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Celebrate The Arts

Event Date: 08/29/2014 - 08/31/2014

Celebrate the Arts arrives in Jacksonville for the Labor Day weekend, Friday, August 29th – Sunday, August 31st from 10:00 am – 5:00 daily.  This annual arts fair will feature 68 booths.

Open Mic Night At Bella Union

Event Date: 08/20/2014

The Bella Union in Jacksonville will hold an Open Mic on 6:00 pm, before the American Idol performance on August 20th at Britt Festivals. Admission of $10/adult; $5/youth includes Italian buffet dinner. Sign up to sing at the door or come to support our performers. Proceeds benefit the Rose Circle Mentoring Network.  541-646-1252.

Peek Behind the Scenery with a Trolley Tour

Tour the historical sites of Jacksonville Oregon aboard a trolley with a guide in period costume.  Your guide will give information on the homes and commercial buildings and share the stories of the people behind them.

Britt Festivals Concert – Tombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Event Date: 08/19/2014

 Tuesday, August 19 – 7 p.m.  Available seating: Reserved: $44; SRO: $47; Lawn: $37; Child (1-12) Lawn: $20


Britt Festivals Concert – American Idol Live!

Event Date: 08/20/2014

Wednesday, August 20 – 7:30 p.m.  Available seating: Lawn: $46

Britt Festivals Concert – Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus

Event Date: 08/21/2014

 Frampton’s Guitar Circus featuring Peter Frampton and Buddy Guy, with special guest Robert Randolph Thursday, August 21 – 7 p.m.  Available seating: Lawn: $47; Child (1-12) Lawn: $39

Britt Festivals Concert – Montgomery Gentry

Event Date: 08/22/2014

  Friday, August 22 – 7:30 p.m.  Available seating: Reserved: $67; SRO: $67; Lawn: $40; Child (1-12) Lawn: $30

Britt Festivals Presents – Brian Regan

Event Date: 08/23/2014

 Saturday, August 23 – 8 p.m.  Available seating: Lawn: $39

Britt Festivals Concert – Matisyahu

Event Date: 08/27/2014

 Matisyahu/Ozomtali/Makua Rothman Wednesday, August 27 – 6:30 p.m.  Available seating: Reserved: $47; SRO: $49; Lawn: $37; Child (1-12) Lawn: $32

Performance Garden Series at Britt – Dabbling in Dance with Salsa Brava!

Event Date: 08/24/2014

Sunday, August 24. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Lesson: 7 p.m. Dancing: 7:30 p.m.
Britt Performance Garden

$5 per person

Britt Festivals Concert – The Beach Boys

Event Date: 08/28/2014

 Thursday, August 28 – 7:30 p.m.

Available seating:  Lawn: $43; Child (1-12) Lawn: $33

Britt Festivals Concert – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Event Date: 08/31/2014

Sunday, August 31 – 7:30 p.m.

Available seating: Reserved: $62; SRO: $67; Lawn: $42; Child (1-12) Lawn: $32

Britt Festivals Concert – The Head and the Heart

Event Date: 09/02/2014

Tuesday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m.  Available seating: Reserved: $45; Lawn: $32; Child (1-12) Lawn: $26

Britt Festivals Presents – Rodney Carrington

Event Date: 09/05/2014

Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m.;  Available seating: Lawn: $39

Rodney Carrington has been one of the top ten highest grossing touring comedians for the last ten years and among the top 4 or 5 the last several years.

Britt Festivals Presents – Jennifer Nettles/Brandy Clark

Event Date: 09/06/2014

Saturday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m.;  Available seating:  Lawn: $45; Child (1-12) Lawn: $38

Britt Festivals Concert – An Evening with the Avett Brothers

Event Date: 09/07/2014

Avett Brothers at Britt Festivals – Sunday, September 7 @ 8 p.m. Available tickets:  Lawn: $41; Child (1-12) Lawn: $35

Britt Festivals Concert – Credence Clearwater Revisited

Event Date: 09/11/2014

Thursday, September 11 – 7:30 p.m.;  Available seating:  Lawn: $39; Child (1-12) Lawn: $29

Britt Classical Festival – Music Under the Stars

Event Date: 08/01/2014 - 08/17/2014

A professional orchestra of 90 musicians from all over the country comes together for three weeks for the Britt Classical Festival.  During the first three weeks every August enjoy world-class performances in the beautiful Britt Festival outdoor amphitheatre.

