Local Events

 

JULY 4TH PET PARADE AND OLD-FASHIONED FESTIVAL

7/4/2019 all day

Join us for a Bend tradition dating back to 1932 – a July 4th filled with old fashioned fun, food and festivities brought to you by Bend Park & Recreation District. The day begins with a pancake breakfast and the ever-popular Pet Parade, where dogs, wagons, bicycles and stuffed animal walk the 1.5-mile parade through downtown Bend, Oregon. After the Pet Parade, residents head over to Drake Park to enjoy live music, local artisans’ crafts, food carts and FREE old-fashioned fun and games for the kiddos and kids at heart. Start out your day’s festivities at 10 am with the Pet Parade through downtown Bend then follow up with the Old-Fashioned July 4th Festival in Drake Park from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Downtown Bend

 

CHAMPIONSHIPS OF CORNHOLE

7/6/2019 all day

Imperial River Company presents the 2nd ANNUAL Deschutes River Championships of Cornhole. Single and Team competitions! The venue is second to none! Camping and lodging right near/at the event site.

Imperial River Company, 304 Bakeoven Rd., Maupin

 

MUNCH & MUSIC FREE CONCERT

7/11/2019 5:30 pm

Every Thursday, July 12th – August 16th in Drake Park. The evening kicks off at 5:30pm with live music. Don’t worry you’ll have time in between the opening and headliner acts to grab some delicious grub from one of the many food trucks and vendors or sip on a Deschutes Brew to quench your summer time thirst while you browse local artisans and crafts people’s booths. Kids will love the family fun area complete with bouncy houses to wear off a bit of Thursday night energy!

Drake Park, 777 Northwest Riverside Blvd.

 

BEND SUMMER FESTIVAL

7/12/2019 – 7/14/2019 all day

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 a 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 St

 

COBA TOUR OF HOMES

7/12/2019 – 7/21/2019 all day

The COBA Tour of Homes is approximately 40-60 new construction homes built by some of the most prominent builders in Central Oregon. They are able to display their beautiful craftsmanship, landscaping, design while educating the public on the latest building trends and provides a community forum for the housing industry as a whole. Tours occur on the weekends.

Various locations throughout Central Oregon

 

SISTERS OUTDOOR QUILT SHOW

7/13/2019 all day

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

 

DESCHUTES DASH FESTIVAL

7/14/2019 all day

The Deschutes Dash is a multi-sport event that benefits the Deschutes River Conservancy. The unique down river swim in the Deschutes river makes the swim fast and fun.  The bike course is a local’s favorite, as it heads up the Cascade Lakes Highway, and the run meanders along the banks of the Deschutes River before heading onto hardpack trail and pavement. The Deschutes Dash is a USAT sanctioned event.

Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr.

 

IN A LANDSCAPE

7/21/2019 all day

IN A LANDSCAPE with Hunter Noack will be returning to beautiful outdoor locations in Central Oregon this summer. July 21st this incredible concert takes place on Mt Bachelor.  Don’t miss this MOST unique event.  Tickets go on sale in April. “IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild is an outdoor concert series in stunning landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. We bring a 9-foot Steinway grand piano to the middle of forests, fields, calderas and historical sites for classical music concerts. To meet the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild, music is transmitted to the concert-goers via wireless headphones. No longer confined to seats, they can explore the landscape, wander through secret glens, lie in sunny meadows, and roam old growth forests.”

Mt Bachelor, Century Dr.

 

BALLOONS OVER BEND FESTIVAL

7/26/2019 – 7/28/2019 all day

One of Bend’s most beautiful events is back! Balloons Over Bend Children’s Festival is a full weekend of balloon launches, night glows and balloon-filled skies that kicks off on Friday, July 26th with fun and games at the Children’s Festival.

Various locations throughout Bend and Redmond

 

DESCHUTES COUNTY FAIR & RODEO

7/31/2019 – 8/4/2019 all day

“One Hundred Years of Fun Since Day One” is the theme of the Deschutes County Fair Rodeo. This is one of the best fairs in the entire country. Don’t miss the incredible entertainment lineup. The kids will love “familyville” with thrilling carnival rides. The rodeo is an NPRA sanctioned event with world-class cowboy/cowgirl and livestock talent. Enjoy live stage shows throughout the day and headliner concerts at night.

Deschutes County Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond

 

MUNCH & MUSIC FREE CONCERT

8/1/2019 5:30 pm

Every Thursday, July 12th – August 16th in Drake Park. The evening kicks off at 5:30pm with live music. Don’t worry you’ll have time in between the opening and headliner acts to grab some delicious grub from one of the many food trucks and vendors or sip on a Deschutes Brew to quench your summer time thirst while you browse local artisans and craftspeople’s booths. Kids will love the family fun area complete with bouncy houses to wear off a bit of Thursday night energy!

