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
27
Fri
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

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
4
Fri
Fourth of July Celebrations @ Various Locations
Jul 4 all-day

white-flowers

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

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!

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

redmond-4th-of-july-parade-logo

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

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
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

 

 

 

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)

Jul
13
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
18
Fri
Balloons Over Bend @ Riverbend Park
Jul 18 – Jul 20 all-day

balloons-over-bend

A beautiful experience you’ll never forget!

  • Rise with the sun and venture to Riverbend Park for the stunning, memory-filled balloon launches at sunrise on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Witness the magic of Nightglow as balloons are filled and lit up against the darkening sky Friday
  • Have tons of fun and get active during The Children’s Festival Saturday and Sunday with over 60 activities including bouncy houses sponsored by Pediatric Dental Associates, face painting, crafts and education.
  • Race in the Balloon Blast Kids Race on Saturday

Click Here for Pre-Sale Tickets to Balloons Over Bend Children’s Festival
Buy now and ENTER TO WIN A BALLOON RIDE OVER BEND! Purchase your tickets in advance at a discounted rate of $10 each and you’ll be entered to win an epic, once-in-a-lifetime balloon ride over Bend, Oregon during the Balloons Over Bend Sunday lift-off.

Following the pre-sale event, tickets will be $12 each at the gate or at the Balloons Over Bend Night Glow.
NEW this year! Tickets grant children unlimited access to the festival including bouncy houses and booth activities throughout the event, beginning with the Night Glow on Friday night.

Jul
20
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
26
Sat
Deschutes Dash Weekend Sports Festival @ Old Mill District
Jul 26 – Jul 27 all-day

Deschutes Dash

Join us for the 11th Annual Deschutes Dash Weekend Sports Festival at the Old Mill District, the most spectator-friendly, multi-sport venue in the Pacific Northwest! Bring the whole family out to compete or watch the race this summer.

The full weekend of activities includes:

Saturday July 26, 2014 – Olympic Distance Events

  • Triathlon (1300 yard swim, 25 mile bike, 10k run)
  • Duathlon (10k run, 25 mile bike, 5k run)
  • Aquabike (1300 yard swim, 25 mile bike)
  • 10k run

Sunday July 27, 2014 – Sprint Distance Events

  • Triathlon (600 yard swim, 12.5 mile bike, 5k run)
  • Duathlon (5k run, 12.5 mile bike, 5k run)
  • Aquabike (600 yard swim, 12.5 mile bike)
  • Youth Triathlon (400 yard swim, 6 mile bike, 1.5k run)
  • Splash N Dash Kids Obstacle Race
  • 5k run

Awards, finishers medals, food and Deschutes Brewery beer are also all part of the weekend’s fun!  Also new this year…be sure to check out our 2014 Commemorative Deschtutes Dash Jerseys, Shorts, Bibs and Arm Warmers!

Spectators

Watch swimmers, cyclists and runners from one of the many fantastic vantage points — from the footbridges traversing river, the winding paths along the river bank or one of the fabulous restaurants in The Old Mill District.

And if you’d would like to get closer to the action, considering volunteering for a few hours. Please contact us if you are interested in helping out and see our volunteer page for more info.

Sisters Arts & Crafts Festival @ Creekside Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

sisters sign

This event has been going on in Sisters for 14 years. It is an annual event that features Arts, Crafts, Food, Entertainment and a special silent auction with 100% benefiting; The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon. On Saturday, Jefferson Street will be closed for a Classic Car Cruise In. This event is located in the Sisters Creekside Park (Highway 20 & Jefferson Street).

Jul
27
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
30
Wed
Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo @ Deschutes County Expo Center
Jul 30 – Aug 3 all-day

Deschutes County Fair

Celebrating 95 Years of Jam Packed Fun!
“Sew it, Grow it and Show it”

Five days of fun include live music, rodeos, buckaroo breakfast and 4-H events. Carnival rides, food, and activities galore. Fun for all ages.
The 2014 Deschutes County Fair runs Wednesday, July 30 through Sunday, August 3, 2014

Fair Hours
Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00AM – 10:00PM
Friday and Saturday: 10:00AM – 11:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

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

Polecat

Pickin’ & Paddlin’ featuring Polecat

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 July 30th event fea­tures Pole­cat from Belling­ham WA, Grit & Griz­zle and Stephen Junkins.

