Jun
25
Wed
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Jun 25 all-day

Paulina Plunge

The Paulina Plunge Downhill Waterfall Mt.Bike Tour is a wet and wild family adventure for all active ages 4 to 70. We will descend over six miles down a smooth forest trail, where our friendly guides will lead you to six pristine waterfalls and two natural water slides. Exploring this natural water park will be the highlight of your Central Oregon vacation.

Gravity will be your friend, as you descend deep into the Oregon back country. Along the way you will learn the legends of the ancient indigenous people and the saga of Chief Paulina. During the length of the trip, you will descend over 2,500 vertical feet on your mountain bike. That translates into four 1-1/2 mile biking segments to each waterfall stop. The group will visit up to 6 pristine waterfalls, ranging in height from 10 to 40 feet, as well as 2 safe natural waterslides to explore and play in.

This region is considered by archaeologists to be one of the richest sights in the Northwest. Native Americans have lived in the shadow of this dynamic volcano for at least 10,000 years. When the group arrives at the waterfalls below, we’ll indulge in the traditional Paulina Plunge and then break for a snack lunch.

TOUR COST: $65 per person for all ages. Recommended age 4-70 years. Mountain bike, helmet and day pack are included.

Visit their website for more details!

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

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

Independence Day Lawn Games @ Resort Sports Center
Jul 4 all-day

Grass Bocce Ball

Relax in the sunshine and join in on some of your favorite Lawn Games at the Resort Sports Center, including Ring Toss, Corn Hole, Bocce Ball, Badminton and Croquet. For more information, call 541.923.9627.

Independence Day Bike Parade @ Resort Sports Center
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Bike Parade

On July 4th, kids of all ages are welcome to come decorate their bikes, scooters, or themselves in preparation for our Independence Kids Parade where children can show off their spirit. For more information, call 541.923.9627.

Family Fun, Games & Relays @ Resort Sports Center
11:00 am

Sack Race

Bring the entire family down to the Resort Sports Center for some old fashioned fun, relays and games. For more information, call 541.923.9627.

Jul
10
Thu
Munch and Music @ Drake Park
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Munch and Music

Presented by: The Source Weekly and Hayden Homes

Thursdays July 10 through August 14 beginning at 5:30 pm at Compass Park. Enjoying its 24th anniversary in 2014, the Drake Park Munch & Music free concert series continues to be a summertime favorite. Founded by Cameron Clark, owner of C3 Events, the weekly series provides the community of Central Oregon with a great chance to strengthen their bond while enjoying the arts, outstanding food and free music.

Bend Live Music and More

July 10 - Fruition
July 17 - Too Slim & The Taildraggers
July 24 - Nahko and Medicine For The People
July 31 - Cash’d Out
August 7 - Shook Twins
August 14 - Cooper & The Jam

Food and Drink
Bonta Gelato, Cuppa Yo, Demetri’s, Dump City Dumplings, Famous Kettle Corn, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Ida’s Cupcakes, Mauna Kea Grill, Mountain Coffee, Parilla Satellite, Pilot Butte Drive In, Pizza Cart, Pizza Mondo, Rico’s Tacos, Suzy Q’s, and more still to come!

Beer and Wine
Deschutes Brewery beers always on tap, this year Atlas Cider will be debuting in the park, with notable NW wines and cocktails

Kids Area
There is a kids area full of Jump-N-Fun Inflatables. Behind the stage, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe offers rentals of kayaks and canoes to take out on the river so you can enjoy the music while paddling. www.tumalocreek.com. Kids are encouraged to lead the dance effort at the stage too!

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
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
17
Thu
Munch and Music @ Drake Park
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Munch and Music

Presented by: The Source Weekly and Hayden Homes

Thursdays July 10 through August 14 beginning at 5:30 pm at Compass Park. Enjoying its 24th anniversary in 2014, the Drake Park Munch & Music free concert series continues to be a summertime favorite. Founded by Cameron Clark, owner of C3 Events, the weekly series provides the community of Central Oregon with a great chance to strengthen their bond while enjoying the arts, outstanding food and free music.

