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October 14th, 2015 by Julie
The Annual Halloween Parade in Ashland Oregon will take place on Saturday October 31st. 2015
Every October is the time for the ghouls and goblins to come out and play at the annual Halloween Parade and celebration in downtown Ashland Oregon.
There is fun for all the family, this is the time in Ashland where everyone gets dressed up in costume not just the parade participants, also the the folks who line the parade route get into the spirit of Halloween.
The parade starts at 2.30 pm outside the SOU campus and wends it’s way along Siskiyou Blvd to the Plaza in downtown. It’s a great time to be in Ashland and join in the fun.
August 12th, 2015 by Julie
Put some Zip in your day!
Summer fun….Spend a lovely day at Rogue Valley Zipline Adventure in Central Point Oregon just a few miles from Ashland Oregon. Open 7 days a week all year round during daylight hours. Have an amazing time zipping through the trees in this adrenaline filled adventure guided by very friendly and knowledgeable staff. If you are looking for something to do that is unique and exhilarating this is the sport for you!
A shuttle bus will take you from Laurel Hill Golf Club in Central Point to the private property. You can enjoy a half day adventure or a full day Zip,Dip & Sip which is Zip lining, River Rafting and Wine Tasting! what could be better than that!
For info rvziline.com
Rogue River Rafting Trips.
Spend an idyllic day on the beautiful Rogue River with Noah’s Rafting and fishing trips. There are many types of half or full day trips, you can go kayaking or exhilarating and exciting whitewater rafting or maybe escape the hot weather with a leisurely trip floating along in a large and comfortable raft is for you, with guides who will tell you all about the flora and fauna including deer and birds that you will encounter along the Rogue River. There are also multi day wilderness trips that include all food and accommodation. If fishing is what you love there are fly fishing day trips or 3 to 4 day adventure trips where you could catch salmon, steelhead or sturgeon. Spend lovely days along the uncrowded Rogue River and nights in a cozy lodge. Whatever you chose you are guaranteed to have a lot of summer fun!
December 10th, 2014 by Julie
Poinsettia Festival at Ashland Greenhouses
It’s the season for hunkering down inside a warm and cozy house, sitting by the fire warming your toes with cold and windy weather outside. I like the change of seasons, throwing on a thick sweater and some gloves and tramping through the snow. Summer warmth seems so far away.
The holiday’s are just around the corner, Jean-Pierre and I went to Ashland Greenhouses for their Holiday Poinsettia Festival, hundreds or maybe thousands of Poinsettias of all colors on display, it was a wonderful sight, here is me in the middle of it all!
November 16th, 2014 by Julie
Ashland Centennial Ice Rink opens November 22nd 2014
The Ashland Rotary Centenial Ice Rink opens November 22nd. Dust off your skates and join us for the grand opening in the covered Ice Rink at Lithia Park in beautiful Ashland Oregon. From 6 until 9 pm.
It’s that time of year again at the most magical place in Ashland. The days are colder and what could be better than getting out into the fresh air dressed warmly in cozy sweaters and gloves and skate the day away, then enjoy a mug of hot chocolate and a snack.
Lots of outdoor fun for kids and the whole family!
Kids under 5 can skate free and for youths $3.50 adults $ 4.00
More information www.ashland.or.us or call 541-488-9189
October 10th, 2014 by Julie
Halloween Parade in Ashland Oregon
On Friday October 31st. 2014 Ashland celebrates Halloween with the Children’s Halloween Celebration. A huge parade which begins at 3.30 pm at the Ashland Public Library meanders along Main Street and ends at the Downtown Plaza. This year “ Samba Like it Hot “ leads the revelers along the route. This is an event for the whole family where everyone gets dressed up, not just the participants in the parade, it’s a lot of fun for everyone.
After the parade children ( young and old ) will enjoy Trick or Treating, Face Painting and Live Entertainment there also will be a Mad Science activity by Science Works.
The week before Halloween has lots of fun events and activities too ….. on Friday 24th October there will be an all-you-can-eat Pasta Party at the Historic Armory on Oak Street and on Saturday 25th October there is a Monster Dash through Lithia Park.
October 8th, 2014 by Julie
Ashland’s Lithia Park best Great Public Space in America
Ashland’s Crown Jewel “ Lithia Park ” is named one of the top 10 best Great Public Spaces in America by the American Planning Association.
The ceremony to honor Lithia Park took place on the lawn above the upper duck pond, a plaque was presented to the Ashland Parks and Recreation team on Wednesday October 1st. 2014.
Lithia Park is a 93 acre landmark named for the Lithium Oxide Spring Water that bubbles up into the fountain on the Plaza. The park that was designed by landscape architect John McLaren ( who also designed San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park ) it has an organic layout and follows the natural terrain along Ashland Creek. You will find while walking through the colorful Park… Duck Ponds, Emerald Lawns, a Japanese Garden, Tennis Courts, Children’s Playground, Picnicking Areas, a Rose Garden and wonderful trails through the natural environment and the lush canopy of sycamores, maples and oak trees.
Lithia Park was named in the list with other notable public spaces such as The Cliff Walk in Newport R.I, Lake Mirror Park in Lakeland Florida and Rainier Vista in Seattle Washington among others. So we are in good company, visitors and locals enjoy our beautiful year round paradise, wander along the sparkling Ashland Creek and take time to smell the flowers. Lithia Park is a great place for the whole family.
September 30th, 2014 by Julie
On the first Saturday in October every year the North Mountain Park in Ashland hosts the Bear Creek Salmon Festival. This year it will be on October 4th. starting at 11 am. until 4 pm.
All ages are welcome to this free event. There will be interactive exhibits on healthy salmon habitat and our region also The Klamath Bird Observatory and The Freshwater Trust. Mini-workshops with topics including water conservation and wildlife, also fly and spin-casting will keep everyone interested.
The children will love the traditional salmon cooking demonstration on an open fire and the salmon story tent, there is something for everyone.
Figgy’s Food Truck will be there for those who would like lunch or a snack. Music by the Ashland Taiko, Small Fry Accoustic Folk and Dancing Spirit Drum among others will keep your feet tapping.
Don’t miss this fun event.. See you there!
For more information go to BearCreekSalmonFestival.net.