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

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

Aug
2
Sat
Theory Of A Deadman @ Deschutes County Expo Center
7:00 pm

Theory of a Deadman

Theory Of A Deadman
Part of the Deschutes County Fair Free Concert Series

Time:
Saturday August 2, 2014 @ 7:00pm (gates open at 5:30pm)

Ticket Info:
Hosted by McDonalds and The Bulletin.  Concert is “Free” with ticket (Fair admission not included). Pick up tickets every Wednesday from July 2 – July 30 at any Central Oregon McDonalds restaurant between 2:00 – 7:00pm as supplies last – no purchase necessary.

Aug
8
Fri
Flashback Cruz 2014 @ Drake Park
11:00 am – August 10, 2014 @ 9:30 am

Flashback CRUZ

This event will include a Friday pre-cruz in Drake Park, Saturday Show ‘n’ Shine in Drake Park (on the grass), and a designated closed “CRUZ” in downtown Bend. Napa Auto Parts – High Desert Auto will sponsor the Friday and Saturday night bands. This year the bands will be playing in Drake Park and Downtown Bend on Minnesota Street.

Click here for the schedule.

Aug
9
Sat
Sisters Country Fair @ The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
Aug 9 – Aug 10 all-day

sisters sign

Country Fair & Art Show
Friday & Saturday, August 8 & 9, 2014

The 19th 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
16
Sat
Sisters Doggie Dash @ Sisters Park & Recreation
9:00 am

Dog Run

Sisters is Gonna ‘Have a Waggin’ Good Time

Saturday, August 16 is a day for the dogs. Come out and bring your favorite canine-bring them all-to the Sisters Doggie Dash Run/Walk starting at 9 am at Sisters Park & Recreation (SPRD). Friends of the Sisters Library has partnered with SPRD, The Dog Art Show at the Artworks, and Furry Friends Foundation to host a fun event for the entire family.

There will be pet entertainment, pet product vendors and food vendors for everyone-both people and pets. A 5K walk/run and a 2-mile walk, with or without your canine friend, is open to all ages. The well-marked route from SPRD through shaded US Forest Service trails will work off some of that extra energy. Don’t have a dog? No worries-several nonprofits will have dogs available for loan and/or adoption.

Early registration for the Doggie Dash Walk/Run is through August 14: $25/participant or $50 for up to 3 participants; $5 extra to register morning of the event. All registrants receive a 2014 free membership to Friends of the Sisters Library. Register online ( www.sistersrecreation.com), pick up a registration form at the Library, then drop applications off at SPRD. Leash and rabies vaccination tags/proof required. The first 100 who register will receive a commemorative gift and doggie goody bag.

So bring the kids, the dogs and be prepared for lots of entertainment for a great cause. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Sisters Library, in partnership with Furry Friends Foundation, and SPRD.

Aug
22
Fri
Art in the High Desert @ Old Mill District
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

art in the high desert

What
Art in the High Desert is Central Oregon’s Premier Juried Fine Art and Craft Show.

Who
Over 100 highly acclaimed artists from across the country and Canada.

When
August 22 – 24, 2014

Show Hours
Friday — Saturday: 10 am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Will you spend over $750 at this years Show?
Save your receipts and bring them to the AHD information booth. We have a Thank You! Gift for the first 15 buyers.

Where
Art in the High Desert is on the banks of the Deschutes River, in the The Old Mill District. Bend, Oregon. Festival Site. Bend sits just east of Oregon’s Cascade is a neighbor to the Deschutes, Metolius, and Crooked Rivers. Numerous lakes, streams, mountains, and golf courses, provide an outdoor recreation haven for visitors and residents alike.

The upscale Old Mill District and the city of Bend, are a natural attraction for the visitors to the areas premier destination resorts. It is an area of natural beauty, boundless recreational opportunities, as well as cultural opportunities and urban amenities.

