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  1. EUGfun 2019 Guide


    Select the brochure to browse or check out the calendar below. Calendar below includes event updates.
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Calendar of Events

  1. July
  2. August
  3. September
  4. October/November
  5. Ongoing
  6. Eventos en Español

Stories of the Stars Puppet Show

Summer Reading

Wednesday, July 17 • 1 - 2 p.m. — Downtown Library

Thursday, July 18 • 11 - noon — Bethel Branch

Thursday, July 18 • 3 - 4 p.m. — Sheldon Branch

Presented by Eugene Public Library

Explore tales of constellations with Tears of Joy Theatre’s lively puppet show.


Tony

Movies in the Park

Wednesday, July 17 • 8:30 - 11 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by Human Rights Commission

Gather with music, food carts and information about current 

and planned local services available to people needing shelter and housing in Eugene. This film focuses on Tony Rodriguez, a smart, articulate man who is unhoused in San Diego and who agreed to make a documentary looking for concrete solutions to homelessness.


Touch-A-Truck

Thursday, July 18 • 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Petersen Barn Community Center

Presented by Eugene Rec

The trucks are coming back to the Barn! Climb into a fire engine, a police vehicle, a backhoe, a dump truck, an LTD bus, an 18-wheeler and more. A family event sure to please all ages. Food available for purchase.


Charles Peachock

Party on the Plaza

Thursday, July 18 • 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.

Hult Center Plaza

Presented by Hult Presents

Two-time gold medalist and world champion juggler Charles Peachock is a finalist from the No. 1-ranked show, “America’s Got Talent,” where he went further than any juggler in the show’s 10-year history. Charles has broken traditional barriers, moving juggling from the circus tent into arenas worldwide using outside-the-box artistic routines, original concepts one-of-a-kind props, woven with clever comedic moments honed with wit and warmth.


Studio Without Walls

Friday, July 19 • 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by ArtCity Eugene with support from the Downtown Program Fund

Studio Without Walls is a Euro-Eugene style environment with music, dance, poetry and a diverse range of artmaking where you can meet local artists. Food and beverage vendors will be on site. 


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Movies in the Park

Friday, July 19 • 9 - 11 p.m.

Washington Park

Presented by Eugene Rec

Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a Wi-Fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure. (PG, 1h 51m)


Teddy Bear Picnic

Summer Reading

Saturday, July 20 • 11 a.m. - Noon

Campbell Community Center 

Presented by Eugene Public Library

Bring your stuffed friends for a family gathering featuring live music by Carleen and Mike McCornack and the Garden Variety Band on the lawn outside the community center.


Marley and Me

Movies in the Park

Saturday, July 20 • 9 - 11 p.m.

Arrowhead Park

Presented by Eugene Rec

A family learns important life lessons from their adorable but naughty and neurotic dog. (PG, 1h 55m) 


Harry and the Potters: Wizard Rock Band

Summer Reading

Sunday, July 21 • 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Downtown Eugene Public Library

Presented by Eugene Public Library

What would happen if Harry Potter quit quidditch, stole a time turner and started a band with his earlier self? Find out! Catch the band that invented wizard rock at this all-ages concert and dance party. Brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge have been touring the globe since 2002 with their legendary high-energy show. 


Oregon Tuba Ensemble

Washburne Park Concerts

Sunday, July 21 • 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Washburne Park

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services

Bring a blanket and kick off your shoes! Come relax in the beauty of Washburne Park and listen to great music. The Oregon Tuba Association was formed in 1978 to perform Christmas Carols at the mall in downtown Eugene. The Ensemble is comprised of tubas and euphoniums (tenor tubas) that play four- and five-part harmonies. The Ensemble performs at a variety of venues, weddings, dedications, civic and community events, Saturday/Holiday Markets, funerals, birthday celebrations, retirement communities, just about anywhere.


Lady Bug Release

Tuesday, July 23 • 11 - 11:45 a.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by City of Eugene Facilities

Kids and families are encouraged to join our fabulous Facilities crew as they release lady bugs in the Park Blocks flowers, demonstrating our eco-friendly and sustainable pest control.


Taiko Drums

Summer Reading

Wednesday, July 24 • 1 - 2 p.m. — Downtown Library

Thursday, July 25 • 11 - noon — Bethel Branch

Thursday, July 25 • 3 - 4 p.m. — Sheldon Branch

Presented by Eugene Public Library

Get moving and energized to the powerful beat of Eugene Taiko.


