May
10
Sun
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.

May
22
Fri
Central Oregon Beer Week @ Various Breweries
May 22 – May 31 all-day

Central Oregon Beer Week

Central Oregon has one of the largest per-capita number of breweries of any region around, so it’s only natural the region have a Central Oregon Beer Week, a week-long celebration of Bend and Central Oregon’s amazing beer culture! The final details for the week are being prepared and will be published soon.

Jun
18
Thu
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.

Jun
19
Fri
Bite of Bend @ Downtown Bend
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

Bite of Bend

2015 BITE OF BEND
CENTRAL OREGON’S LARGEST FOOD FESTIVAL!

Celebrate the local flavor of Central Oregon during the region’s largest food festival. The Bite of Bend is a two-day food party on the streets of downtown Bend!

2014 Bite of Bend Highlights:

  • THE BITE. Bring your appetite and feast on small plates ($1-$2 each) and libations from the best restaurants in the region.
  • TOP CHEF COMPETITION. Watch eight rock-star chefs knock each other out in a live kitchen battle.
  • BEER RUN. Run a 5k the Central Oregon way, with craft beer breaks!
  • BITE WEEK. Explore your culinary side with experiential classes, demos and chefs’ dinners all week,

The Bite of Bend also brings Locavore Alley full of local artisans and purveyors sure to inspire your home kitchen with fresh ingredients and new tools. Live music and kids’ activities, too!

Music Stage

The weekend entertainment at the Bite of Bend includes local and national musical acts performing on the Main Stage on Oregon Avenue in downtown Bend. The music at the Bite of Bend has long been one of the biggest free music events of the summer, and this year’s lineup promises to be one of the most exciting yet. Get ready to get down with a mix of bluegrass, country, indie, and American roots bands from around the country.

Friday 5:00pm-11:00pm

Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm

Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm

Jun
21
Sun
Father’s Day
Jun 21 all-day

Eagle Crest - 2012 Golf Memberships

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

Jun
24
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

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.

4th of July Pet Parade @ Downtown
10:00 am

children-in-red-wagonIf you are looking for a special way to celebrate July 4th, start the day with Bend’s most historical event, the Pet Parade, where children of all ages bring their special pet (we’ve seen dogs – large & small, llamas, horses, lizards, goats, and lots of stuffed animals) to parade through downtown Bend. Sponsored by Bend Pet Express, it’s one of the most unique parades you’ll ever see!

A Community Tradition in Downtown Bend since the 1930’s

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration @ Deschutes County Expo Center
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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The Redmond Park and Recreation District is partnering with Central Oregon Truck Company and the Deschutes County Fair Expo Center to host Redmond’s 2013 Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. The free event will run from 11:00am to 4:00pm.  Enjoy a  day of games, bounce houses, petting zoo, pony rides, live music and more.  You won’t want to miss this fun-filled, family day.

Redmond 4th of July Parade
10:00 am

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Parade goes down 6th Street in Redmond between Dogwood to Forest
Enjoy 70+ entries, Redmond’s Commemorative Flags & and more

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!

Hot Dog Social @ Resort Sports Center
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Families are invited to enjoy our Independence Day Hot Dog Social. For more information, call 541.923.9627.

Bend Firework Spectacular @ Pilot Butte State Park
10:00 pm

Firework-lightsPilot Butte State Park is where the fireworks are set off so you can view the display almost anywhere in Bend. The best views will be where you can actually see the top of the butte. Cozy up to see a beautiful lights show to end a long day.

Redmond Fireworks Display @ Deschutes County Expo Center
10:00 pm

colorful-FireworksEnjoy a fantastic fireworks show from the Deschutes Country Expo Center. Set up a tailgate at the fairgrounds and enjoy the show! Please be courteous to clean up after yourself.

Jul
29
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
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.

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

Sep
7
Mon
Labor Day
Sep 7 all-day

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Come celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Eagle Crest Resort. Details to follow.

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