Discover year-round culinary, cultural and outdoor adventures in Ashland. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has been a cultural mecca since 1935, but the adventurous outdoor traveller and discerning culinary visitor alike with find unsurpassed experiences in Ashland. With four beautiful seasons and more sunshine that you might expect for Oregon, nowhere else do so many individual experiences combine to create something so inspiring. From performing to visual arts, film festivals, music and shopping, Ashland’s culture of celebrating the good life offers something for everyone.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Three stages, including the famous Allen Elizabethan Theatre, offer 800 performances from February-October each season of a diverse productions from Shakespeare to musicals to world premiere dramas. All summer long the free Green Show delights all audiences with free entertainment on the Courtyard Stage. In Ashand, the play really is the thing!
Connecting the Plaza with miles of hiking and mountain biking trails in the Ashland Watershed, the historic Lithia Park defines what is special about Ashland--walking trails along rushing Ashland Creek, Japanese gardens and duck ponds, open glades and quiet picnic areas offer a wonderful natural parkland right next to the cosmopolitan culinary pleasures of downtown Ashland.
Just 30 minutes from downtown visitors find year-round adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail on Mount Ashland. The Mt. Ashland Ski Area is Oregon's family-friendly ski mountain with steep bowls of powder for the adventurous. Mountain bikers zip down dedicated single track from the lodge 13 miles to downtown Ashland. The PCT offer hikers a wildfire wonderland all summer with gorgeous views all the way.