Eugene Pride Festival: August 12th, 2017
Eugene Pride Festival at Eugene (population 160,000) has an esteemed reputation for progressive politics and acceptance of gays and lesbians. This is because the city is home to the University of Oregon. Interestingly, the university is a hotbed of counterculture, eco-consciousness, outdoor enthusiasm, and education. Also, the metro region has about 360,000 residents, making it the second largest city in Oregon. This high volume of residents accounts for the popularity and relatively high turn out of the region’s Pride celebration each year, the Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival, which takes place each August.
Furthermore, Eugene’s Gay Pride celebration takes place in leafy Alton Baker Park, which is a 400-acre swath of greenery on the north bank of the Willamette River, which bisects the city. Additionally, it includes a festival on Saturday, August 13, lasting from noon until 6 pm. Furthermore, features of the festival include live entertainment by a variety of local and national artists, a grouping of community vendors (businesses and organizations), a beer garden, a kids space, and food. Upon entrance, event staff will request a five dollar donation. Excitingly, Eugene’s many gay-popular bars and restaurants tend to draw bigger crowds around this time, which creates a lively atmosphere for miles.
- Live entertainment by a variety of local and national artists will create a vibrant atmosphere for all guests!
- Eugene’s many gay-popular bars and restaurant make the location ideal
- Eugene is second largest city in Oregon and populated by people of all ages
- A day long event at Alton Baker Park featuring live entertainment, food, drinks, vendors and fun
- Eugene’s Gay Pride celebration takes place in leafy Alton Baker Park, a wonderful venue for Pride.
PRIDE AT NIGHT
Eugene/Spring Field Pride Day Festival
Sartuday August 12,2017
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Family and Friends – come one come all! A day long event at Alton Baker Park featuring live entertainment, food, drinks, vendors and fun.
The Pride Celebration is a social venue for our LGBT community. While it is primarily a community event, it also exists for families, friends, allies and guests from all over the Northwest. Come show your PRIDE and celebrate the creativity and talent of our amazing queer community.