Jun
27
Sat
NW Crossing Saturday Market @ Compass Park
10:00 am – September 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

NWX Farmers Market

Welcome to your Saturday summer ritual. Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and demonstrations at the Market Center Spotlight. Sip a locally-brewed beer while the kids squeal in delight at the friendly animals in the petting zoo. Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week!

Jul
29
Wed
Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo @ Deschutes County Expo Center
Jul 29 – Aug 2 all-day

Deschutes County Fair

Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Friday and Saturday: 10:00AM – 11:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Aug
5
Wed
Music on the Green @ Sam Johnson Park, Redmond, Oregon
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Turf Tunes

Come join the community in Sam Johnson Park in Redmond this summer every other Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm for family friendly and fun live music! Also enjoy food vendors, arts and crafts and kid friendly activities. Remember to bring a lawn chair or blankets.

June 24th – Out of the Blue

July 8th – Carrie Cunningham & the Six Shooters

July 22nd – Off the Record

August 5th – Derek Michael Mark

August 19th – TKO

September 2nd – Hokulea Dancers

 

 

Aug
6
Thu
Munch and Music @ Drake Park
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Munch and Music

Enjoying its 24th anniversary in 2014, the Drake Park Munch & Music free concert series continues to be a summertime favorite. The weekly series provides the community of Central Oregon with a great chance to strengthen their bond while enjoying the arts, outstanding food and free music.

Aug
7
Fri
Sisters Country Fair @ The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
Aug 7 – Aug 8 all-day

sisters sign

Country Fair & Art Show
Friday & Saturday, August 7 & 8, 2015
The 20th annual event features juried art show, silent auction, book sale, children’s activities, music, delicious food, famous marionberry cobbler, country store, cake walks and more! Free admission. A great event for the whole family! Art Show Friday night is from 5 to 8 p.m. and the Fair on Saturday is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 1/8 mile west of Sisters on Hwy. 242. Contact the church for more information: 541-549-7087.

Aug
10
Mon
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
9:00 am

Paulina Plunge

The Paulina Plunge Downhill Waterfall Mt.Bike Tour is a wet and wild family adventure for all active ages 4 to 70. We will descend over six miles down a smooth forest trail, where our friendly guides will lead you to six pristine waterfalls and two natural water slides. Exploring this natural water park will be the highlight of your Central Oregon vacation.

Gravity will be your friend, as you descend deep into the Oregon back country. Along the way you will learn the legends of the ancient indigenous people and the saga of Chief Paulina. During the length of the trip, you will descend over 2,500 vertical feet on your mountain bike. That translates into four 1-1/2 mile biking segments to each waterfall stop. The group will visit up to 6 pristine waterfalls, ranging in height from 10 to 40 feet, as well as 2 safe natural waterslides to explore and play in.

This region is considered by archaeologists to be one of the richest sights in the Northwest. Native Americans have lived in the shadow of this dynamic volcano for at least 10,000 years. When the group arrives at the waterfalls below, we’ll indulge in the traditional Paulina Plunge and then break for a snack lunch.

TOUR COST: $65 per person for all ages. Recommended age 4-70 years. Mountain bike, helmet and day pack are included.

Visit their website for more details!

Aug
13
Thu
Bend Brew Fest @ The Les Schwab Amphitheater at The Old Mill
12:00 pm – August 15, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

Bend Brew Fest 2013

Three days of craft beer bliss on the banks of the Deschutes River!

The 12th Annual Bend Brewfest quenches Bend’s thirst for fine craft brews with over 170 beers and ciders from 60 breweries and 10 cideries. The 2015 festival will be held at the Les Schwab Amphitheater on Thursday, August 13, noon to 11 PM, Friday, August 14, noon – 11 PM, and Saturday, August 15 from noon-11 pm. Ridiculously good craft beer on the banks on the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. You should come.

Munch and Music @ Drake Park
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Munch and Music

Enjoying its 24th anniversary in 2014, the Drake Park Munch & Music free concert series continues to be a summertime favorite. The weekly series provides the community of Central Oregon with a great chance to strengthen their bond while enjoying the arts, outstanding food and free music.