Performance Garden Series at Britt – Project Trio

Event Date: 07/25/2014

Friday, July 25 – 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Britt Performance Garden Available seating: Adults: $20; Kids 7-12: $8; Kids 0-6: Free

Beekman House “Closets and Cupboards” Living History Tour

Event Date: 09/13/2014

A living history “Closets and Cupboards” tour of the C.C. Beekman House – home to one of Souther Oregon’s most prominent pioneers.  The Beekman offspring are closing up the family home follow the death of their mother in 1932 – going through the closets and cupboards and reminiscing about “growing up Beekman” on this special tour.  Tours at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Reservations required.

Guided Cemetery Tours – Minorities of the Time – Sept. 13

Event Date: 09/13/2014

Gain interesting perspectives on Jacksonville’s history through interpretive tours of the Jacksonville Historic Cemetery.  Tour our the 2nd Saturday of the month, May – September, with each one highlighting a different topic.

Performance Garden Series at Britt – Patchy Sanders & The Littlest Bird

Event Date: 08/30/2014

Saturday, August 30 – 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Available seating: Adults: $18; Kids 7-12: $8; Kids 0-6: Free

Britt Festivals – Summer Long Concert Series Starts

Event Date: 06/13/2014 - 09/14/2014

The Northwest’s premiere outdoor concert series right here in Jacksonville. Running from June – October.

9th Annual “Meet the Pioneers”

Event Date: 10/10/2014 - 10/11/2014

One of Jacksonville’s most popular events, “Meet the Pioneers” is a special evening walking tour of the torch lit cemetery where you will be greeted by some of Jacksonville’s early residents.  Hear their fascinating stories of what life was like in the mid to late 1800′s and listen in on the town folks’  discussions of important topics and events of the day. Friday, October 10 & Saturday, October 11 – 4:00 – 7:30 pm Advance tickets required. 

Performance Garden Series at Britt – Mariachi Brittfest

Event Date: 09/07/2014

Thursday, September 4 – 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Britt Performance Garden Available seating: Adults: $24; Kids 7-12: $12; Kids 0-6: Free Britt is excited to present a night of mariachi music and live dance, featuring Las Colibri, an all-female professional mariachi group from Los Angeles, and the Rogue Valley’s own Mariachi Centella. Throughout the evening, dancers from the Rogue Valley’s Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre will perform with the bands.

Wine Tasting along the beautiful Applegate Valley Wine Trail

Jacksonville is the Gateway to the Applegate Valley Wine Trail featuring 20 wineries and breathtaking views all within a 25 mile drive.  Check out why the Applegate is known as the next big thing in wine!

Applegate Valley Fall Uncorked

Event Date: 11/24/2013

Experience Southern Oregon’s World of Wine Festival

Event Date: 08/20/2014 - 08/23/2014

World of Wine, August 20-23, 2014 is Southern Oregon’s premier wine showcase and has 60 wineries pouring this year! In additiona to the wine sensory classes during the week, 750+ people will attend the Grand Tasting celebrating this year’s professionally judged wine competition.  This year’s event is located in Jacksonville, Oregon at the Bigham Knoll, home of the historic 1908 Jacksonville Old School.

Wine Tasting Right in Town

For wine lovers, Southern Oregon’s burgeoning wine region is a great discovery.   Jacksonville is heart and soul of the entire wine region with six tasting rooms right in town.

Fishing the way it is meant to be

Bank fishing or fly fishing opportunities abound in the Rogue Valley.  Go our on your own or arrange for a guide to show you the best spots.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival – just next door

Just 20 minutes away is the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon.  A professional repertory company that presents everything from the bard’s famous works to other classics to contemporary plays and musicals.  Plays run from February to November.  2013 Schedule

Glide through history on a Segway tour of Jacksonville

A Segway tour is perfect for both those new to Jacksonville and city veterans. The two hour “Glide Through History” tour takes you on an adventure through Nunan Square where you will see gorgeous Victorian-style homes, past the historic courthouse and jail, up the hill to Britt Gardens and through the historic Jacksonville Cemetery, where you can catch a spectacular view of the Rogue Valley.

20 MIles of Hiking Trails Right In Town – Woodland Trails

Stretching your legs and enjoying a little bit of nature and beautiful panoramic views are good excuses to discover Jacksonville’s Woodland Trails.  The Jacksonville Woodlands Historic Natural Park and Trail System has 15 outstanding all-weather hiking trails covering 18+ miles on preserved land that surrounds 70% of historic Jacksonville.  Hiking these trails during all seasons provides close-up perspectives of several different ecosystems, including the native plant arboretum.  There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.

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City-wide Yard Sale

Event Date: 09/05/2014 - 09/07/2014

Find bargains and treasures galore at Jacksonville’s Annual City-Wide Yard Sale September 5 – 7.  The event starts on Friday, September 7 with sales by residents and non-profits, and then runs through Sunday, September 9.