September – November 2015

Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Pickin’ & Paddlin’ 

What began as a cou­ple of kayak­ers pickin’ tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into a huge com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion in to raise funds for the Bend Pad­dle Trail Alliance and their efforts to trans­form the Col­orado Bridge Dam into Oregon’s first white­wa­ter play­park. High­lights include kayak, canoe and stand up pad­dle board demos through­out the late after­noon, local and regional acoustic, blue­grass and Amer­i­cana acts in the evening, micro­brews from Bend’s best brew­eries, food carts, non-profit infor­ma­tion tables and more.

With the pas­sage of Bond Mea­sure 9–86 in Novem­ber of 2012, the major­ity of fund­ing was secured for Bend Parks & Rec to con­struct a safe pas­sage for tubers and a white­wa­ter play park in place of the mill-era dam below the Col­orado Bridge. The BPTA has promised to raise $900K through grants, fundrais­ing and pri­vate dona­tions to fund the white­wa­ter fea­tures of the project. Cur­rently they have $300K more to go and they need your help. All funds raised at Pickin’ & Pad­dlin’ go towards this cause.

More information and our initial line up:

$5 and children 12 and under are free
Pint glasses are $10 and come with two drink tickets for those 21 and older
Demos from 4 – 7 p.m.
The opener begins playing at 5 p.m. and the headliner is done by 9 p.m.

June 24 – Polecat
July 29 – Brothers Comatose
August 26 – Rainbow Girls
Saturday September 19 – Renegade String Band

WilderFest Block Party @ ONDA's Parking Lot | Near Strictly Organic
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Let’s get wild! Join wilderness advocates, desert lovers and community members for the grand finale of Wilderness Weekend! Enjoy live entertainment, conservation and art vendors, delicious food and local beer.

MUSIC: Truck Stop Gravy, Pitchfork Revolution and Wilderness
BEER: Worthy Brewing Company
WHERE: ONDA’s Parking Lot | Near Strictly Organic | 50 SW Bond St. | Bend
WHEN: 4-9 p.m.
ADMISSION: Free | Open to public | All ages welcome

Halloween Cyclocross Crusade @ Deschutes Brewery, Old Mill District
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day

Bend Halloween Cyclocross


The legendary Halloween Cyclocross Crusade race is back for the third year, and will again take place at Deschutes Brewery in the Old Mill District.

Witness the fun and mayhem of over 1,000 cyclocross racers donning costumes and competing for Cross Crusade points. In addition to two days of epic racing, attendees will enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the Deschutes Brewery beer garden, live music, and cultural food and festivities.