Bend Live Music and More

July 10 - Fruition
July 17 - Too Slim & The Taildraggers
July 24 - Nahko and Medicine For The People
July 31 - Cash’d Out
August 7 - Shook Twins
August 14 - Cooper & The Jam

Food and Drink
Bonta Gelato, Cuppa Yo, Demetri’s, Dump City Dumplings, Famous Kettle Corn, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Ida’s Cupcakes, Mauna Kea Grill, Mountain Coffee, Parilla Satellite, Pilot Butte Drive In, Pizza Cart, Pizza Mondo, Rico’s Tacos, Suzy Q’s, and more still to come!

Beer and Wine
Deschutes Brewery beers always on tap, this year Atlas Cider will be debuting in the park, with notable NW wines and cocktails

Kids Area
There is a kids area full of Jump-N-Fun Inflatables. Behind the stage, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe offers rentals of kayaks and canoes to take out on the river so you can enjoy the music while paddling. www.tumalocreek.com. Kids are encouraged to lead the dance effort at the stage too!

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
22
Tue
Picnic in the Past @ High Desert Museum
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

High Desert Museum Picnic

Party like it’s 1899!

In the early 1900’s, community dinners were as common
as calluses on your hands. Back then, friends, family and
neighbors would get together almost weekly for dinner and dancin’.

Join us for one of those good, old-fashioned picnics on
July 22nd at the Museum. Bring your own blanket and a
picnic dinner, and we’ll have samples of watermelon,
lemonade and whiskey.

Relax to the historic sounds of the Thorn Hollow String Band.
Play games that were popular in 1904 and turn the kids loose
for some fun, hands-on activities from bygone days. We
might even do a little dancing.

Jul
24
Thu
Munch and Music @ Drake Park
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Munch and Music

Presented by: The Source Weekly and Hayden Homes

Thursdays July 10 through August 14 beginning at 5:30 pm at Compass Park. Enjoying its 24th anniversary in 2014, the Drake Park Munch & Music free concert series continues to be a summertime favorite. Founded by Cameron Clark, owner of C3 Events, the weekly series provides the community of Central Oregon with a great chance to strengthen their bond while enjoying the arts, outstanding food and free music.

Bend Live Music and More

July 10 - Fruition
July 17 - Too Slim & The Taildraggers
July 24 - Nahko and Medicine For The People
July 31 - Cash’d Out
August 7 - Shook Twins
August 14 - Cooper & The Jam

Food and Drink
Bonta Gelato, Cuppa Yo, Demetri’s, Dump City Dumplings, Famous Kettle Corn, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Ida’s Cupcakes, Mauna Kea Grill, Mountain Coffee, Parilla Satellite, Pilot Butte Drive In, Pizza Cart, Pizza Mondo, Rico’s Tacos, Suzy Q’s, and more still to come!

Beer and Wine
Deschutes Brewery beers always on tap, this year Atlas Cider will be debuting in the park, with notable NW wines and cocktails

Kids Area
There is a kids area full of Jump-N-Fun Inflatables. Behind the stage, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe offers rentals of kayaks and canoes to take out on the river so you can enjoy the music while paddling. www.tumalocreek.com. Kids are encouraged to lead the dance effort at the stage too!

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.

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

Jul
31
Thu
Munch and Music @ Drake Park
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Munch and Music

Presented by: The Source Weekly and Hayden Homes

Thursdays July 10 through August 14 beginning at 5:30 pm at Compass Park. Enjoying its 24th anniversary in 2014, the Drake Park Munch & Music free concert series continues to be a summertime favorite. Founded by Cameron Clark, owner of C3 Events, the weekly series provides the community of Central Oregon with a great chance to strengthen their bond while enjoying the arts, outstanding food and free music.

