Welcome to Ashland Home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Just north of the California border, nestled between the Siskiyou and Cascade Mountains, is the magical town of Ashland. Ashland combines the cultural amenities of world-class theater, fine shopping and dining, with the warmth and charm of a small town.
Things to do in and about Ashland
Experience the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival mid-February through November. Evening, Matinee and open air performances, and the Backstage tour make for a truly memorable theater experience.
Enjoy a pleasant evening of classical music at the Rogue Valley Symphony.
Explore Lithia Park, the crown jewel of Ashland, with 100 acres of gardens, hiking paths and duck ponds.
Experience Downtown Ashland, a treasure trove of fine restaurants, unique gifts shops and galleries.
Enjoy Wine-tasting in Ashland and wineries throughout the Rogue Valley and discover why growers are heralding this area as the next Napa Valley. Find many wineries such as Weisinger's at Southern Oregon Wine Associaction.
Enjoy Dagoba Chocolate, the first organic chocolate bars poured and wrapped by hand.
Play golf at the #1 course in the Rouge Valley, Centennial Golf Club, with an impressive 7,309 yard layout.
Unwind and feel pampered at the Blue Giraffe Day Spa Salon.
Be dazzled by the Festival of Light in December. Enjoy an old fashioned holiday with parade, historical home tours, caroling, holiday theater and more.
Sample A Taste of Ashland, a spring Food, Art and Wine Festival. Experience moviemaking at Ashland’s Independent Film Festival in April.
Stop by at the Rogue Creamery, an artisan cheese company dedicated to making the world's finest handmade cheese.
Ski Mt. Ashland, a 7,500 ft peak offering Downhill and Cross country Skiing, snowboarding and night skiing, as well as hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Explore Southern Oregon from horseback with City Slickers Trail Rides.
Celebrate an Old Fashioned Fourth of July, with food, game and craft booths and the famous Ashland parade.
Explore Jacksonville, a charming gold rush town and a National Historic Landmark, with museums, galleries, antique stores and unusual restaurants.
Picnic at the Britt Music Festival, an open-air summer musical event with popular performance artists.
Adventure on the Rogue River; fishing, rafting, kayaking, jet-boat excursions and more.
Be awed by Crater Lake, one of the world’s most scenic wonders.
Learn about the wonders of our world with fun interactive science and arts at Science Works.