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A Victorian Christmas Celebration

Victorian Christmas Tree Lighting & Merchant Open House

Event Date: 11/29/2014

Saturday, November 29, 5:00 – 7:00 pm  -  Jacksonville Merchants will be holding special Open Houses from 5:00 – 7:00.  The Christmas tree lighting festivities begin at 5:30 pm and include the arrival of Father Christmas and community caroling with the North Medford High School Chamber Choir!

Victorian Christmas – Saturday Morning Parade

Event Date: 12/06/2014

Kick-off your holiday festivities in grand style with everyone’s favorite parade.  Enjoy marching bands, floats, vintage cars, with Father Christmas closing out the show.  Jacksonville’s Victorian Christmas Parade is Saturday, December 6, 2014 starting at 10:00 am.

Victorian Holiday Traditions Tour – Beekman House

Event Date: 12/06/2014 - 12/28/2014

Tour Jacksonville’s historic Beekman House, 470 E. California Street, to learn more about the origins of our holiday traditions.  Victorian Christmas tours are offered from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays December 6&7, 13&14, 20&21, and 27&28.  Admission: $5, Adults; $3, Seniors (65+) and Children (6-12).

Fall in Love With Jacksonville Prize Drawing

You can win either a $500 prize, or one of two $250 prizes.  Prizes will be awarded in Jacksonville Dollars – which are like gift cards that can be used anywhere in Jacksonville! It’s easy to participate.  Just pick up an entry card at any participating merchant.  Then you have until November 30th to get it stamped by at least 20 of the participating Jacksonville merchants.

Applegate Valley Fall Uncorked

Event Date: 11/23/2014

Peek Behind the Scenery with a Trolley Tour

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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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