Things To Do In Medford Oregon This Summer
Our guests always ask us for recommendations for fun things to do in Medford and the surrounding Valley. Which got us thinking… why not write a post about all of the fun things to do this Summer!
Summertime brings out the best of Southern Oregon with a friendly community all throughout town full of great people, daily events and entertainment, and a natural playground of things to do for people of all ages. The energy in Medford is lively and exciting this time of year. The lakes are warm enough to go swimming and the flowers are in full bloom decorating the streets and hillsides.
From Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Tony award-winning plays to premier sporting opportunities, world-class wine, and so much more, Medford is a great place to visit in the summertime.
4 Things To Do Near Medford, Oregon Summer 2019
#OptOutside And Spend A Day On The Rogue River
Oregon is known for its great outdoors and scenic river routes and Medford is a natural playground full of exciting outdoor opportunities that everyone can enjoy. There are endless hiking and biking trails, state and national parks to visit, and plenty of fishing and swimming opportunities. The types of adventures you can go on are endless!
The Rogue River is one of the most iconic landmarks near Medford. Snaking its way past the Table Rocks and Touvelle State Recreation Area, the Rogue River is great for fishing, swimming, and rafting. With half day rafting experiences starting from $80 you can easily spend a day or several traveling through the beautiful waters of Southern Oregon.
Medford Beer Week 2019
Are you the type of person who likes to explore the beer scene wherever you go? Then it is time to start planning a trip to Medford. The Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon is the often-ignored region of the state’s beer scene, but it’s worth a visit. A week-long celebration of beer is coming to Medford during the early weeks of June with events popping up at breweries, bars, and restaurants throughout Medford bringing people together to celebrate Southern Oregon craft beer.
Beer week is one of the most iconic events in the heart of the Rouge and Medford is offering up an amazing lineup of activities that you can enjoy. From Skee Ball and Corn Hole Tournaments to a two-day craft beer festival, there is plenty of fun going on all week long!
Jackson County Fair
“At the Jackson County Summer Fair, you’ll find more than just rides and great things to eat. There is more to touch, smell, taste, hear…in fact, there are so many great things to do, it’s fun-believable. You’ll want to spend an entire day, wandering the exhibits, attending the concerts … heck, why not come for two days?”
The week of July 10-14, experience the Jackson Country Fair at the Expo with live performances from Chris Janson, Andy Grammer, and Seether. Established in 1859, the Jackson County Fair tradition lives on attracting people from around the state to enjoy family fun, local food, music, and more. With so many great things to do, it is no surprise this week-long event has been a local favorite for over a century. Fair advance tickets $10 and Carnival Rides $30 Advance (While supplies last).
Dancing and Dining in the Streets
This summer the streets of Medford come alive with amazing food and dancing in the streets. Every Friday night at various locations you can enjoy live music, fine dining, and dance the night away in the streets as the sun slips away.
The process is simple:
- Sit at a table near the entertainment.
- On the table is a menu list of food options from restaurants close to the venue. Call the restaurant with your order
- They bring out your food and… VOILA!
This free community event is being produced by ACCESS and the Downtown Medford Association “to breathe new life into Downtown Medford and to bring awareness to the services ACCESS provides for our neighbors in Jackson County.”
ACCESS is the non-profit Community Action Agency of Jackson County providing food, warmth, and shelter for the most vulnerable people in our community. This event is all about supporting the community and you can be a part of that effort. Bring a can of food to help ACCESS support those in need this summer.
Are You Ready For Summer Yet?
So what are you waiting for? Come visit us and experience all of the amazing things Southern Oregon has to offer!
Enjoy the beautiful outdoor weather in Medford, and explore all the great events that Southern Oregon has this upcoming summer. From hikes, wine/beer tasting events, fine dining, and more, the Rogue Valley has so many great things to experience.
Looking for more things to do during your trip to Southern Oregon? Then check out this post about the top 10 things to do in Southern Oregon.
Know of any other events coming up? Let us know in the comment section what summer events you are most looking forward to.
And, if you need a place to stay in Medford or Ashland, Acme Suites has got you covered!