Mar
7
Fri
First Friday Art Walk @ Downtown Bend
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jeffrey Murray Fine Art Photography

View sensational local and national art at dozens of businesses downtown and in the Old Mill District on the first Friday of every month.  Shops are matched with artists and stay open late.  Many businesses will serve food and wine as they welcome you in to enjoy their space and this wonderful evening.

Enjoy the First Friday Art Walk using the Free Art Walk Shuttle.  The free shuttle leaves the Old Mill District at :15 & :45 in front of Tumalo Art Co.

The shuttle leaves Downtown at :00 & :30 in front of 900 Wall Restaurant.

Mar
20
Thu
Third Friday Stroll @ Downtown Redmond
9:00 am

Third-Friday-Stroll

Join us for downtown Redmond’s Third Friday Stroll. Take some well-deserved time and really enjoy Redmond’s downtown stores and restaurants. Find out what is so great about our city, and what the connection is with people living here and loving it so much.

Pick up a “Passport to Redmond” at any participating business and visit downtown merchants to redeem a stamp towards winning a gift basket stuffed with gifts from your downtown Redmond stores.

Mar
29
Sat
Sisters Folk Festival Winter Concert Series @ Sisters High School Auditorium
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sisters Folk Festival Winter

 

Thursday, January 9: The California Honeydrops will return to Sisters after a rousing 2013 festival appearance. Drawing heavily on Southern soul and Bay-area R&B with a twist of New Orleans second-line street music, the Honeydrops defy genres. Their style may not have a name, but one thing is certain: The California Honeydrops don’t just play music; they throw parties.

Saturday, March 1: The incomparable Willy Porter will bring his inventive guitar-playing, passionate songwriting and entertaining stage-show back to Sisters. Porter continues to amaze with heavy guitar-driven instrumentals, heartfelt and insightful lyrics, and absolute humor in his loop-effect stories about the underbelly of society.

Tuesday, March 18: The return of Welsh singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph, a favorite of both the festival and the 2012 winter concerts. Considered a “courageous” live entertainer, Martyn follows in the tradition of social protest and commentary with intimate portrayals of the human condition. His songs reflect a 30-year career with 31 albums and thousands of live performances.

Saturday, March 29: To conclude the series, the festival will present a multi-media performance by the Celtic super-group, Solas. “Irish-America’s most influential band,” according to NPR, will perform as they celebrate the release of Shamrock City, their 11th album and most ambitious project and live show to date. It is a family story of immigration, mining and murder, and the remarkable history of Michael Conway and Butte, Montana.

Doors open at 6:30pm.

Apr
4
Fri
First Friday Art Walk @ Downtown Bend
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jeffrey Murray Fine Art Photography

View sensational local and national art at dozens of businesses downtown and in the Old Mill District on the first Friday of every month.  Shops are matched with artists and stay open late.  Many businesses will serve food and wine as they welcome you in to enjoy their space and this wonderful evening.

Enjoy the First Friday Art Walk using the Free Art Walk Shuttle.  The free shuttle leaves the Old Mill District at :15 & :45 in front of Tumalo Art Co.

The shuttle leaves Downtown at :00 & :30 in front of 900 Wall Restaurant.

Apr
17
Thu
Third Friday Stroll @ Downtown Redmond
9:00 am

Third-Friday-Stroll

Join us for downtown Redmond’s Third Friday Stroll. Take some well-deserved time and really enjoy Redmond’s downtown stores and restaurants. Find out what is so great about our city, and what the connection is with people living here and loving it so much.

Pick up a “Passport to Redmond” at any participating business and visit downtown merchants to redeem a stamp towards winning a gift basket stuffed with gifts from your downtown Redmond stores.

Apr
25
Fri
Art on the River Fundraiser @ River Run Event Center
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Join us for the sixth annual Art on the River Fundraiser at Eagle Crest Resort.

Art on the River not only showcases Eagle Crest and Central Oregon artists, but also benefits the local community. 100% of Silent Auction/Raffle proceeds benefit the Redmond School District Arts Program.

Friday 5:00pm-8:00pm – Reception & Sale
Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm – Sale & Demonstrations

For questions please call Joan Sheets at 541.548.4244, or Susan Perry at 541.504.4501.