Bend Live Music and More

July 10 - Fruition
July 17 - Too Slim & The Taildraggers
July 24 - Nahko and Medicine For The People
July 31 - Cash’d Out
August 7 - Shook Twins
August 14 - Cooper & The Jam

Food and Drink
Bonta Gelato, Cuppa Yo, Demetri’s, Dump City Dumplings, Famous Kettle Corn, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Ida’s Cupcakes, Mauna Kea Grill, Mountain Coffee, Parilla Satellite, Pilot Butte Drive In, Pizza Cart, Pizza Mondo, Rico’s Tacos, Suzy Q’s, and more still to come!

Beer and Wine
Deschutes Brewery beers always on tap, this year Atlas Cider will be debuting in the park, with notable NW wines and cocktails

Kids Area
There is a kids area full of Jump-N-Fun Inflatables. Behind the stage, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe offers rentals of kayaks and canoes to take out on the river so you can enjoy the music while paddling. www.tumalocreek.com. Kids are encouraged to lead the dance effort at the stage too!

Aug
7
Thu
Munch and Music @ Drake Park
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Munch and Music

Presented by: The Source Weekly and Hayden Homes

Thursdays July 10 through August 14 beginning at 5:30 pm at Compass Park. Enjoying its 24th anniversary in 2014, the Drake Park Munch & Music free concert series continues to be a summertime favorite. Founded by Cameron Clark, owner of C3 Events, the weekly series provides the community of Central Oregon with a great chance to strengthen their bond while enjoying the arts, outstanding food and free music.

Bend Live Music and More

July 10 - Fruition
July 17 - Too Slim & The Taildraggers
July 24 - Nahko and Medicine For The People
July 31 - Cash’d Out
August 7 - Shook Twins
August 14 - Cooper & The Jam

Food and Drink
Bonta Gelato, Cuppa Yo, Demetri’s, Dump City Dumplings, Famous Kettle Corn, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Ida’s Cupcakes, Mauna Kea Grill, Mountain Coffee, Parilla Satellite, Pilot Butte Drive In, Pizza Cart, Pizza Mondo, Rico’s Tacos, Suzy Q’s, and more still to come!

Beer and Wine
Deschutes Brewery beers always on tap, this year Atlas Cider will be debuting in the park, with notable NW wines and cocktails

Kids Area
There is a kids area full of Jump-N-Fun Inflatables. Behind the stage, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe offers rentals of kayaks and canoes to take out on the river so you can enjoy the music while paddling. www.tumalocreek.com. Kids are encouraged to lead the dance effort at the stage too!

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
14
Thu
Munch and Music @ Drake Park
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Munch and Music

Presented by: The Source Weekly and Hayden Homes

Thursdays July 10 through August 14 beginning at 5:30 pm at Compass Park. Enjoying its 24th anniversary in 2014, the Drake Park Munch & Music free concert series continues to be a summertime favorite. Founded by Cameron Clark, owner of C3 Events, the weekly series provides the community of Central Oregon with a great chance to strengthen their bond while enjoying the arts, outstanding food and free music.

Bend Live Music and More

July 10 - Fruition
July 17 - Too Slim & The Taildraggers
July 24 - Nahko and Medicine For The People
July 31 - Cash’d Out
August 7 - Shook Twins
August 14 - Cooper & The Jam

Food and Drink
Bonta Gelato, Cuppa Yo, Demetri’s, Dump City Dumplings, Famous Kettle Corn, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Ida’s Cupcakes, Mauna Kea Grill, Mountain Coffee, Parilla Satellite, Pilot Butte Drive In, Pizza Cart, Pizza Mondo, Rico’s Tacos, Suzy Q’s, and more still to come!

Beer and Wine
Deschutes Brewery beers always on tap, this year Atlas Cider will be debuting in the park, with notable NW wines and cocktails

Kids Area
There is a kids area full of Jump-N-Fun Inflatables. Behind the stage, Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe offers rentals of kayaks and canoes to take out on the river so you can enjoy the music while paddling. www.tumalocreek.com. Kids are encouraged to lead the dance effort at the stage too!

