Students Build Electric Cars

EUGENE, Ore. — Students from Willamette High School will be showcasing some of their motor skills in the Eugene Celebration Parade. Students in the Electrathon Car Program have been working on electric vehicles for the event, and after the parade, they will host races with other schools. High school senior Alexander Clark says that while … Continue reading »

Artists Work With Recycled Materials

EUGENE, Ore. — Some artists will be showing off their work at the Eugene Celebration this weekend. It’s part of the Object Afterlife Art Challenge Exhibit. Artists were given mystery materials from the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts and had two months to create their pieces. Materials included dryer lint, leather scraps, circuit boards … Continue reading »

Street Closures for Eugene Celebration

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Celebration starts Friday and crews spent Thursday night preparing downtown for the celebration. Thursday night crews shut down Willamette Street from Tenth to Eighth, Broadway from Oak to Charnelton, and Olive from Tenth to Eighth. Crews will spend Thursday night building stages and setting up for Friday’s 5:00 p.m. start. … Continue reading »

Interview: Eugene Celebration

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s almost time for this year’s Eugene Celebration. The event runs from August 23 to August 25, and will include lots of great music, food and a big pet parade. Cami White with the Eugene Celebration joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us more … Continue reading »

Out & About: Aug. 16-18

The Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival isn’t the only event happening in western Oregon this weekend.  In fact, there’s plenty of fun for the whole family.  KDUK’S Valerie Steele shows us what’s going on Out and About.   Good Vibes Summer Tour Sasquatch Throwdown Western Oregon Exposition Heritage Fair Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival Eugene … Continue reading »

Eugene Celebration Affects Businesses

EUGENE, Ore. — Food vendors inside the Eugene Celebration’s gates say business, as expected, is busy. But some local businesses inside the footprint say they’ve seen staggering sales. Most bars say their sales hover around the same or more, owners say likely because of loyal clientele, late hours, and of course celebration goers. But Voo-Doo … Continue reading »

Eugene Celebration Kicks Off Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — A 30-year-old party is back downtown as a city comes together to celebrate. Organizers of the Eugene Celebration say they’ve barely kept up with ticket sales this year and expect to see tens of thousands of people head downtown to enjoy the three-day party. “We’ve had great participation from the community this … Continue reading »

Celebration Money Benefits Nonprofit

EUGENE, Ore. — “Raise the Roof”–that’s the theme of this year’s Eugene Celebration. In fact, it’s been the theme for the last two years. Organizers say it symbolizes the three-year community service project they’ve been working on. The revenue from the Eugene Celebration goes right back into the community. The money raised is being used … Continue reading »

Eugene Celebration: What to Expect

EUGENE, Ore. — This is a big year for the Eugene Celebration. It’s the celebration’s 30th anniversary and Eugene’s 150th birthday. The fun happens Friday, Saturday and Sunday in downtown Eugene. Cami White talke with Holly Menino about what to expect.

Eugene Gets Ready to Celebrate

EUGENE, Ore. — Set up was under way Thursday for the Eugene Celebration. This year is a big year. Not only is it the festival’s 30th anniversary, it’s also Eugene’s 150th birthday. With this being such a monumental year, organizers wanted to get as much of the community involved as possible. They’ve added several new … Continue reading »

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