We hope to see you there.

Apr
26
Sat
Art on the River Fundraiser @ River Run Event Center
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Art on the River Image 2

Join us for the sixth annual Art on the River Fundraiser at Eagle Crest Resort.

Art on the River not only showcases Eagle Crest and Central Oregon artists, but also benefits the local community. 100% of Silent Auction/Raffle proceeds benefit the Redmond School District Arts Program.

Friday 5:00pm-8:00pm – Reception & Sale
Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm – Sale & Demonstrations

For questions please call Joan Sheets at 541.548.4244, or Susan Perry at 541.504.4501.

We hope to see you there.

May
2
Fri
First Friday Art Walk @ Downtown Bend
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jeffrey Murray Fine Art Photography

View sensational local and national art at dozens of businesses downtown and in the Old Mill District on the first Friday of every month.  Shops are matched with artists and stay open late.  Many businesses will serve food and wine as they welcome you in to enjoy their space and this wonderful evening.

Enjoy the First Friday Art Walk using the Free Art Walk Shuttle.  The free shuttle leaves the Old Mill District at :15 & :45 in front of Tumalo Art Co.

The shuttle leaves Downtown at :00 & :30 in front of 900 Wall Restaurant.

May
15
Thu
Third Friday Stroll @ Downtown Redmond
9:00 am

Third-Friday-Stroll

Join us for downtown Redmond’s Third Friday Stroll. Take some well-deserved time and really enjoy Redmond’s downtown stores and restaurants. Find out what is so great about our city, and what the connection is with people living here and loving it so much.

Pick up a “Passport to Redmond” at any participating business and visit downtown merchants to redeem a stamp towards winning a gift basket stuffed with gifts from your downtown Redmond stores.

May
17
Sat
MBSEF Pole Pedal Paddle 2014 @ Finish at Les Schwab Amphitheater
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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
23
Fri
Central Oregon Beer Week @ Various Breweries
3:00 pm – May 31, 2014 @ 9:00 pm

Central Oregon Beer Week

Raise your glass! Central Oregon Beer Week is May 23rd to 31st, 2014.

Central Oregon’s craft beer industry continues to thrive. Together with the region’s 26 (and counting) breweries – plus dozens of other businesses and events tailored for craft beer aficionados – COBW celebrates it all.

Kickoff Party and SMaSH Beer Fest @ O’Kanes at McMenamins Old St. Francis School 
You’re invited to the release party for Central Oregon Beer Week’s signature beer style … SMaSH! Seventeen Central Oregon breweries will be pouring SMaSH (Single Malt Single Hop) craft beers made just for this event!
Admission is $20 and includes a punch card for 12 4oz tasters, and a commemorative 2014 COBW glass. Additional punch cards will be available for purchase. Food & non-alcoholic beverages will be served up by McMenamins and available for purchase. Visit our SMaSH Fest page!

Visit their website for a schedule of events!

Single Malt Single Hop Festival @ McMenamins Old Saint Francis School
3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SMaSH

What’s a SMaSH? SMaSH is an acronym for “Single Malt and Single Hop”. Why SMaSH? The idea is to break brewing down to its basic elements and emphasize the flavor of a single malt and single hop variety. SMaSH emphasizes the flavor of a single malt and a single hop, letting both the brewer and you understand what each bring to the beer.

Some styles like Pilsners, Lagers, and IPAs work better as SMaSH beers than others do, but the style chosen by our participating Central Oregon brewers is entirely up to them, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Stop by our SMaSH Fest for a chance to taste every one of these beers!

GET TICKETS!

Tickets include:
+ Punch pass good for 12 4oz pours
+ Glassware
+ BONUS sticker for online orders!

