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Creswell July 4th Celebration & Fireworks

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The Fourth of July is the most energetic day of the year in Creswell with crowd-pleasing annual traditions and celebrations of the red, white and blue. This year the focus will be homestead Independence Day decoration contest (instead of a parade), the presentation of the Flag by the Boy Scouts and static airplane displays. There will be a show-n-shine car show at F St & 99S. At 11 a.m. enjoy a military jet flyover! Kids ages 8 to 17 are invited to Hobby Field for flights in a small airplane with volunteer pilots and their aircraft, space available. The Fourth of July celebration concludes with a traditional fireworks show at dusk. 

Video is from past events.

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The Saturday Market’s Twilight Market

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Shop the Saturday Market in the evening! Dancing too with entertainment.

The Saturday Market is a weekly celebration of local arts and food. Over 250 artisans sell handcrafted goods – this is the perfect place to find unique gifts. 

The Saturday Market is operating with modifications in place for social distancing.

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2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field

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Eugene, Oregon will host the U.S. Olympic Trials – Track & Field for the fourth consecutive trials at the newly renovated, cutting-edge Hayward Field. Watch as world-class athletes from all over the country converge for a chance to represent the United States at the next summer Olympics. The trials will be one of the major events held at Hayward Field in the brand-new stadium, which will be able to hold thousands more spectators and include state-of-the-art facilities for coaches and athletes. Every day will hold new excitement with activities for fans and families to experience the magic of TrackTown USA.

Photographs by Thomas Boyd.

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2021 NCAA D1 Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association presents this spectacular, celebrated track and field championship competition that promises to draw in crowds of fans across the nation and beyond! This year’s event will take place at Hayward Field, which will open to the public once again after a three-year renovation.

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Oregon Asian Celebration 2021

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The 36th annual Oregon Asian Celebration in the Year of the Ox celebrating strength in unity. It will be a modified event on the footprint of Saturday Market design, held on Friday nights throughout May. The celebration will feature physically-distanced vendor booths, craft demonstrations and food carts/trucks. Traditional entertainment performances and live music from fan dancing to taiko drumming will be held on the Saturday Market stage. Explore heritage exhibits, demonstrations, fine arts and crafts and other cultural touchstones from every corner of the world’s largest continent. Dozens of cultures will be represented at the festival including Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Filipino, Central Asian cultures and many more! 

The event is produced by the Eugene/Springfield Asian Council, whose mission is to create opportunities that foster greater understanding of Asian and Asian American cultures by presenting special events and activities that promote friendship and harmonious relationships. All net profits from the event go toward annual college scholarships and community grants administered by the nonprofit Asian American Foundation of Oregon. 

More details to come. 

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POSTPONED Oregon Asian Celebration 2021

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Due to Pandemic Protocols, this event has been postponed unitl summer. Please check back for new dates.

The 36th annual Oregon Asian Celebration in the Year of the Ox celebrates the theme “Strength in Unity” every Friday evening in May to honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This free event features a Night Market at the downtown Eugene park blocks.

The celebration will feature physically-distanced vendor booths, cultural entertainment from dances to taiko drumming, martial arts, Asian food carts/trucks, a marketplace and windowfront exhibits of fine arts, heritage, and crafts in nearly a dozen windowfront exhibits on Willamette Street. Dozens of cultures will be represented at the festival including Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Filipino, Central Asian cultures and many more! 

The event is produced by the Asian American Council of Oregon whose mission is to create opportunities that foster greater understanding of Asian and Asian American cultures by presenting special events and activities that promote friendship and harmonious relationships. 

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2021 Oakridge Tree Planting Festival – Virtual & In-person

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Welcome to one of the world’s longest-running tree planting heritage events. The 2021 Tree Planting Festival will be a hybrid event, with both in-person and virtual presentations. Check their Facebook page for current updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/149460903638726

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