From Crater Lake National Park to the 1,700 acre Prescott Park to the awe-inspiring views of the Table Rocks, you will find some of the best hiking in Oregon right here in Medford and the Rogue Valley.
Britt Music & Arts Festival, a non-profit organization, is the Pacific Northwest’s premier outdoor summer performing arts festival. Located in the historic 1850s gold rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon (USA), Britt presents dozens of summer concerts, featuring world-class artists in classical music, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop and country music. Britt’s performance venue is a naturally formed amphitheater set among majestic ponderosa pines and native madrones on the beautiful hillside estate of 19th century photographer Peter Britt. Viewing a map of the facility will give you a clearer picture of how we have combined stadium seating within this natural setting. Tens of thousands of music lovers travel from all over the West to enjoy Britt’s world-class performances, spectacular scenery and casual, relaxing atmosphere.
The Fourth of July is more than a parade or festival. It’s a gathering of people celebrating our independence through a variety of activities. The day begins with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Boy Scouts Crater Lake Council, followed by a 5 k and fun run sponsored by the City of Central Point Parks and Recreation Department and Anytime Fitness. The Festival in Pfaff Park includes music by The Brothers Reed, community pie eating contest, gunny sack races, face painting, and a water-balloon toss competition. All the while food and artisan vendors adorned the park.
Boatnik is an annual festival held in Riverside Park in Grants Pass, Oregon over Memorial Day Weekend for more than 60 years. There is no admission to attend Boatnik and there are many activities and shows for all ages. There are additional activities available for purchase including the Davis Shows Carnival, concert, and Boatnik Brewfest.
The activities start Thursday evening with the Davis Shows Carnival featuring food, rides, games and family fun. The excitement continues Friday with the concert, a spectacular fireworks display on the river, midway vendors, and the carnival. Saturday morning features the well-known Boatnik parade that travels through downtown Grants Pass and ends at Riverside Park. Throughout the weekend the festivities continue in the park where there are a whirlwind of activities that include: Sprint and Drag boat racing, carnival rides, arts and crafts, children’s activities, Bingo, food vendors, Monday Sundaes, the Boatnik Brewfest, the Chevy Drive It Home Golf Shoot Out and a second night of patriotic fireworks. Monday is the highlight of Boatnik featuring the World Famous Tom Rice Memorial White Water Hydroplane Race, and the Memorial Day Service including a jet flyover.
Thousands of locals and visitors from around the world come to share the tradition and unique experience of Boatnik.
The Rooster Crow Committee of the Rogue River Kiwanis Club in cooperation with the City of Rogue River is hosting the annual National Rooster Crow Car Show. Up to 100 vintage cars and pickups will be displayed along Pine Street in downtown Rogue River on Saturday, June 26th from 9am to 2pm. Music, raffles and food vendors will be on First Street adjacent to the Car Show. Plaques will be presented by sponsors’ choice and “Best of Show” will be picked by judges and “Peoples’ Choice” will be voted on by the spectators.