Festival of Eugene Wraps Up

EUGENE, Ore. — The Festival of Eugene wrapped up Saturday and thousands of people attended the first-year event at Skinner Butte Park. Organizers say having a free event like this for the community to enjoy is important to Eugene’s culture, and with the Eugene Celebration being cancelled earlier this summer, the idea for the festival … Continue reading »

Festival of Eugene Starts Friday

EUGENE, Ore. — The Festival of Eugene is happening this weekend at Skinner Butte Park. Organizers moved it to the park after previous negotiations fell through to have it near the 5th Street Market. Event organizers say they’re piecing together the final plans. They said they planned the festival because Eugene needs a special event … Continue reading »

Festival of Eugene Short on Funding

EUGENE, Ore. — For Krysta Albert creating the Festival of Eugene is a way to bring some fun and joy to the community, after the Eugene Celebration was canceled earlier this summer. But, the grassroots effort to create a festival from scratch, in just a handful of weeks, is proving to be a challenge. “Basically … Continue reading »

Festival of Eugene Short on Donations

EUGENE, Ore. — The Festival of Eugene is making its last push for donations this weekend. But, organizers said they still have a few thousand dollars to raise by Monday to make the event happen. Organizers said they received nearly $5,000 in donations this weekend. This all happened after a financial fall through on Friday … Continue reading »

Festival of Eugene Donation Retracted

EUGENE, Ore. — Just when Festival of Eugene organizers thought the event was a go, they say a $10,000 donation was taken away. Now the group is scrambling to make up the money by their deadline, which is in three days. “It was incredibly disappointing,” said Krysta Albert, Festival of Eugene producer. They want to … Continue reading »

Festival Negotiations Move Forward

EUGENE, Ore. — The Festival of Eugene is one step closer to securing a space for the event at the end of this month, and organizers say they need to raise thousands of dollars to pay for the celebration. The Lane County Board of Commissioners gave the county administrator the green light Tuesday morning to … Continue reading »

Community Proposes Downtown Festival

EUGENE, Ore. — After organizers decided to cancel the Eugene Celebration this year, community members are stepping up to give the city of Eugene a chance to still have some fun. Organizers say Eugene deserves to showcase it’s unique artists, entertainers and local business. The organizers say a lot of people expressed disappointment following the … Continue reading »