THE YEAR AIN'T OVER TILL THE
FAT LADY SINGS
In DECEMBER: Mayor Kitty Piercy proclaims December 26-31 "Eugene Opera Week." Ring the New Year in at the Eugene Opera!
GREENERY INSIDE AND OUT
In JANUARY: Good Earth Home Show
and enjoy open space year round (here are just a few parks):
In Spring: view rhodendendrons and azaleas at
In Summer: smell roses at
Owen Memorial Rose Garden
see ducks and geese at
Alton Baker Park
In Fall: enjoy
Mt. Pisgah's Mushroom Festival
In 2006, Eugene was named the #1 Green City in the United States by National Geographic’s Green Guide for its accomplishments in the areas of renewable energy, livability, and public green space.
LOCAL MICRO-BREWERIES GALORE
In FEB: Rock the
KLCC MICROBREW FESTIVAL
Featuring local Micro-breweries:
OLDEST SATURDAY MARKET - RIGHT HERE!
APRIL – NOVEMBER, SATURDAY MARKET: Eugene, Oregon's Saturday Market is the oldest weekly open-air crafts Market in the U.S.
THE SIMPSONS LIVE HERE
In April, Groening revealed the true home of the Simpsons, the longest running show in TV history. Sure, he can backpedal, but we know the truth...
WE’RE RUN/WALK/BIKE FRIENDLY
With 30 miles (48-km) of off-street paths, 89 miles (143-km) of on-street bicycle lanes, and 5 bicycle/pedestrian bridges spanning the Willamette River, Eugene was awarded gold-level status from the League of American Bicyclists as a bicycle-friendly community. See the
SOME OF THE AREA'S BEST INVENTIONS
In MARCH/APRIL/MAY: Be a part of Kidical Mass with your family, run in the Eugene Marathon or participate in the Business Commute Challenge.
WE’RE TRACK TOWN, USA!
In JUNE: Host of the 2012 US Olympic Track & Field Trials!
PINOT NOIR ANYONE?
In JUNE: Check out the South Willamette Wineries 2012 Barrel Tour
ARTS & CULTURE RAGES
ALL SUMMER LONG!
Oregon Bach Festival
Art & The Vineyard
Oregon Country Fair
Oregon Festival of Music
Summer Concert Series at the Cuthbert
DOES ANY OTHER PLACE IN THE WORLD HAVE A SLUG QUEEN CORONATION?
In AUGUST: Visitors and locals help coronate the Slug Queen and celebrate Eugene at the Eugene Celebration.
In Fall: OREGON DUCKS FOOTBALL
Need we say more about this? goducks.com
HISTORIC COVERED BRIDGES
In OCTOBER: Oregon Covered Bridge Festival in nearby Cottage Grove.