Next of Kiln
719 Main St. / 541.885.5568
A paint-it-yourself pottery store where you’ll love the creative, handcrafted works of art offered.
Wild Pigment Studio
628 Main St. / 541.591.4381
An art studio designed to teach skills and techniques while tapping into student’s creativity and imagination.
Klamath Film ✪ (Klamath Independent Film Festival)
Klamath Film exists “To build, promote, and support an industry of local/regional filmmaking in and around Klamath Falls, while connecting our community to film.” The biggest avenue through which they accomplish this is the Klamath Independent Film Festival (KIFF) which has been held annually since 2013. This three-day weekend event in September is a leading all-genre, Oregon-centric film festival that features local films shot by filmmakers all over the world. A variety of prizes are awarded and all filmmakers who offer a submission are awarded tickets to the event; the submission deadline is June 1st.
2643 Biehn St. / 541.884.5000
Straightforward first-run movie theater offering stadium seating, 3D screens, and arcade games.
Ross Ragland Theater & Cultural Center ✪
218 N. 7th St. / 541.884.0651
The Klamath community banded together in 1989 to raise funds for the revitalization efforts of the historic Esquire Theater, and the aged 1940s styled theatre was transformed into a state-of-the-art performing arts center while still retaining its Art Deco character. Complete with seating for 740+. It includes an adjoining cultural center that can accommodate banquets with 250+ attendees. The Theater offers youth programs and produces numerous musicals and plays every quarter offering opportunities for actors, singers and musicians to show off their talent.
Linkville Playhouse ✪
201 Main St. / 541.884.6782
As the oldest community theater group in the area, The Linkville Players bear a rich theatrical legacy, and this theater offers many opportunities to enjoy a thespian evening; to the tune of 300 different shows over its lifetime. Moreover, stemming from their desire to foster enduring excitement for the performing arts, the Linkville players provide an opportunity for those desiring to hone their theater basics through volunteer opportunism both on and off stage. Furthermore, the Linkville also produces “Little Linkville” plays for children; productions – around 20 minutes in length – geared towards younger audiences to captivate and inspire a lifelong love of the theater.
Klamath Blues Society ✪
P.O. Box 7926 / KlamathBlues.org
Klamath Blues Society is dedicated to the celebration and promotion of Blues music. The group coordinates concerts and annual events such as The Annual Brats, Brews and Blues Festival.
Klamath Symphony ✪
P.O. Box 8082 / 541.281.3515
Performing primarily at the Ross Ragland Theater, the Klamath Symphony is an organization of volunteer musicians which provides members with a vehicle for developing their musical talents while making music together, and also enriches the cultural palate of the community at-large through live performances. The Klamath Symphony focuses on the education of present and future musicians and audiences, with a vision of elevating the human spirit.
Oregon Old Time Fiddlers
541.882.6418 / OOTFA.org
Klamath is home to a vibrant and very active chapter of the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers – an Oregongrown organization that has kept its commitment to celebrate and preserve the music of America’s heritage for over 50 years. They perform at various events around the Klamath Basin. Those curious can dance to the lively tunes (or even do some fiddlin’ of their own) at the monthly jam session at the Shasta Grange Hall. They also offer free weekly instruction to youth through their Junior Fiddlers program. The Junior Fiddlers perform at periodic recitals to show off their skills and show that they aren’t just fiddlin’ around.
Klamath Chorale The Klamath Chorale is a community choir of 90+ voices, whose goal is to create and share a love of music with the Klamath Basin. This is accomplished through quarterly concerts. Attending one of the Basin’s oldest, largest, volunteer community choir’s events is sure to raise your spirits and leave audiences invigorated for a season of renewal.
Carla’s The Dancers’ Studio
533 Market St. / 541.883.3764
Carla’s The Dancers’ Studio Carla’s is a performing arts school focusing on Ballet and other genres such as partnering, jazz, 1940s tap, modern, hip hop and gospel. The dancers range in age from four years and up. Carla’s dancer’s skills are also showcased through frequent dance productions.
Klamath Dance and Exercise
229 So. 6th St. / 541.884.1522
Klamath Dance and Exercise classes offer a wide array of dance techniques including Arial and Lyra classes. Instruction is done with a holistic dance approach, not limiting dancers to a specific technique, but rather treating dancers to a full spectrum of dance techniques according to their skill level.
Rachel’s School of Dance
638 Klamath Ave. / 541.273.6130
Rachel’s School of Dance is a studio offering certified instruction in the Cecchetti method of ballet, as well as classes in Jazz and Tap dance. Summer dance camps are also offered as well as recitals as an opportunity for dancers to experience the exhilaration of live performance.
Klamath Country Squares
2450 Summers Ln. / P.O. Box 1968 541.884.1263
Klamath Country Squares Founded in 1971, KC Squares is a square and round dance club that hosts public dancing events and provides instruction for those interested in deepening their connection to the rich American heritage of square dancing.
MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
Baldwin Hotel Museum
31 Main St. / 541.882.1000
The Victorian-styled Baldwin Hotel Museum, originally a hardware store that opened in 1906, features 40 rooms filled with antiques and artifacts. Constructed in 1905, the four-story building once dominated the business district of Klamath Falls.
Children’s Museum of Klamath Falls ✪
711 East Main St. / 541.885.2995
For the young and young at heart, the Children’s Museum of Klamath Falls offers a fun, interactive environment for children and families to explore and discover through arts, sciences and humanities, stimulating the creative potential in us all.
Favell Museum ✪
125 W. Main St. / 541.882.9996
The Favell Museum features over 100,000 Native American artifacts from the Americas, along with contemporary art by some of the country’s most notable Western artists. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm.
Fort Klamath Museum
51400 Hwy. 62, Fort Klamath
The Fort Klamath Museum is located on the grounds of the Civil War-era fort that served as a frontier Army outpost in south-central Oregon. The grounds include the graves of four Modoc Indians executed by the Army after the Modoc Indian War of 1872-73. The museum is open from Memorial Day through September.
Klamath Art Gallery ✪
120 Riverside Dr. / 541.883.1833
Art gallery showcasing a different artist or photographer each month in a cozy intimate gallery space that is a delight for gallery visitors. Artworks include local artists and photographers as well as some from outside the region. Admission is always free. Gallery hours are noon to 4pm, Wednesday through Sunday.
Klamath County Museum
451 Main St. / 541.882.1000
Klamath Basin history comes alive at the Klamath County Museum, housed in a former National Guard armory. It serves as the main history museum for Klamath County and the surrounding area.
Train Mountain Railroad Museum ✪
36941 South Chiloquin Rd., Chiloquin
541.783.3030 / TrainMountain.org
The world’s longest miniature railroad and the world’s largest private caboose collection in one spot?!?! That’s right! With 37 cabooses and over 60 fullsized maintained and rolling stock cars in the collection, this is something that the hardcore train enthusiast or just the curious weekender can agree is a must-see.
FESTIVITIES AND EVENTS
Go-to calendar of events on the website
Dirty Pelican: Bike, Paddle & Run Race
Open to three-person teams and singles, the event has evolved from an informal competition between firefighters, police, nurses, 9-1-1 operators and personnel from other agencies, into a grand adventure race that also serves as a fundraising event for the Pregnancy Hope Center.
County Fair (Klamath County) ✪
A traditional county fair where the counties’ up-and-coming farmers and ranchers and artisans show off their finest work, with hundreds of awards given to those who make the grade. With all the delectable fair food that we look forward to, and whimsical vendors. Also includes a full carnival with amusements, attractions and games.
Farmers Market ✪
As weather permits, enjoy this fresh agricultural tradition every Saturday 9:30 AM – 1 PM on the corner of 9th and Main St. Get a sense of community and learn the true meaning of “locally sourced,” visit with the artisans, growers and producers as you sample locally grown produce, bakery goods and fine artisan handicrafts in this open-air market.
Kruise of Klamath
P.O. Box 7135 / 541.892.3403
Shine up your Merc, detail your Deuce Coupe and hustle your hotrod to the Kruise of Klamath for a celebration of the American love affair with cars and rock n‘ roll! This four-day blast from the past is filled with music, food and beautiful cars from the “good ‘ol days.” At the Kruise of Klamath the cars are “cherry,” the cruisin’ is “boss” and the atmosphere is “too cool!”
Lost River Bluegrass Festival
LostRiverFestival.com / 775.722.9877
The Lost River Bluegrass Festival takes place each year on the second weekend of July on the spacious grounds of the Merrill Park Civic Center in Merrill, OR, one of the half-dozen outlying farming communities that surround Klamath Falls. Situated on the banks of the Lost River, the festival hosts nine bands with a live stage Friday through Sunday. The camping area is adjacent to the festival audience area and camping is offered as early as the Monday before the festival. In addition to camping, activities include jamming, workshops, a dedicated quilters’ room, vendors, local shopping and sightseeing– including nearby Crater Lake National Park and Lava Beds National Monument.
Being home to one of the largest F-15 Pilot training bases in the country has its advantages – one of which is the Sentry Eagle, a mid-summer four-day war games event hosted by Kingsley Field. One day of the games is open to the public and demonstrations of aircraft from around the world are enjoyed by participants.
Sponsored by the Downtown Association, and community partners, this street fair is the place to be. On the third Thursday evening of each summer month, Main street, Klamath Falls is transformed into a fantastic place of musicians, kids activities, neat hot-rods, artisans, vendors food, and healthy community education and giveaways.