POPgoji

Party on the Plaza

Thursday, July 25 • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Hult Center Plaza

Presented by Hult Presents

POPgoji is a large, Portland-based dance band mashing up Brazilian rhythms with pop-soul lyrics. In 2013, percussionist Michael Galen wanted to build on the vibrant energy of local samba jam sessions (pagodes) by making it easier for non-Portuguese speakers to participate. He rallied a group of musicians to combine Brazilian rhythms with American pop-soul. POPgoji was an instant hit in the samba community and quickly grew to a wider audience as a staple dance band in Portland. 


Wallis Street Bridge

Breakfast at the Bike Bridges

Friday, July 26 • 7 - 9:30 a.m.

Wallis Street Bridge (Fern Ridge Path - West)

Presented by City of Eugene Transportation Options

Breakfast at the Bike Bridges is designed for commuters, path users and new riders to grab a quick bite to eat and a cup of coffee while getting a bicycle safety check, learning more about transportation in Eugene and meeting City staff. This summer series is growing quickly and we are excited to encourage active transportation with local advocacy organizations and local businesses. The theme is Transit & WestEmX!


The Sandlot

Movies in the Park

Friday, July 26 • 9 - 11 p.m.

Churchill Park

Presented by Eugene Rec

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures. (PG, 1h 41m) 


20x21 Eugene Walls

Saturday, July 27 – Friday, August 2

Locations Throughout Eugene

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services and 20x21 EUG Mural Project

Mural magic returns! Eugene Walls is a week-long event featuring international artists Adele (Belgium), Martha Cooper (USA), Sydney Waerts aka SIT (Netherlands), Fintan Magee (Australia) and local artist Kari Johnson (Eugene). More information at 20x21eug.com.


Horton Hears a Who!

Movies in the Park

Saturday, July 27 • 9 - 11 p.m.

Maurie Jacobs Park

Presented by Eugene Rec

Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists. (G, 1h 26m)


Party in the Parks Meets Washburne!

Party in the Parks

Sunday, July 28 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Washburne Park 

Presented by City of Eugene

Washburne Park Concerts and Party in the Parks collaborate on this family friendly evening. Come spend the end of your weekend enjoying parks and community. Relax on the open lawn, get your face painted and enjoy the sounds of Seffarine. 


Drag Story Time with Carina Borealis Farce

Tuesday, July 30 • 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by City of Eugene Cultural Services

Kids and families are invited to join Carina by the fountain in the West Park Block for LGBTQ+ children’s stories to inspire creativity and living as your biggest and most magical self.


Drum and Dance with Denbaya

Tuesday, July 30 • 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

Park Blocks

Presented by Denbaya Drum and Dance with support from the Downtown Program Fund

Drummer and dancer Fodé Sylla of Guinea, West Africa brings his energy, smile and extraordinary talents to the streets of Eugene with Denbaya Drum & Dance troupe. They will demonstrate West African rhythm and dance, inviting community members to participate in learning simple patterns together and playing stand-up bucket drums in unison.


KING-PONG

Tuesday, July 30 • 8 - 10 p.m.

Kesey Square

Presented by EugeneTech and CodeChops with support from the Downtown Program Fund

Local artists, musicians, game developers and makers welcome to the community a larger-than-life electronic PONG tournament using giant controllers, projected on a huge, 20-foot screen. Great fun for the whole family with costumes and activities.


Shark Time

Summer Reading

Wednesday, July 31 • 1 - 2 p.m. — Downtown Library

Thursday, August 1 • 11 - noon — Bethel Branch

Thursday, August 1 • 3 - 4 p.m. — Sheldon Branch

Presented by Eugene Public Library

Learn about these amazing creatures with the Oregon Coast Aquarium.


Lost or forgot something at a EUGfun event? No problem! If someone turned it in to our staff, we will get it to the Downtown Eugene Public Library as soon as possible after the event. Stop by the information desk to claim your item. They will hold items for up to five (5) business days before donating them to a local charity.


Contact Us

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

    Downtown Programs Manager
    Mindy Linder
    Ph: 541-682-6360

    Production Coordinators
    Ph: 541-682-5542
    Kerry Weeks
    Oliver Neill
    Tara Burke
    Melissa Padron
    Nate Trowbridge


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