The Best 2019 Spring Events In Southern Oregon
Spring’s arrival in Southern Oregon is a truly joyous occasion. Walking downtown you start to notice that everyone is smiling again. People are enjoying themselves as they go about their days basking in the sunshine. The lakes begin to fill back up and it is almost warm enough to start swimming again. Flowers start to bloom and cherry blossoms decorate quiet neighborhoods throughout the Rogue Valley. Stepping outside you can almost begin to smell the changing of the seasons as the valleys and mountains of Southern Oregon awaken from their winter hibernation.
If you haven’t had the chance to visit Southern Oregon in the Spring, then this post is about to give you six reasons to come visit us. Here are a few of our favorite spring events in Southern Oregon:
Events In Medford
Events begin the weekend of April 6th
Multiple venues in Medford
A week of events to welcome the Spring season in Medford, the Pear Blossom Festival has been a cherished pastime for tens of thousand of locals in Southern Oregon since the 1950’s. This years festival features:
- A golf tournament
- Bicycle Race (Pedals & Pears)
- Pear Blossom Run
- Street Fair
- Pear A Fare (food and artisan fair)
- Smudge Pot Stroll
- Pear Blossom Parade
- And Pageants!
April 27-28 2019 (11AM-4PM Sat & 12PM-4PM Sun)
Create a costume of your favorite character and join thousands of fellow Comic-Con fans at Medford’s 5th annual Comic-Con event at the Medford library. This multi-genre entertainment and comic convention drew 20,000 attendees over 2 days in 2018 with over 70 vendors and nearly 30 unique workshops and panels to attend.
Learn More: https://jcls.org/mcc/about/origin
May 17 at 12 PM – May 19 at 10 PM
Evans Valley Education and Community Center
Southern Oregon’s favorite family-friendly music festival is returning for its 11th season this May, but at a new venue in Rogue River, Apple Jam “promises to be the most fun, entertainment packed weekend in the history of the event.”. Just a short drive from Medford, AJMF is a weekend of music, workshops, guest speakers, and some of the best vibes Southern Oregon has to offer. Year after year Apple Jam remains one of the best Spring events in Southern Oregon.
Learn More: https://www.applejammusicfestival.com/
Events In Ashland
March 8th – October 27th 2019
OSF in Ashland
This year the OSF lineup includes renditions of: Hairspray, Macbeth, Cambodian Rock Band, Between Two Knees, All’s Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, How To Catch Creation, Mother Road, Alice In Wonderland, Indecent, and La Comedia of Errors. All Summer long, the Tony Award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival attracts patrons from around the world. During play season, Ashland is buzzing with cultural and theatrical events, nightlife, and (baring wildfire smoke) is a beautiful place explore.
Learn More: https://www.osfashland.org/
Daily, Apr 11 – Apr 15
Multiple venues throughout Ashland
The Ashland Independent Film Festival is an action packed week featuring over 100 independent films shown throughout Ashland. Praised by the Washington Post as “a dream you’ll never want to leave.”. This is one of the most happening weeks in Ashland with dozens of related events and after parties throughout the week. Make a weekend of it and stay in town to catch a few films and enjoy everything this beautiful city has to offer.
Learn More: https://www.ashlandfilm.org/
May 18-19 2019
When the snow thaws in Southern Oregon, mountain biking enthusiasts from around the region converge in the mountains surrounding Ashland for an epic weekend of downhill action. “One of the longest standing mountain bike events in Oregon’s rich history of racing”, the Ashland Spring Thaw brings together a community of riders to enjoy the super fun trails of Southern Oregon.
This years festival will include:
- Two cross country courses
- Two gravity ride courses
- A kid’s race
- And an All Mountain Challenge (to crown the best all around rider on the hill)
Learn More: https://ashlandspringthaw.com/
Planning To Attend One Of These Spring Events In Southern Oregon?
April marks the start of spring events in Southern Oregon with the annual Pear Blossom Festival in Medford serving as the official welcoming of Spring.
Beautiful Weather + Lots Of Awesome Events And Things To See =
No Better Time To Visit Southern Oregon!
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