First Friday Art Night
On the first Friday night of each month (with rare exceptions*) downtown Grants Pass and Ashland both come alive, or I suppose I should say they stay alive, remaining open after their usual hours and playing host to our local arts community. It's the Roving Gallery Art Party, aka The Art Walk, and from 6 through 9 pm, artists and artisans exhibit their works and wares while mingling with the art-appreciating public. Typically there is more music in the air than is usual downtown on a Friday night (which is saying a great deal!) and refreshments are often served.
information, including a map, can be found at
Friday is rarely observed in January, and
is just around the corner, Memorial Day weekend, and if 2021 is
anything like 2020 it's going to be a blast! The Carnival will open at Riverside Park on Thursday Night, running a long weekend
through Monday, the holiday itself!. On Friday most of the fun will be at the park,
but on Saturday morning, visitors and locals alike will flock into downtown for
the annual Boatnik Parade, which is getting bigger every year and will probably last
for a couple of hours. Then it's back to the park, and pretty much all along the river
as far down as Galice. Although the world famous hydroplane jetboat race (which happens on Monday)
will only go so far as Robertson Bridge and back, this is the Rogue River and summer is
from Boatniks past can be viewed online at
*Boatnik is organized, underwritten, and presented by the Grants Pass Active Club
Back to the Sixties!
I don't know... it's been over 20 years that we've been doing it this way, but other than for the Vietnam War and the slump in the timber industry, the 60's weren't that bad, were they? I say let's get this show on the road and give the psychedelic era its due!
We'll post a more comprehensive review & photoblog as soon as we resolve this weighty dilemma, but meanwhile check out some of the action from Grants Pass' Back to the Fifties Past!
Sure, everybody in Grants Pass has heard of the
But have you checked out Barnstormers?
Or how about the One-Eleven Theatre Company?
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for Antiques in the Grants Pass area?
<< Okay, I suppose it's obvious, but head for the
Old Town Antique Mall, at the head of Angel Alley
on Sixth Street between H & I Streets!
More local shops and
can be found online at www.southernoregonantiques.com
Now let's get back to the RIVER!!!
...or perhaps some terrific Grants Pass Real Estate not far from it?