The National @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
24
Sat
HAPPY GIRLS HALF MARATHON, 10K AND 5K @ Riverbend Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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The Happy Girl courses are recognized by both first-time racers and seasoned runners alike as being inspiring and fun. The scenic route starts on the Deschutes River and includes a mix of gentle trails, groomed paths, and paved surfaces.
Pre and post-race parties featuring Sweet As beer provided by GoodLife Brewing and Cocktails, special entertainment, and fabulous gift bags make the Happy Girls Runs a favorite among women runners and a tradition among friends.
As has become tradition for all the Happy Girls Races, Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay finishers receive a beautiful piece of jewelry custom made by Bronwen Jewelry.
Come meet the co-author of Run Like a Mother, Sarah Bowen Shea, at the Women’s Expo on Saturday. Sarah is also back as our emcee for the fourth year in a row!
Our Happy Girls Merchandise is now available! Check out our Happy Girls apparel available for purchase regardless of the race you choose to complete. Order by April 21 for pick up at the race. We’ve put together a collection of items based on feedback we’ve received from our Happy Girls Race Alumni, including the treasured white hoodie!
Bring your daughter, sister, aunt, mom or best friend and join us for this inspiring women’s running weekend in Bend.

Event Schedule

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
5:30pm-6:30pm Lauren Fleshman will lead a 4 mile “Happy Girl Shakedown Run” starting and finishing at FootZone, followed by stretching and stride outs post run.
6:30pm-7:15pm After the run, converge back at FootZone for a Lauren Fleshman trivia contest and Happy Girls Q & A. Gather last minute tips and strategies for having a great race! Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
10:00 am Pre-race expo, late registration and packet pick-up (including Happy Little KIDS packet pick-up)
12:30 pm Late registration for Happy Little KIDS run closes
1:30 pm Happy Little KIDS runs starts!
4:00 pm Expo closes

Sunday, May 25, 2014
7:00 am Late Packet Pick up opens (race-day registration closes at 8:30am)
8:30 am Pre race dynamic warm ups led by the Fitness Instructors of Bend Parks and Rec/ Juniper Swim and Fitness Center
9:00 am Half Marathon starts (individual and relays)
9:15 am 10K run start
9:30 am 5K run start
10:30 am First Half Marathon finishers expected
9:00am-2:00pm Post-race expo and finish line activities

Awards
Overall and masters winners for each distance will receive awards.
5K Awards Ceremony: 10:15 am
10K Awards Ceremony: 10:45 am
Half Marathon Overall and Masters: 11:15 am
Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for all age groups listed below. Come to the merchandise/ awards tent to pick up your ribbons!
19 & Under
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70+

Brewski Beer Festival @ Mt. Bachelor, Bend, OR
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Brewski

4th Annual BrewSki
Featuring the best beers of Central Oregon!

Mt. Bachelor’s BrewSki is returning for “another round”!

This two-day event takes places during our Finale Weekend, May 24-25, in front of the West Village Lodge’s Clearing Rock Bar, and features beers brewed only in Central Oregon.

Please note: Brewski and snow lounge are 21 & over only.

Hours: 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday & Sunday.

Cost: $10 for a souvenir beer stein and two tokens. Additional tokens can be purchased for $5 each. A full 14 oz. pour will cost 1 token.

Food: Your favorite grilled items available in an outdoor BBQ.

Live Music: Saturday – Yogoman Burning Band; Sunday – Mosley Wotta.

The BrewSki event will kick off the 3rd Annual Central Oregon Beer Week!

May
25
Sun
Brewski Beer Festival @ Mt. Bachelor, Bend, OR
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Brewski

4th Annual BrewSki
Featuring the best beers of Central Oregon!

Mt. Bachelor’s BrewSki is returning for “another round”!

This two-day event takes places during our Finale Weekend, May 24-25, in front of the West Village Lodge’s Clearing Rock Bar, and features beers brewed only in Central Oregon.

Please note: Brewski and snow lounge are 21 & over only.

Hours: 12:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday & Sunday.

Cost: $10 for a souvenir beer stein and two tokens. Additional tokens can be purchased for $5 each. A full 14 oz. pour will cost 1 token.

Food: Your favorite grilled items available in an outdoor BBQ.

Live Music: Saturday – Yogoman Burning Band; Sunday – Mosley Wotta.

The BrewSki event will kick off the 3rd Annual Central Oregon Beer Week!

Jun
6
Fri
Sisters Farmer’s Market @ Barclay Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

The Sisters Farmer’s Market (SFM) is a food and music festival held every Friday during the season. This year, 2014, the SFM season runs from

June 6 through September 26, 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. in Barclay Park, Sisters, Oregon.

