Get readyÂ to hit the pavement! Eugene’s Sunday Streets are back for another day of fitness classes, biking, live music, vendors, food, yoga, dancing, and much more! The event will be taking place onÂ September 25th in the South University neighborhood from Noon to 4PM.Â Best of all, these community driven events are allÂ free!
Eugene’s Sunday Streets was launched back in 2011 as an initiative to promoteÂ healthy active living and car-less transportation. Through the years, it’s grown in popularity and is now expected to attract 4,000+ attendees this year!
Be mindfulÂ that Eugene’s Sunday Streets will be closing miles of traffic to accommodate the festivities, so be sure to plan accordingly when you’re getting around!
Have that route down? Great! Here are some pictures from previous years’ Sunday Streets to get you ready for the festivities.
Of course, it can’t be stressed enough that Sunday Streets would not be possible without help of its talented volunteers. Interested in helping out?Â Register hereÂ to joinÂ the team!
Sunday Streets is a terrific opportunity to intermingle with your neighbors and the greater community while adopting a couple ofÂ healthy lifestyle choices.Â Let’s make this year’s Sunday Streets its biggest yet!Â SeeÂ you on September 25th!
Spending the summer in Eugene a.k.a. â€œEmerald Cityâ€ or “Track Town USA” this year? You are in luck! Eugene is one of the world’s most livable cities known for natural beauty, eclectic shops, restaurants, music, festivals, arts, and outdoor recreational opportunities like bicycling, kayaking, and running. The city comes alive each summer with numerous festivals, performances, outdoor recreation and more!
Here are 10 awesome things you can do this summer in our lovely city:
1. Oregon Bach Festival
June 26, 2014-July 13, 2014
The Oregon Bach Festival presents three weeks of choral-orchestral masterworks, guest artists, chamber music, social events, and education programs. Based in Eugene, the University of Oregon event also produces a summer series in Portland (Bachfest PDX), with concerts throughout Oregon. Visit oregonbachfestival.com/festival for concert times and info.
2. Art and the Vineyard & Freedom Festival Fireworks
July 04, 2014 – July 06, 2014 Location: Alton Baker Park Club Rd and Coburg Rd, Eugene, OR 97401
Art and the Vineyard is the premier art and wine festival in the Southern Willamette Valley. The festival, which is the principal fundraiser for the Maude Kerns Art Center, attracts over 25,000 visitors annually during the Fourth of July weekend. Browse and shop art, taste wines, enjoy great food and listen to live music next to the river.
3. IAFF World Junior Championships
July 22, 2014 – July 27, 2014 Hayward Field 1580 E 15th Ave, Eugene, OR
The biennial IAAF World Championships is the jewel of the IAAF World Athletics Series of events which also includes indoor, junior, youth, cross country, race walking and road running during a four year cycle of World Championships and or Cup events for each of these types of competition.
4. Lane County Fair
July 23, 2014 – July 27, 2014 Location: Lane Events Center 796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402
Excellent family fun, concerts, carnival rides, games, animals and entertainment. This year’s concert line-up kicks-off with Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog, all on Wednesday the 23! On Thursday, July 24, platinum band TESLA takes the stage. Friday, July 25, features country music superstar Trace Adkins. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo rock the fairgrounds on Saturday, July 26. Then on Sunday, July 27, Josh Turner takes the stage to close out the biggest Fair ever!
5. Faerieworlds 2014
July 25, 2014 – July 27, 2014 Location: Mt Pisgah Arboretum Howard Buford Park, Eugene, OR 97401
Faerieworlds is an annual music and arts festival held annually. The festival’s primary theme is the “realm of the faerie.” Dress up, dance, sing, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the picturesque park. Vendors, lots of live music, magic, and much more awaits!
6. Whiteaker Block Party
August 02, 2014 Whiteaker Neighborhood 3rd & Van Buren, Eugene, OR 97402
Enjoy this massively exciting block party that features local bands, a kids zone, street performers, beer gardens, raffles, food carts, art and craft vendors and a stunning fashion show, all in a single day at this unique, Bohemian neighborhood in Eugene!
7. Eugene Celebration – 2014
August 22, 2014 – August 24, 2014 Location: Downtown Eugene Broadway & Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401
The Eugene Celebration performance line-up includes outdoor as well as indoor stage entertainment, running as late as 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights so that you can dance the day AND night away! Great food from local vendors, beer and wine gardens, cultural kiosks and crafts; plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy.
8. Eugene Saturday Market
Saturdays May- November Location: Downtown Park Blocks 8th & Oak St, Eugene, OR 97401
Since the 1970s, rain or shine, the Saturday Market has been a vibrant hub for local artisans. It is the longest running weekly open-air crafts festival in the United States! Nearly 200 booths feature locally handcrafted gifts, international foods and entertainment. An iconic Eugene event held outdoors April to November, and indoors November through December.
Eugene has over 100 miles of dedicated bicycle lanes and paths, from city streets to riverbank trails. In fact, Eugene has more bridges for bicycles than for cars. Challenging single-track trails cut through lava fields and towering forests in the area of Oakridge, rated among the top mountain biking destinations in the country.