Smoke-Caused Cancellations

Grants Pass filled with smokeFor air quality information due to the fire smoke: http://www.oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/

This is a fluid list of cancellations around Southern Oregon due to smoke:

Troon Vineyard did have to cancel their ZIN & BBQ BASH scheduled for Saturday, August 3rd, due to the smoke. They will, however, have some anniversary treats featured indoors in their Applegate Tasting Room. They’re open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.


The Guided Park Walks in Lithia Park for August 3rd and 4th have been CANCELLED.

Dan Meyer Pool is OPEN. They will base their decision to remain open on a day by day basis, but they most likely plan to stay open for the weekend.


Fill The Boot Firefighter Event has been POSTPONED.

Movies in the Park for August 3rd has been CANCELLED.

Jackson Pool is open. They will base their decision to remain open on a day by day basis, but they most likely plan to stay open for the weekend.

Softball Tournament At US Cellular Park – NOT CANCELLED. They have shortened a couple of the games in the last few days but not cancelled any. Today they are back to their normal 1 hour, 40 minute games. They are basing cancellations on a day-by-day basis.

Redemption Run & Dinner – CHANGES: Redemption Ridge was originally scheduled to host a 5k/10k run through the heart of EdenVale Winery and dinner after, but it has moved to the inside of the mall. The dinner, however, is still at the winery.

Central Point:

Show & Shine – NOT CANCELLED. The event is still scheduled to go as planned on Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Twin Creeks Park.

D.A.R.E. To Cruise – NOT CANCELLED. The event still scheduled for 6-9 p.m. on East Pine Street.

Grants Pass:

Fantastic Flea Market (8/3) – CANCELLED

Cavemen Pool – CLOSED – Will reopen on Monday, August 5th, if the air quality improves

Grants Pass Growers Market (8/3) – THEY MAY CLOSE AT 12 p.m.

First Friday Art Night (8/2) – NOT CANCELLED

The Grants Pass Swim Team is having their Swim-a-Thon on Monday; it will be moved to YMCA Indoor Pool and held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The G-PAC Swim Meet has also been moved to the YMCA Indoor Pool. Start times are tonight at 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.

Illinois Valley/Cave Junction:

Blackberry Festival for August 3rd and 4th – NOT CANCELLED – As of now, Blackberry Festival is still scheduled to go on this weekend. They say unless conditions get absolutely “wretched” they will still plan on having it.


If you know of a cancellation have the organization contact our newsroom at 541-779-9755 or newsdesk@kdrv.com.


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  1. Paul says:

    What about the baseball and softball game? Are they delayed? If not shouldn’t the be rescheduled?

  2. Bradford Fish says:

    I work with the RVTV crew that films the Thursday Ashland City Band concert in Lithia Park and we have been informed that the August 1st concert has been canceled because of the air quality.

  3. Lena Owen says:

    Will the Growers and Crafters Market be held today, Aug 1?

    1. NewsWatch 12 Staff says:

      Mary Groves, Interim Fairgrounds Manager at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, says the Farmers & Crafters Market is cancelled Thursday, August 1st due to the heavy smoke conditions in the valley and the threat thunder storms and high winds.

  4. Stephanie McBrayer says:

    The annual Rogue River Institute raft float and camp out at Indian Mary Park scheduled for Aug 1st through 3rd has been cancelled due to heavy smoke and fire danger.

  5. Applegate Valley Ranch says:

    Applegate Valley Ranch Summer BBQ is cancelled for tonight and hope to see everyone next week weather permitting.

    Thank you

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