Why
Art in the High Desert is a juried gathering of nationally acclaimed artists who are in Bend for just 3 days to share their stories and sell their art work. Come, see, enjoy, buy!

Aug
23
Sat
Sisters Wild West Show @ Creekside Park
Aug 23 – Aug 24 all-day

wildwest

This is the 2nd year for this event. It was a tremendous success for a first year show. It received front page write ups in the Sisters Nugget Newspaper, The Bulletin in the Local News and Arts & Entertainment. This event also received news coverage by Channel 21 Bend. There is a Variety of Arts, Crafts, Antiques in this event including Western and Native American. For entertainment there are western skits with a western front town.

Art in the High Desert @ Old Mill District
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

art in the high desert

What
Art in the High Desert is Central Oregon’s Premier Juried Fine Art and Craft Show.

Who
Over 100 highly acclaimed artists from across the country and Canada.

When
August 22 – 24, 2014

Show Hours
Friday — Saturday: 10 am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Will you spend over $750 at this years Show?
Save your receipts and bring them to the AHD information booth. We have a Thank You! Gift for the first 15 buyers.

Where
Art in the High Desert is on the banks of the Deschutes River, in the The Old Mill District. Bend, Oregon. Festival Site. Bend sits just east of Oregon’s Cascade is a neighbor to the Deschutes, Metolius, and Crooked Rivers. Numerous lakes, streams, mountains, and golf courses, provide an outdoor recreation haven for visitors and residents alike.

The upscale Old Mill District and the city of Bend, are a natural attraction for the visitors to the areas premier destination resorts. It is an area of natural beauty, boundless recreational opportunities, as well as cultural opportunities and urban amenities.

Why
Art in the High Desert is a juried gathering of nationally acclaimed artists who are in Bend for just 3 days to share their stories and sell their art work. Come, see, enjoy, buy!

Aug
24
Sun
Art in the High Desert @ Old Mill District
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

art in the high desert

What
Art in the High Desert is Central Oregon’s Premier Juried Fine Art and Craft Show.

Who
Over 100 highly acclaimed artists from across the country and Canada.

When
August 22 – 24, 2014

Show Hours
Friday — Saturday: 10 am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

Will you spend over $750 at this years Show?
Save your receipts and bring them to the AHD information booth. We have a Thank You! Gift for the first 15 buyers.

Where
Art in the High Desert is on the banks of the Deschutes River, in the The Old Mill District. Bend, Oregon. Festival Site. Bend sits just east of Oregon’s Cascade is a neighbor to the Deschutes, Metolius, and Crooked Rivers. Numerous lakes, streams, mountains, and golf courses, provide an outdoor recreation haven for visitors and residents alike.

The upscale Old Mill District and the city of Bend, are a natural attraction for the visitors to the areas premier destination resorts. It is an area of natural beauty, boundless recreational opportunities, as well as cultural opportunities and urban amenities.

Why
Art in the High Desert is a juried gathering of nationally acclaimed artists who are in Bend for just 3 days to share their stories and sell their art work. Come, see, enjoy, buy!

Aug
27
Wed
Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pickin and Paddlin

Pickin’ & Paddlin’ August 2014

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 August 27th event fea­tures Stu­dent Loan from Port­land, Ore­gon, and from here in Bend openers Sec­ond Son and Burn­ing Moonlight.

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

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

Aug
29
Fri
The Central Oregon Wild West Show @ Rodeo Arena at Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Aug 29 – Aug 31 all-day

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Hours and Showtimes

Friday the 29th: 2:00pm – 8:30pm (performance at 7:00pm)
Saturday the 30th: 10:00am – 8:00pm (performances at 2:00pm and 6:00pm)
Sunday the 31st: 10:00am – 4:00pm (performance at 2:00pm)

This is a new event which will be held at the Rodeo Arena at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. There will be a $8.00 admission to this event which will include an hour and a half show similar to the famous “Buffalo Bill Show.” Surrounding the arena will be a Variety of Arts, Crafts. Food and Educational Exhibits.

