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July 04 - July 04

4th of July in Lincoln City

4th of July in Lincoln City
July 20 - July 20

2024 Timber Cruisers Car Show & La Grande Main Street Crazy Days

La Grande Timber Cruisers Car Show
March 09 - March 09

2nd Saturday Community Concert Featuring The Badlanders

8340 SW Seneca Street
Irish PDX
April 13 - April 13

2nd Saturday Community Concert Featuring Dick Hensold and Patsy O’Brien

8340 SW Seneca Street
Irish PDX
March 07 - April 26

50th Open Regional Exhibit at The Pendleton Center for the Arts

214 North Main Street
Gallery
July 13 - July 27

46th Annual Oregon Coast Music Festival

235 Anderson Ave.
Oregon Coast Music Festival Kick-Off Concert at Mingus
March 08 - March 09

A Festival of Quilts

801 NE 34th Avenue
Northwest Quilters & Westside Commons
May 03 - May 05

Southern Oregon Swing Out

2525 Ashland Street
Ashland, OR. 97520
Join Southern Oregon Swing Association for live music and dancing
June 08 - June 08

Pride Festival

Grants Pass, OR.
October 31 - October 31

Safe Halloween

Historic Downtown
Grants Pass, OR.
May 11 - May 11

Wine Stroll

Grants Pass, OR.
June 15 - June 15

Porchfest

Grants Pass, OR.
May 24 - May 26

Boatnik Square Dance Festival

Grants Pass, OR. 97526
May 09 - May 09

Claude Bourbon Concert at the Grants Pass Museum of Art

229 SW G St 2nd Floor
Grants Pass, OR. 97526
April 07 - April 07

John Frohnmayer – Author Talk at the Grants Pass Museum of Art

229 SW G St 2nd Floor
Grants Pass, OR. 97526
May 01 - May 31

Oregon Wine Month

Grants Pass, OR. 97526
December 01 - December 01

Rogue Winterfest

1750 SW Nebraska Ave Bldg. A
Grants Pass, OR. 97527
April 18 - April 18

Rough & Tumble Concert at the Grants Pass Museum of Art

229 SW G St 2nd Floor
Grants Pass, OR. 97526
March 10 - March 10

St. Patricks Day Celebration at the Grants Pass Museum of Art

229 SW G St 2nd Floor
Grants Pass, OR. 97526
June 22 - June 22

Siskiyou Folk & Blue Grass Festival

500 Reeves Creek Road
Selma, OR. 97538
April 24 - April 28

Oregon Fringe Festival

1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR. 97520
July 04 - July 04

4th of July

1690 SW Webster Rd
Grants Pass, OR. 97526
4th of July in Grants Pass
July 23 - July 27

Back to the 50s

Grants Pass, OR. 97526
Back to the Fifties car show
June 18 - July 23

Concerts in the Park

Grants Pass, OR. 97526
Concerts in the park Grants Pass

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Spas and Wellness Spaces

Get pampered, soak and relax in Southern Oregon If you are looking for places to reconnect and mellow out with […]

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Spotlight on the Historic Steamboat Inn

Along a deeply forested stretch of the North Umpqua River, there’s a revered fishing lodge where time stands still. That’s part of the magic of the Steamboat Inn, a woodsy retreat just under 40 miles from Roseburg, perched on a bluff above one of the most famous stretches of fly-fishing water in the world.

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Making Shakespeare Accessible to More Theatergoers

In an effort to show “all the world’s a stage,” the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is ready to meet the challenges of the last few years. After a year of hard-core fundraising and a new artistic director, Tim Bond, the rotating repertory company has new funding, new audience goals and a wide variety of offerings on its three stages.

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Give the Gift of Southern Oregon

Plan your trip to Southen Oregon Welcome to Southern Oregon, where the spirit of the holidays shines brighter than ever! […]

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Day Hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail

The Pacific Crest Trail runs north and south 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada; every year hardy thru-hikers attempt to complete the trail in a single season, logging 25 to 30 miles a day.

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Cozy Winter Wineries in Southern Oregon

’Tis the season for cuddling up next to a fireplace with a richly flavored, warming glass of red wine. From the scenic wineries of the Umpqua Valley to the snug, softly lit urban tasting rooms of Jacksonville, here’s where you’ll find some of the coziest wine-tasting experiences in Southern Oregon.

