Art in the Parks

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Art in the Parks 2024

Congratulations to the recipients of Art in the Parks grants for 2024! Cultural Services and Parks & Open Space award up to $5,000 per project to support organizations or individuals producing their own events in Eugene’s city parks. Dozens of applicants were reviewed this year with consideration for their programming quality, capacity, long term impacts and equity, inclusion and diversity.

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Suddenly Sleepy Sleepwalk 5K

March 10 • setup at 9 a.m., race begins at 11 a.m., event ends at  2 p.m.

Alton Baker Park

Presented by Suddenly Sleepy/Chef Andre Royal

Join in your pajamas or comfortable race attire, to raise awareness and raise funds to help those affected by Narcolepsy. All fitness levels welcomed.

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Whiteaker Community Market

Cultural Celebrations

Select Sundays, May–October • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Scobert Gardens Park

Presented by Whiteaker Community Market

The Whiteaker Community Market is producing a series of free special events within their regularly scheduled Sunday markets. These events will celebrate the cultures of our neighborhood, the surrounding community, their vendors and the marketgoers.

  • May: Welcome to Whiteaker
  • July: Pride
  • August: Farmers Market Week
  • October: Harvest Celebration
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Art-4-All at the Park

May 25 • Time TBD

Alton Baker Park

Presented by New Zone Gallery

Community members can watch live artists create, attend demos and learn to make their own art at this visual arts sampler. The public will have access to artists working with a wide range of mediums that include block printing, pine needle basketry, watercolor, tile painting, cordage and basketmaking, collage, weaving, portraiture and plein air painting. All ages can learn a new craft and get inspired to make art.

The Voices of Eugene

June 27 • Time TBD

Churchill Sports Park

Presented by The Voices of Eugene

Local LGBTQIA+, BIPOC and disability organizers are teaming up with community members for a reading of stories from Voices of Eugene Magazine. The stories showcase the experiences of marginalized individuals in the city to empower those who historically have been denigrated for trying to come together as a community to support one another. ASL interpreters, hearing assistance and security will be provided.

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Into The Feywild 

June 30 • Time TBD

Alton Baker Park

Presented by Pixie Panic

Get ready for an all-ages Ren Faire-style event featuring performances, local artists, treasure hunts, a cosplay contest, DND, RPG gaming groups, a raffle, a free swap table and more. This free event is an inclusive and accessible opportunity for working class and emerging artists, especially those who are LGBTQIA+, BIPOC and/or living below the poverty line.

Asian Celebration

Oregon Asian Celebration

July 27 • Time TBD

Alton Baker Park

Presented by Asian American Council of Oregon

Join the excitement   as we honor and highlight Asian and Asian American culture, build cross-cultural connections in our community and create an inclusive, educational and engaging event. Enjoy a full day of cultural performances, food vendors, a vibrant marketplace, hands-on workshops, a children's craft area and educational heritage exhibits. Asian Celebration details

Free Summer Concert & Outdoor Fun Series

Date/Time TBD (4 dates in July)

Scobert Gardens Park

Presented by Whiteaker Community Council

Come to the heart of Whiteaker for a series of live music and interactive cultural enjoyment for everyone. Families and community members of all ages can dance, share a meal, play games, listen to storytime, create art or just relax in the beautiful park while enjoying a variety of music genres.

Shakespeare in the Park performance at Amazon Park

The Tempest

Saturday and Sundays from August 3-25 • Times TBD

Amazon Park, South Lawn Amphitheater

Presented by Free Shakespeare in the Park Theatre Company

You won’t want to miss this unique production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest,” with original music, dance and staged fights. During the show, costumed actors will engage with the audience as the adventurous tale is brought to life. All performances are ADA accessible, open to the public, family-friendly and free of charge. Picnic blankets and chairs are encouraged.

Concert in the Park

August 4 • Time TBD

Awbrey Park

Presented by Santa Clara Community Organization

The whole family can connect with neighbors and community members at this free outdoor concert. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs or even your own picnic to enjoy local artists, food trucks and games for children in beautiful Awbrey Park.

Eugene Pride Festival

Eugene PRIDE Festival

August 10 • Time TBD

Alton Baker Park

Presented by PRIDE Day Equality Project (Eugene PRIDE)

One of the largest LGBTQIA+ annual events in the state of Oregon, Eugene PRIDE is an engaging festival for people of all walks of life. Expect a day of music, drag, comedy, dance, colorful expression, costumes, photo booths, workshops, activist speakers, an interactive community art project, bike valet, beer garden and activities for all ages. Fundraising initiatives will support our local LGBTQIA+ community, including scholarships for LGBTQIA+ youth.

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Black Cultural Festival

August 17 • Time TBD

Alton Baker Park

Presented by Black Cultural Initiative

The annual Black Cultural Festival is a time and place for people of Afro descent, along with their families and friends, to join together in celebration of vibrant culture and community.   Enjoy live music, art, food, fun and youth zone activities and help cultivate a healthy, connected Black community in Eugene and beyond. This year's festival will include "Museum without Walls," an exhibit that features art created by Black artists from Oregon.

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AXÉ Percussion Festival

September 8 • Time TBD

Amazon Park

Presented by Samba Ja

Community percussion ensembles from Eugene and beyond are gathering for a festival of free interactive performances. The audience will learn about different musical styles and will have opportunities to participate in each performance. Visitors can also participate in a workshop to create musical instruments from repurposed materials, which will then be used for a group performance. AXÉ (ah-SHAY) comes from the Yoruba language and is used in Brazilian culture to express good vibes, agreement and well-being.

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BEAM Showcase

September • Time TBD

Park Blocks

Presented by ArtCity

As the kick-off event for Visual Arts Week, the nighttime BEAM Showcase features approximately 20 diverse light-based art installations and performances, aiming to create a contemplative and magical environment that engages and inspires attendees. Enjoy warm apple cider while interacting directly with artists from diverse backgrounds who share unique insights and foster an engaging experience for all ages.

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Together We Are Enough

Date/ Time TBD (September-October)

Washington Jefferson Skate Park

Presented by Radical Alternative Development

This local resource fair and punk show returns for its third year. Visitors can enjoy an afternoon of live music from prominent punk bands and compete in a skate competition while receiving free education and resources about mental health, suicide prevention and harm reduction. It's a one-stop shop for fun, community-building and breaking stigmas about reaching out for help, especially among teens and youth.

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Contact Us

  1. Community & Cultural Affairs Senior Manager

    Colette Ramirez

    Ph: 541-682-6347