The Sun is out and its finally shorts weather! (Kind of) Which means that Eugenians are looking for reasons to get out in the sun, well I think i found you some. Check out the list of events going on in Eugene and surrounding areas this month and I'm sure you'll find something fun! 


Travel Images – Island Park Gallery Reception

Island Park Gallery, Springfield | Apr. 8 | Free | 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Photographer Kit Larsen presents Travel Images: Birds of America at Island Park Gallery with painter Richard Weeks. See this display of colorful and exotic birds found on their travels through Central and South America.

Color Me Rad 5K Run

Valley River Center, Eugene | Apr. 9 | $40 - $55 | 7:30am – 5:30pm

Color Me Rad returns to Eugene for the 4th consecutive year! This is an amazing 5K color fun run along the scenic Willamette River. Pre-registration is required.

Botany Workshop

Mt. Pisgah Arboretum, Eugene | Apr. 9 & Apr. 10 | $25 - $37 | 10am – 3pm 

Join botanist Tobias Policha in this two-day workshop designed to help participants improve their identification skills and knowledge of local flora. Topics include plant anatomy, family characteristics and using a botanical key to aid in identification with a focus on flowering plants.

28th Annual Willamette Cascade Model Railroad

Lane Events Center, Eugene | Apr. 9 & Apr. 10 | Apr. 9, 9:00am – 5:00pm & Apr. 10, 10:00am – 3:00pm

One of the largest model railroad swap meets between San Francisco and the Canadian border with 22,000 square feet including 250 vendor tables from nine different states. Door prizes will be drawn hourly.

The Great Gatsby

Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene | Apr. 9 & Apr. 10 | Pricing may vary | Apr. 9, 7:20pm & Apr. 10 2:00pm

Misunderstood Wines at Bennett Vineyard

Bennett Vineyards & Wine Company, Cheshire | Apr. 10 | $25 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Make the leap to misunderstood wines. Rediscover rose and riesling with wine educator Buzz Kawders. Admission includes wine and appetizers.

Cosmic Late Night Skate

Skate World, Springfield | Apr. 15 | $9 | 8:30pm – 1:00am

Wear your best white T-shirt for the late night cosmic skate! Free glo-sticks with admission.

Eugene Gem Fair

Lane Events Center, Eugene | Apr. 15 – Apr. 17 | $7 | 10:00am – 6:00pm

More than 70 exhibitions include jewelry, gemstones, beads, gold and silver items!

Kid’s Adventure Club Spring Family Day

Travel Lane County – Adventure Center, Springfield | Apr. 16 | Free | 10:00am – noon

Hey kids, let's go fishing! Cast and reel, tie flies and knots and enter to win one of several fishing rods to keep and take home. Learn about fishing holes and watersheds with an interactive stream. Snacks and refreshments provided.

Spring Cling & Day Camp Expo

Willamalane Center for Sports and Recreation | Apr. 16 | Free | 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Get a grip on Spring at Willamalane Center! Scale the climbing wall, learn tips, tricks and see demos from experts. There will be raffles and prizes, as well as competitions for kids! Info on Spring and Summer camps for kids will be available.

Annual Wildflower Celebration

Awbrey Park, Eugene | Apr. 16 | Free | 11:00am – 2:00pm

Enjoy guided walks, treasure hunts to win your own native plant, horseshoes, s’mores over a campfire and more. Join the Mayor at noon to help dedicate the new bridge that connects the neighborhood with the park.

Family Fun: Maasai Culture

Downtown Library, Eugene | Apr. 17 | Free | 2:30pm – 3:30pm

learn about Maasai culture with storytelling and traditional drumming by Seela Sankei of Nairobi City, Kenya.

See You at the Arcade

Level Up Arcade, Eugene | Apr. 20 | $40 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Junior League of Eugene fundraiser with Pop Rocks playing 1980s music; food, photo booth, arcade games; ticket includes $10 roll of quarters.

2nd Annual Fashion Show at Shadow Hills Country Club

Shadow Hills Country Club, Junction City | Apr. 30 | $30 | 11:00am – 3:00pm

Fashion, wine tasting, lunch, raffles and fun all benefiting ‘A Family for Every Child’. Come shop, sip and save for a great cause. Open to the public, purchase tickets in advance through the Pro Shop.