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Bucket List Adventures in Southern Oregon

If you like epic outdoor adventures, delicious locally sourced dining, and small-batch wine then you are coming to the right […]

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Giving Back in Southern Oregon

The dark skies of the Oregon Outback; picturesque wineries in the Applegate Valley; epic mountain biking through old-growth forests on Brown Mountain — there are myriad reasons to come to Southern Oregon. Did you know there are also plenty of ways to give back to the special places you love to visit and help ensure a strong future for these destinations?

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Top Culture and Heritage Museums in Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon’s rich history spans millennia, influenced by everyone from Indigenous people to prospectors, farmers and ranchers, and more who have made their mark on the region. Visitors can delve into the past at museums and historic sites that tell their stories. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Family Friendly Fall Festivals and Events

UPDATED September 2023 Fall in southern Oregon is absolutely stunning!  Every tree bursts out in beautiful oranges, reds, and yellows […]

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Local Burgers Spots

From the classic to the unique and unusual get your cravings met at these local burger spots found only in Southern Oregon.

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Calm-Water Paddling in Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon may be world-famous for its frothy whitewater, but flatwater paddlers also have plenty of options. Placid lakes come ringed by shady forests and gentle creeks with little current flow under rolling mountains, making this an ideal place to float in a kayak or atop a paddleboard. Late summer and fall are ideal times to go, but all you need is a calm day any time of year. There’s no way you’ll stay for just a day, so book ahead for a relaxing getaway. Read on for eight places to dip your blade.

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Unique Farm and Ranch Stays in Southern Oregon

Want to truly embrace the culinary bounty of Southern Oregon? Spend the night on a farm,  ranch or winery. There’s no better way to get a true sense of where your food and wine comes from, or to experience the region’s warm hospitality and breathtaking landscape. Here are some extraordinary stays where you can experience the sights and sounds of rural life. For even more options, check out Farm Stay USA or Harvest Hosts — an RV camping membership that pairs visitors with farms, ranches, wineries and breweries that have cool spots to camp — and plan to stop for local provisions along one of Southern Oregon’s food trails. 

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Sutherlin and Historic Oakland

Take some time to explore Sutherlin and historic Oakland where you will be delighted to find a friendly community in growth. Enjoy a meal, shop locally owned businesses, get outdoors and you will be charmed by the warm welcome you receive.

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Adventures Along the Upper Rogue River – Gateway to Crater Lake Series

While Crater Lake National Park may be your main destination for vacation, the journey’s half the fun. For travelers coming from Medford or Grants Pass, the winding route along the upper Rogue River offers adventures along the way, with the communities of Prospect, Trail and Shady Cove serving as gateways to fishing, boating and hiking to waterfalls, wilderness and mountain vistas in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

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Your Guide to Southern Oregon Stargazing

This area of cosmic wonder includes portions of Malheur, Lake and Harney counties to the east of larger Southern Oregon cities like Medford, Klamath Falls and Ashland. They are so sparsely populated that the region is also known as the Oregon Outback. And while much of the nighttime world grows brighter every year, as much as 11 million acres of Outback are on track to become an official Dark Sky Sanctuary in 2023. That would be the largest area of its kind, and good news not just for curious humans checking out the Milky Way but also for wildlife that needs the dark to thrive.

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Unique Places to Stay in Southern Oregon

From glamping on a farm to staying in a covered wagon, a treehouse and even a cave, there’s always a cool place to spend the night in Southern Oregon. Fun lodgings can help elevate any vacation, whether it’s to light a creative spark, connect with nature or thrill the kids. You’ll find a range of alternative lodging experiences for every budget and taste, all offering extraordinary stays. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Southern Oregon Cycling Roundup

Ready to test your mettle while pedaling through some of the most varied scenery in the state? Southern Oregon is home to several long-standing annual rides and races, including the spectacular autumn ride in Crater Lake Ride the Rim (September 9 & 16, 2023), which brings up to 5,000 cyclists to enjoy the crater’s rim without motor vehicles. Whether you prefer heart-pumping elevation gain, twisty gravel or road touring, read on to find your event.

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Southern Oregon Wildflower Hikes

I reached out to our Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest to add to my list of favorite wildflower hikes in our region and we chose our favorites to bring you a combination of easy, family-friendly hikes and some a little more technical for advanced hikers.

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Find Farm Fresh at Farmers Markets

Experience all of the farm fresh goodness at Southern Oregon’s farmers and growers markets.

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Find Farm Fresh at Farmers Markets