NOTE: The following list was compiled in late April. Some events may not be included and some may change.

MAY

May 26 — Butterfly Pavilion Season Opener. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pavilion open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except July 4. Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 State Highway 38, Elkton. 541-584-2692, www.elktonbutterflies.com.

May 26-28 — Memorial Day Weekend Wine Tasting. Visit various Umpqua Valley wineries for special Memorial weekend open houses including music and food. For hours and specials at specific wineries, check www.visitroseburg.com.

May 31 — Charlotte’s Web. Presented by Umpqua Actors Community Theatre. Runs through June 17. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays at the Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 West Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-673-2125, www.uact-theatre.com.

June

June 2 — Downtown Roseburg Sip and Shop. 4 to 8 p.m. Passports are $15 with free wine glass. Downtown Roseburg.

June 2-3 — Free Fishing Weekend. Oregon residents and visitors can fish, crab and clam without a license. Special events at Cooper Creek Reservoir, Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 491 Edgewater Drive, Sutherlin; Diamond Lake, Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 350 Resort Drive, Diamond Lake. More information 800-720-6339.

June 2 — 79th Annual Lamb Show, BBQ and Auction. 9 a.m. show, 5 to 6:30 p.m. BBQ, auction at 7 p.m. Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Frear St., Roseburg, 541-584-2563, www.dclivestock.org.

June 2 — Guest Chef Series at Steamboat Inn. Other dates include June 8, 9, 15, 16. Reservations and schedule at www.thesteamboatinn.com, 541-498-2230, 42705 North Umpqua Hwy, Idleyld Park.

June 9 — Mike Forrester’s Lumberjack Contest. Backside Brewery at 1 p.m. Free exhibition and competition. Music to follow. 1640 NE Odell Ave., Roseburg, 541-671-2552.

June 15 — 2018 Melodrama. Presented by Oakland Community Theater. Runs June 15,16,17 and June 22, 23, and 24. Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Adults $6; 12 and under $4. Washington School Gym (behind City Hall), 637 Locust St., Oakland.

June 16 — Seven Feathers’ Bites, Blues and Brews Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. No admission charge. Seven Feathers Casino Resort north parking lot, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville, sevenfeathers.com or 800-514-3849.

June 16 — Sutherlin Woofstock Festival. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Central Park and the Community Center in Sutherlin off E Central Avenue. A festival for dogs and people. Competitions, shopping, and more events. www.sutherlinwoofstock.com.

June 22-24 — 50th Annual Summer Arts Festival. Presented by the Umpqua Valley Arts Association. Music, McMenamins food court, artwork and over 100 local artisans. The festival will be open Friday from 12 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-672-2532.

June 23 — Blooms and Butterflies Garden Celebration. Craft and vendor booths, annual Butterfly Run, book sale, live music, art exhibit in the library and tours of Fort Umpqua replica. The Butterfly Run is from 8:15 a.m. to 12 p.m., other events begin at 9 a.m. Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 State Highway 38, Elkton, 541-584-2692.

June 24 — Centennial Celebration Events Honor Walk. 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. The Honor Walk is a mile-and-a-half walk from the Armory in downtown Roseburg to the Roseburg National Cemetery adjacent to Fir Grove Park. This walk replicates a tradition from the past, typically held on Memorial Day, when veterans gathered to honor those who served our country. Free and open to the public. Umpqua Valley Arts Association, 541-672-2532.

June 30 — NASCAR K&N Pro Series Race. Douglas County Speedway, gates open at 4 p.m., races start at 6 p.m. 2110 SW Frear St., Roseburg, 916-676-0010 ext. 1103.

July

July 4 — 2nd Annual The Great Umpqua Food Truck Competition and Battle of the Bands. 2 to 11 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 SW Frear St., Roseburg. Free to attend, all ages. Includes food trucks, judging, music, VIP section, beer and wine gardens and more. www.thegreatumpqua.com.

July 4 — 4th of July Historic Oakland Oregon Parade and Picnic. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown historic Oakland. Parade begins at 11 a.m. at Washington School. Food available for purchase, Oakland Singers, water slide.

July 4-8 — 37th Annual Graffiti Weekend. Multiple events throughout Roseburg. See www.graffitiweekend.com.

July 8 — Annual Crab Feed at Melrose Vineyards. 4 to 8 p.m. All you can eat crab and a complete BBQ dinner. $40.00 per person, $35 for wine club members. Tickets must be purchased in advance, not sold at the door. Music by Mo’Jo Boogie. Tickets and information at www.melrosevineyards.com, 885 Melqua Road, Roseburg, 541-672-6080.

July 13-14 — Sutherlin Stampede Rodeo and Parade. Rodeo Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Parade is Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. along Central Avenue to the Sutherlin Rodeo Grounds in Sutherlin. 541-459-3280.

July 14 — 4th Annual Safety Day for Kids. Free, open to the public. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Costco. Hosted by CHI Mercy Health Mercy Medical Center. 4141 NE Stephens St., Roseburg.

July 21 — 2nd Annual Military Veteran Suicide Awareness 5K. Run and walk at Stewart Park in Roseburg. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Ride for 22; proceeds will be going to families that have been left behind from veteran suicide. www.ridefor22.org.

July 21 — Centennial Celebration Dinner and Music. 5 to 9 p.m. This centennial celebration event features music and food popular a century ago. Featuring Stephanie Newman on vocals and Michael Wheeler on keyboard performing songs from 1917 to the present. Tickets are $40 members, $45 non-members. Umpqua Valley Arts Association, 1624 West Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-672-2532.