About the Show

The mood is set as the old west comes alive while you are seated in the stands of Juniper Arena at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, Oregon. You will experience time travel as you are taken back to witness the shoot out at the O.K Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. You will also experience a series of old fashion gun fights, Billy the Kid’s last jail break, The James Gang fowled bank robbery at the First National Bank, Annie Oakley and a tribute to Buffalo Bill.

The show is a little more then an hour with 4 performances in 3 days. When you enter the gate you will see an assortment of exhibits among the variety of vendors. In between performances you will be able to mingle throughout the arena and experience the old western town, Square dancing, Blacksmithing, Fur trading, Old Time Photos, a small Calvary camp and Native American Tepees.

Our goal is to bring quality entertainment at an affordable price for the whole family.

Aug
30
Sat
Maragas Winery Grape Stomp @ Maragas Winery
11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Maragas Winery

Mark your calendar for the 5th Annual Grape Stomp! August 30th from 11am to 6pm.   Music, fun for adults and kids alike, and the harkening in of our favorite season – Harvest!

Tickets for the stomp are $10 for adults and free for young adults and kids – ie. 17 years and younger. (Kids are very welcome when accompanied by a parent or guardian 21 years or older – this is definitely fun for the entire family!)

Put your fun hat on and take part in one of several activities:

  • Stomping Grapes – the general stomp where you can put your toes into action.  Adults and kids!
  • Stomp Contests – which team can stomp the most grapes!
  • The Grape Stomp Romptm - this activity starts at the begining of the day.  Whose taste buds are  best – blind taste wine at different stations, and tell us which wine you tasted at each station.  Adults only for this one!
  • And, especially for the kids, in addition to the stomp, we’ll have recreation activities.

Also for your enjoyment, we’ll have two great Central Oregon bands playing throughout the day.  First up will be Parlour from 11:45am to 2:45 pm followed by Lino and his bind from 3pm to 6pm.

They’ll be food available for purchase – what will it be – leg of lamb sliders cooked on a spit!  And, you may also picnic if you like, just no beverages please.

GET TICKETS

Sep
2
Tue
Wounded Veterans Banquet @ Eagle Crest Conference Center
5:30 pm

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Join Eagle Crest Resort, Grace Lutheran Church and Gary Lewis Outdoors in supporting Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) at the Wounded Veterans Banquet and Silent Auction.

Catered by Eagle Crest Resort
Coq Au Vin or New York Strip Steak
Side dishes and dessert included.

Some Auction Items:

  • Outdoor adventures
  • Romantic get-aways
  • Personal services and more

HAVA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organizationon formed by companies in the shooting and outdoor industry with the purpose of raising awareness and further assisting disabled veterans and wounded active duty military with their healing process through hunts, shooting sports and other active outdoor activities.

  • HAVA reconnects disabled vets and wounded active duty military personnel with outdoor activities and helps restore confidence in their future.
  • HAVA represents the best instincts of the shooting sports industry in supporting these defenders of freedom.

Register online by clicking here

 

Sep
5
Fri
Sisters Folk Festival @ Sisters, Oregon
Sep 5 – Sep 7 all-day

Sisters Folk Festival

Many greats have graced the stage since the initial Festival in 1995, including Ian Tyson, Tim O’Brien, Jesse Winchester, Natalie MacMaster, Chris Smither, Dave Carter, The Waybacks, John Gorka, Ruthie Foster, The Waifs, The Wailin’ Jennys and more. The Festival is home to six stages, with our main venue at the Village Green Park in downtown Sisters.

Sep
7
Sun
The Great Duck Race @ Drake Park
11:00 am

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It’s all for Charities! 2014 Duck Race

The Great Drake Park Rotary Duck Race is scheduled for Sunday, September 7th 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! See photos from last year.

Duck Race Schedule:

11:00 am – Festivities in park-Music, Food & Activity Booths
12:00 pm – Kids Race 500 Ducks FREE Presented by Bend Broadband
1:30 pm – Race Start! (Galveston Bridge)
1:53 pm – Estimated time winning Ducks begin to cross the Finish Line (Mirror Pond Foot Bridge)
2:30 pm – Winners & Awards are announced at staging area in Drake Park

Proceeds to benefit:

Bethlehem Inn
Healthy Beginnings
Kemple Children’s Dental Clinic
MountainStar Family Relief Nursery
Family Access Network
Bend Rotary Club Foundation

Visit their website for more details and get your Duck Race tickets!