Aug
15
Fri
Munch and Movies @ Compass Park
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Munch and Movies

Presented by: The Source Weekly

Movie Lineup
August 22nd: Gravity
August 29th: Frozen
September 5th: Sleepless in Seattle
September 12th: The Lego Movie

Bend Movies and More
Family Friendly Festivities
Movie Begins at Dusk
Free Music
Dinner Food and Kettle Korn Available

Friday’s August 15 through September 5 beginning at 6:00 pm at Compass Park. Live music every night before the show starting at 6pm. Movies begin at dusk. Indulge your taste buds in some of the finest food carts in the Bend area. Featuring food from: All Mixed-Up, Famous Kettle Korn, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Mauna Kea Grill, Noi Thai and Pilot Butte Drive-In.

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
Munch and Movies @ Compass Park
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Munch and Movies

Presented by: The Source Weekly

Movie Lineup
August 22nd: Gravity
August 29th: Frozen
September 5th: Sleepless in Seattle
September 12th: The Lego Movie

Bend Movies and More
Family Friendly Festivities
Movie Begins at Dusk
Free Music
Dinner Food and Kettle Korn Available

Friday’s August 15 through September 5 beginning at 6:00 pm at Compass Park. Live music every night before the show starting at 6pm. Movies begin at dusk. Indulge your taste buds in some of the finest food carts in the Bend area. Featuring food from: All Mixed-Up, Famous Kettle Korn, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Mauna Kea Grill, Noi Thai and Pilot Butte Drive-In.

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.

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

2014-Central-Oregon-Wild-West-Show

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.

Munch and Movies @ Compass Park
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Munch and Movies

Presented by: The Source Weekly

Movie Lineup
August 22nd: Gravity
August 29th: Frozen
September 5th: Sleepless in Seattle
September 12th: The Lego Movie

Bend Movies and More
Family Friendly Festivities
Movie Begins at Dusk
Free Music
Dinner Food and Kettle Korn Available

Friday’s August 15 through September 5 beginning at 6:00 pm at Compass Park. Live music every night before the show starting at 6pm. Movies begin at dusk. Indulge your taste buds in some of the finest food carts in the Bend area. Featuring food from: All Mixed-Up, Famous Kettle Korn, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Mauna Kea Grill, Noi Thai and Pilot Butte Drive-In.

Sep
5
Fri
Munch and Movies @ Compass Park
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Munch and Movies

Presented by: The Source Weekly

Movie Lineup
August 22nd: Gravity
August 29th: Frozen
September 5th: Sleepless in Seattle
September 12th: The Lego Movie

Bend Movies and More
Family Friendly Festivities
Movie Begins at Dusk
Free Music
Dinner Food and Kettle Korn Available

Friday’s August 15 through September 5 beginning at 6:00 pm at Compass Park. Live music every night before the show starting at 6pm. Movies begin at dusk. Indulge your taste buds in some of the finest food carts in the Bend area. Featuring food from: All Mixed-Up, Famous Kettle Korn, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Mauna Kea Grill, Noi Thai and Pilot Butte Drive-In.

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
27
Sat
The DD Ranch Farm Festival @ DD Ranch
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

DD Farm Festival

Join us September 27 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM for to kick off our Pumpkin Patch season and support the Opportunity Foundation.  Enjoy live music, hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo and more for just $35.00 per car load.  Pack the car with kids, load the van down with your cousins and come on to the DD Ranch for a great day!

Food and pumpkins are not included in the price of admission. These are additional.  We’ll also have the barn open with loads of things to buy, like our 100% grass fed and finished beef and heritage pork.

Sep
28
Sun
Pumpkin Patches @ DD Ranch and Smith Rock Ranch
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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DD Ranch – 3836 NE Smith Rock Way
Celebrate the harvest with u-pick produce, a hay maze, petting zoo,  pony & hay rides, kettle korn and more. Open Saturdays and Sundays. Dogs welcome.
Visit their website for more details.

Smith Rock Ranch – 1250 NE Wilcox Ave
Enjoy the harvest market, Godzilla corn maze, animal house, pumpkin cannon, wagon rides, zoo train, archery, pony rides, live music, barnyard golf and more on Saturdays and Sundays.
Visit their website for more details.