We specialize in locally grown plants and produce and locally made foods with a smattering of local crafters thrown in to add shopping excitement. Each Friday features a different local musician or musical group that performs in the shade under the trees in the park. Shoppers at the market are invited to listen while they shop or grab a snack from a vendor and sit at a table in the square to enjoy the music as they relax.

First Friday Art Walk @ Downtown Bend
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jeffrey Murray Fine Art Photography

View sensational local and national art at dozens of businesses downtown and in the Old Mill District on the first Friday of every month.  Shops are matched with artists and stay open late.  Many businesses will serve food and wine as they welcome you in to enjoy their space and this wonderful evening.

Enjoy the First Friday Art Walk using the Free Art Walk Shuttle.  The free shuttle leaves the Old Mill District at :15 & :45 in front of Tumalo Art Co.

The shuttle leaves Downtown at :00 & :30 in front of 900 Wall Restaurant.

Jun
10
Tue
Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

Jun
11
Wed
74th Annual Sisters Rodeo @ Sisters Rodeo Grounds
7:00 pm – June 15, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

Sisters Rodeo

2014 Rodeo Schedule

Wednesday, June 11
PRCA Xtreme Bulls 6:30 p.m.
(Gates open at 4:30)
This is an all bull rides evening!
Rodeo Dance 9 p.m.

Thursday, June 12
Slack, Free Admission 8 a.m.
Breakfast Concessions open 7 a.m.

Friday, June 13
— Les Schwab Family Night —
Rodeo Performance 7 p.m.
Family Night, Children 12 and Under FREE

Saturday, June 14
Rodeo parade 9:30 a.m.
Afternoon Rodeo Performance 1 p.m.
Evening Rodeo Performance 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 15
— Pepsi & Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort Day —
Kiwanis Buckaroo Breakfast 7-11 a.m.
Cowboy Church Service 9 a.m.
Final Rodeo Performance 1 p.m.

Announcers: Curt Robinson & Wayne Brooks
Bullfighters: Rowdy Barry & Danny Newman
Rodeo Clown: J.J. Harrison
Specialty Act: TBA

Sisters Rodeo Grounds is located southeast of Sisters on Highway 20 (67637 Highway 20, Bend, OR 97701).

Jun
17
Tue
Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

Jun
18
Wed
22nd Bend Senior Games @ Riverbend Park
Jun 18 – Jun 22 all-day

Oregon-Senior-Games

Bend, Oregon is the Mountain Town that has it all, and now it has the Oregon Senior Games! Competitors from around the country will gather in Bend for an unforgettable weekend of athleticism and fun. Go ahead and use it as an excuse to plan that Bend vacation you’ve been thinking about. Spend your morning shaking it up on the shuffleboard court, and your afternoon hitting the hiking trails. Pummel your peers in racquetball, then reward yourself with an evening ofwhitewater rafting and a tasty craft beer along the Bend Ale Trail. The possibilities are endless, and even if you don’t bring home a medal, the memories are all yours to keep.

TOP 5 REASONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OREGON SENIOR GAMES

  1. Meet fellow senior athletes from around the country who share your passion for sports and recreation.
  2. Spend a relaxing and fun week in Bend, Oregon, the outdoor playground of the West.
  3. Enjoy some of the unique attractions Bend offers, including the Bend Ale Trail or the Roundabout Art Route. For more ideas on Bend activities, go here.
  4. Soak up the vitamin D in Bend, which boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine per year.
  5. Compete to qualify for the 2015 National Senior Games in the Twin Cities, Minnesota

SPORTS

  • Archery: $20 per archery event
  • Badminton: $15 for first event, $10 per additional event
  • Bowling: $10 per bowling event
  • Cycling (Road Race): Go to Bend Don’t Break Road Race to Register RACE MAY 24TH !Results!
  • Golf: $140 for 36 hole tournament
  • Pickleball: $15 for first event, $5 per additional event. Registration is Full! Schedule & Player List
  • Racquetball: $30 per event
  • Shuffleboard: $8 per event
  • Softball: $275 per team
  • Swimming: $5 per event Event Info & Order of Events
  • Table Tennis: $10 for first event, $5 for each additional event
  • Tennis: $30 for first event, $20 for each additional event
  • Track & Field: $15 for first event, $5 for each additional event. Tentative Schedule of Events
  • 5k Run/Walk: $2. 2014 Course Map

EXHIBITION SPORTS

  • Cowboy Action Shooting: $20 per event - COMPETITION JUNE 14
  • Over The Line: $20 per player (Captain Must Enter Team First) What is Over The Line?

