By Eugene Magazine

Run a Thanksgiving 5k, take advantage of Oregon’s free fishing days, attend holiday themed live shows and much more at these events happening in 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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Turkey Stuffer 5k 

The Turkey Stuffer 5K is a community tradition! This year, celebrate 40 years of running, walking, rolling, and waddling on Thanksgiving morning. The flat course loops through a beautiful and quiet residential neighborhood. Bring your whole family! 

Thursday | 8:30 am | Lively Park, 6100 Thurston Rd. | 


Oregon Free Fishing Days 

On Free Fishing Weekends, you don’t need a license to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon. That’s no license, no tag, no endorsement needed. Get outdoors and take advantage of this free fishing weekend! 

Friday-Saturday | 


Holiday Market 

Shop with local makers at the Holiday Market this year. Come chat with local vendors and pick up great gifts for the holiday season. 

Weekends, November 20 – December 24 | Lane Events Center, 796 W 13th Ave. |


Thanksgiving Weekend Winery Open House Days

Check out which local wineries are open for this thanksgiving weekend. Gather your loved ones and give thanks by supporting local and tasting some of the best wine the Willamette Valley has to offer. 

Friday – Sunday |


Storm the Castle Half Marathon

Join the fun and test your endurance and run the first annual Storm the Castle Half Marathon. This unique lollipop loop course will give you amazing views of the Sisters mountains at the summit. Adding to the fun is the costumed themed element of the run. Bring your best medieval outfit and enjoy 13 beautiful miles of trail running in the McKenzie River area.

Saturday | 8:45 am | Upper McKenzie Community Center, 54745 McKenzie River Dr. | 


O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

James & Jamesy present their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy classic O Christmas Tea — an astonishing show that delights thousands of hearts every holiday season. 

Saturday | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $30 |


All That! Dance Company Presents Sweet Dreams

This whimsical story will have you dancing in the aisles as it combines a classic holiday tale with modern twists. This all youth show features dancers from ages 3 through 18 and is sure to leave visions of sugar plums dancing through your head!

Saturday – Sunday | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $25 |


Other ongoing events

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 |


Trivia Night at Tap and Growler

Gather your friends and head over to Tap and Growler every Wednesday night to put your trivia skills to the test. Enjoy good food and drink while trying to outsmart the rest to claim the trivia champion title.

Wednesdays | 7 pm | Tap and Growler, 207 E 5th Ave. |