Local Events

 

 

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

6/1/2018 5:30 PM

Come join us as we celebrate First Friday Art Walk with a wide assortment of local artists. Local beverages, food, and music are always on the agenda, and demos and other fun surprises are always a possibility!

Downtown and the Old Mill District

 

BEND BEER CHASE

6/2/2018 6:00 AM

The 5th Annual Bend Beer Chase will be pouring again June 2nd, 2018!

Start at Worthy Brewing Company, 495 NE Bellevue Dr.

 

2018 OREGON SENIOR GAMES

6/2/2018 – 6/22/2018 8:00 AM

Bend, Oregon is the Mountain Town that has it all, and that includes the Oregon Senior Games! Competitors from around the country will gather in Bend for an unforgettable 3 weeks of athleticism and fun.

Various Venues Throughout Bend

 

ART IN NATURE – KAYAKING & CAVING WITH LES STROUD

6/8/2018 8:00 AM

Wanderlust Tours and the Tower Theatre present Kayaking and Caving with Survivorman, Les Stroud.

Meet at Wanderlust Tours Office, Fred Meyer Shopping Complex

 

BROKEN TOP 3V3 SHOOTOUT

6/9/2018 9:00 AM

The Bend FC Timbers are pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Broken Top 3v3 Shootout soccer tourney. This family friendly event is open to all ages of soccer players and will feature an all-day event of soccer, food carts, beer garden and fun. Teams are guaranteed four games with a champion crowned at each age group and gender. Games kick off at 9 am and run until approximately 7 pm.

Big Sky Park, 21690 Neff Rd.

 

AUTHOR EVENT: “50 HIKES WITH KIDS” BY WENDY GORTON

6/9/2018 1:00 PM

Handcrafted for Northwest parents, educators, and caregivers that want to spark a love of nature, “50 Hikes with Kids” highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in Oregon and Washington.

Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mt. Washington Dr. Suite #110

 

SLIGHTLY STOOPID WITH SPECIAL GUESTS STICK FIGURE & PEPPER IN CONCERT

6/9/2018 4:30 PM

The Les Schwab Amphitheater welcomes Slightly Stoopid as part of its summer concert series.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr.

 

THE BEST OF BOTH: THE ULTIMATE DUAL-DISCIPLINE BIKE RACE

6/16/2018 7:00 AM

“The Best of Both” is a unique bicycle race to be staged in the beautiful mountain town of Bend, Oregon, on June 16th, 2018. The event is the first of its kind to combine road cycling and mountain bike riding within one conclusive race distance, bringing a cross-section of competitive bike racers together for the first time to compete head-to-head.

Wanoga Sno Park, Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway

 

SOULSTICE FESTIVAL

6/21/2018 3:00 PM

Join us to celebrate the Bend Sunshine! Shop a selection of amazing local artisans with handmade objects for the body, garden and soul while listening to local musicians and snacking on the best from Bend’s favorite food trucks!

Crows Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St.

 

OREGON RESCUE CHALLENGE

6/30/2018 9:30 AM

Rescue to Remarkable! Oregon trainers and equine rescues compete at Rim Riders Event Center to showcase their horses in an obstacle trail course, fan favorite creative freestyle and ultimately, adoptions. This free family event includes food, raffle prizes and silent auction while shopping local vendors.

Rim Rock Rider Event Center, 17037 Alfalfa Rd.

 

JULY 4TH PET PARADE & OLD FASHIONED FESTIVAL

7/4/2018 8:00 am

Enjoy old-fashioned 4th of July fun the Bend way. Begin your celebration at 8:00 am in Drake Park with the annual Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast. Then move on to downtown Bend for the ever popular Pet Parade sponsored by Bed Pet Express. Line up at Bend’s City Hall parking lot with your dog, wagon, bicycle or stuffed animal by 9:00 am and be ready to walk the 1.5-mile parade route at 10:00 am. After the Pet Parade, head to Drake Park between 11:00 am – 4:00 pm to enjoy live music, local artisans and lots of delicious food at the Old Fashioned Festival sponsored by Bend Pet Express. And – don’t forget to cruise through the expanded Kids & Family area where kids of all ages will be entertained with FREE old-fashioned fun and games.

Drake Park, 777 Northwest Riverside Boulevard

 

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

7/6/2018 4:00 pm

Stop by each gallery in the Old Mill District during the First Friday Art Walk on every first Friday of the month year-round. New exhibitions open each month and are on view for the entire month. Enjoy incredible art and the talented working artists in the varied galleries. Music and libations will be available.

