Visiting La Grande

If you are heading to the Grande Ronde Valley and visiting La Grande for this year’s Festival, check out the information below for things to do while in our area.

Union County Chamber of Commerce: Their website provides directories and information about the area.  They are a great place to get additional information on the great outdoor recreation and historical exploration available.

207 Depot Street / La Grande, OR 97850
(541) 963-8588 / (800) 848-9969


There are many places to stay in town! Follow the links below to a few of our favorites.

Hotels / Accommodations: We highly recommend you book a room (if you can) at The Lodge at Hot Lake Springs, as they are one of our festival venues and offer their guests 24/7 hot spring soaking throughout the weekend. Next door, there is a RV park too – It is truly a magical experience. Might be worth calling directly as well. 

AirBnB is a great place to go > Check out these listings > If you are interested in co-housing with other guests let us know and we can help put people together!–Oregon–United-States/homes?adults=2&checkin=2023-10-19&checkout=2023-10-22

The Landing – another festival favorite for lodging and amazing breakfast.  

The Travelodge – on Adams, near downtown decent rates 

Dining • Coffee • Eats

  • Nells-N-Out
    • Milkshakes
  • Side A Brewery
    • Best dinner in town, also local beers
  • Nature’s Pantry
    • Great healthy grocery shopping, centrally located, good smoothies and wraps
  • The Local
    • New spot for sandwiches (until 2pm) and ice cream, across from Landing
  • JaxDogs
    • Bookstore with a great lunch special and quiches


Shopping etc.

  • Brickyard Lanes Bowling
    • Avoid Monday-Wednesday which are League nights, reservations recommended
    • Say hello to Natalie the bartender
  • Cook Memorial Library
    • Great quiet place to chill out, read, get work done if you need a spot away from home on a Saturday (closed Sundays)

Outdoor Recreation

While visiting you may want to check out some of the other recreational options in our area. Attending a film festival involves a lot of sitting, taking some time to get outdoors in the mornings to stretch your legs at Ladd Marsh might be nice, or bring your bike or boots along and hit some trails at Mount Emily Recreation Area.  For a good guide into your options visit: The Union County Chamber of Commerce

Thank you for being here. Enjoy the Valley.