This weekend features a full moon on Friday the 13th. Eugene's got a spooky dance party in honor of the occasion, and a moon festival in Portland will provide a twilight celebration of Japanese culture.
Just like last week, there are lots of other free cultural showcases all over the Willamette Valley. There's also live music and arts exhibitions, and places to enjoy some culinary arts as well.
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O-Tsukimi Moonviewing Festival - Free!
Friday, Sept. 13 - 7pm to 9:30pm
Portland Japanese Garden - 611 SW Kingston Ave.
This traditional Japanese festival, in honor of the moon, features live music and other performances. Plus, the lantern-lit stroll through the garden is pure bliss.
Slabtown Festival - Free!
Saturday, Sept. 14 - 11am to 5pm
Food Front Co-Op - NW 23rd St.
Celebrating “Slabtown,” which gets its name from the wide cuts of wood produced in Western Oregon, this festival has arts and entertainment a’plenty!
Viva Tualatin! - Free!
Saturday, Sept. 14 - 1pm
Tualatin Community Park - 8515 SW Tualatin Rd. - Tualatin, OR
This festival celebrates the Hispanic heritage of fellow Oregonians and will feature live music and culinary showcases.
Friday, Sept. 13 - 4pm to 10pm & Saturday, Sept. 14 - noon to 10pm
Chehalem Cultural Center - 415 E Sheridan St. - Newberg, OR
Beers, brats, music and folk costumes will fill downtown Newberg this weekend in celebration of German culture.
Hispanic Heritage Day at the Capitol - Free!
Saturday, Sept. 14 - 10am to 2pm
Oregon State Capitol - 900 Court St. NE
Continuing the trend of Hispanic and Latinx cultural events this month, here’s one in the state’s capital!
Festival Latino 2019 - Free!
Sunday, Sept. 15 - 10am 6pm
Monteith Riverpark - 482 NW Water Ave. - Albany, OR
Hispanic Heritage Month will also be featured just a short drive down I-5 in Albany. All-day music, dancing and food.
Eugene Gothic Weekend
Friday, Sept. 13 & Saturday, Sept. 14 - 8:30pm
Old Nick’s Pub - 211 Washington St.
This Friday is not only the 13th, but will feature a full moon. So celebrate the supernatural and spooky at Old Nick’s with a haunted dance club night.
Art in the Park - Free!
Saturday, Sept. 14 - 9am to 1pm
Petersen BArn Community Art Center - 970 Bernitzen Rd.
This free, outdoor, family-friendly event provides a chance for some hands-on arts and crafts in Eugene this weekend.
Picc A Dilly Flea Market
Sunday, Sept. 15 - 8am to 3pm
Lane County Fairgrounds - 796 W 13th Ave.
This is Lane County’s biggest showcase of artisanal goods from creatives all around Eugene. The website isn’t very clear on how much admission costs, but you can check it out for yourself!
Uncorked Wine Event - $15
Friday, Sept. 13 - 3pm to 8pm & Saturday, Sept. 14 - noon to 6pm
John Gray Amphitheater - 57250 Overlook Rd. - Sunriver, OR
This festival not only features local wines, but also boutique vendors and live music.
Oregon Festival of Cars - Free!
Saturday, Sept. 14 - 10am
Deschutes Historical Museum - 129 NW Idaho Ave.
Mechanical and automotive arts matter just as much as the so-called “higher arts” and events like this show just why! It takes creativity and talent to maintain these vehicles, so come marvel at the sheen in Bend.
Gary Clark Jr. - $40
Saturday, Sept. 14 - 7pm
Les Schwab Amphitheater - 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Rd.
The Texas blues musician brings his talents to Bend for a night with special musical guests Los Coast.
Medford + Ashland Expo
Friday, Sept. 13 & Saturday, Sept. 14 - 10am to 6pm
Jackson County Expo - 1 Peninger Rd. - Central Point, OR
This two-day event will feature creative and artistic talent from all over Southern Oregon. This year’s theme is Green Home, a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Southern Oregon Brewfest will also be nearby!
Cape Kiwanda Longboard Classic and Brewfest - Free!
Friday, Sept. 13 - 10am to 1pm
Cape Kiwanda - Cape Kiwanda Drive - Pacific City, OR
This brewfest and music festival is held to support the construction of the Pacific City Skate Park.
Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration
Saturday, Sept. 14 - 10am to 5pm & Sunday, Sept. 15 - 11am to 4pm
The Mill Casino & Hotel - 3201 Tremont Ave. - North Bend, OR
This day of nature exhibits, canoe races and environmental talks will bring you closer to the settings that serve all of our creativity. In particular, this event is held to celebrate the migration of Oregon salmon that come through the region.
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