Local Events

 

BACHELOR BUTTE DOG DERBY

3/1/19 – 3/3/19 all day

Bachelor Butte Dog Derby returns the tradition of racing sled dogs in the Cascade mountains near Bend/Sunriver, Oregon. This is an opportunity to experience the splendor of the the Cascades and contest one’s dog team on world class terrain. “The courses will be challenging and the classes offered somewhat nostalgic.” There will be 5 different courses. Go online to check out courses and race info/rules.

Wanoga Sno Park, Cascade Lakes Highway

 

MANDY HARVEY

3/6/19 7:00 pm

Mandy Harvey is an accomplished singer and songwriter. She is also deaf. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006-2007 at age eighteen due to a connective tissue disorder, and left the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008. She quickly became a regular performer at Jay’s Bistro in Fort Collins and then branched out to having regular concerts at Dazzle Jazz Lounge in Denver (Top 100 Jazz venues in the world). Mandy’s music attracts the attention of those around the world, adding to her message of hope, dream and believe. Mandy made a tremendous impact on America’s Got Talent, reaching the 2017 finals as Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer Winner. Her profile on CNN’s Great Big Story captured over 10 million hits on social media. Burt’s Bees signed her up for their “Remarkable Women” campaign. NBC Nightly News featured her, and she now performs at the world’s most prestigious clubs, concert stages and festivals.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

KIDS NIGHT OUT

3/8/19 6:00 pm

Kindred Creative Kitchen loves to teach kids to cook. Soup is good for the soul! Have your child age (7-17) join Chef Morris in this fun hands-on class. Kids will make a variety of heartwarming soups.

Kindred Creative Kitchen, 2525 SE Twin Knolls Dr

 

CASCADE CREST NORDIC SKI MARATHON

3/8/19 – 3/10/19 all day

Enjoy the splendor of the high Cascades while testing your limits at the 2019 Cascade Crest Nordic Ski Marathon. This year’s event promises something for everybody; a 50km Skate race, a 25km Skate race, a 10km Skate or Classic race for beginning racers, and a 4 x 12.5km Skate Relay. This year’s course will utilize the US Forest Service lands in the shadow of Broken Top Mountain on and around Dutchman Flat and Todd Lake before reentering the Mt Bachelor Nordic Center Trail Network at Rich’s Range. The course is 12.5km in distance (10km cut off for beginners) and will be skied 4 times for the 50km and twice for the 25km. Check out the website for registration info.

Mt. Bachelor, 13000 SW Century Dr

 

MARIACHI SOL DE MEXICO

3/8/19 7:30 pm

Experience the dynamic energy and rich cultural expression of Mariachi Sol de Mexico at The Tower Theater. This band embraces the romanticism of Mexico’s land, people and beauty of heart. They are a platinum selling mariachi band and the first ever to be nominated for a Grammy. Considering the fact that they have traveled the world over, Bend is very lucky to have them performing here.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

MONSTER TRUCKS

3/15/19 – 3/16/19 7:30 pm

Thrill to Monster Truck Thunder at the Deschutes County Expo Center. Redmond, will be motorsport entertainment’s epicenter with the nation’s most competitive MONSTER TRUCKS, as the TRAXXAS Monster Truck Tour invades the First Interstate Bank Center on March 15&16, 2019! See these incredible 10,000-pound, car crushing giants compete in racing, wheelie contests, and then rock the house with amazing freestyle action during the TRAXXAS Monster Truck Tour! Plus, you can meet the drivers and see the trucks up close at the pre-event Autograph Pit Party!

Deschutes County Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DASH

3/17/19 10:00 am

The Mt. Bachelor Rotary St. Patrick’s Day Dash is a timed family 5K fun run in Bend, Oregon. Gather the family to run, jog, walk or crawl, and be sure to wear your green as there will be prizes for the best costume and best wearin’ o the green. This year’s beneficiary is Family Access Network who offers assistance, possibility and hope to Central Oregon families in need by connecting them with crucial resources that will help children flourish in school and in life.

Deschutes Brewery Warehouse, 399 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr

 

MARCH NATURE NIGHT

3/20/19 7:00 pm

Join Deschutes Land Trust and retired National Geographic picture editor and the environment editor, Dennis Dimick, for a fast-moving, visual journey that explores and explains the modern human era, the Anthropocene. As a native Oregonian, Dimick will present a vivid journey through our modern world of 7.5 billion people that considers our expanding footprint, rising prosperity, and resulting environmental challenges that call for our attention and response. Explore ways to appreciate our place in nature and contemplate how we can contribute towards a positive future for ourselves and the planet.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

SUPER MOON PHOTO WORKSHOP

3/21/19 7:00 pm

Bend Photo Tours invites you along for this very special and rare photo event. Full moons are amazing…. but Supermoons are mind blowing! This particular moon is the last of three supermoons for 2019. The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.  This photo workshop will head out to The Badlands for a clear view of the rising moon. There will be around 2 hours of night photos, with about 1 hour of driving round trip. Workshop is capped at 8 people to ensure personalized instruction and individualized attention.

