Apr
9
Wed
Eagle & Coyote Club Crafts @ Resort Sports Center
9:30 am – 10:30 am

This activity occurs weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30am – 10:30am. Children aged 4-12 are invited. Reservations are required; minimum of 4 children for each reservation.

For current schedule, click here.

Apr
23
Wed
Eagle & Coyote Club Crafts @ Resort Sports Center
9:30 am – 10:30 am

This activity occurs weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30am – 10:30am. Children aged 4-12 are invited. Reservations are required; minimum of 4 children for each reservation.

For current schedule, click here.

May
7
Wed
Eagle & Coyote Club Crafts @ Resort Sports Center
9:30 am – 10:30 am

This activity occurs weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30am – 10:30am. Children aged 4-12 are invited. Reservations are required; minimum of 4 children for each reservation.

For current schedule, click here.

May
11
Sun
Historic Mother’s Day Tea @ High Desert Museum
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mrs Millers Mothers Day Tea

Mrs. Miller’s Mother’s Day Tea
Celebrate your mom in historic fashion.
Join Mrs. Miller for turn of the century afternoon tea, pastries and parlor games. Dress your best and wear your craziest hat. Space is limited, so reserve your spots right away. $5 per mother. $3 per child. RSVP: www.highdesertmuseum.org/rsvp

May
21
Wed
Eagle & Coyote Club Crafts @ Resort Sports Center
9:30 am – 10:30 am

This activity occurs weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30am – 10:30am. Children aged 4-12 are invited. Reservations are required; minimum of 4 children for each reservation.

For current schedule, click here.

May
31
Sat
NW Crossing Saturday Market @ Compass Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NWX Farmers Market

Welcome to your Saturday summer ritual. Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and demonstrations at the Market Center Spotlight. Sip a locally-brewed beer while the kids squeal in delight at the friendly animals in the petting zoo. Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week!

The 2014 season starts Saturday, June 28 and runs each Saturday through September 20th from 10am – 2pm on NW Crossing Drive.

Jun
4
Wed
Eagle & Coyote Club Crafts @ Resort Sports Center
9:30 am – 10:30 am

This activity occurs weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30am – 10:30am. Children aged 4-12 are invited. Reservations are required; minimum of 4 children for each reservation.

For current schedule, click here.

Jun
7
Sat
NW Crossing Saturday Market @ Compass Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NWX Farmers Market

Welcome to your Saturday summer ritual. Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and demonstrations at the Market Center Spotlight. Sip a locally-brewed beer while the kids squeal in delight at the friendly animals in the petting zoo. Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week!

The 2014 season starts Saturday, June 28 and runs each Saturday through September 20th from 10am – 2pm on NW Crossing Drive.

Jun
14
Sat
NW Crossing Saturday Market @ Compass Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NWX Farmers Market

Welcome to your Saturday summer ritual. Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and demonstrations at the Market Center Spotlight. Sip a locally-brewed beer while the kids squeal in delight at the friendly animals in the petting zoo. Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week!

The 2014 season starts Saturday, June 28 and runs each Saturday through September 20th from 10am – 2pm on NW Crossing Drive.

Jun
18
Wed
Eagle & Coyote Club Crafts @ Resort Sports Center
9:30 am – 10:30 am

This activity occurs weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30am – 10:30am. Children aged 4-12 are invited. Reservations are required; minimum of 4 children for each reservation.

For current schedule, click here.

Jun
21
Sat
NW Crossing Saturday Market @ Compass Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NWX Farmers Market

Welcome to your Saturday summer ritual. Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and demonstrations at the Market Center Spotlight. Sip a locally-brewed beer while the kids squeal in delight at the friendly animals in the petting zoo. Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week!

The 2014 season starts Saturday, June 28 and runs each Saturday through September 20th from 10am – 2pm on NW Crossing Drive.

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

NW Crossing Saturday Market @ Compass Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NWX Farmers Market

Welcome to your Saturday summer ritual. Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and demonstrations at the Market Center Spotlight. Sip a locally-brewed beer while the kids squeal in delight at the friendly animals in the petting zoo. Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week!

The 2014 season starts Saturday, June 28 and runs each Saturday through September 20th from 10am – 2pm on NW Crossing Drive.

Jul
2
Wed
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Jul 2 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!

Eagle & Coyote Club Crafts @ Resort Sports Center
9:30 am – 10:30 am

This activity occurs weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30am – 10:30am. Children aged 4-12 are invited. Reservations are required; minimum of 4 children for each reservation.