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
4
Sat
Pumpkin Patches @ DD Ranch and Smith Rock Ranch
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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DD Ranch – 3836 NE Smith Rock Way
Celebrate the harvest with u-pick produce, a hay maze, petting zoo,  pony & hay rides, kettle korn and more. Open Saturdays and Sundays. Dogs welcome.
Visit their website for more details.

Smith Rock Ranch – 1250 NE Wilcox Ave
Enjoy the harvest market, Godzilla corn maze, animal house, pumpkin cannon, wagon rides, zoo train, archery, pony rides, live music, barnyard golf and more on Saturdays and Sundays.
Visit their website for more details.

Oct
11
Sat
Pumpkin Patches @ DD Ranch and Smith Rock Ranch
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

pumpkin patch

DD Ranch – 3836 NE Smith Rock Way
Celebrate the harvest with u-pick produce, a hay maze, petting zoo,  pony & hay rides, kettle korn and more. Open Saturdays and Sundays. Dogs welcome.
Visit their website for more details.

Smith Rock Ranch – 1250 NE Wilcox Ave
Enjoy the harvest market, Godzilla corn maze, animal house, pumpkin cannon, wagon rides, zoo train, archery, pony rides, live music, barnyard golf and more on Saturdays and Sundays.
Visit their website for more details.

Oct
18
Sat
Pumpkin Patches @ DD Ranch and Smith Rock Ranch
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

pumpkin patch

DD Ranch – 3836 NE Smith Rock Way
Celebrate the harvest with u-pick produce, a hay maze, petting zoo,  pony & hay rides, kettle korn and more. Open Saturdays and Sundays. Dogs welcome.
Visit their website for more details.

Smith Rock Ranch – 1250 NE Wilcox Ave
Enjoy the harvest market, Godzilla corn maze, animal house, pumpkin cannon, wagon rides, zoo train, archery, pony rides, live music, barnyard golf and more on Saturdays and Sundays.
Visit their website for more details.

Oct
25
Sat
Pumpkin Patches @ DD Ranch and Smith Rock Ranch
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

pumpkin patch

DD Ranch – 3836 NE Smith Rock Way
Celebrate the harvest with u-pick produce, a hay maze, petting zoo,  pony & hay rides, kettle korn and more. Open Saturdays and Sundays. Dogs welcome.
Visit their website for more details.

Smith Rock Ranch – 1250 NE Wilcox Ave
Enjoy the harvest market, Godzilla corn maze, animal house, pumpkin cannon, wagon rides, zoo train, archery, pony rides, live music, barnyard golf and more on Saturdays and Sundays.
Visit their website for more details.

Tales of Hallow’s Eve @ High Desert Museum
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Dress up your goblins and witches and join us for some creepy crawly fun!
Try your hand at eating insects, create bone-chilling crafts and take a
haunted trip back in time to the High Desert frontier.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Oct
31
Fri
Halloween
Oct 31 all-day

Halloween

Come experience Halloween in Central Oregon.

Trick or Treat at the Sports Centers
Bring the little ones down to each sports center on Friday, October 31 for some candy and get in the Halloween spirit. 

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
1
Sat
Pumpkin Patches @ DD Ranch and Smith Rock Ranch
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

pumpkin patch

DD Ranch – 3836 NE Smith Rock Way
Celebrate the harvest with u-pick produce, a hay maze, petting zoo,  pony & hay rides, kettle korn and more. Open Saturdays and Sundays. Dogs welcome.
Visit their website for more details.

Smith Rock Ranch – 1250 NE Wilcox Ave
Enjoy the harvest market, Godzilla corn maze, animal house, pumpkin cannon, wagon rides, zoo train, archery, pony rides, live music, barnyard golf and more on Saturdays and Sundays.
Visit their website for more details.

