Eugene Festivals & Shows

Eugene Festivals & ShowsThe people of Eugene play as hard as they work, and that is quite obvious when you consider their excitement and enthusiasm for the various festivals and annual shows. Celebrations that are both seasonal and local fill the very busy events schedule with everything from music festivals to downtown showcases to a gathering of some of the best microbrews from the area. So if you love a good party, make sure that these Eugene festivals and annual events are marked on your calendar.

Eugene Celebration
You'll be surrounded by plenty of friends and neighbors when you attend the Eugene Celebration – A Downtown Eugene Event Spectacular. Held every September, this festival brings together the whole community for three days of music and fun. This is the most highly anticipated annual event in the city and features five stages of entertainment throughout the streets, parks and open spaces downtown. There's also plenty of fun to be had in the form of face painters, food vendors, beverage gardens, a marketplace and the ever-popular Kid Zone.

Address: Downtown Eugene, Eugene, OR - MAP
Web: www.eugenecelebration.com

Oregon Bach Festival
There are classic events, and then there are classically classic events like the Oregon Bach Festival held the last part of June and into early July. Under the superb leadership of Helmuth Riling, the festival presents the choral and orchestral masterworks of Sebastian Bach. The event is held in Eugene at the University of Oregon's Beall Concert Hall and the Hult Center for the Performing Arts as well as other cities in Oregon.

Web: www.oregonbachfestival.com

Sweet Cheeks Winery
Oregon is actually the fourth leading producer of wines in the United States. That fact is most definitely worth celebrating with a popular annual event called Twilight Tastings. Held every December at the Sweet Cheeks Winery, this popular festival invites guests to sample the latest products of the winery while also enjoying live music and other attractions. Visitors are also offered the chance to tour the facility to get a better idea of the wine-making process.

Phone: (541) 349-WINE (9463)
Web: www.sweetcheekswinery.com

KLCC-FM Microbrew Festival
The KLCC-FM Microbrew Festival is one of Eugene's most popular annual events. Beer lovers and beer makers from all over convene at the Lane Events Center every February to celebrate the fine art of brewing. The event goes to raise funds for KLCC-FM, the city's public broadcasting radio station. Guests not only enjoy an incredible selection of unique beers but also food, music and an incredible music sale featuring thousands of records and CDs. Guests find that their mugs don't stay empty for long at this fun and frothy event.

Address: Lane Events Center Exhibit Hall, 796 West 13th Street, Eugene, OR - MAP

Bijou Art Cinemas
Everyone loves a good movie, and the young and visionary movie makers in Eugene and the surrounding areas have the opportunity to display their work at the Oregon Independent Film Festival held every August at the Bijou Art Cinemas. See the best in short films, documentaries, art films and more when you take your seat at this highly popular annual celebration of film and film creation.

Address: 492 East 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401 - MAP
Phone: (541) 686-2458
Web: www.bijou-cinemas.com

High Tea
The tradition of the holidays is perfectly matched with the traditions that are signified by Eugene's Shelton McMurphey Johnson House. This truly beautiful Victorian house museum hosts formal High Teas on Valentine's Day, in May, and in early December. These popular gatherings include sandwiches, scones, fruit salad, dessert, and of course, freshly brewed tea. Make plans to attend and call in your reservation early because you don't want to miss this truly special event.

Address: 303 Willamette Street at Third and Pearl, Eugene, OR 97401 - MAP
Phone: (541) 484-0808
Web: www.smjhouse.org