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

Oregon-Senior-Games

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

TOP 5 REASONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OREGON SENIOR GAMES

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

SPORTS

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

EXHIBITION SPORTS

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

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

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

4 Peaks Music Festival

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

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

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

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

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

Yoga Strength & Yoga Stretch @ Ridge & Resort Sports Centers
Jun 20 all-day

Yoga designed to increase strength and flexibility. We offer a Yoga Strength class typically on Friday mornings and a Yoga Stretch class Monday evenings. For our current schedule of classes, click here.

12th Annual Randy Carpenter Memorial Golf Tournament & Poker Night @ Eagle Crest Resort
5:00 pm – June 21, 2014 @ 9:00 pm

Randy Carpenter Memorial

This four man Cherokee scramble tournament, poker night and banquet is in honor of Captain Randy Carpenter of Coos Bay Fire & Rescue. Poker night takes place in The Eagle Crest Convention Center Friday night at 5pm, and the Tournament begins at 9:00am on The Challenge Course Saturday morning. Banquet to follow. Registration for the tournament begins at 8:00am on Saturday.

All proceeds from this annual event go toward the promotion of fire and emergency education across the States of Oregon and Southwest Idaho via grants from the Randy E. Carpenter Foundation.

Call 541.923.4653 for more information. 

 

 

Jun
21
Sat
Guided Fly Fishing Trip
7:00 am

Fly Fishing Trips

Our fly fishing guides prepare over 40 different trips on the lakes and rivers of Central Oregon, and we have something for everyone who is interested in fly fishing. Fly fishing can be a fun activity in all four seasons, but you’ll find some of the best fly fishing in spring and fall. Reservations required, contact the Eagle Crest Experience Concierge for more information.

Zumba Fitness @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Get your groove on with this fun dance workout for all abilities, featuring pop and Latin-inspired music in an environment that’s all about having fun.

We offer Zumba classes every week. For the current hours and schedule of classes, click here.

Central Oregon Saturday Market @ Across from the Downtown Library Between Wall & Bond Streets
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday Market

If you’re interested in finely crafted jewelry, artwork, clothing, or household goods, then the Central Oregon Saturday Market is the place to visit. Stroll and shop, and then enjoy lunch while listening to the sounds of local musicians. Enjoy hand crafted items for all ages: Including dyed and painted cotton shirts, stylish hats, totes, aprons, scarves and dresses. Beautiful hand painted silks, along with eye catching wall art in watercolor and acrylic. Handsome stained glass, metalwork, woodwork, and other artistic items can be purchased for home decorating. Glass and Precious stone jewelry is available at attractive pricing for every budget.

Every Saturday from Memorial Day to September (Open both Sat & Sun on Memorial & Labor Day Weekend).

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
22
Sun
Daily Trail Rides @ The Stables at Eagle Crest
Jun 22 all-day

Daily Trail Rides

Allow our professional wranglers to guide you through the panoramic high desert from one of our beautiful horses.

Rides depart daily at 9:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm. Reservations required.

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

Summer Sunday Concerts

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

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

Jun
24
Tue
Canoe Tours @ Wanderlust Tours
Jun 24 all-day

Paddle the glassy waters of a spectacular mountain lake as Wanderlust Tours’ renowned guides highlight tucked-away spots on these beautiful lakes that you may never find by going on your own – be sure to watch for otter, mink, osprey and eagles, and bring a camera for the best mountain views in Central Oregon.

Enjoy a day or moonlight canoe tour. Spend 2 1/4 hours on the water for relaxation and soaking in the beauty with Wanderlust Tours! Wear your swimsuit for a refreshing dip.

You’ll see parts of these large lakes that you can only see by canoe; you’ll paddle into the secluded fingers and coves created by the basaltic lava flows of Mt. Bachelor. Surrounded by the Three Sisters and Broken Top mountains, canoeing provides the ultimate experience in this area!

Downtown Bend Sidewalk Sale @ Downtown Bend
Jun 24 – Jun 27 all-day

downtown bend

Sidewalk Sale

Downtown bend merchants need to clear out their shops to bring in new fall merchandise. Sale prices up to 80% off!!
Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27 8:00 am – 9:00 pm in Downtown Bend. See our website for participating businesses or just look for the signs in the windows!

Women’s Club Circle of Friends @ Challenge Course at Eagle Crest Resort
8:30 am

Join the Ladies Club for a fun filled day of golf and reflection of friends past, present and future! Open to women’s club members only. Shotgun start at 8:30am.

Contact the Ridge Pro Shop for more information at 541.923.4653

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

Farmers Market

OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

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

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

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

Wine Tasting at Niblick and Greene’s @ Niblick and Greene's
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wine Tasting

Please join us at Niblick and Greene’s for wine tastings every second and fourth Tuesday throughout the summer. We will host different Oregon or Washington wineries each Tuesday on our patio from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

For more information, call Niblick and Greene’s at 541.548.4220.

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!

