Bend and Eugene, Oregon Events Calendar

Looking for things to do in Bend or Eugene, Oregon this weekend, next weekend, or a few months from now? You shouldn’t have to look very wide or far: both Bend and Eugene are, after all, quite happening places. But we wouldn’t discourage you from seeking out special events to go along with their normal embarassment of riches. Browse Bend events and Eugene events below. There are, of course, a few common denominators in the events you’ll find in Bend and Eugene: outdoor events and competitions of physical endurance  are, of course, quite popular. In Bend, you’ll find that a lot of events revolve around beer in one form or another.  Eugene has plenty of outre cultural and artistic events going for it. Whatever kind of fun you’re looking for, though, look no further than here for the top things to do in Bend and Eugene.
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 9 @ 11:00 pm
5:00 pm
Eugene and microbrews go together like… Eugene and microbrews. That is to say, pretty well. Summer is prime beer season, but don’t let the winter chill stop you from grabbing a cold, frothy one (or two, or three). KLCC Brewfest will feature over 200 beers and ciders from eighty breweries from across the West coast …

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Lane Events Center
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm
10:00 am
Eugene’s Asian-American community is an especially vibrant one, and every year, the Oregon Asian Celebration showcases this cultural heritage. The event features traditional performances, live music, fine arts, martial arts demonstrations, Asian cuisine, and more. This year’s theme is “Get Spirited Away!” a reference to the Hayao Miyazaki film of the same name and to …

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Lane Events Center
12:00 am
Beergarden, one of our absolute favorite venues in Eugene for beer and gourmet-level food cart edibles, is the place to be for the extended weekend of February 21-February 24. You might not be so into bacon, or not so into bluegrass, or not so into beer. But one of the three ought to be right …

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Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
What does “zwickelmania” mean? For clarification’s sake, it’s a portmanteau of the German word for lager and, well, the English word “mania.” But we’re honestly more excited about the other three words here: Oregon Brewery Tour. Zwickelmania is happening all over Oregon, and Eugene’s iteration is sure not to disappoint. How better to spend a …

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Various Eugene Breweries + Pubs
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
If you haven’t heard the intricate, gospel-tinged African polyrhythms of long-time world music heavyweights Ladysmith Black Mambazo, now is your chance. Nelson Mandela called them “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors,” and Ladysmith Black Mambazo collaborated with Paul Simon on his famed album Graceland. The group brings not only fantastic music but also plenty of tightly-choreographed dance moves to …

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The Shedd
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm
We’re a Eugene real estate company, so of course we had to include this one. The Lane County Home and Garden Show is an annual extravaganza of everything you’ll need to make both the interior and exterior of your home shine. What do we mean by “extravaganza?” Try 325 different home and garden exhibits, including 60 …

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Lane Events Center
8:00 pm
Local cider and local music: you’re going to want to head to Wildcraft Ciderworks the evening of March 9 for your fill of both. We’ve written in the past about our love of Wildcraft’s new ciderhouse, just completed last year. If you’re into dry, wild-fermented cider pressed exclusively from Oregon fruit and botanicals, it’s hard not …

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Wildcraft Ciderworks
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm
12:00 pm
Like tattoos, or maybe thinking of getting inked up yourself? Then the Evergreen Tattoo Expo is not an event to be missed. Over 200 tattoo artists from 30 different states and four countries will be on deck, displaying their handiwork, offering workshops, and of course tattooing. There will be contests for categories such as sleeve, …

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Lane Events Center
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm
4:00 pm
Running is big in Eugene. Steve Prefontaine and Nike founder Phil Knight both cut their mustard here, and today Eugene is known as “Track Town USA.” So naturally, there are a lot of races going on. Before you race your way into St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on Sunday, March 17, it might make sense to …

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Doris Ranch Living History Farm
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm
6:30 pm
Eugene is a burgeoning epicenter of Pacific Northwest cuisine, known for its rustic (yet delicious) simplicity and farm-to-table ethos. It also features a growing number of top-notch eateries featuring cuisines from all over the world. Normally, you’d have to take in the best of Eugene’s culinary scene over the course of weeks, if not months …

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Hult Center
7:00 pm
There’s something about the Pacific Northwest, Eugene included, that draws intrepid outdoor adventurers of all stripes. Well, on the evening of April 9, two of the most intrepid adventurers around will be giving a special presentation at Wildcraft Ciderworks. The duo of Ras Vaughan and Kathy “OBAL Unbranded” Vaughan, AKA “Team Ultrapedestrian,” recently covered a …

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Apr 22 – Apr 29 all-day
12:00 am
National Dance Week is April 22-29, and Eugene is joining the party this year. Different events will be going on across the city, but the centerpiece of Dance Week’s activities will happen at Ballet Fantastique the evening of Wednesday, April 24. From 5:30 to 7:30, the venue will host an open house with excerpts from …

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8:00 pm
Eugene isn’t a huge place, but we’ve still had our fair share of rock legends coming through town in the past few years. Those have included Bob Dylan, Neil Young, David Byrne, and now fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee John Cougar Mellencamp. The Hult Center is a fantastic venue with world-class acoustics, …

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Hult Center