Give summer a proper send off at one of these many events celebrating Labor Day Weekend and the last few weeks of summer.
Breakfast at the bike bridges
Strap on your helmet and bike down to 24thAvenue and Amazon Path for this month’s Breakfast at the Bridges. This monthly program encourages community with free breakfast, bike safety checks, bike registration, and other resources to give you the best information about alternative transportation in Eugene.
Friday | 24thAve. and Amazon Path, near the Amazon softball fields | Free | eugene-or.gov
Davina and the Vagabonds
Davina and the Vagabonds, with their sultry blues style, are coming to the Shedd this Friday. With Davina Sowers on the piano and as lead singer, this performance will have you swaying and grooving as they perform pieces from their latest album, Sunshine.
Friday | 7:30 pm | The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, 868 High St. | $14.50-$29 | theshedd.org
Drag 101 with Delighted Tobehere
Learn the secrets of drag from Delighted Tobehere, who will be telling her personal stories, singing her songs, and sharing her pro-tips at the Wildish Community Theater on Friday. She’ll have you laughing and learning about behind the scenes of drag.
Friday | 8 pm | Richard E. Wildish Community Theater, 630 Main St., Springfield | $25-$30 | wildishtheater.com
Labor Day Weekend on the Territorial Wine Trail
Spend the long weekend relaxing with a view and a glass of wine at your favorite wineries. All weekend, local wineries will be offering delicious wine, live music, and food pairings. Pick up a Pinot Bingo card and collect your stamps for wine-themed prizes.
Friday-Monday | All day | Multiple locations | Individual events vary | southwillamettewineries.com
Oregon Classic Women’s Volleyball
UO Women’s Volleyball is hosting the Oregon Classic, a tournament bringing together four teams, including UO: Long Beach State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and Utah Valley. They’ll all play each other once and it all starts Friday! Check out their website to see when the Ducks are playing and for ticketing information.
Friday-Saturday | See website for times | Matthew Knight Arena, 1390 Villard St. | $6.50-$21 | pac-12.com
Salsa Social at Noble Estate Urban
Lace up your dancing shoes and come ready to learn how to Salsa dance from local dance guru Florabelle Moses at Noble Estate Urban. After you learn some new moves, show them off at the social/open dance starting at 6:30, dancing to DJ El Negro Candela’s collection of Salza, Bachata, and Cumbia music while sipping some local wines, beers, and ciders, and munching on some pizza from Pillage Pizza.
Friday | 6 pm | Noble Estate Urban Tasting Room, 560 Commercial St. | $7 for lesson | 21+ | nobleestatewinery.com
Whiteaker Last Friday Art Walk
Come see the local art showcased as part of the Whiteaker Last Friday Art Walk. See live music and performance art at Whiteaker Tattoo Collective, live music at WildCraft Cider Works, murals and digital art by Ron Lafond, art by Jeff Mason at Sam Bonds Garage, and many other opportunities to appreciate local art throughout the neighborhood.
Friday | 5 pm | The Whiteaker Neighborhood | Free | lastfridayartwalk.wordpress.com
Fridays at the Park Blocks – last Friday
For the last Fridays at the Park Blocks this summer, Portland-based couple making up the band There is No Mountain will perform their psychedelic pop. Their synergy carries into their music, which combines percussion, guitar, and beautiful harmonies. There will also be a beer and cider garden.
Friday | 5 pm | Kesey Square, Broadway and Willamette St. | Free | eugene-or.gov
Cottage Grove Art Walk
Cottage Grove’s art scene is on display this Friday as part of their Art Walk. With live music, food, and 20 participating businesses, you’ll get a full taste of the Cottage Grove art scene.
Friday | 6 pm | Multiple locations, Cottage Grove | Free | facebook.com/cottagegroveartwalk
Eugene Filmed by Bike at David Minor Theater
In its second year, the Filmed by Bike short film festival celebrates bike culture and community. Come to the David Minor Theater for the film fest, a raffle, cold beverages, and a bicycle valet. Donations and proceeds got to scholarships for youth mountain biking in Lane County.
Friday | 7 pm | David Minor Theater and Pub, 180 E 5thAve. | $15 | facebook.com/events
Ducks Football vs. Bowling Green
In their season opener, UO Football is taking on the Bowling Green Falcons at Autzen Stadium. Load up your gear and stock your tailgating supplies to cheer on the Ducks, whether you’re in the stands or watching from home.
Saturday | 5 pm | Autzen Stadium, 2700 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. | $16-$84 | goducks.com
First Saturday Park Walk at Golden Gardens
Learn about the ecology of Golden Gardens Park from naturalists from the River House Outdoor Center. Meet at the entrance on Jessen Drive to explore the ponds, see local wildlife in their natural habitats, and admire the many native plants.
Saturday | 9 am | 2298 Golden Gardens St. | Free | eugene-or.gov
Great Oregon Home Built Festival
Celebrate Oregon’s aviation history at the Great Oregon Home Built Festival, hosted by the Oregon Aviation Historical Society and Museum (OAHS). Start the day with breakfast, followed by the dedication of a Vans RV3 into the OAHS collection, and then “Outlaw Day” on Sunday, which pays homage to the aviators who illegally flew home-built aircraft.
Saturday-Sunday | 8 am | Cottage Grove Airport, 2475 Jim Wright Way, Cottage Grove | $5 admission | oregonaviation.org
Oregon Free Fishing Day
Pack up your gear and head to your favorite fishing spot for the third of four Free Fishing Weekends this year. Check out ODFW’s website for different events and workshops happening in celebration of fishing. Heads up: area closures, bag limits, and all other regulations still apply.
Saturday-Sunday | All day | Your favorite fishing hole | Free | myodfw.com
Family Sail Day
Hosted by the Eugene Yacht Club, head to Richardson Part for a day of family fun and sailboat rides to benefit the Relief Nursery. There will also be a BBQ, ice cream, and live music.
Sunday | 2 pm | Eugene Yacht Club, 26126 Bangs Rd., Junction City | $6-$10 | eugeneyachtclub.org
Eugene Brews Cruise 5K
Celebrate Labor Day with a run and a beer with the Eugene Brews Cruise 5K benefitting Head Start of Lane County. The race starts at the Old Whiteaker School with an “out and back” route along the Willamette River bike paths. After the race, head to Hop Valley Brewing in the Whit for the after party! There will be medals awarded in the top three in each age group.
Monday | 12 pm | Old Whiteaker School, 21 N Grand St. | $20-$30 | level32racing.com