Innergystics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Innergystics classes are typically held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00am – 10:00am.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Bend Farmer’s Market @ Brooks Street Alleyway, Downtown Bend
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bend Farmers Market

Bend Farmers Market is blossoming into one of Oregon’s leading farm–direct marketplaces, bringing together growers and producers with people who hunger for fresh, local, healthful foods and agricultural goods. The Market occurs once a week downtown in the Brooks Street Alley-way behind the Tower Theater. We’ve also continued to reach out to the community as the first farmers market in Oregon to launch a Farm to School program.

Wine Tasting at Silverleaf Cafe @ Silverleaf Cafe at Eagle Crest Resort
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Margas Malbec

Please join us at the Silverleaf Cafe for wine tastings every Wednesday and Friday from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Our wine experts will indulge your senses and educate your pallet with tastings from some of Oregon, Washington and California’s finest wines.

Tastings start at $1.00
Wines by the glass are $5.00
All bottle purchases are 10% off during tasting hours.

Each afternoon will feature five wines selected from Silverleaf Cafe’s wine list. Selections from wineries such as Maragas, Maryhill, Steelhead and Eola Hills may be featured for a tasting by our wine experts.

There will be live music featuring Pear Tree Lane on the second Friday of every month.

For more information, call the Silverleaf Cafe at 541.548.7558.

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

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Pickin’ & Paddlin’ featuring The Blackberry Bushes

What began as a cou­ple of kayak­ers pickin’ tunes on the back deck after a long day on the river, has grown into a huge com­mu­nity cel­e­bra­tion in to raise funds for the Bend Pad­dle Trail Alliance and their efforts to trans­form the Col­orado Bridge Dam into Oregon’s first white­wa­ter play­park. High­lights include kayak, canoe and stand up pad­dle board demos through­out the late after­noon, local and regional acoustic, blue­grass and Amer­i­cana acts in the evening, micro­brews from Bend’s best brew­eries, food carts, non-profit infor­ma­tion tables and more.

With the pas­sage of Bond Mea­sure 9–86 in Novem­ber of 2012, the major­ity of fund­ing was secured for Bend Parks & Rec to con­struct a safe pas­sage for tubers and a white­wa­ter play park in place of the mill-era dam below the Col­orado Bridge. The BPTA has promised to raise $900K through grants, fundrais­ing and pri­vate dona­tions to fund the white­wa­ter fea­tures of the project. Cur­rently they have $300K more to go and they need your help. All funds raised at Pickin’ & Pad­dlin’ go towards this cause.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music on the Green @ Sam Johnson Park
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Music on the Green

Music on the Green celebrates the finest Redmond has to offer, tapping some of Central Oregon’s best and brightest talent. Familiar genres like country, folk, blue grass, and hits from the ‘50s through today fill the canyon with sound every other Wednesday starting the last week in June, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Sam Johnson Park. This unique series combines free summer concerts and a block party atmosphere for a powerful mix of community and family fun. Music on the Green has evolved over the last 20 years into a summer highlight. Local foods, drinks and desserts round out the evening while kids are drawn to specialized activities created just for them including playgrounds, rock climbing, inflated castles and other adventures. Bring your lawn chairs and the entire family for an evening that really highlights why so many enjoy living in the Redmond Community.

2014 Music Line-up

June 25th – Out of the Blue
Local cover band Out of the Blue will help us kick off our 19th season with the cool sounds of blues, rock and Motown, beginning at 6 p.m.

July 9th – Cheyenne West
Local singer/songwriter Cheyenne West will command the Music on the Green stage with country, southern rock and rockabilly flair.

July 23rd – Cinderblue
Enjoy a slice of Americana with blues, bluegrass and country music by CinderBlue.

August 6th – Kayleb James & Split Atom
Take a musical journey fused with rock, pop and jazz sounds by Kayleb James & Split Atom.

August 20th – Sarah Billings Band
Welcome the soulful pop, funk and blues sounds of the Sarah Billings Band.

September 3rd – Hokulea Dancers
Welcome back the Hokulea Dancers, a troop that will showcase traditional Hawaiian island dance and drumming.

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

Crooked River Rodeo Roundup

2014 Rodeo Schedule

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

Friday night performance 7pm

Saturday night performance 7pm

Sunday afternoon performance 2pm

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

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

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

Rodeo Slack is all three days

Sunday Cowboy Church is in the grandstands at 10am

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

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

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

Hullabaloo

Mark your calendars for the 7th Annual NorthWest Crossing Hullabaloo, Friday, June 27, 2014! The Hullabaloo is a celebration as unique as its name. This unofficial kickoff to summer features food, fun, music, bike races and more, all in a friendly, street festival atmosphere. It’s a party and everyone is invited!

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

Fondue Fridays @ Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards

Join us at the Vineyard every Friday night at 5:00pm for an amazing night of music with different weekly artists and enjoy Fondue for Two for $30.00. Bring your friends and celebrate the evening! Call 541.526.5075 to reserve your table!

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards is located at:
70450 NW Lower Valley Drive
Terrebonne, Oregon 97760

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

Art in the High Desert @ The Alfred A. Dolezal Art Gallery
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Art-Gallery

Unleash Your Inspiration!
This fun yet informative workshop will teach you the basics of proportion, composition and the effects of light to get the creative juices flowing. You will learn to arrange and vary the elements in your painting with an emphasis on discovering your individual creative style. After this six hour course, you will be pleased to have created your very own masterpiece!

