10 Can’t Miss Cultural Events to Explore in Ashland, Oregon

Move over, Shakespeare! While Ashland is best known for its annual Shakespeare Festival, fewer visitors are familiar with these lesser-known yet equally appealing cultural events in town. If you are not a traditional stage production lover, don’t strike Ashland off of your vacation destination list! Here are 10 excellent cultural experiences that Ashland has to offer.

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You don’t need to be a Shakespeare fan to appreciate Ashland; these wonderful events just prove that this city has so many more cultural experiences to offer. With such a wide variety of activities, Ashland is absolutely one of Oregon’s “best kept secrets” that often surprises visitors who come for the famous plays, but leave with memorable experiences than they expected!

These suggestions are just a small portion of all the amazing things you can do in Ashland and Southern Oregon. The Camelot Theater Company puts on amazing live shows and musicals all year long at the James M. Collier Theater Building in the nearby town of Talent. Shows at The Craterian Theater at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts in Medford and the Britt Festival in Jacksonville are also definitely worth a visit!

While you are in town, pick up a copy of Revels, the weekly art and entertainment guide published in the Daily Tidings Friday edition, for in-depth listing of all the happenings in the area – it’s a great resource for exploring Ashland like the locals!