Although the Oregon springtime weather continues to taunt us, summer is most definitely on its way – bringing a packed calendar of events for Roseburg. From live music to lavender, classic cars to local art, everything you want in a summer vacation is right here.
Here are just a few fan-favorite events happening this summer. For a full list, visit experienceroseburg.com/events.
Music on the Half Shell
This annual outdoor concert series is a weekly summer must. The free concert takes place at the gorgeous Nichols Bandshell at Roseburg’s Stewart Park and fills the evening skies with a variety of great music. Bring a bottle of wine, picnic blanket and grab some dinner from local food trucks. The series will kick off June 21 with Pink Martini.
The music lineup is available at halfshell.org.
Umpqua Valley Arts Summer Arts Festival
The 53rd Annual Summer Arts Festival will once again fill the lush lawn of Fir Grove Park with a large variety of local art and craft vendors. The festival typically brings in more than 130 vendors and also offers a Kids Zone, music, entertainment, along with food and beverages. Days and hours are June 24, 12 to 9 p.m.; June 25, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; June 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at Umpqua Valley Arts – 1624 W Harvard Avenue in Roseburg.
More information at uvarts.com/summer-arts-festival.
This nationally-treasured event for classic car enthusiasts and families will be taking place July 6 to 10. Each day of the festival is packed with multiple events (a total of 22 this year) in multiple locations throughout the Roseburg area including Roseburg’s River Forks Park and downtown.
Visit graffitiweekend.com for a schedule.
Growing Miracles Lavender Festival & Farm Tour
This free event invites guests to experience a beautiful, large-operating lavender farm. The festival will take place July 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and July 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will include tours of the farm, lavender u-pick, demonstrations, yoga in the lavender field (starts at 8 a.m.) as well as local vendor booths, food, music, and activities. It is located at Growing Miracles Lavender Garden – 508 Lower Garden Valley Road in Roseburg.
Douglas County Fair
Cotton candy and hot dogs will fill the air again at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Roseburg August 10 through August 13 as the Douglas County Fair returns. The county fair includes carnival rides, favorite fair food and vendors, exhibits, animals, bull riding, race car driving, and a great lineup of entertainment including The Marshall Tucker Band and Hell’s Belles.
Get more information at douglasfairgrounds.com.
Cycle - The Vineyard Tour
The Umpqua Velo Club hosts this weekend event with the highlight being The Vineyard Tour cycle ride. Experience gorgeous parts of Douglas County, meet many other cyclists, and take in local wine, beer and food for the weekend’s social events. The Vineyard Tour is September 2-5.
Register online thevineyardtour.com.