Local Events



9/3/2019 10:00 am

Imagine floating on a kayak or canoe through a completely undeveloped, pristine and aqua-blue section of river in the heart of Deschutes National Forest. Paddling among lava flows stretching to Paulina Peak in Newberry Crater National Monument, Aspen groves, tranquil lagoons and side channels. Tumalo Creek’s Half-Day Deschutes River Tour is the perfect mini-adventure for visitors who want to fit in another activity in the afternoon. The Half-Day Deschutes River Kayak Tour is suggested as a relaxing outing for visitors and locals of all ages and skill levels.

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way



9/5/2019 – 9/8/2019 all day

Don’t miss the inaugural year of the Cascadia Adventure Film Festival. Come and celebrate the adventures that push limits and help forge a deeper connection to the natural world. This film festival will showcase influential films that highlight the adventurous spirit. You will be inspired by human-powered exploration and the values that keep the wilderness wild. The mission of the Cascadia Adventure Film Festival is: “To bring you films and experiences from the Cascades and beyond, to enhance your appreciation for outdoor adventures, help you discover new places to explore, and inspire a sense of community for those who love to share and preserve the outdoors.”

Tower Theater, 835 NW Wall St



9/6/2019 4:00 pm

Stop by each gallery in the Old Mill District during the First Friday Gallery 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 Dr



9/7/2019 2:00 pm

The most entertaining event of the year has returned!  How well do you know Bend? Find out in this citywide scavenger hunt!  Participants will have 25 destinations all around the city. The locations will include well known landmarks, local businesses, and the lesser-known eccentricities of the city. The first individual or group (no more than 4) to complete this task with the most points or by finding ALL locations will be this year’s ultimate scavenger champion and win a cash prize!

Farewell Bend Park, 1000 SW Reed Market Rd



9/13/2019 – 9/15/2019 all day

Outdoor City USA, a multi-sport event featuring biking, running, hiking, and climbing activities and competitions for all ages and abilities, is set to descend on Mt. Bachelor Sept. 13-15. This family-friendly event has something in store for all outdoor enthusiasts, supported by a variety of vendors and exhibitors showcasing the newest in outdoor equipment. In addition to cyclocross and mountain bike races, to skills clinics, to group rides, runs, hikes and climbs, Outdoor City USA will feature plenty of music, food, and beverages, and a signature Saturday evening mid-mountain party at Mt. Bachelor’s Pine Marten Lodge.

Mt. Bachelor, 13000 SW Century Dr



9/13/2019 – 9/21/2019 7:30 pm

Don’t miss the ultimate feel good show – Mamma Mia! This live production by TMP will be playing eight performances at the Tower Theater. 65 million people around the world have fallen in love with the music and story that make Mamma Mia. Get your tickets early – they will sell out fast.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St



9/20/2019 – 9/21/2019 all day

Join us on Sept 20 & 21, 2019 for Downtown Bend’s largest fundraiser, Bend Oktoberfest. The event is free to attend, but we suggest you pre-purchase your steins and tokens to skip the line (link below). Bend Oktoberfest is the most engaging festival of the year, and the ONLY festival where 100% of the funds raised go directly back into Downtown Bend! Enjoy numerous feats of strength and silly games, live music, great food and lots of local beer! Bring the entire family to enjoy the wiener dog races, stein hold competition, tricycle races, a bratwurst toss, a yodeling contest, costume contest, and more!

Downtown Bend


2019 PACAM

9/22/2019 – 9/26/2019 all-day

The 2019 Pacific Amateur Golf Classic, presented and managed by Sunriver Resort, is the driving force for championship-caliber amateur golf in the West. This prestigious annual event will celebrate its 23rd year during the final week of September and we hope you will join us.  The PacAm is a three-day, 54-hole stroke-play tournament, culminating in playoff competition at Sunriver Resort’s Crosswater Golf Course.

Sunriver Resort Golf Courses, Center Dr, Sunriver



9/28/2019 3:15 pm

Teton Gravity Research kicks off winter with their fantastic film “Winterland” at the Tower Theater Sept. 28th. There will be 3 showings – a matinee at 3:30, early evening at 6:15 and the late show at 9:00pm. Come celebrate the ski and snowboard culture. There will be tons of prizes from TGR’s partners at Atomic, Volkl, The North Face and more. Plus, everyone in attendance will have a shot at the tour grand prizes – including trips to Sierra Nevada’s beer camp in California (21+ only), TGR’s hometown Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and more.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St