***Each athlete will be charged a onetime $25 “Games Fee” except for softball athletes***
***Online Registration Closes June 15th except for Pickleball, Cycling & Cowboy Action Shooting***

Jun
19
Thu
Third Friday Stroll @ Downtown Redmond
9:00 am

Third-Friday-Stroll

Join us for downtown Redmond’s Third Friday Stroll. Take some well-deserved time and really enjoy Redmond’s downtown stores and restaurants. Find out what is so great about our city, and what the connection is with people living here and loving it so much.

Pick up a “Passport to Redmond” at any participating business and visit downtown merchants to redeem a stamp towards winning a gift basket stuffed with gifts from your downtown Redmond stores.

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
20
Fri
4 Peaks Music Festival @ Rockin A Ranch
Jun 20 – Jun 22 all-day

4 Peaks Music Festival

The 4 Peaks Music Festival mission is to provide a multi-day music event in beautiful Central Oregon, featuring an array of eclectic, national, regional and local bands for music enthusiasts, community members and families of all ages. The stage is set for our 7th year, as we bring people from all over the region, benefitting the economy of Bend and its surrounding communities.
Ticket prices will increase: Tier 2 @ $135 after early bird sell out and $150 regular/DOS

Admission includes camping and parking passes (RV passes must be purchased separately). Kids 10 and under FREE!

Gates open at 5pm on Thursday, June 19th!

Line up Features:
Railroad Earth
Dumpstaphunk
Pimps of Joytime
Carolyn Wonderland
Poor Man’s Whiskey (2 sets, One w/tribute to the Allman Bros. Band)
Hot Buttered Rum
Brothers Comatose
MoonAlice
Polecat
Tracorum
White Water Ramble
The Congress
The Coffis Brothers and the Mtn. Men
Eight Dollar Mountain
JED
Broken Down Guitars

Visit their website at 4peaksmusic.com for more information!

Sisters Farmer’s Market @ Barclay Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

The Sisters Farmer’s Market (SFM) is a food and music festival held every Friday during the season. This year, 2014, the SFM season runs from

June 6 through September 26, 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. in Barclay Park, Sisters, Oregon.

We specialize in locally grown plants and produce and locally made foods with a smattering of local crafters thrown in to add shopping excitement. Each Friday features a different local musician or musical group that performs in the shade under the trees in the park. Shoppers at the market are invited to listen while they shop or grab a snack from a vendor and sit at a table in the square to enjoy the music as they relax.

Jun
22
Sun
Summer Sunday Concert Series @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Summer Sunday Concerts

Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concerts start June 22 through July 27 on consecutive Sundays. Come on down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater and enjoy a beautiful afternoon of great music and healthy family fun. Delish food vendors, bouncy-houses and other activities will be onsite. All Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concerts run from 2:30-4:30pm.

2014 Schedule
6.22 – Natural Vibrations
6.29 – Randy McAllister
7.6 – Cerny Brothers
7.13 – The Weather Machine
7.20 – The Ballroom Thieves
7.27 – Dakota Brown Band

Jun
24
Tue
Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

Jun
25
Wed
Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Pickin’ & Paddlin’ featuring The Blackberry Bushes

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.

Admis­sion: $5 and chil­dren 12 and under are free. Pint glasses are $10 and come with two drink tick­ets for those 21 and older

The June 25th event fea­tures The Black­berry Bushes from Port Townsend, WA as well as Quincy Street and solo opener Fran­chot Tone.

Times:
Demos from 4 – 7 p.m.
The opener begins play­ing at 5 p.m. and the head­liner is done by 9 p.m.

This event is part of the Sub­aru of Bend Out­side Games.

