September 2011 Events in Grants Pass, OR

Sept. 3-5

THE LION’S CLUB LABOR DAY FESTIVAL – hits Cave Junction’s Park with a parade on Monday, tough trucks Sat & Sun, not to mention carnival with food, music, booths, bingo , a softball tournament, and a Harley raffle throughout the weekend. 

Location:  Cave Junction’s  Jubilee Park

contact:  Steve Lyons, (541) 287-0290


Sept. 10th

PAINT YOUR HEART OUT – this is a community improvement project where volunteers help paint homes for people in the community. 

Location:  Grants Pass, OR

contact:  Karen Frerk, (541) 474-6360


Sept. 10-11th

ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOUR – this is a tour of 10 artists in the Hugo-Jump Off Joe area, with demonstrations and art for sale.  This benefits the Grants Pass Museum of Art.

Location:  Hugo-Jump Off Joe area

Contact:  (541) 479-3290


Sept. 11th

OLD CAR SWAP MEET – featuring a flea market, vintage car show and swap for cars and parts, this is hosted by the Caveman Vintage Car Club.

Location:  Josephine County Fairgrounds

Contact:  John Firth, (541)479-7204


Sept.  17th

FALL WINE STROLL -  located Downtown Grants Pass this event features local wineries.  From 3pm-6pm stroll around town and sample the grapes of  So. Oregon. 

Located:  Downtown Grants Pass


Sept. 17-18th

A COIN, CURRENCY, TOKEN AND STAMP SHOW – sponsored by the Caveman Coin Club.

Located:  Josephine County Fairgrounds

Contact:  (541) 471-6048


Sept. 18th

CAR AND BIKE SHOW AND DRIFT RACE – an event to benefit Oregon’s deployed soldiers and their families.

Located:  Josephine County Fairgrounds

Contact:  Daniel Ash,  (541) 441-8211 or Jan Slusser (541) 660-2364


Sept. 24th

DUCK DERBY!  is a fund raising rubber duck float held at Riverside Park.  For $10 a duck, not only are you contributing to worthy causes, but you will also have a chance to win prizes if your duck places in the race!  This event is sponsored by Josephine County Rotary Clubs.

Location:  Riverside Park

Contact:  Bill (541) 479-3339


Sept. 24-25th

OKTOBERFEST – a traditional German festival with food and music.

Location :  Wolf Creek Inn

Contact:  (541) 866-2474


Sept 25th

ROGUE VALLEY SYMPHONEY CONCERT I – Jeffrey Biegel, guest pianist, will perform Lesz’s Piano Concerto #1 and  Emerson’s Piano Concerto.  Also  on the program are Haydn’s Symphony #45 Farewell and Barber’s Essay #1.  The Music Director Martin Majkutwill present a pre-concert talk one hour before the performance. 

Located:  GPHS Performing Arts Center 830 NE 9th Street – Grants Pass

Cost:  $10.-$35, Students $5.

Contact:  (541) 552-6398 or


Sept.  28- Oct 28

SPIRIT OF THE ROGUE – A month long exhibit held in conjunction with Art along the Rogue.

Located:  FireHouse Gallery

Contact:  (541) 956-7339

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