For current schedule, click here.

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
5
Sat
NW Crossing Saturday Market @ Compass Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NWX Farmers Market

Welcome to your Saturday summer ritual. Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and demonstrations at the Market Center Spotlight. Sip a locally-brewed beer while the kids squeal in delight at the friendly animals in the petting zoo. Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week!

The 2014 season starts Saturday, June 28 and runs each Saturday through September 20th from 10am – 2pm on NW Crossing Drive.

Jul
9
Wed
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Jul 9 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!

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
NW Crossing Saturday Market @ Compass Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NWX Farmers Market

Welcome to your Saturday summer ritual. Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and demonstrations at the Market Center Spotlight. Sip a locally-brewed beer while the kids squeal in delight at the friendly animals in the petting zoo. Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week!

The 2014 season starts Saturday, June 28 and runs each Saturday through September 20th from 10am – 2pm on NW Crossing Drive.

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
Bend Summer Festival @ Downtown Bend
11:00 am – 5:00 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
16
Wed
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Jul 16 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!

Eagle & Coyote Club Crafts @ Resort Sports Center
9:30 am – 10:30 am

This activity occurs weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30am – 10:30am. Children aged 4-12 are invited. Reservations are required; minimum of 4 children for each reservation.

For current schedule, click here.

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
19
Sat
NW Crossing Saturday Market @ Compass Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NWX Farmers Market

Welcome to your Saturday summer ritual. Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and demonstrations at the Market Center Spotlight. Sip a locally-brewed beer while the kids squeal in delight at the friendly animals in the petting zoo. Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week!

The 2014 season starts Saturday, June 28 and runs each Saturday through September 20th from 10am – 2pm on NW Crossing Drive.

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
23
Wed
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Jul 23 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!

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.

NW Crossing Saturday Market @ Compass Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NWX Farmers Market

Welcome to your Saturday summer ritual. Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and demonstrations at the Market Center Spotlight. Sip a locally-brewed beer while the kids squeal in delight at the friendly animals in the petting zoo. Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week!

The 2014 season starts Saturday, June 28 and runs each Saturday through September 20th from 10am – 2pm on NW Crossing Drive.

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

Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Jul 30 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!

Eagle & Coyote Club Crafts @ Resort Sports Center
9:30 am – 10:30 am

This activity occurs weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30am – 10:30am. Children aged 4-12 are invited. Reservations are required; minimum of 4 children for each reservation.

For current schedule, click here.

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
2
Sat
NW Crossing Saturday Market @ Compass Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NWX Farmers Market

Welcome to your Saturday summer ritual. Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and demonstrations at the Market Center Spotlight. Sip a locally-brewed beer while the kids squeal in delight at the friendly animals in the petting zoo. Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week!

The 2014 season starts Saturday, June 28 and runs each Saturday through September 20th from 10am – 2pm on NW Crossing Drive.

Aug
6
Wed
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Aug 6 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!

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
NW Crossing Saturday Market @ Compass Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NWX Farmers Market

Welcome to your Saturday summer ritual. Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and demonstrations at the Market Center Spotlight. Sip a locally-brewed beer while the kids squeal in delight at the friendly animals in the petting zoo. Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week!

The 2014 season starts Saturday, June 28 and runs each Saturday through September 20th from 10am – 2pm on NW Crossing Drive.

Aug
13
Wed
Paulina Plunge @ Paulina Plunge
Aug 13 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!

Eagle & Coyote Club Crafts @ Resort Sports Center
9:30 am – 10:30 am

This activity occurs weekly on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30am – 10:30am. Children aged 4-12 are invited. Reservations are required; minimum of 4 children for each reservation.

For current schedule, click here.

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

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
NW Crossing Saturday Market @ Compass Park
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

NWX Farmers Market

Welcome to your Saturday summer ritual. Discover a bounty of fresh produce, locally-raised meats, fresh eggs and cheese, handmade items and so much more. Get your groove on to an eclectic mix of live music. Learn from guest chefs and demonstrations at the Market Center Spotlight. Sip a locally-brewed beer while the kids squeal in delight at the friendly animals in the petting zoo. Yes. It’s summer in Central Oregon. And Saturday just might be the best day of the week!

The 2014 season starts Saturday, June 28 and runs each Saturday through September 20th from 10am – 2pm on NW Crossing Drive.