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Grants Pass and Southern Oregon Activities

What to do & see near Grants Pass and Southern Oregon


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Activities & Southern Oregon Attractions

  • First Friday Art Night - Grants Pass Downtown
    Shops, galleries and restaurants stay open late displaying local art and musical talent. First Friday of every month except January. 6 PM - 9 PM
  • Concerts in the Park - Grants Pass, Riverside Park
    Free concerts every Tuesday night during the summer.
  • Hellgate Jet Boat Tours - Grants Pass
    Rogue River tours daily spring, summer, fall
  • Wildlife Images - Merlin
    Tours daily to see a variety of animals including bears, mountain lions, wolves, bobcats, fox, eagles, owls. Call for reservations.
  • Britt Festival - Jacksonville
    Outdoor summer concerts feature top artists in music - jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop and country - and dance
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival - Ashland
  • Oregon Caves National Monument - Cave tours daily March - October. Also ranger-led nature walks and hiking trails in old-growth forest.
  • Spirit of the Rogue Nature Center - Trail Oregon
    "Hands-On" education center provides an array of informal and formal classes and exhibits about native Rogue Valley wildlife.
  • Thrilling White Water Rafting - several local outfitters offer trips or organize your own.
  • Wine Tasting - Southern Oregon is home to several first class wineries.
  • World-class steelhead and salmon fishing - go with a guide or on your own,
  • Hiking - gorgeous views and interesting wildlife make kiking a treat in Southern Oregon.
  • Golfing - several challenging courses are only a short drive from Grants Pass.
  • Rock climbing - Pilot Rock is a local favorite

Grants Pass Annual Events & Festivals

  • Wild Rogue Balloon Festival - held the last weekend of May
  • Boatnik - Memorial Day weekend - 4 day festival features parade, carnival rides, children's activities, arts and crafts, jetboat races, whitewater hydroplane race, more.
  • Back to the Fifties Celebration - classic car show and cruise, 50's concert and street dance. Last week of July.
  • Art Along the Rogue - music and street chalk art event held each year in October

Sightseeing & Local History

These are just some of the activities you'll find in Southern Oregon. Check with City of Grants Pass website for more info on local events and activities.

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