This weekend brings two holidays to the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region. While Labor Day may be the only official one, many University of Oregon fans deem the first football game of the season as an unofficial holiday. So why not get the celebration started a day early?
With this weekend’s game also comes the first ever Duck Downtown – a Friday night of pre-game parties in downtown Eugene and downtown Springfield. Fans are invited to flock to the downtowns for family-friendly events at stores and restaurants. Special Duck-themed games, prizes and discounts will be offered. Duck Downtown will continue every Friday before home football games throughout the season.
Fans coming from out of town can hop on a special Game Train. Amtrak Cascades is offering a 25 percent discount on round-trip tickets from Seattle and Portland. Game Train ticket holders can ride Lane Transit District’s (LTD) bus system free all weekend. All fans can ride to and from Duck Downtown events on Fridays after 5 p.m.
For more information on Duck Downtown events and the Game Train, visit www.DuckDowntown.com.
The Duck game isn’t the only show in town. Here’s a list of our top things to do this Labor Day weekend.
Wine tasting on the Territorial Wine Trail at Sweet Cheeks Winery
Labor Day Weekend on the Territorial Wine Trail
Friday – Monday, South Willamette Valley Wineries
Enjoy beautiful venues, specials on wine, live music and wonderful food throughout the south Willamette wine country all weekend long.
Last Friday ArtWalk in the Whiteaker Neighborhood
Friday, Whiteaker Arts District (Eugene)
Stroll through “The Whit” to see 20 public works of art ranging from wall murals to sculptures. Neighborhood galleries, artist studios, eateries, live music venues and tasting rooms will open their doors to share local exhibits and promote local art. Continue reading