EUGfun, a City of Eugene program, once again offers more than 100 free, family friendly events this summer. The EUGfun series provides opportunities for community members to connect, create and be entertained throughout our beautiful city. Events include live music, movies, dancing, human-powered fun, library events, theater in the parks and more.
Free EUGfun summer guides are available at Eugene Rec community centers and pools and at all branches of the Eugene Public Library. The online guide is at eugfun.org.
Community members are also invited to pick up a guide at Griddles and Guides, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. May 31 in Kesey Square along with free pancakes, coffee and raffles.
The summer kicks off with a human foosball tournament downtown on the Park Blocks from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. June 4-8. Also downtown, Fridays at the Park Blocks will offer a variety of entertainment along with food and beverage carts from 5-8:30 p.m. each week beginning June 8, ranging from concerts to dance performances to an open-air interactive art studio.
Continuing outside the Hult Center for the Performing Arts this year is the Party on the Plaza series at 5:30-6:15 p.m. every Thursday in July and August. The series’ eclectic performances include New Orleans-style party music, regional folk dances from Mexico, traditional Japanese koto music and even ninja theatre.
Fun For All offers supervised crafts and games for youth ages 0-17 in seven neighborhood parks. Free lunch is provided by FOOD for Lane County at most sites. Dates, times and locations are at GetRec.org/funforall.
New this year, EUGfun features 25 additional artistic and cultural events downtown produced by local partner organizations with support from the City of Eugene Cultural Services’ Downtown Program Fund. Events range from “Movement for Memory: A Dance Class for Your Brain,” to the street music festival Honk! Fest Eugene, to KING PONG, a life-sized video game featuring oversized controllers for public play.