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.
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
7:00 am
Did you know that Eugene is home to one of the nation’s premiere marathon events? The Eugene Marathon is a qualifier for both the Boston Marathon and Olympic trials, so the stakes will be high for competitive runners both in and outside the area. But more than anything else, the event is just a great …

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Autzen Stadium
May 3 – May 5 all-day
12:00 am
Oakridge is a bit of a drive east from Eugene, but the Tree Planting Festival is well worth the journey. What began way back in 1953 as a community gathering for planting trees has since blossomed into a full-blown community-wide festival. The main event takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5 when volunteers will …

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Various venues, Oakridge OR
May 3 @ 10:00 am – May 5 @ 11:00 am
10:00 am
You read that right: International Roller Derby. Although roller derby occupies something of a fringe in the larger sporting world, it’s certainly taken Eugene by storm, with four local teams vying for supremacy. And Roller Derby is beginning to take over the world too, with 1,250 amateur teams worldwide. Come to the Big O Tournament, …

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Lane Events Center
May 11 @ 9:00 am
9:00 am
The McKenzie River trail is not only one of the most beautiful in the Pacific Northwest, it’s also one of the finest mountain biking and running trails you’ll find anywhere. (If you’re not familiar with it yet, check out our article on the McKenzie River Trail here.) What better way to experience it than an …

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May 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
8:00 am
The Eugene City Marathon happens Sunday, April 28 and is not to be missed whether or not you intend to run. But everyone knows that Eugene is a place for competitive running. So, we’d like to highlight a lesser-known running event, which also happens to be a wine event. We should note though right out the …

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Noble Estate Winery
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Spring means wildflowers, and it also means the return of outdoor festivals. So why not combine both into a single package? Mount Pisgah is a must-visit for all Eugene nature lovers, as you will know if you’ve read our 7 Reasons to Love Springtime in Eugene post. But it’s also home to several of the area’s most …

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Mount Pisgah Arboretum
Jun 1 all-day
12:00 am
No, that’s not a misspelling of “fondue” — our apologies if we had your hopes up. Gran Fondo is Italian for “Big Ride,” and a big ride this will be. Eugene, if you didn’t know, is a place where people ride their bikes. The countryside around Eugene features plenty of great touring terrain, but with …

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