On Sunday, July 29, downtown Eugene will be transformed as thousands of people flood the streets to bike, walk, roll and play! It’s all part of the 8th annual Eugene Sunday Streets, designed to get people outdoors and active, with a focus on safety.
The EUG Parade kicks off the fun at 10 a.m. at Monroe Park. Get your seat early on Broadway, or at the Park Blocks, and watch more than 40 community groups, businesses, bands and more strut their stuff through downtown. You will see robots, horses, drummers, bagpipers, and of course slug queens out in style!
Eugene Sunday Streets follows the parade with activity centers at Monroe Park, Kesey Square and the Park Blocks. Each activity center is filled with live music, games, food carts, bike tune-ups, artisans, and yoga classes! New this year: two additional live music stages with activities along the event route including the KWVA stage on Lincoln featuring live DJs. The Big Wheel Rally is also happening on Lincoln and Broadway. The Eugene Symphony will be conducted by YOU at Jefferson and Broadway. A special GRRRZ Rock, KIDZ Rock stage will feature women and youth artists on Lawrence and Broadway. With temperatures forecasted to be in the 90s, you can cool off in the Kesey Square dunk tank or slide down the massive slip ‘n’ slide at Monroe Park. All are FREE and open to community members.
For more information email us or contact coordinator Emily Farthing at 541-501-0390.
Drivers headed downtown on Sunday are urged to expect delays and plan ahead. Parts of several streets will be closed for the events from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The closures are focused around Monroe Park, Broadway, and the Park Blocks. They include:
- Broadway from Jackson to Pearl streets
- Adams Street from 8th to 10th avenues
- Monroe Street from Broadway to 10th Avenue
- Willamette Street from 8th Avenue to Broadway
- Oak Street from 8th Avenue to Broadway
- 8th Avenue from Pearl to Willamette streets
Cars will be permitted to cross Broadway at Jefferson, Washington and Pearl streets. There will be people at the intersections to help guide traffic and make sure people are safe. Drivers are asked to slow down and use caution when driving near the event site as there will be more people than usual in the area.