About Sunday Streets
A Free Community Event
Eugene’s first Sunday Streets took place on September 18, 2011, connecting the Whiteaker and Downtown neighborhoods. Since then it has consistently grown, becoming one of the City of Eugene's largest and most popular summer events.
Sunday Streets are free, family-friendly community events that encourage active transportation. healthy life styles, arts and performance, and local economic development. Sunday Streets expose the community to the transportation option of their choice in a fun environment. One of the major goals of Sunday Streets is to increase the percentage of residents that travel by bike and foot for transportation, pleasure, and health.
Sunday Streets promotes healthy, active living by opening the city’s largest public space – its streets – for people to ride, roll and walk and to discover active transportation in a fun, car-free environment. The annual summer event connects Eugene neighborhoods by offering several miles of traffic-free streets in various Eugene neighborhoods. There are Activity Centers at Eugene’s beautiful City parks and along the routes that include free:
- Fitness classes
- Live music
- Food Carts
- Much more!
Sunday Streets welcomes businesses, community groups, food carts, artists, and neighborhoods to join us at this annual summer event that celebrates our community. The event offer an opportunity to engage with thousands of area residents of all ages and from all demographics. Meet people face-to-face in one of our busy Activity Centers or along the route.
Come out and enjoy the fun with your neighbors and ride, walk, or roll around your neighborhood! Sunday Streets also provides residents along the route with a wonderful opportunity to engage with the event. Residents are encouraged to organize yard sales, concerts, lemonade stands, and other creative activities to interact with other neighbors and event participants. Want to set up a game table with chess or invite people to play hop scotch, jump rope, or basketball in front of your house? Go for it!
Area Businesses are encouraged to actively engage participants. Contact us about setting up a booth, activating the space outside your business, or other participation ideas. Consider offering a Sunday Streets sale or special or becoming an event sponsor (with mentions on marketing materials).
Community Groups & Vendors
Sunday Streets welcomes businesses, community groups, food carts, and nonprofits to join us. In order to keep Sunday Streets interactive, all participants must provide entertainment or an activity which engages participants in fitness or promotes healthy living and exercise (food carts and exempt from this requirement). Interactions should be the primary focus, not incidental, and vendor sales are discouraged. View more information and registration forms here.
Past Event Programs & Route Maps
2011 - 5th Ave./Washington-Jefferson Park
2012 - South University Area
2013 - Downtown/Broadway
2013 - Bethel Neighborhood
2014 - 5th Ave./Washington-Jefferson Park
2014 - Harlow Neighborhood
2015- Friendly Neighborhood
2016- South University Area
2017- River Road Neighborhood
2018- Churchill/West Eugene