June in Grants Pass Oregon

June 1st, 2016

June is the month for dads and grads everywhere and it’s no different here in the Rogue Valley! Also, as the weather settles into our typical summer weather, plenty of outdoor activities abound. So come and join us for some of the fun!

Don’t forget to take advantage of our summer special: USE PROMO CODE WHEN BOOKING: SUMMER 2018 – 2nd night 15% off stay!
(Sun, Mon, Tues Only, Expires 09-30-2018). Click here to book now. Enjoy all old town Grants pass has to offer with restaurants, shopping, and the arts within walking distance of the hotel.

Kite & Balloon Festival

When: June 1 – 3, 2018
What: Marvel at a skyline of brightly colored hot air balloons, a 10,000 square foot American flag and giant kites! Float above the ground in a hot air balloon lift! Eat yummy food and stay for evening entertainment! It’s the Southern Oregon community event of the summer that you won’t want to miss!

Brews Bluegrass and BBQ

When: June 2, 2018 – 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: RoxyAnn Winery – 3283 Hillcrest Rd., Medford, OR
Just a short drive south from Grants pass, Brews, Bluegrass & BBQ is a fun music and food festival that supports the Rogue Valley Food System Network and Rogue Farm Corps.

Click here for more information.

Southern Oregon Misfits Charity Car Show

When: June 2, 2018 – 8:00am to 2:00pm
Where: SW G St, Grants Pass, OR
The show includes cars of all years, makes and models. This includes trucks and motorcycles. There will be a swap meet and raffle. Bring canned food to be donated to Josephine County Food Bank.


Grants Pass High graduates, stay with us and enjoy a Senior Proud Grad Night! Click here for booking.

Free Concerts in the Park

When: June 19 – August 7, 2018
Where: 304 E Park Street in Grants Pass.
Concerts in the Park is put on by the Grants Pass and Josephine County Chamber of Commerce and features some of the best bands around Oregon. Join them for a free concert, great food, dancing and fun for the kids. The concerts start at 6:30 PM every Tuesday night during the summer in beautiful Riverside Park.

Click here for more information and line up.

Art in the Garden

When: June 9 – 10, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Art in the Garden – a two day event where private gardens are available to tour and you can buy art. Purchase your tickets at the Museum @ 229 SW G St, Grants pass.

Click here for more information.

Downtown Saturday Market

When: Mar 17 – Oct 27, 2018 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: 4th & F Street, Grants Pass, OR
Stroll on down to the Grower’s Market, for fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, plants, baked goods, specialty foods and gourmet herbs and seasonings.

Click here to view the vendors.

Racing on the Rogue at Grants Pass Downs

When: Saturday, June 16, 2018 1:00 PM and Sunday, June 17, 2018 6:00 PM
Where: Josephine County Fairgrounds – 1451 Fairgrounds Road Grants Pass
Why not take dad out for an exciting day at the races! The Grants Pass Downs at the Josephine County Fairgrounds brings exciting horse racing, parimutuel betting and live music to the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon.

Wildlife Images + Camp EEK Summer Camp for Kids

When: June 18th – August 24th, 2018
Where: Wildlife Images – 11845 Lower River Rd, Grants Pass, OR
REGISTER EARLY AS IT SELLS OUT! Click here for more information and registration.
Wildlife Images Education and Rehabilitation Center’s Summer Camp is available for kids ages 7-12. Animal Care Specialists allow campers to go WILD for the week as they hang out with Animal Ambassadors, play games, make cool crafts and explore outdoors. Camp can be attended for the whole week or day by day.

Wildlife Images is also open for their regular tours throughout the summer! Click here for more information.

Birds and Brews

When: June 23, 2018 – 8:30am – 6:00pm
Where: Siskiyou Field Institute – 1241 Illinois River Rd, Selma, OR
Located just a 30 minute drive south east of Grants Pass. Birds and Brews is a nature festival with mini hikes and activities for kids plus live music locally crafted microbrews, food, root beer, ice cream and more!

Rafting on the Rogue

Hellgate Jetboat Excursions
When: Daily, May – September
Where: Hellgate Jetboat Excursions – 966 SW 6th Street, Grants Pass
Experience the beauty of the Rogue and learn its history. Their fully narrated trips are safe for the whole family. Their lunch and dinner excursions offer dining at the the Hellgate River Lodge. This stunning outdoor lodge is reserved exclusively for Hellgate guests.

Visit their website for more information and booking.

Orange Torpedo Trips
When: All Summer Long
Orange Torpedo offers a number of trips from mild to wide. For shorter trips, try their beginner day trip on the Rogue River day rafting section with kayaks or rafts. If you need a little more excitement they have a 4 hour class IV Nugget Falls trip runs the two largest rapids commercially rafted on the river. If you have always wanted to try Standup Paddling, they have a scenic whitewater standup paddle trip perfect for beginners. If you are just looking for a romantic evening on the river check out their Rogue River Sunset Tour.

Visit their website for more information and booking.