Eugene Riverfront Festival

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Background & Vision

The World Athletics Championships Oregon22 are coming to Eugene, July 15-24, 2022.

WCH Oregon22 will be an unmissable global experience, and it will be taking place in the United States for the very first time. The best track and field athletes in the world will come together in a celebration of diversity, human potential and athletic achievement. This extraordinary showcase will take center stage in the heart and home of the sport of track and field in the U.S.: in Oregon, in Eugene, in Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.

As Eugene welcomes the world in this once-in-a-lifetime global event the City of Eugene and REVERE, an event production company, are working in tandem to create an event that is the cornerstone of a “never before experienced city celebration”, the Eugene Riverfront Festival at the new Downtown Riverfront Park. Our vision is to celebrate Eugene and Oregon and serve as the primary “experience hub” during the WCH Oregon22.  

The Eugene Riverfront Festival is an opportunity for Eugene to welcome visitors and celebrate the diversity of cultures that make up Eugene.

Eugene Riverfront Festival Equity Panel

Congratulations! We are honored to welcome nine incredible organizations as members of the Eugene Riverfront Festival Equity Panel. Their expertise and vision will help shape this once-in-a-lifetime global event, which takes place in conjunction with the World Athletics Championships, July 15-24, 2022.

Panel Members will include:

Isis Barone, Community Leader

Ibrahim Coulibaly, Eugene/Springfield NAACP

Kris Galago, Human Rights Commission

Shawn Goddard, Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC) Board Member

Shanae Joyce-Stringer, Obsidian Soul Productions/Black Cultural Festival

Brooks McLain, Eugene Pride Day Equality Project

Valerie Simon, University of Oregon Center for Student Involvement Student Representative

Mary Sollo, Lane Arts Council Community Representative

Susan Sygall, MIUSA - Mobility International USA, CEO

Lori Tapahonso, Lane Community College Longhouse Steward & Native American Student Program Coordinator

Aimee Yogi, Oregon Asian Celebration

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

The City of Eugene is built upon the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. Today, descendants are citizens of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon. We acknowledge and respect the inherent sovereignty of ALL federally recognized Tribal Nations who continue to make contributions in their communities, here, and across the lands. 

Contact Us

  1. Community Programs Manager

    Colette Ramirez

    Ph: 541-682-6347