The city of Eugene will be painted red, orange, yellow and all the other colors of the rainbow this weekend for the annual Eugene-Springfield Pride Festival: a celebration of members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Eugene’s Pride events happen in August, and there are several events before and after the big festival that you can attend.
Visit Spectrum Eugene, Eugene’s newest and only LGBTQ+ bar and event space, which will have a soft opening on Thursday during its renovations to celebrate with Pride events all weekend before the bar opens next month.
Open 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. (21+) from Thursday, Aug. 9 to Aug. 13; Spectrum Eugene, 150 W. Broadway
Take a chance at Spectrum’s free bingo event to win Spectrum gift certificates, merchandise from local breweries, free drinks and other prizes.
8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (21+) on Thursday, Aug. 9; Spectrum Eugene, 150 W. Broadway
Enjoy live music and entertainment before the start of Pride Festival at this pre-Pride block party. All proceeds will go to local LGBTQ+ nonprofits Trans*Ponder and the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Emerald Empire.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (all ages) and 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. (21+) on Friday, Aug. 10; Blairally Vintage Arcade, 245 Blair Blvd., $5 cover
Glamazons Pre-Pride Dance Party at the Cowfish Café and Club
The performance starts at 10 p.m. (21+) and end time is subject to change on Friday, Aug. 10; Cowfish, 100 Day Island Road, $5 suggested donation
Dance your heart out at Spectrum’s dance party to prepare for Pride weekend.
9 p.m. to 2 a.m. (21+) on Friday, Aug. 10; Spectrum Eugene, 150 W. Broadway, $5 suggested donation
Prepare to be wowed by live entertainment that includes drag performance groups and the Gay Men’s Chorus at the Eugene-Springfield area’s annual pride festival, which also features LGBTQ+ yoga, shop vendors and youth musical theatre.
Noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11; Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Road, $5 suggested donation
If you still have some moves left after Spectrum’s first Pride dance party, you can dance the rest of your heart out at Spectrum’s first 21+ post-Pride dance party.
9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11; Spectrum Eugene, 150 W. Broadway
Glamazons Pride Dance Party at the Cowfish Café and Club
The event starts at 10 p.m. and end time is subject to change (21+) on Saturday, Aug. 11; Cowfish, 100 Day Island Road, $5 suggested donation
Spectrum will host one last dance party to close out Pride weekend, with topless go-go dancers, LGBTQ+ strippers and a clothing-optional and costumes-encouraged dress code, with special prizes for the best Pride costumes.
9 p.m. to 2 a.m. (21+) on Sunday, Aug. 12; Spectrum Eugene, 150 W. Broadway, $5 cover