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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 

April

2024 Huerta Chávez Celebration

Each year, this event engages Springfield students, teachers, and community members in honoring Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta's legacy - raising awareness for social justice. 

Artist Reception:  Ellen Gabehart's Classes Collection of Works

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. Live music at this reception will be performed by Leo's Jammers.

Learn to Ride

Learn how to ride a bike in no time at this free community event at Bob Keefer Center. Springfield and Eugene's Safe Routes to School Program partners will provide all the necessary equipment, and you'll even have a chance to win a free helmet! 

  • Bob Keefer Center
  • Friday, April 19, 4-6 p.m.
  • Free
  • No registration is required; just stop by! 

Spring Fling: Skate Party

All ages. Skate in style with music, games, and fun for all ages. Each event has a different theme. Bring your roller skates, in-line skates, rollerblades, or rent skates. See all upcoming events here

  • Bob Keefer Center
  • Saturday, April 20, 2-4 p.m.
  • $7 in-district, $10 out-of-district 
  • No registration is required; just stop by! 

City Nature Challenge Bioblitz

All ages. Participate in the 2024 Lane County City Nature Challenge with Willamalane! Citizens share observations of wild plants and animals in a worldwide Bioblitz. This outdoor, free program makes it easy and fun to participate. You’ll learn from Willamalane’s Natural Resources Department, explore Georgia Pacific Natural Area, and contribute to citizen science.

  • Jasper Road Trailhead
  • Saturday, April 27. 12:30-4 p.m.
  • Free
  • Register here

May

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: Kathleen Piper

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.

Mother’s Day Tea 

Spend the afternoon honoring the mother figures in your life. Enjoy sweet and savory treats in the historic Dorris Ranch barn, pose in our photo booth, and listen to music. Price is per person. Registration is required.

  • Dorris Ranch Barn 
  • Saturday, May 11, 12-2 p.m.
  • $18 in-district, $22 out-of-district
  • This event is full. See details here.

Spring Marketplace

Have lunch and browse locally crafted handmade goods in this one-stop shopping destination for Spring décor and gifts, such as birdhouses, garden art, collectibles, home decor, plants, gourmet treats, and more. If you are a vendor wishing to participate in the marketplace, contact Tinker at 541-729-5127 or tinker.flom@willamalane.org. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

  • Bob Keefer Center 
  • Friday, May 24, from 12-6 p.m. and Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Free event. Just stop by!

Latin Celebration

Join the festivities for an evening of dancing, music, refreshments, and hors d’oeuvres! Follow along as dance instructor Lila leads a lesson on Latin dance basics, then dance the night away. The event will feature a cash bar and photo booth.

June

Fitness Expo and Health & Wellness Fair 

Try a variety of fitness classes and instructors while you explore a wellness fair with food and a raffle. Childcare will be available. 

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 

Details coming soon. 

Children’s Celebration and PetFest

Willamalane, community partners, and exhibitors will share resources and fun interactive activities, including live performances, the Willamalane train, and 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.

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.