March – September 2015

St. Patrick’s Day
Mar 17 all-day


Come experience St. Patrick’s Day in Central Oregon. Details to follow.

Apr 5 all-day


Come celebrate Easter with your family at Eagle Crest Resort. Details to follow.

Mother’s Day
May 10 all-day

pink flower bouquet

Come celebrate Mother’s Day with your family at Eagle Crest Resort. Details to follow.

Fermentation Celebration @ Old Mill District
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fermentation Celebration 2014

The Fermentation Celebration is a nod to our amazing craft beer industry in Central Oregon. Not only do our 30+ local breweries have a tremendous economic impact on the community, but they produce some of the best craft beer in the world.

To enjoy the event, purchase a pint glass and tickets, and meander through all 30 beer stations located throughout Powerhouse Drive in the Old Mill District (immediately across the river from the Les Schwab Amphitheater). At each station you choose to visit, you can purchase a 4 ounce taste (1 taste = 1 ticket). Full pint pours from Deschutes Brewery will be available in Center Plaza.

We will have live music and performances from a variety of local bands/groups througout the event, as well as Central Oregon Beer Angels, the Central Oregon Brewer’s Guild, Central Oregon Homebrewers Association, Visit Bend and more.

The Fermentation Celebration is a family and pet-friendly event, but remember, it is centered around beer.

Thanks to our sponsors: Gopher KegsBend BrewfestVisit Bend, and the Old Mill District.

Bend Summer Festival @ Downtown Bend
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Bend Summer Festival


Presented by: The Source Weekly and Hayden Homes

Enjoying 24 years of success, the Bank of Cascades Bend Summer Festival draws 75,000 visitors for a weekend like no other. Festival features fine artists and craftspeople, artisans and performers, and five stages of some of the best regional and national blues, rock and jazz.

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

Friday, July 10th (5pm – 10pm)
Saturday, July 11th (11am – 10pm)
Sunday, July 12th (11am – 5pm)

Balloons Over Bend-Morning Launch
6:00 am

Balloons Over Bend - Balloon Morning Launch

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

Bend Oktoberfest @ Downtown Bend
12:00 pm – September 19, 2015 @ 10:00 pm


The Bend Oktoberfest, a free community event, will be held to raise funds for beautification efforts like flowers, Christmas décor, bike racks, benches, & more that keep Downtown Bend beautiful.

Traditional Bavarian foods along with seasonal and Oktoberfest brews served from our local beer sponsors Bend Brewing Company, Boneyard Beer, Crux Fermentation Project, Deschutes Brewery, Silver Moon Brewing, and Worthy Brewing. German and Austrian wines will be provided by The Wine Shop & Beer Tasting Bar. European-inspired cider from Atlas Cider Company.

Friday activities will include traditional Bavarian music, beer, cider, wine, and food. Friday also means the start of DoubleTree by Hilton Bend Oktoberfest Games including the 92/9 FM Yodeling Contest & Natural Edge Furniture Hammerschlagen Competition (race to hammer a nail into a log).

Saturday will be the OnPoint Community Credit Union Family Fest, activities will include bouncy houses, face painting, treats, and more. DoubleTree by Hilton Bend Oktoberfest Games continue with Medieval German Sword Play, The Hutch’s Bicycles Tricycle Races, Wiener Dog Parade, and the legendary Deschutes Veterinary Clinic Wiener Dog Races benefiting the Humane Society of Central Oregon held in the afternoon.

Saturday evening will include live music and the final events where participants will show their best Bend Oktoberfest spirit for cash prizes.

September 18th-19th 2015
Friday 5:00pm to 10:00pm & Saturday 12:00pm to 6:00pm