This Sunday marks the second annual celebration of Eugene Sunday Streets, a free event that focuses on building community and promoting an active lifestyle. On Sunday, September 9, from noon to 4 p.m., there will be a car-free route that opens the streets for thousands of people to walk, roll and dance through the streets.
The event will be in south Eugene and connects the Fairmount, South University and Amazon neighborhoods. This fun, free event is presented by the City of Eugene. Amazon, University and Washburne parks will be featured as major activity centers along the route. Activities include live music stages, try-for-free fitness classes, hula hooping, dancing, historic walking tours, free yoga classes offered all day including a session of yoga for kids, and more. At the bicycle expo activity center children can learn to ride safely in the “traffic garden”, adults can participate in a tricycle drag race, and everyone can enjoy helmet decorating and other fun bike-centered activities. The Masonic Cemetery will host a historic scavenger hunt and tours. Route maps and the full activity schedule are online at www.eugenesundaystreets.org .
With no designated start or finish, the two-way route can be enjoyed by foot, bicycle, roller skate, skateboarding or dancing at everyone’s own pace. The event is designed to get the entire community outside, having fun and enjoying healthy activities in Eugene’s public spaces while showing how easy it is to get around without a car. The route consists of two loops: the southern loop runs from 27th to 24th avenues and from Hilyard to Potter streets. The northern loop runs from 24th to 19th avenues and from University to Agate streets.
Eugene Sunday Streets will highlight the many amenities and local businesses along the south Eugene route. Although neighbors are encouraged to limit or postpone driving between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the day of the event, there will be a number of designated intersections where residents can access their homes and local businesses.
To volunteer or learn more about Eugene Sunday Streets please go to www.eugenesundaystreets.org or contact the City of Eugene Transportation Planning Office at 541-682-5094 or SundayStreets@ci.eugene.or.us.
Bike Expo at Amazon Park
12:00 – 4:00 Adaptive Bicycles, Bicycle Registration w/Eugene Police, Kids Traffic Garden, and Helmet Decorating
1:00 – 2:00 Tricycle Drag Races
2:00 – 2:30 Track Stand Competition
Eugene Masonic Cemetery
12:00 – 4:00 Find the Veterans Game
1– 2 & 3 – 4 No Dead End: Street Names of the Masonic Cemetery Walking Tour
12:00 – 4:00 SELCO Yard Games
12:00 – 4:00 SUNA Self-Guide Walking Tour
12:00 – 1:30 Upstart Crow – on stage
12:30 – 1:00 Partner Yoga
1:00 – 1:30 Kids Yoga
1:30 – 2:00 Yoga Fundamentals
1:00 – 2:30 Sustainability Walking Tour
1:00 – 4:00 Petanque (French Ball Game)
2:00 – 2:30 Sun Salutations
2:30 – 3:00 Yoga for Athletes
2:30 – 4:00 Stephan Nance on stage (folk rock)
3:30 – 4:00 Yoga for Office Workers
All yoga at University Park provided by Eugene Yoga
12:00 – 12:30 DJ FoodStamp on Stage
12:00 – 4:00 Slacklining
12:30 – 1:30 Hula Hoop Class
12:30 – 2:00 Barefoot Leroy on Stage (Americana)
1:30 – 2:30 Acro-Yoga Demonstration – Bring-Your-Own-Mats
2:00 – 2:30 DJ FoodStamp on Stage
2:30 – 3:30 Barre3 (Where ballet meets yoga and Pilates)
2:30 – 4:00 Conjugal Visitors on Stage (bluegrass)
Look for Samba Ja (Brazilian percussion ensemble) playing along 24th from 1:00 – 3:00!
Fairmount Farmer’s market at 19th and Agate from 10:00-2:30!