Old Mill District, 970 Southwest Powerhouse Drive

 

STEVE MARTIN & MARTIN SHORT

7/6/2018 6:30 pm

Enjoy amazing entertainment with Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life featuring The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. As an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician, Steve Martin is one of the most diversified performers and acclaimed artists of his generation. In addition to his 50+ movie rolls, he is a Grammy Award winning musician. Martin Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on “Saturday Night Live” over 30 years ago. He is an Emmy Award winner. The two Martins will treat you to a night of unforgettable entertainment. Doors open at The Les Schwab Amphitheater at 5:00pm. This concert allows low-profile chairs but not blankets or yoga mats.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Drive

 

BEND SUMMER FESTIVAL

7/13/2018 – 7/15/2018 10:00 am

The Bend Summer Festival is a weekend like no other! This event turns the streets of downtown Bend into one big party. The festival features fine food and libations, talented artists, three stages of first class blues, rock and jazz from Central Oregon and across the nation.  There will be over 23 bands performing over the weekend. The Oregrown Mainstage will showcase local and national acts, the Cascade Sotheby’s Jazz Food & Wine Stage will showcase some of the best blues, jazz and rock from across the U.S. and the Locals Only Stage will showcase local Central Oregon musicians. There will also be kids area with bounce houses, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon animals and fun educational activities. The Bend Business Showcase will boast more than 50 exhibitors from the areas of outdoor sports and recreation, home and nature, healing and wellness and home energy conservation. Minnesota Street becomes the hub for gourmet artisans from across the Pacific NW. Come sip, graze and absorb the best free live jazz with world-class wines, salts, oils, spices, exotic prepared food and more. The Fine Art Promenade will feature more than 150 booths showcasing carpentry, fine art, creative goods and more. The Souk is a world market bazaar featuring goods from outside Oregon that reflect the values and lifestyles of Central Oregonians at large.

Downtown Bend, NW Minnesota Ave & NW Wall Street

 

TOUR DES CHUTES

7/14/2018 6:00 am

Tour des Chutes is a multi-distance cycling event and/or a 5K run or walk to raise funds for local cancer survivorship programs for children and adults. This is the 14th year supporting programs in Central Oregon. Bike routes of 7, 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles are offered. All rides are fully supported with safety riders, SAG drivers and well-supplied aid stations. The 5K run or walk features stunning views on the west side of Bend. The finish line offers a pancake party for 5K participants and burrito bar for cyclists. All enjoy live music from our stage.

Pacific Crest School, 3030 NW Elwood Lane

 

DESCHUTES DASH

7/14/2018 8:00 am

The 15th Annual Deschutes Dash Multi Sports Festival in beautiful Bend, Oregon on Saturday, July 14! Added finish line festivities, 2018 will make this a race to remember. Both Olympic and Sprint races will be on Saturday. The Deschutes Dash Sports Festival at the Old Mill District, is recognized as one of the most spectator-friendly, multi-sport venues in the Pacific Northwest! Bring the whole family out to compete or watch the race this summer. The event is held at River Bend Park.

Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia Street

 

SISTER OUTDOOR QUILT SHOW

7/14/2018 9:00 am

The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is THE Largest Outdoor Quilt Show in the World!  Always held on the 2nd Saturday in July, this event transforms the town of Sisters into a rainbow of fiber art.  Stroll the streets of beautiful downtown Sisters where over 1400 quilts hang from the establishments. This event is free. The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is a non-profit whose “mission is to educate the public about the art, skill, and heritage of traditional and contemporary quilts and fiber arts, while enhancing the cultural vitality of the community of Sisters and Central Oregon.”

Downtown Sisters, US-20

 

CORK & BARREL – THE WINE EVENT OF CENTRAL OREGON

7/19/2018 – July 21, 2018 10:00 am

The wine event of Central Oregon is back! Cork & Barrel is a three-day fundraising series of events focusing on food, wine, and philanthropy. All revenue generated at Cork & Barrel directly benefits KIDS Center. Each year Cork & Barrel brings a different and unique wine region to Central Oregon. This year we are proud to feature the wines of Sonoma County! There’s something for everyone during these three days of events. From the intimate Winemaker Dinners, to A Sip of Cork & Barrel where you can mingle with winemakers and meet local and regional guest chefs, to the Grand Cru gala fundraising event with a 5-course dinner and Central Oregon’s best live auction…you don’t want to miss it!

Broken Top Club, 62000 Broken Top Drive

 

CLASSIC CAR SHOW

7/21/2018 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Sunriver Antique and Classic Car Show presented by the Village Bar & Grill is returning to the Village at Sunriver. If you are a lover of cars or a car owner, this is an event you do not want to miss. Whether you have a 1920’s Model T or a 1970’s Muscle Car, polish up your car and come join the fun. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. This is a FREE event for spectators with FREE Live Music!

The Village at Sunriver, 63095 Deschutes Market Road

 

SHERYL CROW

7/25/2018 5:30 pm

Sheryl Crow returns to The Les Schwab Amphitheater on July 25th. This pop star has earned nine Grammys over the span of her career, along with five Platinum albums and more than 35 million album sales. Her single “All I Want To Do” propelled her debut album “Tuesday Night Music Club” to Double Platinum. Gates open at 5:30.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Drive

 

NIGHT GLOW BALLOONS

7/27/2018 8:30 pm

Catch the GLOW at Balloons Over Bend NIght Glow. This stunning event takes place at Riverbend Park along the Deschutes River. Sit back and watch as these beautiful balloons are inflated tethered and lit to create a surreal glow in the park.You can get up close and personal without leaving the ground. Food, music and kids activities will be available. Parking is limited so check the website for parking suggestions and arrive 1 to 2 hours early.

Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia Street