The Badlands

 

HIGH DESERT SPEAKER SERIES

3/26/19 7:00 pm

Oregon Natural Desert Association invites you to their 3rd speaker event on March 26th. Topic for this program will be “Upper Snake River Tribes Take On a Changing Climate.” Guest speaker will be Jason Kesling, Environmental Program Director. With extensive experience in environmental assessment and wildlife conservation, Jason is a knowledgeable voice on climate change resiliency, adaptation and risk assessment. This event takes place at Worthy Brewing in the Hop Mahal room. Doors open at 6:30, presentation starts at 7:00.

Worthy Brewing Hop Mahal, SE 20th St

 

WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

4/4/19 6:00 pm

The Bend Chamber invites you to The Women of the Year Awards. This event showcases inspirational stories and extraordinary achievement by formally recognizing and celebrating the outstanding contributions and achievements of women and young ladies in our region. These awards honor exceptional women of all ages, of diverse cultures and roles, celebrating the power of individuals to spark change and improve their community and beyond.

Eagle Mountain Event Center, 2221 NE 3rd, Suite #100

 

YOUTH LIT FEST

4/6/19 9:30 am

The 2019 Youth Lit Fest is a day of workshops and presentations by award winning authors and illustrators. There will also be a publishing representative of books for children and teens. All ages are welcome, whether you love books for children and teens or hope to illustrate or write them. A Caldecott Medal winner and a Newbery Honor winner are two of the nine presenters at this full day of celebrating the art of writing and illustrating books for children and teens. Those who want to get published and those who love books for youth age 5-17 are invited to listen and learn from some of the best in the youth literature field. It’s free! Lunch is on your own.

Deschutes Public Library, 601 NW Wall St

 

THE SALMON RUN

4/7/19 all day

The Salmon Run is one of Bend’s oldest organized races. What makes it so popular? First, it is a true Bend tradition. Second, it is one of the first half marathons of the year in the Northwest, making it central to the local racing scene. Because of its early-season timing, it is also the quintessential race for runners looking to build a base for future races. “Each year, the mighty Salmon make an expedition of a lifetime back to their homes – traversing thousands of miles and overcoming countless obstacles on their river journeys. The Salmon juxtapose the infinite space of their ocean homes against the micro-streams of their birth in one monumental run. Their achievement is awesome in the true sense of the word. This beautiful course starts and finishes at the Bend Athletic Club, following the Deschutes River for much of the way.

Athletic Club of Bend, 61615 Athletic Club Dr

 

HIGH DESERT SPEAKER SERIES

4/9/19 6:30 pm

The 2019 Bend High Desert Speaker Series wraps up on April 9 with a panel of experts discussing how high desert flora and fauna have adapted to survive in wetlands and other habitats in eastern Oregon. Hear from Ron Larson, Dennis Albert and Steve Sheehy as they discuss the unique life of the high desert, and the importance of conserving Oregon’s spectacular wild places so that these species can thrive, now and always.

Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr

 

USA BMX GREAT NW NATIONALS

4/12/19 – 4/14/19 all day

The BMX Great NW Nationals will be held at the Deschutes County Expo Center the weekend of April 12-14. Come and experience the thrill of BMX racing. From the moment that the starting gate slams, up to seven racers blast at a full sprint toward the first obstacle. BMX racing will give you that rush of adrenaline you’ve been looking for. Big jumps can mean big air. Steep backsides, deep turns, and downhill sections can add up to massive speeds. Fun to watch – even more fun to DO!

Deschutes County Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way

 

OREGON GUITAR QUARTET

4/14/19 2:00 pm

Central Oregon Symphony brings the Oregon Guitar Quartet to Bend for a members only concert. The OGQ ensemble is comprised of the finest classical guitarists in Oregon. This concert will be held at the Bend High School Auditorium.

Bend High School, 230 NE 6th St

 

HOME FREE

4/18/19 8:00 pm

The all vocal (a cappella) country music sensation Home Free is bringing Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits to the Tower Theater. The band comes to town on the heels of their most recent full-length album release, TIMELESS, bringing with them new music and new humor every night. Home Free has become a household name, amassing more than 250-million YouTube views, and entertaining more than 350,000 people live in concert since bursting on the national scene in 2013. The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

EASTER BRUNCH BUFFET

4/21/19 8:00 am

After the kids have found all their Easter eggs come over to the lodge for a fabulous Easter Brunch at Carson’s American Kitchen. This brunch buffet will showcase all of the traditional favorites from slow-roasted prime ribeye and eggs benedict to an indulgent dessert station! Be sure to call for reservations.

Sunriver Resort, 17600 Center Dr

 

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

4/27/19 – 4/28/19 7:00 pm

The BANFF Mountain Film Festival allows you to journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks. This event will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Tower Theatre on April 27th and 28th.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

MY STROKE OF LUCK

4/30/19 7:15 pm

My Stroke of Luck is an inspiring, spellbinding and funny look at love, family, and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Diane Barnes shares her story of humor, grit and victory as she overcame a catastrophic event. Don’t miss it.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St