Dur­ing this month’s Pickin’ & Pad­dlin’, we’ll also be host­ing the 5th Annual Deschutes Wooden Boat Gath­er­ing on the back­lawn from 4 – 6 p.m. Builders will have the oppor­tu­nity to meet other builders, talk shop, and swap tips and tech­niques. If you own a wooden kayak, canoe or SUP bring it down and show off your craft. This is also a great even for those think­ing of build­ing a float­ing wooden object.

Spe­cial thanks to Deschutes Brew­ery and Cas­cade Lakes Brew­ing for donat­ing the kegs for this event.

Jun
27
Fri
Crooked River Roundup Rodeo @ Crooked River Rodeo Grounds
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day

Crooked River Rodeo Roundup

2014 Rodeo Schedule

There is a ton of fun waiting for you on the weekend of June 27-29th this year.

Friday night performance 7pm

Saturday night performance 7pm

Sunday afternoon performance 2pm

stick horse races on Sunday for all kids free under 18!

Central Oregonian Pancake Feed 8am-10am Saturday morning before parade at bank of the cascades

Rodeo parade is Saturday at 10am down third street in Prineville

Rodeo Slack is all three days

Sunday Cowboy Church is in the grandstands at 10am

Ticket Information:
$15 for Friday Night
$18 for Saturday Night
$10 for Sunday Afternoon
Kids are $10 for Friday and Saturday night Sunday ALL KIDS ARE FREE.
Discount tickets are available!

Horse Race admission is $5 for everyone, which includes a program and free parking.

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

Hullabaloo

Mark your calendars for the 7th Annual NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo, Friday, June 27, 2014! 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!

Kids, Crit, presented by Umpqua Bank – 3:15-4:00pm
2014 Hullabaloo Mainstage, presented by The Garner Group – 4pm – 10pm
Kids’ Stage presented by Bluefish Dental and Kids’ Zone Activities – 4:00 – 8:00pm
NWX Crit – 4:30 – 9:00pm

Jun
28
Sat
Subaru Outside Games @ Riverbend Park
Jun 28 all-day

K9Kings

Saturday – June 28th 2014
Outside Games at Riverbend Park
FREE events and activities for the whole family!

Desert Orthopedics’ 2014 Bend PaddleBoard Challenge
Come on down to Desert Orthopedics’ 2014 Bend Paddleboard Challenge, an all-levels stand up paddle board event including races, free demos, and an entertaining opening ceremony featuring Tahitian dancers.  Whether you’re a stand up paddle novice, a pro, or just want to hang out on the riverbank and watch, there will be something fun for you at Bend’s premiere SUP event.  Brought to you by Desert Orthopedics, Bend’s most trusted orthopedic specialists, and presented by Stand Up Paddle Bend, Bend’s most trusted paddle boarding specialists.
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Riverbend Park
For more info: http://www.standuppaddlebend.com

J.D. Platt’s Barks, Brews and Bands Featuring the K-9 Kings Flying Dogs
Enjoy the spectacular action of the renowned K9 Kings, featuring music, costumes, comedy, audience participation, daredevil dog agility, one of the world’s rarest breeds, and the fastest Frisbee dog in the world — plus a meet-and-greet pet area after the show.  Don’t miss this incredible performance, with acoustic music and a beer garden right in Riverbend Park. Bring the family for an amazing show of K9 acrobatics!
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Riverbend Park
For more info: http://www.k9kings.com

Bend Paddle Trail Alliance’s Meadow Camp Kayak Race at Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
Race the river, cheer from the shore, or just join the party! The 2nd annual Meadow Camp Race will start at River Rim Park and cover a nearly continuous 3 mile section of Class III- IV+ Whitewater with great spectator access. There will be Men’s, Women’s, and Junior’s Classes. Proceeds go to BPTA for the whitewater park.
Time: TBD
Location: River Rim Park
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/meadowcamprace

Hutch’s Bicycles’ Mountain Bike Clinics with Lindsey Voreis
Always wanted to try mountain biking and need an intro?  Love to get out on the dirt and want to ramp up your skills for summer?  Come on down to Riverbend Park and meet Lindsey Voreis, a professional mountain biker and certified skills instructor, who spreads her passion for mountain biking around the globe. Get inspired to handle ups and downs, find balance and overcome challenges on the trail and in life. Bring your bike and get coaching from the best, while soaking up Lindsey’s philosophy: “Ride Bikes. Be Happy.”
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Riverbend Park
For more info: http://www.kirtvoreis.com/lindsey-voreis.html