July 21 — Hammer-N-Ales Brewfest. 5 to 10 p.m. at Seven Feathers Casino Resort. 21 and over event. All proceeds benefit Umpqua Valley Habitat for Humanity. More than 75 local and regional craft breweries, live music. Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door. 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, Canyonville, 541-839-1111.

July 21-28 — Roseburg Beer Week. Kicking off Saturday with the Hammer-N-Ales Brewfest and continues with a variety of events throughout the week including: tap takeovers, special brew releases, homebrew demonstrations and competition, brew pub events, beer and food pairings, live music and entertainment, beer culture, education and history. Visit www.brewburg.com/rbw.

July 24-29 — Dunefest. Multiple events and activities. Family friendly. Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Winchester Bay, 541-271-3495, www.dunefest.com.

July 26 — The Little Mermaid. Presented by Umpqua Actors Community Theatre. Runs through Aug. 5. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays at the Betty Long Unruh Theatre, 1614 West Harvard Ave., Roseburg, 541-673-2125, www.uact-theatre.com.

July 26-29 — Myrtle Creek Summer Festival. Entertainment on stage, 65 vendor booths, Fear Factor, Lumber Jack Show, 4×4 races and more. Thursday 4 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Millsite Park, 231 Volunteer Way, Myrtle Creek. Facebook @MyrtleCreekSummerFestival.

August

Aug. 7-11 — Douglas County Fair. Main gate 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., carnival gate 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., carnival rides 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Tuesday rides open at noon). Rides, vendors, entertainment and livestock. Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Frear St., Roseburg, 541-957-7010, www.douglasfairgrounds.com.

Aug. 11 — Challenge of the Champions Bullriding. Watch fearless bullriders try to stay on the best bucking bulls for eight seconds, plus rodeo clowns avoid bulls for seventy seconds. 4 p.m. at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Frear St., Roseburg, 541-580-8901.

Aug. 17-19 — Annual Sutherlin Blackberry Festival. Car shows, cruises, dancing, motorcycle show, BMX racing and more. Central Park in Sutherlin, 541-459-3280.

Aug. 18-19 — Annual Celtic Highland Games. Family friendly event, multiple activities, entertainment. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverbend Park, Winston, www.dccelts.org.

Aug. 18 — Henry Goes Wine. 12 to 10 p.m. at Henry Estate Winery, 687 Hubbard Creek Road, Umpqua. Winery and vineyard tours, wine specials, food, activities for the kids including a petting zoo, horse rides, miniature golf and more. Details and ticket information 541-459-5120.

Aug. 31-Sept. 3 — Great Umpqua Outdoor Days. Multiple events throughout Douglas County.

September

Sept. 1-2 — Fort Umpqua Days. A part of Great Umpqua Outdoor Days; a celebration of local history featuring exhibits, parade, entertainment and activities. Bass tournament at 6 a.m., other festivities are held at from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 State Highway 38, Elkton, 541-584-2692, www.elktonbutterflies.com.

Sept. 1-2 — Free Fishing Weekend. Oregon residents and visitors can fish, crab and clam without a license throughout the state. Visit myodfw.com for more information.

Sept. 2 — Vineyard Tour Bike Ride. Part of Great Umpqua Outdoor Days. Cycle event with 15-mile, 30-mile, 50-mile, 75-mile and 100-mile routes, all levels/ages welcome. River Forks Park, Discovery Garden. Food trucks, beer, wine at the park from 12 to 4 p.m. 380 River Forks Park Road, Roseburg. Register at thevineyardtour.com.

Sept. 8 — The Blast 5K. 5K competitive run and fun run/walk with color blasting. 8 to 11 a.m. at Stewart Park in Roseburg. Adapt, 541-492-0145, catis@adaptoregon.org, www.adaptoregon.org.

Sept. 8 — North Umpqua Fly Tying Festival. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glide Community Center, 20062 North Umpqua Hwy, Glide. Over 25 fly tiers, raffles, displays, vendors, presentations, and food. Umpqua Valley Fly Fishers, 541-677-0100, www.umpquavalleyflyfishers.org.

Sept. 14-16 — 50th Annual Winston Dillard Melon Festival. Friday 12 to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the parade at 11 a.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Riverbend Park, Winston, 541-679-9466.

Sept. 15 — Downtown Roseburg Sip and Shop/Art Walk. 4 to 8 p.m. Downtown Roseburg.

Sept. 15-16 — 2018 Showcase of Homes. 10 a.m. throughout Douglas County. Map at Umpqua Valley Home Builders Association, 541-673-3711.

Sept. 15-16 — Gun and Knife Show. Presented by Roseburg Rod and Gun Club, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Douglas Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Frear St., Roseburg, 541-673-5616, www.douglasfairgrounds.com, www.rrgclub.org.

Sept. 22-23 — 31st Annual Dahlia Show. Presented by Douglas County Dahlia Society, 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Floral Building, Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Frear St., Roseburg, 541-672-7352.

Sept. 22 — National Parks Free Entrance Day. The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Visit www.nps.gov for more information.

Sept. 22 — Grape Stomp and Harvest Celebration at Melrose Vineyards. 4 to 8 p.m. $30 per person, $25 for wine club members. Barbecue is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets and information at www.melrosevineyards.com, 885 Melqua Road, Roseburg, 541-672-6080.

Sept. 29 — The Umpqua Strong 9k & 5k Run/Walk. Run/walk, kids race and activities, concert, food vendors and opportunities to support grants and nonprofits in the community. Stewart Park, Roseburg. http://umpquastrong.org/.

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