Downtown Program Fund

Downtown Program Fund events

2021 Downtown Program Fund Recipients

Congratulations to the five outstanding recipients of this year’s Downtown Program Fund! We are looking forward to enjoying their arts and culture experiences in outdoor spaces in Eugene’s downtown core this May through October.

Asian Celebration Eugene Taiko36th Annual Asian Celebration - Postponed until this summer

See postponement details on the Asian Celebration website

Night Markets

May 7, 14, 21, 28 • 4-10 p.m.

Downtown Park Blocks

Presented by Asian American Council of Oregon

The Asian Celebration transitions to an exciting “Night Market” featuring  outdoor stage performances, demonstrations, youth activities, a marketplace, and great Asian food at the same location as the Saturday Market. Event theme “Strength in Unity-Year of the Ox” also brings fine arts, crafts and heritage exhibits to storefront windows on Willamette Street between 8th and 10 Avenue. (Social distancing protocols will be followed). More details

First Friday Artwalks

Downtown Eugene

Presented by Lane Arts Council and City of Eugene Cultural Services

June 4, July 2, October 1 •  5:30-8 p.m.

The First Friday ArtWalk is a monthly celebration of Eugene’s artists and creativity. Download the map to explore the many participating galleries and venues.  

August 6   5:30-8 p.m. | Visual Arts Week Kick-off

The August First Friday ArtWalk kicks off Visual Arts Week.  Explore galleries, venues, installations, the Mayor's Art Show, a unique storytelling project by Wordcrafters in Eugene and Lane Arts Council and more.

September 3  • Time TBD | Fiesta Cultural Kick-off

The September First Friday ArtWalk kicks off Fiesta Cultural, a multi-month series of events celebrating Latino arts and culture in Lane County. Come downtown for music, dance, visual art exhibitions, family activities, a unique storytelling project by Wordcrafters in Eugene and Lane Arts Council and more.  

Visit Lane Art Council for details

Downtown ConcertFree Concerts Downtown

June 5  •  6-8 p.m.

Additional concerts are tentatively scheduled for August & October 

Downtown Broadway Streatery

Presented by  Downtown Eugene Merchants 

Grab a seat outside of a downtown restaurant or bar and enjoy a free concert this summer!  The series kicks off Saturday, June 5 with Oregon Children’s Choirs’ Young Men’s Ensemble and Boychoir in the Broadway Streatery. Concerts by Eugene Symphony Quartet and Delgani String Quartet will follow. Everyone is welcome at these celebrations of local art and food!  Sponsored by State Farm Agent Sherry Schaefers & City of Eugene Cultural Services.

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Let Down Your Fears: Rapunzel Retold  

AHFEMME logo September 23-25 • 7-8 p.m.

(note date/time is subject to change based on weather and daylight, will be confirmed by early June)

Downtown Park Blocks

Presented by AHFEMME and City of Eugene Cultural Services

“Let Down Your Fears! Rapunzel Retold” (LDYF) is a multidisciplinary performance that utilizes an imprisoned Rapunzel as a metaphor for the challenging experience of quarantine. LDYF is an interactive, live storytelling extravaganza. In our version of this story, the audience sees a Rapunzel who is faced with complex emotions while in isolation. Through their trials and tribulations, Rapunzel cultivates a strong sense of self-worth and self-love. 

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October 8 • 7-10 p.m.

Downtown Park Blocks

Presented by ArtCity and City of Eugene Cultural Services

BEAM 2021 is a celebration of creative exploration and illuminated ingenuity that marks the fall season in Eugene. This illuminated pop-up multimedia outdoor art gallery expands across both Park Blocks where guests weave in and out of experience after experience like walking in and out of parallel worlds, offering a continuation of diversity and intrigue throughout.  

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All events will be following event safety guidelines as required by the State of Oregon. Please practice physical distancing and remember to wear your mask!

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  1. Community Programs Manager
    Colette Ramirez
    Ph: 541-682-6347
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