Summertime in Jacksonville

The days are long and the nights are warm, perfect for exploring what Jacksonville has to offer

Jacksonville pops in summertime! The sun heats up our valley, grapes are plumping up in the vineyards, and the tourist season gets hot, as the jolly old town comes alive with fun and frolic. The days lengthen, creating plenty of time for sampling all we have to offer. June’s temperatures usually remain mild, perfect for hiking woodland trails, a wine tasting, and dinner on a restaurant patio. July and August take the honors for the warmest days, made to order for a dip in Applegate Lake, sipping something cool in the shade, or browsing the many unique, locally-owned shops. Nights cool beautifully for star-gazing and a relaxing listen to live music at one of several venues.

The Britt Festival runs all season, drawing folks from far and wide to enjoy favorite entertainers at the amphitheater on the hill. Shops, restaurants, and tasting rooms welcome the crowds, and our loveable trolley chauffeurs visitors around town with narrated tours every day but Monday.

In August, wine enthusiasts will want to take advantage of the Oregon Wine Experience, a four-day event that showcases the best of Southern Oregon wines. Area wineries are open most days for sampling and driving through picturesque hills and vales.

Jacksonville sizzles during summer with long, lazy days and so much to see and do, you’ll want to linger until fall.




There will be no Narrated History Trolley Tours Sunday, May 19th and Sunday, May 26th.