PUBLIC EVENTS

Southern Oregon Guide

ANNUAL EVENTS ONLY For Southern Oregon, Jackson, Josephine, Douglas Counties.
 
ASHLAND AREA
BRAVA! OPERA THEATER
Young Artist Program present a Vocal Competition Concert, Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall The National James M. Collier Vocal Competition brings in singers from across the country to compete. Admission is Free. For more info, see website.
4TH OF JULY PARADE
Now over 100 years old, this parade & celebration is what makes Ashland Oregon a "great small town to live in". The festivities begin early with a run, followed by a grand old parade, activities, food and entertainment in gorgeous Lithia Park, and concludes late that evening with spectacular fireworks.
CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION
The Ashland Chamber Annual Children's Halloween Celebration is an intensely colorful tradition celebrated each year by kids of all ages. In an effort to maintain a safe environment, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce Halloween Committee asks the community to abide by the newly established rules and policies.
FOOD & WINE CLASSIC
Sip, Sample and Celebrate Southern Oregon's bounty Ashland style. Annual Event in November. Come experience hands-on workshops, a 3-course dinner prepared by local chefs , paired with local wines as well as the Chef and Dessert Competitions showcasing local farms and food artisans. Lodging packages are available for travelers near and far.
FESTIVAL OF LIGHT
The Festival of Light, a community event put on by the Ashland Chamber, begins each year the day after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season. There is entertainment on the Plaza, followed by Santa's Parade and a Grand Illumination with a countdown led by Santa and Mrs. Claus who officially turn on over one million lights all over downtown.
LET'S GO CAMPING
Coming to an Oregon State Park in your community this summer. A fun-filled, weekend, overnight camping excursion for novice campers of all ages. Fun for the Whole Family. By the Oregon Parks & Recreation Dept. See website for schedules. Registrations can be made from 8 am. To 5 pm. on weekdays by calling 888-953-7677
SOUTHERN OREGON CARS SHOWS
 List of Annual Cars Shows in Southern Oregon and Coast.
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For Oregon Shakespeare Festival and other entertainment.

MEDFORD AREA
BATTLE OF THE BONES
Annual event in June (click for dates) at Twin Creeks Park, friendly barbecue competition, microbrew comp, raffles, kids, more!
CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL
By the Storytelling Guild.  Annual Children's Festival all ages. Britt Festival Grounds 7/12-14/09 see website.
EAGLE POINT HIGH SCHOOL FAIR. Holiday Fair, Annual Event,  see website for dates and vendor applications or contact Andrea at 541-830-6667.
HISTORIC HOLLY THEATRE
Tours of the Historic Holly Theatre on 226 West 6th Street, Medford is open for free tours on select Saturdays. Visitors to the theater gain a unique insight into the theater's history and promising future. Private tours for larger groups can also be arranged. See Website or call: 541-772-3797
HOLIDAY BAZAAR
 Annual Event, Crafts, baked goods, woodwork, holiday gifts, vendors at Eagle Point Grange 541-973-8417
JACKSON COUNTY FAIR
And Expo Park, a variety of fairs and events throughout the year in Central Point (click for dates).
LET'S GO CAMPING
Coming to an Oregon State Park in your community this summer. A fun-filled, weekend, overnight camping excursion for novice campers of all ages. Fun for the Whole Family. By the Oregon Parks & Recreation Dept. See website for schedules. Registrations can be made from 8 am. To 5 pm. on weekdays by calling 888-953-7677
MEDFORD MULTICULTURAL FAIR
At Hawthorne Park in Medford for live entertainment, food, crafts, customs highlighting the multicultural world of the Rogue Valley. Ph: 541-618-1910. See website.
ROGUE OPERA
Rogue Opera Main Stage Productions  See website.
ROGUE RENAISSANCE FANTASY FAIR
 Annual Event: May (click for dates). Jackson County Expo & Fairgrounds. Jousting, Knights, Pirates, Food & Drink, Shopping, Mermaid, Horses, Archery, and More! Click link or Call 541-499-1806
SOPEX STAMP SHOW
Annual Event. Jackson County Expo/Fairgrounds, Central Point, OR. Admission is free. Show will feature thirteen stamp dealers selling stamps, covers, postcards and collecting supplies. Dealers are also available to appraise and buy collections. Door prizes, free stamps and literature at the beginners table, Most Popular Award, more. Click on website title link for dates, times, info.
SO.OREGON ARTS & LECTURES
Arts & Lecture Series by Jackson County Library Foundation. For info click see website.
SOPEX Stamp Show
Annual Event at Jackson County Expo/Fairgrounds, Central Point, OR. Admission is free. Show will feature thirteen stamp dealers selling stamps, covers, postcards and collecting supplies. Dealers are also available to appraise and buy collections. Door prizes, free stamps and literature at the beginners table, Most Popular Award, more. See website for dates, times, info.
SOUTHERN OREGON CARS SHOWS
 List of Annual Cars Shows in Southern Oregon and Coast.
STREET PARTY
Held Annually by Thunderstruck Custom Bikes - For info see website.
TOAST 4 TAILS
 Fantastic food and fun! Auctions, critters, and more..Annual event by the Southern Oregon Humane Society
WILDFLOWER SHOW
Annual Wildflower show in Shady Cove, features some 200 live Spring Wildflower Specimens, a big Plant Sale, Boutique, Raffles, Plant and Wildlife exhibits, Botanists on hand, Local Art, a BBQ and much more. Admission is Free donations are accepted. This show benefits the Jackson County Fire District #4
SEE RECREATION SECTION 
For Britt Music Festival and other entertainment.
GRANTS PASS AREA
APPLEGATE WAGON TRAIL EVENT
Annual Reenactment event with wagon trains, pioneers, music, and more in October, Sunny Valley
ART ALONG THE ROGUE
Annual event- featuring local artists & street paint, music, fun, Free. On "H" St. Grants Pass 541-476-5510
BOATNIK
,Annual May event at Riverside Park, features a carnival, midway booths, music, a parade and white-water hydroplane boat races on the Rogue River.
JOSEPHINE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
A variety of fairs and events throughout the year in Grants Pass. See website
LET'S GO CAMPING
Coming to an Oregon State Park in your community this summer. A fun-filled, weekend, overnight camping excursion for novice campers of all ages. Fun for the Whole Family. By the Oregon Parks & Recreation Dept. See website for schedules. Registrations can be made from 8 am. To 5 pm. on weekdays by calling 888-953-7677
OKTOBERFEST BAVARIAN FESTIVAL
 Authentic foods, beers, dance and more at Wolf Creek Inn. See website
OREGON LAVENDER FESTIVAL
Come enjoy the wonder of lavender in the beautiful Applegate Valley-Williams area! 3 farms, a nursery and the OSU/Master Gardener Demonstration Garden are all open to the public. UPick, fresh lavender bouquets, oil distillation, artisan booths, refreshments and more! See website
PIONEER DAYS
Annual  pioneer event in June at Pottsville. Adult and children's tractor pulls and parade, a fair with craft demonstrations, swap meet and flea market, arts and crafts, live music and children's activities.
SATURDAY ARTISAN & CRAFTERS MARKET
Annual Event May thru October, (click for dates) on 5th St. Southern Oregon's largest festive open-air market featuring some of the finest artisans and entertainment in the Rogue Valley. 
SCRAPBOOKING RETREAT
Memorial Weekend all inclusive, food, fun, demonstrations at Cascade Mountain Ranch. See website
SOUTHERN OREGON CARS SHOWS
 List of Annual Cars Shows in Southern Oregon and Coast.
SEE RECREATION SECTION 
For more activities and other entertainment.
ILLINOIS VALLEY AREA

