Ashland is home to a number of fun activities and events, which can be hard to choose from. That’s why we came up with this list of the best events in Ashland to see this summer.
River Rafting Tours
Whether it’s a casual stream or a class five rapid, going on a river rafting tour is an experience you should check out. There are a variety of styles, so that even the least experienced swimmer can partake without worrying. Conversely, there are some serious high-grade rapids if you trying to get that adrenaline rush you’ve been craving. Regardless, river rafting is a surefire way to enjoy the beautiful Oregon outdoors.
Looking to satisfy your inner wino? All around Ashland resides some of the country’s best wineries for you to sample. Check with your hotel about the specific details and be ready to visit all the beautiful wine country Oregon has to offer! Places like Weinsinger Family Winery, Dana Campbell Vineyards and many more are incredible options to enjoy a glass of wine with a spectacular backdrop.
If a cold pint of beer sounds better than a tall glass of wine, then fear not. Located around the Ashland area are some of the tastiest craft breweries you can imagine. From lagers to IPAs, there’s bound to be a beer for even the pickiest beer drinker.
Walk through Lithia Park
Located right next to downtown Ashland, Lithia Park offers a breath of fresh air to explore the picturesque nature of Oregon. With soothing streams running through the park, two duck ponds to keep the kids entertained, or a Japanese Garden to find your inner peace, there’s bound to be a spot in the park for everyone to enjoy!
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
One of Ashland’s more popular attractions is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Even if you’re not a hardcore thespian, the festival is an 8 month long event playing in three historically depicted theaters. Make sure to take a look at their website to see which play you want to see the most!
If Shakespeare’s soliloquies aren’t your thing, but you still want that theater experience, head down to the Oregon Cabaret Theater. Delicious food and drinks mixed with inspired acting is a great way to spend an evening in Ashland. Be sure to look at their website calendar to see what’s in store for the month.
With all the activities to do around the city, it can get easy to forget about the natural surroundings. Hailing as Oregon’s only national park, Crater Lake is a must-see day trip for visitors staying in Ashland. Only a two-hour drive away, Crater Lake offers a multitude of things to do, ranging from fishing, kayaking, swimming, and so much more. Make sure to plan your day out ahead of time so that you can take advantage of all this magnificent area provides.