May
1
Fri
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
May 1 – Sep 15 all-day

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!

May
11
Mon
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
May 11 – Sep 25 all-day

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!

May
16
Sat
Pole Pedal Paddle @ Finish at Les Schwab Amphitheater
May 16 all-day

Pole Pedal Paddle 2014

The Pole Pedal Paddle is a relay race, with six legs that include alpine skiing/snowboarding, cross-country skiing, biking, running, canoe/kayaking and sprinting to the finish. You can do it all yourself or be part of team (or pair). We invite you to take part in the festivities and enjoy Central Oregon.

Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation (MBSEF) is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports amateur alpine, cross country, snowboard, and cycling training for junior athletes. Our main objective is to assist junior athletes in achieving their individual athletic, academic, and personal goals.

The program’s guiding philosophy is to encourage academic achievement and promote the positive values of competitive sport: sportsmanship, self-discipline, goal setting, character building, and the pursuit of healthy lifetime activities.

MBSEF would like to thank everyone who makes this event possible. This includes the athletes, sponsors, volunteers, and the City & citizens of Bend, Oregon.

MBSEF’s mission is to be the Northwest’s leading youth sports training organization promoting the positive values of competitive sports including Alpine, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding and Cycling.

May
25
Mon
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
May 25 – Oct 9 all-day

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!

Jun
8
Mon
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Jun 8 – Oct 23 all-day

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!

Jun
22
Mon
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Jun 22 – Nov 6 all-day

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!

Jun
26
Fri
NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo @ Downtown Bend
3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Hullabaloo

Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo, Friday, June 26, 2015! The Hullabaloo is a celebration as unique as its name. This unofficial kickoff to summer features food, fun, music, bike races and more, all in a friendly, street festival atmosphere. It’s a party and everyone is invited.

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
4
Sat
Independence Day Lawn Games @ Resort Sports Center
Jul 4 all-day

Grass Bocce Ball

Relax in the sunshine and join in on some of your favorite Lawn Games at the Resort Sports Center, including Ring Toss, Corn Hole, Bocce Ball, Badminton and Croquet. For more information, call 541.923.9627.

Independence Day Bike Parade @ Resort Sports Center
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Bike Parade

On July 4th, kids of all ages are welcome to come decorate their bikes, scooters, or themselves in preparation for our Independence Kids Parade where children can show off their spirit. For more information, call 541.923.9627.

Family Fun, Games & Relays @ Resort Sports Center
11:00 am

Sack Race

Bring the entire family down to the Resort Sports Center for some old fashioned fun, relays and games. For more information, call 541.923.9627.

Old Fashioned July 4th Festival @ Drake Park
11:00 am – 7:00 pm

watermelon-eating-contest

After the Pet Parade, come join the full day of fun at Bend Park & Recreation’s Old Fashioned July 4th Festival in Drake Park from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Start the 4th of July with a pancake breakfast from 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Festivities, including live music, old fashioned games and vendor activities, are from 11:00AM to 4:00PM
More than 130 artisans, craft, community agencies, food vendors and live music. You don’t want to miss this day of fun with the whole family!

Jul
6
Mon
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Jul 6 – Nov 20 all-day

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!

Jul
9
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.

Jul
10
Fri
Bend Summer Festival @ Downtown Bend
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day

Bend Summer Festival

 

Friday, July 10th (5pm – 10pm)
Saturday, July 11th (11am – 10pm)
Sunday, July 12th (11am – 5pm)
Location: Downtown Bend


Bend Live Music and Festival

Free Concerts on three stages

Fine Artist Promenade

Conscious Living Showcase

Kids Street of Fun

 
Over 30 food vendors
 
Gourmet Food, Wine and Jazz on Minnesota Avenue
Jul
16
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.

Jul
17
Fri
Balloons Over Bend @ Riverbend Park
Jul 17 – Jul 20 all-day

balloons-over-bend

The RBC Balloons Over Bend Children’s Festival brings families, visitors and businesses together in a community celebration that has something for every generation and demographic to enjoy.

  • Enjoy the picturesque balloon launches on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings at sunrise, weather permitting.
  • On Friday night at dusk, festival-goers are invited to experience NightGlow, when each balloon is lit up, weather permitting.
  • The Children’s Festival runs from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-2pm on Sunday with over 60 activities including bouncy houses, face painting, crafts and educational opportunities.
Jul
20
Mon
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Jul 20 – Dec 4 all-day

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!

Jul
23
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.

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

Jul
30
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
3
Mon
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Aug 3 – Dec 18 all-day

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
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
13
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
17
Mon
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Aug 17 – Jan 1 all-day

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
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
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
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
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.

Nov
1
Sun
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.