Oregon State Fair 2330 17th St NE, Salem August 26 - September 5 It is the 151th edition of the Oregon State Fair! Enjoy carnival, events, shows, animals, food and fun! $5 general parking and many free/discount days. Check website for info.
Kids 10 and under are FREE on July 20 when they bring a dressed up fruit or veggie (11 am to 1 pm ONLY).
Em's Game at PK Park PK Park opened in 2010 and is a beautiful, state-of-the-art ballpark that boasts incredible views from every seat. GA seats allow families to snag a table with chairs along the 3rd base line to be right up close to the action. Parking is $3 per car. There is also a Sluggo FunZone located behind the Bleachers down the left field line, featuring an inflatable obstacle course, an inflatable bounce house and an inflatable tee ball game. For the younger Ems fan, this will be the highlight of the new park. GoMomGo Tip: Take advantage of Sunday 5:01 start times! Visit their website for promotions and schedule.
Scandinavian Festival Junction City August 11-14 the people of Junction City, Oregon will celebrate the 56th Scandinavian Festival. Whether you prefer to participate or just observe, the Scandinavian Festival offers a wide variety of events for the whole family. Trolls and Vikings stroll through the streets posing for pictures and playing pranks. There are 3 stages of entertainment filled with choral and instrumental groups, folk dancers that perform and instruct, and lots of informational demonstrations and presentations throughout the four days of Festival. Visitors can find unusual handcrafts such as Hardanger Embroidery, bobbin lace, and Rosemaling displayed and sold among the paintings, woodcrafts and jewelry. Read GoMomGo's visit to Scandinavian Fest. GoMomGo tip: don't eat before you go and save your pennies for aebleskivers and meatballs and all sorts of delicious things! Admission is free!
Water Fun at the Parks Grab the swimsuits and head to these parks that feature wading pools, splash pads, & spray play areas!
Washington Park 2025 Washington St. Eugene, OR features a brand new spray play facility! Washington Park is 6.25 neighborhood park located between West 19th and 21st avenues, and Washington and Lawrence streets.
Emerald Park 1400 Lake Dr, Eugene, OR features a shallow wading pool for little kids, daily in the summer 1:30 - 4:30pm! Also, nine acres of wooded park, playground, picnic tables, two picnic shelters, basketball court, multi-purpose play field, and jogging trail.
Amazon Park and Pool 2600 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR features multi-purpose and children's pools, diving tower and boards, slides, sand play area, and hot tub. Updated locker rooms with family changing rooms are available. Parent/Child Swims: A great time for parents and young children to enjoy the water together. Children must be accompanied by an adult (age 18+) in the water at all times. Monday-Friday: 11:30 am-1 pm and Monday-Thursday: 5:30-6:30pm. Visit their website for more rec swim information and pricing.
Oakmont Park 2295 Oakmont Way, Eugene features a water spray feature and sand play, playground, basketball hoops, picnic and seating area near the playground, rolling hills surrounding an open field, and paths with shade trees and native landscaping (no bathrooms).
Riverplay Discovery Village 210 Cheshire Avenue, Eugene features an opportunity to "make rain"...Help create the headwaters of the “Willamette River” at the Rain Circle, a water play element located in Kalapuya Village. Children control the rain with a push of a button that operates seasonally from 9am to 8:30pm. Also, children can play and climb on the play structure and dig for fossils in the sand area. Read GoMomGo's visit to Riverplay.
Fairmount Park East 15th Avenue and Fairmount Boulevard, Eugene features a spray play water feature and also children's play area, basketball, park benches, a picnic table, a small restroom, a basketball hoop, and foursquare area.