By Eugene Magazine

Summer is the season for celebrations and festivals, and this weekend is certainly the epitome of that. Make it a full weekend celebrating our area at festivals, live music, and summer fun.

Party on the Plaza: Jessica Fichot

Jessica Fichot, with her accordion, toy piano, and band, are headlining Thursday’s Party on the Plaza. Her multi-ethnic heritage inspires her, fusing many different genres for a magical performance.

Thursday | 5:30 pm | Hult Plaza, 1 Eugene Center | Free |

Latino Family Fun Night

Petersen Barn Community Center is hosting a Latino Family Fun Night on Thursday. Come for dinner, games, crafts, and live entertainment for a chance to meet your neighbors.

Thursday | 5:30 pm | Petersen Barn Community Center, 870 Berntzen Rd. | Free |

McKenzie River Lavender Festival

See a vision in purple at the McKenzie River Lavender Festival this weekend. Take a tour, paint, peruse fragrant products at the bazaar, and listen to talks while taking in that sweet, relaxing smell.

Friday to Sunday | 10 am | McKenzie River Lavender, 40882 McKenzie Hwy., Springfield | Free admission |

Oregon Country Fair

Celebrating its 50th year, the Oregon Country Fair, in all its magic, is this weekend in Veneta. Join the frivolity for entertainment, crafts, food, live music, and characters that are truly Eugene.

Friday through Sunday | 11 am | Veneta | $25-$36 |

Damn Yankees!

Opening at The Shedd this Friday, see Damn Yankees, based on The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, a novel by Douglass Wallop. The production is directed and choreographed by Richard Jessup, with music direction by Robert Ashens. See it opening night on Friday and then again before it closes on July 21.

Opening Friday through July 21 | Fridays and Saturday, 7:30 pm; Sundays 3 pm | The Shedd, 285 E Broadway | $19-$39 |

OBF: Berlioz—Romeo and Juliet

John Nelson will conduct Berlioz’s “Romeo and Juliet,” on Saturday, the 150thAnniversary of the composer’s death, as part of the Oregon Bach Festival.

Saturday | 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $20-$73.75 |

Brit Floyd World Tour

The “World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show” is coming to the Hult Center for an evening dedicated to the Darkside of the Moon. Brit Floyd will be presenting portions of “The Wall” as well as other Pink Floyd classics. Rock on on Monday.

Monday | 8 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $43-$65.75 |

Dog Film Festival

City Lights Cinemas in Florence is hosting a Dog Film Festival starting Wednesday and continuing on Saturday. The festival will present multiple short films about the puppers we all love. Celebrate your furry friend at this festival.

Wednesday, 6 pm; Saturday, 11 am | City Lights Cinemas, 1930 Hwy. 101, Florence | $6-$9.50 |


Presented by the Human Rights Commission, come to the Park Blocks for music, food trucks, and a showing of Tony, which centers around Tony Rodriguez, an unhoused man in San Diego.

Wednesday | 8:30 pm | Park Blocks, 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free |

Next week: Bohemia Mining Days

Celebrate our region’s history at the 60thannual Bohemia Mining Days in Cottage Grove starting July 18. The celebrations take over two parks and include a carnival, Ugly Dog Contest, covered bridge tours, and a showdown between the feuding Slabtown and Lemati neighborhoods.

Thursday to Saturday | All day | Cottage Grove | Free admission |