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.
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.
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.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.
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.
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.
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. The day before the race.
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.
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.”
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!
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!
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.
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.
“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.
The Les Schwab Amphitheater welcomes Slightly Stoopid as part of its summer concert series.
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.
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.
Wanderlust Tours and the Tower Theatre present Kayaking and Caving with Survivorman, Les Stroud.
Happy Girls Run in Bend winds around beautiful Bend, right along the Deschutes River. With the half marathon and 10K enjoying the canyon trail – one of the most scenic areas of Bend. There are a combination of surfaces including paved roads, gentle and wide trails as well as groomed paths.
Since 2005, the Bend Elks Baseball Club, in cooperation with Bend area high school baseball programs and the Bend Metro Park and Recreation District, have operated the three-day weekend tournament. It has emerged to be one of the must attend events for youth baseball teams throughout Oregon.
The SELCO Kid’s Mini Pole Pedal Paddle is a fundraiser for the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. MBSEF is a non profit organization that’s mission is to be the Northwest’s leading youth sports training organization, promoting the positive values of competitive sports including Alpine and Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding and Cycling.
Come out and join us on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Black Butte Community Room, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Sisters, Oregon for an exhibit of western artist Len Babb. Come meet the artist and enjoy a visual tour of the Old West through Len’s original oils, watercolors, bronzes and inks. There will be live music and light appetizers will be served.
The SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle is a relay race with six legs that include alpine skiing/snowboarding, cross-country skiing, biking, running, canoeing/kayaking/stand up paddle boarding, and sprinting to the finish! You can do it all yourself or be part of a team (or pair). We invite you to take part in the festivities and enjoy Central Oregon!
The Worthy Garden Club offers weekly open viewing that includes seasonally appropriate educational programs and a peek through the Worthy telescope. Our goal is to raise scientific literacy and educate our visitors about big and unwieldy concepts like scale, size, time, distance, and speed in our solar system and beyond. You are sure to be amazed and humbled by the beauty and diversity of our galactic garden. (Every Thursday in May).
Ignite your passion for adventure! For the past eight years, Friends of REALMS has hosted the Banff Film Festival World Tour as a fundraiser for Realms Middle School. The Banff Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Tower Theatre on April 21st and 22nd. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Kick off the 2018 race season with a true Bend tradition. One of the first half marathons of the year in the Northwest, it has long been 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.
The Worthy Garden Club offers weekly open viewing that includes seasonally appropriate educational programs and a peek through the Worthy telescope. Our goal is to raise scientific literacy and educate our visitors about big and unwieldy concepts like scale, size, time, distance, and speed in our solar system and beyond. You are sure to be amazed and humbled by the beauty and diversity of our galactic garden.
Gather your family for an Easter Sunday celebration at Brasada Ranch and enjoy delicious brunch options courtesy of our culinary team. Easter brunch, multiple Easter egg hunts beginning from the Range Lawn at 10am, and other programming will highlight the day at Brasada. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Join Dr. Paul Hessburg for an engaging, multimedia presentation about wildfire, its natural role in our Central Oregon forests, and how that role has changed. Learn how we’ve interrupted the natural fire cycle of our forests and how, with a rapidly warming climate, we are experiencing more of these megafires.
Carl Palmer, among the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of both ELP and ASIA, is embarking on the final leg of his extensive 2017 World Tour, EMERSON LAKE & PALMER LIVES ON!, a musical celebration of his late band mates Keith Emerson and Greg Lake and their group, ELP.