Sep
13
Sat
Sisters Fall Street Festival @ Downtown Sisters
10:00 am – September 14, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

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This event is in its 7th year. It is an annual event that features arts, crafts, food, and a special silent auction with 100% benefiting the Sisters High School Visual Arts Department. This event is on Oak Street in Downtown Sisters.

Saturday, August 13 from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, August 14 from 10am to 4pm

Oktobercrest @ Eagle Crest Resort
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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September 13th, 11:00am – 9:00pm
Eagle Crest Resort

Bring the whole family and join us for our Oktobercrest celebration
including:
- Dozens of beers on tap
- Wines from Faith, Hope & Charity Vineyards
- Ciders from Atlas Cider Company
- Local Foods
- Live Music
- Oktobercrest 5K Beer Run & Family Run
- Free events and great prizes
- Fun for the whole family

ENTRY: $10 MUGS, $1 TASTING TOKENS

Oktobercrest 5k Beer Run & Family Fun Run @ Eagle Crest Resort
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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September 13th, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Eagle Crest Resort
Sponsored by Footzone

Race through the Deschutes River Canyon and up to the manicured paths of Eagle Crest Resort, all leading up to a runstumble obstacle course to the finish.

All ages are welcome.

Admission for ages 21+: $25, price includes bib, 5 beer tickets and Oktobercrest mug
Admission for ages under 21: $10

Sep
19
Fri
Bend Oktoberfest @ Downtown Bend
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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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 19th & 20th, 2014
Friday 5:00pm to 10:00pm & Saturday 12:00pm to 10:00pm

Sep
20
Sat
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

Sep
24
Wed
Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Pickin’ & Paddlin’ September 2014

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 Sep­tem­ber 24th event fea­tures Bend favorites Moon Moun­tain Ram­bers, The Pitch­fork Rev­o­lu­tion, and Lau­rel Brauns.

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

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

Sep
27
Sat
Fall Fling for Women @ Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo Center
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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The 1st Annual Central Oregon Fall Fling for Women is a trade show where consumers can get inspired, feel refreshed and uncover the secrets to living well, feeling healthy and having fun. Find out what is new in  beauty, fitness, lifestyle, business, careers, health & wellness, fashion, cooking, recreation, investment opportunities and much more.

WHEN: September 27-28, 2014  Show Hours: Saturday-10am-6pm, Sunday-10am-5pm

WHERE: The Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon-3800 Sw Airport Way          

WHY:

  • FREE ADMISSION!!
  • Fine arts & Crafts Section
  • Eye wear Fashion Show, Spring Dresses and Accessories Fashion Show, Handbag Fashion Show, Dance, Exercise and Hairstyling  Demonstrations and Informative Seminars
  • Receive Makeovers, Health Screenings, Beauty Tips and Lots of Personal Attention from a Variety of Experts
  • Lots of Door Prizes and Giveaways
  • Deschutes County has a population of 162,277 people with 79,433 of those being women and a household income of $67,819
  • Grand Door Prizes 50,000 Airline Miles
  • Acres of Convenient Free Parking
  • “WOMEN COMPRISE 51.4 PERCENT OF THE U.S. POPULATION AND MAKE OR INFLUENCE 85 PERCENT OF ALL PURCHASING DECISIONS”-FORBES
  • Grab your Mom, Daughter, Sister or Friend and Shop, Learn and Laugh at the Ultimate Day Out for Women
Sep
28
Sun
Fall Fling for Women @ Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo Center
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

women's expo

The 1st Annual Central Oregon Fall Fling for Women is a trade show where consumers can get inspired, feel refreshed and uncover the secrets to living well, feeling healthy and having fun. Find out what is new in  beauty, fitness, lifestyle, business, careers, health & wellness, fashion, cooking, recreation, investment opportunities and much more.

