Bash Summer Boredom With These Fun Activities
The end of the school year is the source of celebration for students around the world, but is also the catalyst of a serious mental disorder known commonly as boredom. Without homework and after-school activities, students find themselves without anything to do, and every year have trouble finding a solution to their problem. Oregon has countless activities statewide to participate in, from Salem itself to endeavors around the state.
If you’re a fan of theater, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival may be where you spend your summer. The festival is held each year in Ashland, OR, and this year will show 11 plays that are not just limited to Shakespeare. This year’s plays are Twelfth Night, Great Expectations, The River Bride, The Yeomen of the Guard, Vietgone, Roe, Hamlet, The Wiz, The Winter’s Tale, and Richard II Timon of Athens. The festival is already in progress, and will continue until October 29.
The Salem Saturday Market will be open at 9am-3pm every Saturday until the 31 of October, and is a great place to discover handmade crafts, homemade foods, and fresh produce. There is often live music performing in the market, providing background music while walking around the event. The Market is held in downtown Salem, and encourages vendors to sell local, handcrafted or homegrown products.
Coming soon to Salem is the annual World Beat Festival. The festival gives attendees the ability to experience world customs, traditions, ethnic foods, crafts, parades, and dragon boat racing. This year the festival will take place on June 25 and 26 from 9am-6pm both days at Riverfront Park.
Most Oregonians have been to the state fair at one point or another, and this year should be no different. The Oregon State Fair is back again from Aug 26-Sept 5 at the Oregon State Fair and Exposition Center. As always, roller coasters, petting zoos, food vendors, and concerts. People can watch horse shows and dog competitions, ride the rides, or attend concerts with friends and family.