If marijuana supposedly makes you lazy and lethargic, that’s news to us. We think it’s part of a healthy, active, and engaged life, and it usually makes us want to go out and do things, not stay locked to the couch.
Fortunately, we live in a state with progressive cannabis laws and a beautiful city with plenty of activities year-round. If you’re looking for some highly seasonal—or is that seasonally high?—things to do this autumn, peruse this short list of a few of our favorite Eugene events.
Mid-September 2017 Eugene Events
Eugene Sunday Streets
If there’s an event that gets us out on our bikes—or our feet—on car-free streets, we’re all for it. The city’s Eugene Sunday Streets program does just that, closing off select streets in highly (no pun intended) bikeable and walkable neighborhoods for day-long celebrations and activities. Be advised: The next scheduled event is Sunday, September 17 in the River Road neighborhood.
Breakfast at the Bike Bridges
Coffee and a bagel (free of charge), a bike safety check, and a beautiful location? We’re in! The City’s popular Breakfast at the Bike Bridges program is a very local (and very sweet) way to get hooked into your community, meet your representatives and city staff, and enjoy the peacefulness of the river. Take note: This is the last such event of the season and takes place on the south end of the Frohnmayer Bridge.
Picc-A-Dilly Flea Market
If you love exploring the past through pieces of art, household objects and oddities that turn up in flea markets, then you will want to check out Picc-A-Dilly. Located at the Lane County Fairgrounds, the market is open September 17, plus selected dates through December.
October 2017 Eugene Events
When Fall comes roaring in and Eugene settles in for the wet season, it’s time to turn on and get tactile…with clay! Clay Fest 2017 (October 6 – 8 this year) is one of the region’s most beloved arts and crafts fairs; you’ll see all sorts of traditional and handmade ceramics, drawing inspiration from the world’s many functional art traditions. We’d be surprised if you didn’t find some beautiful hand-crafted pipes in the mix….
Nearby Nature’s Haunted Hike
Even if you’re beyond gorging yourself on questionable candy, Halloween is a holiday for all of us, and local non-profit Nearby Nature hosts an especially fun-filled nighttime haunted hike through beautiful Alton Baker Park on October 21. You’ll learn about local nocturnal visitors: treetop denizens, compost pile raiders, and other wild animals that typically show themselves only after we humans are safe in bed.
If there’s a Fall Eugene event you love but don’t see listed here, let us know! We’re all about activities that get us out of the house and interacting with our neighborhoods, our communities and of course our great city: Eugene!