Bend Freedom Float
Come down to Riverbend dress up in your most outrageous patriotic get up for the FREEDOM FLOAT!  Think of it as the Freedom Ride, but on water! There will be craft beers, live music, food and prizes!  The FREEDOM FLOAT brought to you by Pepsi & the Oregon Lottery’s 4th of July Raffle, top prize is one million dollars!
Time: 3 p.m. (Launch at 3:30 p.m.)
Location: Riverbend Park
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/TheOutsideGames

Bite of Bend @ Downtown Bend
11:00 am – June 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Bite of Bend

2014 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, June 22-29

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.

The 2014 Bite of Bend Music Stage Schedule:

Saturday, June 28th:
11am: Notables Swing Band
12:30pm: Chiringa!
2pm: Second Son
3:30pm: The Hill Dogs
5pm: Wilderness
6:30pm: Blackstrap Bluegrass
8:30pm: Soul Vaccination

Sunday, June 29th:
11am: Bill Keale
12:30pm Necktie Killer (immediately following the Beer Run!)
2pm: The Rum and The Sea
3:30pm: Avery James and the Hillandales
5pm: Elektrapod

The Soulshine Tour Featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jun
29
Sun
Summer Sunday Concert Series @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Summer Sunday Concerts

Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concerts start June 22 through July 27 on consecutive Sundays. Come on down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater and enjoy a beautiful afternoon of great music and healthy family fun. Delish food vendors, bouncy-houses and other activities will be onsite. All Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concerts run from 2:30-4:30pm.

2014 Schedule
6.22 – Natural Vibrations
6.29 – Randy McAllister
7.6 – Cerny Brothers
7.13 – The Weather Machine
7.20 – The Ballroom Thieves
7.27 – Dakota Brown Band

Jul
1
Tue
Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

Jul
3
Thu
Steely Dan @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jul
4
Fri
Fourth of July Celebrations @ Various Locations
Jul 4 all-day

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REDMOND

Redmond 4th of July Parade
10:00AM Start
Parade goes down 6th Street in Redmond between Dogwood to Forest
Enjoy 70+ entries, Redmond’s Commemorative Flags & and more

Redmond Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
11:00AM –  4:00PM
Deschutes County Fair Grounds
This is completely FREE event for the community! We will have pony rides, train rides, bounce houses, archery, petting zoo, a water obstacle course, games, prizes and much, much more!
For more information please call 541.548.7275 or go online at www.redmondjuly4th.org

Redmond Firework Display
Fireworks begin at dusk approximately 10:00PM at the Deschutes Expo Center
If you plan on tailgating out at the fairgrounds for the fireworks show, please be courteous by not leaving litter in the parking lot.
For more information please call the Chamber office at 541.923.5191.

BEND

4th of July Pet Parade
10:00AM in Downtown Bend
If 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 July 4th Festival
Start the 4th of July with a pancake breakfast from 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Festivities are from 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Drake Park on Mirror Pond
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. More than 130 artisans, craft, community agencies, food vendors and live music.

Bend July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
10:00PM at Pilot Butte State Park

Old Fashioned July 4th Festival @ Drake Park
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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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!

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

Pony Ride 1

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

Sisters Farmer’s Market @ Barclay Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

The Sisters Farmer’s Market (SFM) is a food and music festival held every Friday during the season. This year, 2014, the SFM season runs from

June 6 through September 26, 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. in Barclay Park, Sisters, Oregon.

We specialize in locally grown plants and produce and locally made foods with a smattering of local crafters thrown in to add shopping excitement. Each Friday features a different local musician or musical group that performs in the shade under the trees in the park. Shoppers at the market are invited to listen while they shop or grab a snack from a vendor and sit at a table in the square to enjoy the music as they relax.

