art, food and more at this free event. Visit the Hult Center for its free 40th anniversary celebration event. There’s plenty more happening this week to end your summer with a bang!

August 26 – September 5
Oregon State Fair
| The Oregon State Fair celebrates the end of summer at Salem’s Expo Center. The 11-day fair includes concerts, carnival rides and games, animal competitions, and plenty more!

August 26 – 28
Market Fest
| The 3rd Annual Market Fest is a free community festival with room for all to enjoy the best of Eugene. The festival includes live music, interactive art, car shows, food, vendors, and more. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Positive Community Kitchen, whose mission is to elevate wellness and inspire youth engagement through healthy food and community relationships.

August 26
Pink Martini with China Forbes and Storm Large
| Portland’s Pink Martini is known for its embracing of classical, traditional pop, Latin and jazz. China Forbes has a voice you can’t forget, and when paired up with Storm Large, there’s nothing this orchestra can’t do.

August 26
Burgers and Blues at Pfeiffer Winery
| Pfeiffer Winery hosts Burgers and Blues featuring favorite local blues bands, burger vendors, and a selection of fine wines. Admission is $5.

August 26
Siuslaw Pioneer Museum – Sea Lion Caves 90th Anniversary
 | To celebrate its 90th anniversary, the Sea Lion Cave’s owners have invited the public to the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum in Florence, Oregon. Festivities will include champagne, wine, juice, party snacks, and a family admission to the caves good for the next 12 months for those who contribute a financial gift to the museum.

August 27
Hult Center 40th Anniversary Celebration
| The Hult Center is turning 40, and will celebrate with a day of free activities and musical performances. The event will include poster printing, tours of the Hult Center, and giveaways with the chance to win tickets to upcoming shows such as “Hamilton,” and more.

August 27
New Belgium Bike Ride Kickoff Party
| Head to The Bier Stein for a group bike ride to the Willamette River. The ride will conclude at The Bier Stein for food and drinks. New Belgium Brewing will offer samples and merchandise, and local nonprofit Free Bikes 4 Kidz will join to chat.

August 27
The Saturday Market
| The Saturday Market is a weekly celebration of local arts and food. Over 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.

August 27
The Music Box – Musical Moombah Grand Re-opening
| Founded in 2004, The Shedd Institute’s Magical Moombah! is a musical vaudeville for kids that brings skits, songs, and contests, the Moombah is designed to introduce youngsters to the great folk and popular songs that everyone should know. This is the grand re-opening and is free in honor of the dedication of the newly-remodeled Laraway Wing of The Shedd Community School. The Shedd

August 28
Whiteaker Community Market
| Inspired by the need for a community gathering space, the Whiteaker Community Market meets weekly to bring together the diverse talents of their neighborhood.

Through August 28
Free Shakespeare in the Park presents: Twelfth Night or What You Will
| Free Shakespeare in the Park is the longest running Shakespeare only theater group in Eugene. The group presents the work of William Shakespeare for the Lane County community to enjoy for no cost every August. FreeShakespeareinthePark

August 29
Thinking Tree Monday Night Pizza + Music W/ Sage Vagabond
| Spend Monday night at Thinking Tree Spirits Distillery for cocktails, pizza, and live music. This week will feature a performance with a mix of bluegrass, jazz and folk sounds from Sage Vagabond.

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.

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.

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.

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.