Aug
19
Wed
Music on the Green @ Sam Johnson Park, Redmond, Oregon
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Turf Tunes

Come join the community in Sam Johnson Park in Redmond this summer every other Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm for family friendly and fun live music! Also enjoy food vendors, arts and crafts and kid friendly activities. Remember to bring a lawn chair or blankets.

June 24th – Out of the Blue

July 8th – Carrie Cunningham & the Six Shooters

July 22nd – Off the Record

August 5th – Derek Michael Mark

August 19th – TKO

September 2nd – Hokulea Dancers

 

 

Aug
21
Fri
Munch and Movies @ Compass Park
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Munch and Movies

Friday’s August 21 through September 11 beginning at 6:00 pm at Compass Park. Live music every night before the show starting at 6pm. Movies begin at dusk. Indulge your taste buds in some of the finest food carts in the Bend area.

Aug
26
Wed
Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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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

Aug
28
Fri
Munch and Movies @ Compass Park
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Munch and Movies

Friday’s August 21 through September 11 beginning at 6:00 pm at Compass Park. Live music every night before the show starting at 6pm. Movies begin at dusk. Indulge your taste buds in some of the finest food carts in the Bend area.

Sep
2
Wed
Music on the Green @ Sam Johnson Park, Redmond, Oregon
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Turf Tunes

Come join the community in Sam Johnson Park in Redmond this summer every other Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm for family friendly and fun live music! Also enjoy food vendors, arts and crafts and kid friendly activities. Remember to bring a lawn chair or blankets.

June 24th – Out of the Blue

July 8th – Carrie Cunningham & the Six Shooters

July 22nd – Off the Record

August 5th – Derek Michael Mark

August 19th – TKO

September 2nd – Hokulea Dancers

 

 

Sep
4
Fri
Munch and Movies @ Compass Park
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Munch and Movies

Friday’s August 21 through September 11 beginning at 6:00 pm at Compass Park. Live music every night before the show starting at 6pm. Movies begin at dusk. Indulge your taste buds in some of the finest food carts in the Bend area.

Sep
6
Sun
The Great Duck Race @ Drake Park
11:00 am

duck race

It’s all for Charities!

The Great Drake Park Rotary Duck Race is scheduled for Sunday, September 6th starting at 11am at Drake Park with great thanks to our title sponsors “Credit Unions Working Together”: Mid Oregon Credit Union, First Community Credit Union, OnPoint, Oregonians Credit Union and SELCO.

The Duck Race is an ongoing annual fundraiser organized by all four Bend area Rotary clubs.  Since 1989, the race has generated over one million dollars for Central Oregon charities, all supporting children and families in need.

Bring the whole family and join in the fun on race day for food, live music and festivities, plus jump and plays and prizes for the kids! 

Sep
11
Fri
Munch and Movies @ Compass Park
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Munch and Movies

Friday’s August 21 through September 11 beginning at 6:00 pm at Compass Park. Live music every night before the show starting at 6pm. Movies begin at dusk. Indulge your taste buds in some of the finest food carts in the Bend area.

Sep
19
Sat
Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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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

WilderFest

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

Sep
26
Sat
The DD Ranch Farm Festival @ DD Ranch
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

DD Farm Festival

Join us to kick off our Pumpkin Patch season and support the Opportunity Foundation.  Enjoy live music, hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo and more for just $35.00 per car load.  Pack the car with kids, load the van down with your cousins and come on to the DD Ranch for a great day!

Food and pumpkins are not included in the price of admission. These are additional.  We’ll also have the barn open with loads of things to buy, like our 100% grass fed and finished beef and heritage pork.

Oct
2
Fri
Bend Fall Festival @ Downtown Bend
Oct 2 – Oct 4 all-day

Bend Fall Festival

Dozens of your favorite Central Oregon food vendors, local breweries, musicians  and artists all gathered downtown to ring in the harvest. A family harvest street will offer plenty of activities to occupy children while adults enjoy the free live music, Pumpkin Pie contest, and Harvest Market.

Friday, October 2nd (5pm – 10pm)
Saturday, October 3rd  (11am – 10pm)
Sunday, October 4th (11am – 5pm)