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

Pony Rides & Cowboy Santa @ The Stables at Eagle Crest Resort
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Fridays & Saturdays, November 28th – December 20th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Bring the little ones to visit Cowboy Santa to tell him how good they’ve been this year. Children also get to take a pony ride, so remember your cameras to capture those unforgettable moments. This event is at The Stables at Eagle Crest Resort on Falcon Crest Drive.
Pricing: $5 Photo with Cowboy Santa; $10 Pony Rides
For more information, call 541.504.2306.

Nov
29
Sat
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

Pony Rides & Cowboy Santa @ The Stables at Eagle Crest Resort
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Fridays & Saturdays, November 28th – December 20th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Bring the little ones to visit Cowboy Santa to tell him how good they’ve been this year. Children also get to take a pony ride, so remember your cameras to capture those unforgettable moments. This event is at The Stables at Eagle Crest Resort on Falcon Crest Drive.
Pricing: $5 Photo with Cowboy Santa; $10 Pony Rides
For more information, call 541.504.2306.

Dec
5
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

Pony Rides & Cowboy Santa @ The Stables at Eagle Crest Resort
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Fridays & Saturdays, November 28th – December 20th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Bring the little ones to visit Cowboy Santa to tell him how good they’ve been this year. Children also get to take a pony ride, so remember your cameras to capture those unforgettable moments. This event is at The Stables at Eagle Crest Resort on Falcon Crest Drive.
Pricing: $5 Photo with Cowboy Santa; $10 Pony Rides
For more information, call 541.504.2306.

Dec
6
Sat
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

Pony Rides & Cowboy Santa @ The Stables at Eagle Crest Resort
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Fridays & Saturdays, November 28th – December 20th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Bring the little ones to visit Cowboy Santa to tell him how good they’ve been this year. Children also get to take a pony ride, so remember your cameras to capture those unforgettable moments. This event is at The Stables at Eagle Crest Resort on Falcon Crest Drive.
Pricing: $5 Photo with Cowboy Santa; $10 Pony Rides
For more information, call 541.504.2306.

Dec
7
Sun
Country Christmas @ DD Ranch
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Christmas Tree

Visit DD Ranch December 7, 14, 15 and 21 from 11AM to 3PM:

Santa Claus loves to visit the DD Ranch in December. Bring your camera and snap some photos of your loved ones visiting with Santa in our barn. There is no fee to visit Santa at the DD Ranch!

What else can you do while you’re at the DD Ranch visiting Santa? Lots! Some are free and some are not; the memories are priceless!

  • Face painting
  • Hay rides
  • Pony rides
  • Petting zoo
  • DD Dirt Express
  • Kids Corral (filled with rope swings, slides and room to run)
  • Cafe: Offers a wide selection including burgers made with DD Ranch’s 100% grass fed beef
  • Barn Store: Buy grass-fed and finished beef, natural pork, local honey, wreaths, garlands and handmade crafts by local artisans in our country store.
  • Buy your Christmas Tree!
Dec
12
Fri
Holiday Carolers @ The Lodge at Eagle Crest Resort
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Christmas Carolin

November 28th, December 12th and December 19th, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Stop by The Lodge at Eagle Crest Resort Friday evenings to enjoy the seasonal songs of local youth performers singing Christmas favorites.
For more information, call 541.504.2306.

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

Pony Rides & Cowboy Santa @ The Stables at Eagle Crest Resort
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Fridays & Saturdays, November 28th – December 20th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Bring the little ones to visit Cowboy Santa to tell him how good they’ve been this year. Children also get to take a pony ride, so remember your cameras to capture those unforgettable moments. This event is at The Stables at Eagle Crest Resort on Falcon Crest Drive.
Pricing: $5 Photo with Cowboy Santa; $10 Pony Rides
For more information, call 541.504.2306.

Dec
13
Sat
Breakfast with Santa @ Aerie Cafe in The Lodge
8:30 am – 10:30 am

Santa

Bring your whole family to Aerie Cafe in The Lodge at Eagle Crest Resort, and enjoy a delicious breakfast while your little ones visit with Santa.