FAMILY NATURE CAMP
Held in June at Rusk Ranch Nature Center, Cave Junction. Families enjoy guided nature activities, eco games, animal observation, plant identification, nature-based arts and crafts. Camps also held. Call 541-287-2164
FIREFIGHTER'S FAIR & MOON TREE RUN
Held in June at Illinois Valley Airport, Cave Junction. This family event includes 5k and 10k runs, breakfast, games, aircraft displays and aerial demonstrations, informative talks, exhibits by community groups, obstacle course. Call 541-592-4888
LET'S GO CAMPING
Coming to an Oregon State Park in your community this summer. A fun-filled, weekend, overnight camping excursion for novice campers of all ages. Fun for the Whole Family. By the Oregon Parks & Recreation Dept. See website for schedules. Registrations can be made from 8 am. To 5 pm. on weekdays by calling 888-953-7677
SOUTHERN OREGON CARS SHOWS
 List of Annual Cars Shows in Southern Oregon and Coast.
SEE RECREATION SECTION 
For more activities and other entertainment.
ROSEBURG AREA
CANYONVILLE PUMPKIN & MUSIC
Pumpkin Music celebration held in October, (click for dates) in Canyonville. Phone: 541-430-6681
DOUGLAS COUNTY FAIR
A variety of fairs and events throughout the year in Central Point. See website
FESTIVAL OF ARTS
 Annual South Douglas County festival of Arts, Fine art and fine crafts by Oregon artists for sale. Live music, free art activities, free admission, free parking. 541-733-1853 See Website
LET'S GO CAMPING
Coming to an Oregon State Park in your community this summer. A fun-filled, weekend, overnight camping excursion for novice campers of all ages. Fun for the Whole Family. By the Oregon Parks & Recreation Dept. See website for schedules. Registrations can be made from 8 am. To 5 pm. on weekdays by calling 888-953-7677
SOUTHERN OREGON CARS SHOWS
 List of Annual Cars Shows in Southern Oregon and Coast.
SEE RECREATION SECTION 
For more activities and other entertainment.
 
 
Southern Oregon public events and fairs southwest fairgrounds in Medford, Grants Pass, Ashland, Jacksonville, Roseburg fairgrounds, Canyonville, Cave Junction fairs, Central Point fairgrounds Rogue Valley, Applegate Valley, Eagle Point, Glendale, Rogue River, Gold Hill, Illinois Valley, Jackson county fair, Josephine county fair, Douglas county fair, Umpqua Valley, Phoenix, Prospect and Shady Cove, Talent, White City, Wolf Creek, Sunny Valley, Riddle and Myrtle Creek events fairs online in Southern Oregon and other public events and fairs and county fairgrounds in southwest area.
 
 
 
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