10/1/2019 7:30 pm

Bettye LaVette is a Motown hero and Legend Winner. Her songs have placed in the R&B Top 20 and she has won numerous music awards throughout the years including Blues Music Awards for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer and Best Soul Blues Female Artist. Don’t miss this R&B legend at the Tower Theater Oct. 1st.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St



10/3/ 2019 6:30 pm

The legendary Robert Plant will return to the Les Schwab Amphitheater on Oct. 3rd. The former Led Zeppelin singer will be joined by the Sensational Space Shifters and bluegrass singer-songwriter, Lillie Mae. Doors open at 5:30, concert begins at 6:30. This concert allows low-profile chairs. Reusable water bottles/canteens and Take Note Initiative Silipints. Strollers. Personal umbrellas, phones, backpacks, binoculars and personal cameras without detachable lenses.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr



10/3/2019 8:00 pm

You may remember Preacher Lawson from “America’s Got Talent.” He was one of the top 5 finalists in the shows highest rated season! You’ll love his high energy, goofy comedy. It will be a “feel good evening.” Get your laugh on at The Tower Theater on October 3rd at 8pm.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St



10/4/2019 – 10/6/2019 all day

The Bend Fall Festival is a family-friendly event to remember. This beloved Bend tradition has something for everyone! Pumpkin painting, gourmet food and wine, the Harvest Market, Family Fun Street, live music and more! You can enjoy three days of rock, jam, Americana music. Shop for seasonal local produce and handcrafted food products. Stroll through over 100 vendors offering handmade and artisan creations. “The Souk” is a unique market featuring items from all over the world. Fantastic food carts will be joined by beer, craft cocktail or seasonal cider vendors. Plus, there will be an entire street of Gourmet Food & Wine. Another street will be dedicated to family fun with pumpkin painting, jump houses, Children’s’ Museum and more. Celebrate the Harvest at the Bend Fall Festival.

Downtown Bend, various streets



10/9/2019 7:00 pm

Jake Shimabukuro is a must see! This humble young man from Hawaii has taken the music world by storm as an instrumental marvel. He has played with world renowned orchestras, the country’s top music festivals and has even performed for the Queen. In addition, he has topped the Billboard World Music Charts on numerous occasions, and as a live performer he has become one of the hottest tickets around. Don’t miss his live performance at The Tower on Oct. 9th at 7pm.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St



10/10/2019 – 10/13/2019 all day

BendFilm celebrates 16 years of bringing independent film to Bend.  For 4 days in October, Bend will be transformed into a small town fascinated by film.  Enjoy the work of the most talented independent filmmakers at sites all over Bend.  This event takes place in downtown theaters, lecture sites, music rooms and party venues.  Check out the BendFilm website for event information and passes.  BendFilm Festival has been designated as one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals In The World” by leading film trade MovieMaker Magazine.

Various Venues, 916 NW Wall St



10/18/2019 – 10/20/2019 all day

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe has the ultimate opportunity for you to become a developed whitewater kayaker.  The Lower Deschutes Whitewater Camp is a multi-day adventure on the Lower Deschutes.  This camp is for the intermediate paddler looking to gain experience.  You will paddle up to class III+/IV on this trip (with guides) so it is important to have some experience coming in.  In addition to great whitewater, you will be blown away by the Tumalo Creek signature meals.  This is one unforgettable camp!

Tumalo Creek, 805 Industrial Way



10/19/2019 2:00 pm

There is no question that fall colors are a force to be reckoned with in Central Oregon, and Bend Photo Tours can show you the best places to find those epic colors! Join them for an awesome day along the McKenzie Pass where we will stop by some waterfalls, trek along the river and take in all the stunning leaf changes!

Bend Photo Tours, McKenzie Pass



10/28/2019 7:30 pm

Don’t miss this incredibly unique entertainment experience! The classic horror silent film, Nosferatu will be shown as it was in the 1920’s – with a 13-piece orchestra playing the original scores. Nosferatu is considered one of the most foreboding and influential horror films in the history of cinema. Travel back to the roaring 20s and see Nosferatu as it would have been screened originally, with its hauntingly beautiful authentic musical score, in this performance perfect for music and film fans alike! ​ Showing at The Tower Theater on Oct 28th at 7:30.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St



10/31/2019 4:00 pm

Celebrate all things slightly spooky at the Old Mill District Halloween Party! This family friendly block party is a full-on Halloween celebration with the annual pet costume party, hot cider samples, arts and crafts and of course, treats handed out by stores and restaurants. This a safe, fun, free of charge event that the entire family can enjoy! Oct. 31 4pm-7pm.

Old Mill District, 970 Southwest Powerhouse Dr