WHEN: September 27-28, 2014  Show Hours: Saturday-10am-6pm, Sunday-10am-5pm

WHERE: The Deschutes County Fairgrounds Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon-3800 Sw Airport Way          

WHY:

  • FREE ADMISSION!!
  • Fine arts & Crafts Section
  • Eye wear Fashion Show, Spring Dresses and Accessories Fashion Show, Handbag Fashion Show, Dance, Exercise and Hairstyling  Demonstrations and Informative Seminars
  • Receive Makeovers, Health Screenings, Beauty Tips and Lots of Personal Attention from a Variety of Experts
  • Lots of Door Prizes and Giveaways
  • Deschutes County has a population of 162,277 people with 79,433 of those being women and a household income of $67,819
  • Grand Door Prizes 50,000 Airline Miles
  • Acres of Convenient Free Parking
  • “WOMEN COMPRISE 51.4 PERCENT OF THE U.S. POPULATION AND MAKE OR INFLUENCE 85 PERCENT OF ALL PURCHASING DECISIONS”-FORBES
  • Grab your Mom, Daughter, Sister or Friend and Shop, Learn and Laugh at the Ultimate Day Out for Women
Oct
3
Fri
Bend Fall Festival @ Downtown Bend
5:00 pm – October 5, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

Bend Fall Festival

Dozens of your favorite Central Oregon food vendors, local breweries, musicians  and artists all gathered downtown to ring in the harvest. A family harvest street will offer plenty of activities to occupy children while adults enjoy the free live music, Pumpkin Pie contest, and Harvest Market.

Friday, October 3rd 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, October 4th 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday, October 5th 11:00am to 5:00pm

Oct
31
Fri
Halloween Party @ Old Mill District
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Celebrate Halloween in the Old Mill District!
Bring your little ones in costume to the Old Mill District for crafts and trick-or-treating in each of the Old Mill District stores and restaurants on Thursday, October 31, from 4-7 pm.

Activities include:

  • Trick-or-Treating at our many shops and restaurants
  • Wagon Rides by Cowboy Carriage
  • Art Station Creative Crafts a program of Arts Central
  • Bend Science Station flying pumpkins
  • Rippin Reptile 4-H Club & Central Oregon Herpetology (located in the former Orvis building)
  • Great Horned Owl, Sunriver Nature Center (outside new Simply Mac store)
  • Performance by Peace Chords of Westside Village Magnet School
Nov
2
Sun
Happy Girls Trail Half Marathon & 5K @ Sisters, Oregon
7:00 am

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The Happy Dirty Girl is an express trail half and 5K on-road run for women runners of all abilities. This event is also designed to encourage interest in trail running among women. This run takes women through mainly single-track dirt trails and rolling hills and forest areas outside Sisters. Bring your daughter, sister, aunt, mom or best friend and make it a fabulous Fall weekend in Sisters!

Nov
26
Wed
Starfest Holiday Light Celebration @ Eagle Crest Resort
4:00 pm – January 1, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

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November 26th – January 1st, dusk to 10:00pm
Come enjoy Starfest, a mile long animated holiday light exhibit along Falcon Crest Drive at Eagle Crest Resort. Walk, drive or hitch a ride on a horse-drawn wagon and marvel at the spectacular display. Canned food donations for Redmond’s food banks are welcome.

Nov
28
Fri
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides @ Starfest
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Fridays & Saturdays, November 28th – December 20th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm.
Tour Starfest in style aboard a horse-drawn wagon that will surely get you into the holiday spirit. Afterwards, warm up with a cup of hot cocoa. Rides depart from The Lodge at Eagle Crest.
Pricing: $10 Adults; $5 Children 5-12; Children 4 & under, complimentary.
For reservations, call 541.504.2306.

Tour Starfest in style aboard a horse-drawn wagon, perfect for children and adults who enjoy getting into the Christmas spirit. Rides are offered every Friday and Saturday between November 29th and December 23rd. Ride times are 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 8:00pm. Call to schedule your time today!

Adults: $10.00
Kids (5-13): $5.00
Kids (under 5): Free
Maximum of 20 riders per wagon (14 adults, 6 kids ages 5-13, 4 and under are lap kids)
Full Wagon Buy-Out: $150.00