Drake Park, 777 Northwest Riverside Boulevard

 

CASCADE LAKES RELAY

8/2/2019 – 8/3/2019 all day

Cascade Lakes Relay is Oregon’s most challenging running relay course. It starts in the Cascade Mountains at Diamond Lake Resort, travels through the Oregon Outback and rural agricultural country, and winds back to the Cascade Lakes Highway, around Mt. Bachelor and into the resort community of Bend. You’ll see more cows than semi-trucks and smell pine trees instead of exhaust. If you are seeking an adventure where you can push your limits and rediscover your senses, then this is the event for you and your team.

Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia Street

 

BEND ELKS BASEBALL

8/3/2019  – 8/8/2019 6:30 pm

Play Ball! Come out to Vince Genna Stadium and support your local Bend Elks Baseball Team. Nothing says “summer” like a hometown baseball game complete with hot dogs, mascot and other fun activities. August 3, 4 & 5 The Elks will host Kelowna and August 6, 7 & 8 they will host Portland. Established in 2005 and located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, the premier summer collegiate baseball circuit west of the Mississippi showcases top collegiate baseball players from across North America in 11 markets throughout Washington, Oregon and British Columbia, Canada. All home games start at 6:35pm, except Sunday games which start at 5:05pm. Gates open 1 hour before the game starts.

Vince Genna Stadium, 401 SE Roosevelt Avenue

 

BLIND PILOT

8/3/2019 7:30 pm

Blind Pilot will be playing at the Tower Theater on Aug. 3rd at 7:30. This popular six member band hails from Portland and has played on Ellen and The Late Show with David Letterman. They have also graced the stage at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza just to name a few.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall Street

 

BAT WALK

8/9/2019 8:00 pm

Join High Desert Museum staff on an exciting evening expedition in search of bats. You will walk through the museum grounds using echolocator equipment to help find these elusive creatures. Bring weather appropriate clothing and a flashlight or headlamp for this after hours exploration. Registration and pre-payment are required.

High Desert Museum, 59800 North Highway 97

 

HAULIN’ ASPEN

8/10/2019 all day

Haulin Aspen is a “Lot of Good Things At Once”. This race is Central Oregon’s only full trail marathon. It was named in “Runners Goals” as “Best Marathon in Oregon!” This event features a 6.5 mile course (dubbed as “half-as”), a half marathon and full marathon race – all on the beautiful trails of Central Oregon. The course winds through Winoga Snow Park at 5,500 feet through incredible forests with spectacular views. The race is a points qualifier for Trail Runner Magazine’s Trophy Series and boasts a top medical team on site. There will be a post race celebration with scrumptious food and craft beers. All of this and… it benefits the Bend Endurance Academy.

Winoga Sno-Park, Cascade Lakes Highway

 

AVETT BROTHERS WITH LAKE STREET DRIVE

8/13/2019 4:30 pm

The Avett Brothers return to the Les Schwab Amphitheater this summer on August 13th. This band continues to be revered as one of the top folk-rock acts in the country. They will be joined by special guests Lake Street Drive.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Drive

 

BEND BREWFEST

8/15/2019 – 8/17/2019 all day

Beer lovers rejoice! The Bend Brewfest is back with over 200+ craft beers plus cider and wine. This outdoor festival is held at The Les Schwab Amphitheater August 15-17 Admission is FREE. For tasting, a one-time purchase of a souvenir mug is required. Mugs are $20 and come with 5 tokens. Mugs from previous years are not accepted. Additional tokens are sold in packs of five for $5. Each 4 oz pour is one token, full beers are 4 tokens. X-Tap beers are 2 tokens for 4 oz. Tokens are non-refundable. You may not use mugs from previous years. In addition to the best craft beer ever, fabulous food vendors will be available. Check out the Bend Brewfest website for a Guide to all the brews that will be available for tasting.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Drive

 

ART IN THE HIGH DESERT

8/23/2019 – 8/25/2019 10:00 am

Art In the High Desert is Central Oregon’s Premier Juried Fine Art & Craft Show and Sale. Over 120 acclaimed artists selected from across North America will be on the banks of the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District. Come stroll through some of the most unique art in the country right here in Bend on the weekend of August 23 through 25. The Show will be open 10-6pm on Friday and Saturday and 10-4pm on Sunday.

Old Mill District, 970 Southwest Powerhouse Drive

 

CAKE

8/24/2019 5:00 pm

CAKE is an American alternative rock band from Sacramento, California. They will be playing at the Les Schwab Amphitheater on August 24th. Doors open at 5pm.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Drive