Our Wildflower & Music Festival, and Mushroom Festival are traditions that have delighted the local community for 40 years. Each festival features large educational displays—wildflowers in the spring, and mushrooms in the fall— with experts on hand to answer questions. Our stage features live music by local bands all festival-day-long. Throughout the festival day, local naturalists and experts lead guided nature walks through the Arboretum highlighting the area’s ecology and history. For those that are looking to take something home from our festivals, our Merchandise Booth features collectible festival t-shirts and posters and educational materials. We also have vendors selling plants (including many native species), arts & crafts, books and a food cart area bursting with delicious flavors. And for the kiddos, we have a booth just for them full of fun activities!
Play in the Rain Day
Play in the Rain Day is a fun (and free) all-ages event that happens every November and helps visitors discover how fun, easy, and rewarding it is to spend time outdoors.
Arboretum Fundraisers at Plank Town
Twice per year, Plank Town Brewing Company has hosted an evening of mingling where all are invited to join Arboretum board and staff members at Plank Town’s location at 346 Main Street, Springfield. 10% of proceeds from food and beverage sales during the evening are generously donated by Plank Town to support the Arboretum’s work. Stay tuned for when we can resume our fundraisers at Plank Town!
Activities Throughout the Year
We also offer: guided nature walks and workshops on a range of topics, volunteer trainings and work parties, and social and philanthropic events.
Are you new to the Arboretum, or haven’t explored as much as you would like to? Join Development & Communications Coordinator Leisha Wood for an introduction to the trails, exhibits, and natural habitat of this special place. Walk will mainly be on the lowland trails but will include a short period of elevation gain. Rain or shine. Meet at the Education Building. Don't forget your parking pass. Walk FREE for Arboretum members. Limited to 10 attendees. Pre-registration required.Click hereto register.
September 10, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd, Eugene, OR 97405, USA
Join Mieko Aoki and Julia Siporin for another monthly bird walk intended for people with all levels of birding experience. We’ll use vocalizations, habitat, and behavior clues for identification of our year-round residents and fall migrants. Come discover the Arboretum’s avian diversity. Please bring binoculars. Rain or shine. Meet at the Education Building. Don't forget your parking pass. Walk fee $5, FREE for Arboretum members. Limited to 18 attendees. Pre-registration required. Click here to register.
September 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Mount Pisgah Arboretum, 34901 Frank Parrish Rd, Eugene, OR 97405, USA
Open your eyes to the fascinating world of insects on a tour led by insect-enthusiast and Mt. Pisgah blog author Karen Richards. We’ll look into the incredible adaptations of some creatures you may recognize, and no doubt learn about some lesser-known insects as well. Every insect walk is a mini-safari. Meet at the Education Building. Don't forget your parking pass. $5, FREE for Arboretum members. Limited to 18 attendees. Pre-registration required. Click here to register.
Join Mount Pisgah Arboretum, Beyond Toxics, and the Eugene Environmental Film Festival for a fun morning of learning and volunteering. We'll do a bit of weeding, plant native plants, build DIY bee houses, and learn a bit about the ecology of some of the region's native bees. Meet at the Arboretum Education Building. A parking pass and tools will be provided to all volunteers. Tools, gloves, and a parking pass will be provided to volunteers (we suggest you bring along a water bottle). Sign up here!