First Friday Art Walk @ Downtown Bend
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jeffrey Murray Fine Art Photography

View sensational local and national art at dozens of businesses downtown and in the Old Mill District on the first Friday of every month.  Shops are matched with artists and stay open late.  Many businesses will serve food and wine as they welcome you in to enjoy their space and this wonderful evening.

Enjoy the First Friday Art Walk using the Free Art Walk Shuttle.  The free shuttle leaves the Old Mill District at :15 & :45 in front of Tumalo Art Co.

The shuttle leaves Downtown at :00 & :30 in front of 900 Wall Restaurant.

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
6
Sun
Summer Sunday Concert Series @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Summer Sunday Concerts

Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concerts start June 22 through July 27 on consecutive Sundays. Come on down to the Les Schwab Amphitheater and enjoy a beautiful afternoon of great music and healthy family fun. Delish food vendors, bouncy-houses and other activities will be onsite. All Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concerts run from 2:30-4:30pm.

2014 Schedule
6.22 – Natural Vibrations
6.29 – Randy McAllister
7.6 – Cerny Brothers
7.13 – The Weather Machine
7.20 – The Ballroom Thieves
7.27 – Dakota Brown Band

Jul
8
Tue
Redmond Farmer’s Market @ Centennial Park
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Farmers Market

OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

Join the Redmond community each Tuesday for fresh local produce, artisan foods, crafts, live music and more. This year will feature Justy’s Jelly, The Village Baker from Bend, Bliss Baking – vegan bakery in Redmond, Boyco Honey. There will also be free range, organic, grass fed beef  / pork and organic chicken from Rainshadow Organics in Terrebonne and DD Ranch in Terrebonne which have no hormones or antibiotics.

This season will be full of great food and fun for the whole family. Conveniently located downtown in Centennial Park from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every Tuesday.

Follow the Redmond Farmer’s Market on Facebook for up to date information.

Jul
11
Fri
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 11th (5pm – 10pm)
Saturday, July 12th (11am – 10pm)
Sunday, July 13th (11am – 5pm)

Jul
12
Sat
Tour Des Chutes @ High Lakes Elementary School
6:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tour Des Chutes

TOUR DES CHUTES – BEND, OREGON – JULY 12, 2014
Cancer Benefit Bike Ride & Run – 5K To 100 Mile Tours Through The High Desert.

REGISTRATION KICK OFF PARTY
MAY 1ST, 2014 at Deschutes Brewery Public House.
1044 NW Bond St., Bend, OR
6 pm – 9 pm
[free pint for registrants, live music, fun prizes, Velo Rollers, order your TdC Jersey]

When: Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Venue: High Lakes Elementary School
2500 NW High Lakes Loop
Northwest Crossing Neighborhood
Bend, Oregon

Start Times:
100-Mile: 6:00 AM
75-Mile: 8:00 AM
50-Mile: 8:00 AM
25-Mile: 9:00 AM
7-Mile: 9:20 AM

NEW FOR 2014: There will be a gear drop at Borden Beck Wildlife Area for those doing the 74 or 100 mile ride. All gear will be available for pick up by 12:30pm at the finish line venue (High Lakes Elementary School).

COPA Family 5k Run
This year, Tour des Chutes is adding a 5k non-competitive fun run, sponsored by Central Oregon Pediatric Associates (COPA), to honor Bend runner, Johanna Olson, who died of cancer in 2013 at age 34. Designed by Bend’s own Dave Thomason (“Super Dave”), this route will feature a loop through the Northwest Crossing neighborhood. The inaugural family 5k running event was inspired by Johanna and created specifically to raise money to support children with cancer.

MORE INFORMATION
When: Saturday, July 12, 2014.
Venue: High Lakes Elementary School
2500 NW High Lakes Loop
Northwest Crossing Neighborhood
Bend, Oregon
Start Time: 10:30 am

 

 

 

39th Annual Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show @ Sisters, Oregon
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Head to Sisters for their most vibrant day of the year. Over 1300 quilts from around the world will cover the 1880′s-style town in rich texture and color.

Visit their website at http://www.sistersoutdoorquiltshow.org/ for more information.

Bend Summer Festival @ Downtown Bend
11:00 am – 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 11th (5pm – 10pm)
Saturday, July 12th (11am – 10pm)
Sunday, July 13th (11am – 5pm)