What is the Eugene Riverfront Festival?

The Eugene Riverfront Festival is a free, community fan festival that will celebrate the best of Eugene and Oregon during WCH Oregon22. As Eugene welcomes the world in this once-in-a-lifetime global event, the City of Eugene and REVERE, a local event production company, are working in tandem to create an event that is the cornerstone of a “never before experienced city celebration” at the new Downtown Riverfront Park.


Activities will be happening at the new Downtown Riverfront Park from July 15-24. Schedule will be released soon.

The vision is to celebrate Eugene and Oregon, with the festival serving as a primary “experience hub” during the Championships. It is an opportunity for Eugene to welcome visitors and celebrate the diversity of cultures that make up Eugene. 

As part of the planning process, the City is honored to welcome nine incredible organizations as members of the Eugene Riverfront Festival Equity Panel. Their expertise and vision are helping to shape this once-in-a-lifetime global event. Panel members include:

  • Isis Barone, Community Member at Large
  • Ibrahim Coulibaly, Eugene/Springfield NAACP
  • 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

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1. What are the World Athletics Championships?
2. When and where is the event?
3. How do I buy tickets to WCH Oregon22?
4. Who is organizing this event?
5. How many people will be involved in the WCH Oregon22 event?
6. What is the anticipated economic impact of this event and other large track and field meets?
7. Will athletes from Russia and Belarus be able to participate in WCH Oregon22?
8. How can I volunteer for the event?
9. How can I stay updated on WCH Oregon22?
10. How can I stay updated on what’s happening in Eugene during WCH Oregon22?
11. What is the City of Eugene’s role in this event?
12. What is the Eugene Riverfront Festival?
13. How do I rent my house (or part of it) during WCH Oregon22?
14. How can my business get involved in WCH Oregon22 or be prepared for the event?
15. How can youth get involved?
16. How will people get around during this big event?
17. Where will visitors and athletes stay during the event?
18. What is the 2,021 for 2021 tree planting?
19. What is the 20x21 Mural Project?
20. What is the City’s role in planning a sustainable event?
21. How do I learn more about Hayward Field at University of Oregon?