April – September 2015
Earth Day Fair
The Earth Day Fair is a community celebration of sustainable living that will include live music, local food, activities and games for children, non-profit organizations and green businesses.
Earth Day Parade
This colorful, creative procession filled with children and adults costumed as their favorite species will kick off the day. There are three parade rules: no written words, no motorized vehicles, and no live pets. Participants should gather at 10:30am on Louisiana Avenue by McMenamin’s to parade through downtown Bend starting at 11:00am. Costume, drumming and art workshops will be offered to help children of all age prepare for the big day!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.