Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2024

On this holiday for remembrance, visit a museum or explore a historic monument. From visiting a beloved's gravesite to learning more about the men and women who have gone before us as veterans and community builders, Memorial Day offers a time of reflection.

You can peruse the Kalapuya Talking Stones or Nobel Peace Park at Alton Baker Park, visit a memorial monument or mural dedicated to iconic figures like Steve Prefontaine or Opal Whiteley, or walk through a community cemetery.

Please remember cemetery etiquette, moving respectfully, giving others privacy, avoid stepping on graves, or touching crumbling headstones.

Kalapuya Talking Stones

The Kalapuya Talking Stones were installed in the Whilamut Natural Area of Alton Baker Park. These stones were designed…

Greenwaters Park

First Sergeant Maximo Yabes was posthumously awarded a Medal of Honor for his heroic service during the Vietnam War. He…

Amanda's Trail #1386

The Amanda Trail is a 5.8 mile (9.3 km) historic out-and-back hike that begins at the Cape Perpetua Day Use area on the…

Vietnam War Memorial

Adjacent South Eugene High School's flagpole is a marble slab that lists 11 fallen service members from seven graduating…

Memorial Day Weekend Events

Summer is just around the corner and camping season is kicking in! Memorial Day weekend is a perfect time to explore the region's scenic byways on a nearby road trip. Wildflowers are blooming, farm stands are opening and wine tasting rooms are welcoming you in. Make the occasion special by packing along take-out from a local eatery or planning to stop at a favorite roadside restaurant. 

It's been a local tradition to visit our wineries over the Memorial Day Weekend, many wineries will offer oven baked pizza and food carts along with live entertainment. Call ahead to confirm special programing and hours.