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Events

Willamalane Events Calendar

Looking for fun things to do in Springfield? This event calendar is a one-stop resource that lists all the local happenings, including community festivals, concerts, and more. With important details like dates, times, and locations easily accessible, planning your next adventure has never been simpler.  You can also find public meetings and other community events here. Browse the details below to discover all the exciting things ahead!

Willamalane is always seeking vendors and exhibitors for upcoming special events. Learn more here.

Featured Events 

June

Willamalane Board of Directors Meeting

The Willamalane Board of Directors holds monthly meetings to guide district operations and special or emergency board meetings when necessary.  Public members are invited to attend all meetings and speak for three minutes at regular monthly meetings during the public comment section. 

Artist Reception: Kieya Eury

Experience the diverse talent of our community at reception events as part of Springfield’s Second Friday Art Walk. Each artist’s reception features complimentary refreshments, live music, and a shuttle service to and from the Emerald Art Center, making joining easy and convenient.

Beach Blanket Bingo

Beat the heat and join friends on a summer day with beach-themed bingo and prizes. Snacks are included. 

Summer Slam Tennis Tournament 

Ages 8+. Participants will be placed in divisions based on level of playing ability. All events are co-ed. Two matches are guaranteed for each player and awards will be given to the top two finishers in each event.

Country-Western Line Dance Social 

Ages 21+. Wear your country-western best and follow along as dance instructor Lila leads you through line dance basics and combinations. Then, enjoy dancing, music, and refreshments.

Run Jump Throw 

RunJumpThrow is a hands-on learning event that excites kids about physical activity by introducing them to running, jumping, and throwing skills through track and field. This FREE event, held during the week of the Olympic Trials, is brought to you by Willamalane, USA Track & Field, and Hershey. Kids can participate with peers in a friendly, competitive setting and learn new techniques from professionals. Sign up here.

Dive-in Movie at Splash (Trolls: Band Together)

Enjoy a special evening swim and movie event. Watch a movie on Splash's outdoor sun deck and come and go as you please from the pool to the movie. Learn more.

  • Splash! at Lively Park
  • Friday, June 28. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the movie starts at 9 p.m.
  • Regular Splash admission. Rates apply to all event attendees, including adults and 1Pass holders. There is no additional cost to watch the movie.
  • No registration is required; just stop by!

Children’s Celebration and PetFest

Children’s Celebration is fun for the entire family. You’ll find resources and fun interactive activities, including live performances and the Willamalane train from Willamalane, community partners, and exhibitors. Leashed pets are welcome! Learn more.

  • Island Park 
  • Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 
  • Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item 

July

Willamalane Board of Directors Meeting

The Willamalane Board of Directors holds monthly meetings to guide district operations and special or emergency board meetings when necessary.  Public members are invited to attend all meetings and speak for three minutes at regular monthly meetings during the public comment section. 

Artist Reception: Brett Pendlebury and Nikki Navarrete 

Experience the diverse talent of our community at reception events as part of Springfield’s Second Friday Art Walk. Each artist’s reception features complimentary refreshments, live music, and a shuttle service to and from the Emerald Art Center, making joining easy and convenient.

Concerts in the Park: Sugar Beets 

Soak up summer vibes at the Willamalane's outdoor Concert Series at Island Park! Immerse yourself in live music ranging from rock to jazz and Bollywood to LatinX beats. Gates open at 5 p.m. on show nights and include an opening act and a headliner. Beer, wine, and concessions are available for sale.

  • Island Park 
  • Wednesday, July 17, Gates open at 5 p.m.
  • Admission is $3 per night or free with a non-perishable food donation.

Rock and Roll Party 

Old-time rocker Bill Kelsay will lead the group through classic hits. No special talent is needed! 

Concerts in the Park: Son de Cuba

Soak up summer vibes at the Willamalane's outdoor Concert Series at Island Park! Immerse yourself in live music ranging from rock to jazz and Bollywood to LatinX beats. Gates open at 5 p.m. on show nights and include an opening act and a headliner. Beer, wine, and concessions are available for sale.

  • Island Park 
  • Wednesday, July 24, Gates open at 5 p.m.
  • Admission is $3 per night or free with a non-perishable food donation.

Dive-in Movie at Splash! (Kung Fu Panda 4)

Enjoy a special evening swim and movie event. Watch a movie on Splash's outdoor sun deck and come and go as you please from the pool to the movie. Learn more.

  • Splash! at Lively Park
  • Friday, July 26. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the movie starts at 9 p.m.
  • Regular Splash admission. Rates apply to all event attendees, including adults and 1Pass holders. There is no additional cost to watch the movie.
  • No registration is required; just stop by!

Concerts in the Park: Code Red

Soak up summer vibes at the Willamalane's outdoor Concert Series at Island Park! Immerse yourself in live music ranging from rock to jazz and Bollywood to LatinX beats. Gates open at 5 p.m. on show nights and include an opening act and a headliner. Beer, wine, and concessions are available for sale.

  • Island Park 
  • Wednesday, July 31, Gates open at 5 p.m.
  • Admission is $3 per night or free with a non-perishable food donation.

August

Concerts in the Park: Jenny Don’t and the Spurs

Soak up summer vibes at the Willamalane's outdoor Concert Series at Island Park! Immerse yourself in live music ranging from rock to jazz and Bollywood to LatinX beats. Gates open at 5 p.m. on show nights and include an opening act and a headliner. Beer, wine, and concessions are available for sale.

  • Island Park 
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7, Gates open at 5 p.m.
  • Admission is $3 per night or free with a non-perishable food donation.

Artist Reception: Sarah Bloom Kinser

Experience the diverse talent of our community at reception events as part of Springfield’s Second Friday Art Walk. Each artist’s reception features complimentary refreshments, live music, and a shuttle service to and from the Emerald Art Center, making joining easy and convenient.

Les Schwab Soccer Showcase 

Experience the excitement at the 2024 3rd Annual Les Schwab Soccer Showcase, featuring high school and junior varsity level boys and girls soccer teams. Enjoy jamboree-style play with three 20-minute games per OSAA season rules, showcasing the incredible talent of young athletes. 

Dive-in Movie at Splash! (How to Train Your Dragon)

Enjoy a special evening swim and movie event. Watch a movie on Splash's outdoor sun deck and come and go as you please from the pool to the movie. Learn more.

  • Splash! at Lively Park
  • Friday, Aug. 30. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the movie starts at 9 p.m.
  • Regular Splash admission. Rates apply to all event attendees, including adults and 1Pass holders. There is no additional cost to watch the movie.
  • No registration is required; just stop by!