Photos by Sylvan Magnus |

Bike Brigade And Other Street Fun

Activity on the block — or blocks — surges with so much energy and character that it’s one of the best features of the Whiteaker Block Party. Last year saw the silk performers set up in the trees and the light-up hula-hoop dancer, among other random delights.

There are many things in store for a connoisseur of street entertainment. A new addition to the Block Party will be the cycling of the Bike Brigade. These fun folks will be rolling through the Whit, so watch out! Along with the Bike Brigade you’ll see many roving street performers, from jugglers to artists to dancers.

If you want to capture the moment you and your family or friends can take a picture at this year’s photo booth, Da Booth, or get your picture taken by the Eugene Picture Project. Craft vendors at the Block Party will line up to sell their creations from booths as folks stroll the streets.

No need to worry about getting hungry there will be tons of food vendors lined up on the side of the street to feed you, including a family duo snow cone booth.

Need some time to dance with your special someone, minus the kid? The Kids Zone set up at West Side Auto from noon to 6 pm features tons of fun art supplies donated by MECCA, as well as edible art supplies donated by Wee Can Too, to keep your child busy. All ages are welcome and there will be security around the whole block to keep everyone safe.

Keep your eye out for the Whiteaker raffle. All the proceeds go back to the Whiteaker fund and you can win awesome prizes. Get ready for a day and night full of fun for anyone who wants to be entertained.