Adults & mature teens
No experience necessary

Cost $175
(includes basic materials)

No refunds given on class fees.

Visit his website for more information.

Central Oregon Saturday Market @ Across from the Downtown Library Between Wall & Bond Streets
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday Market

If you’re interested in finely crafted jewelry, artwork, clothing, or household goods, then the Central Oregon Saturday Market is the place to visit. Stroll and shop, and then enjoy lunch while listening to the sounds of local musicians. Enjoy hand crafted items for all ages: Including dyed and painted cotton shirts, stylish hats, totes, aprons, scarves and dresses. Beautiful hand painted silks, along with eye catching wall art in watercolor and acrylic. Handsome stained glass, metalwork, woodwork, and other artistic items can be purchased for home decorating. Glass and Precious stone jewelry is available at attractive pricing for every budget.

Every Saturday from Memorial Day to September (Open both Sat & Sun on Memorial & Labor Day Weekend).

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.

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

Bite of Bend

2014 BITE OF BEND
CENTRAL OREGON’S LARGEST FOOD FESTIVAL!

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

2014 Bite of Bend Highlights:

  • THE BITE. Bring your appetite and feast on small plates ($1-$2 each) and libations from the best restaurants in the region.
  • TOP CHEF COMPETITION. Watch eight rock-star chefs knock each other out in a live kitchen battle.
  • BEER RUN. Run a 5k the Central Oregon way, with craft beer breaks!
  • BITE WEEK. Explore your culinary side with experiential classes, demos and chefs’ dinners all week, June 22-29

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

Music Stage

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

The 2014 Bite of Bend Music Stage Schedule:

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

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

The Soulshine Tour Featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jun
29
Sun
Art in the High Desert @ The Alfred A. Dolezal Art Gallery
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Art-Gallery

Unleash Your Inspiration!
This fun yet informative workshop will teach you the basics of proportion, composition and the effects of light to get the creative juices flowing. You will learn to arrange and vary the elements in your painting with an emphasis on discovering your individual creative style. After this six hour course, you will be pleased to have created your very own masterpiece!

Adults & mature teens
No experience necessary

Cost $175
(includes basic materials)

No refunds given on class fees.

Visit his website for more information.

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
30
Mon
Bend Brew Bus Tour @ Eagle Crest Lodge
1:30 pm

Bend Brew Bus

Grab a taste of Pacific Northwest culture on the Bend Brew Bus and The Local Pour. It is our passion to take you behind the scenes at Bend’s breweries, wineries and artisan distilleries – all while enjoying complimentary samples.

The Bend Brew Bus offers daily Bend Ale Trail tours through select Bend breweries. Reserve your behind-the-scenes “beerventure” today.

Jul
1
Tue
Canoe Tours @ Wanderlust Tours
Jul 1 all-day

Paddle the glassy waters of a spectacular mountain lake as Wanderlust Tours’ renowned guides highlight tucked-away spots on these beautiful lakes that you may never find by going on your own – be sure to watch for otter, mink, osprey and eagles, and bring a camera for the best mountain views in Central Oregon.

Enjoy a day or moonlight canoe tour. Spend 2 1/4 hours on the water for relaxation and soaking in the beauty with Wanderlust Tours! Wear your swimsuit for a refreshing dip.

You’ll see parts of these large lakes that you can only see by canoe; you’ll paddle into the secluded fingers and coves created by the basaltic lava flows of Mt. Bachelor. Surrounded by the Three Sisters and Broken Top mountains, canoeing provides the ultimate experience in this area!

Lap Swim @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
Jul 1 all-day
Pickleball Drop-ins & Clinics @ Ridge Sports Center - Gym
Jul 1 all-day

We offer various drop-ins and clinics including beginning and women-only sessions. Please check our current hours and event schedule for the latest drop-in dates and times.

Paddles are available and non-marking shoes are required. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is two inches lower than tennis, and played with a hard paddle and a polymer, which is a smaller version of a wiffle ball. With a smaller court and slower ball speed, pickleball is much easier to play than tennis.

A little pickleball trivia: the game started during the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington at the home of Congressman Joel Pritchard. He and two of his friends returned from golf and found their families bored one Saturday afternoon. They attempted to set up badminton but no one could find the shuttlecock. They improvised with a wiffle ball, lowered the badminton net, and fabricated paddles of plywood from a nearby shed. The name is said to have originated by Joan Pritchard, who said it reminded her of the “Pickle Boat crew where oarsmen were chosen from the leftovers of other boats.”

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Eagle Crest Women’s Club Team Play @ Ridge Course at Eagle Crest Resort
8:00 am

Central Oregon women’s teams compete for the summer team championship. Open to Women’s Club team members only. Shotgun start at 8:00am, please arrive by 7:00am to check in.

Contact the Ridge Pro Shop for more information at 541.923.4653

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

Farmers Market

OREGON & LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCTS

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

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

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

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Adult Rec Swim @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
Jul 2 all-day

We offer various rec swim hours each week.  For our current swim hours, click here.

Adults only please.

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.

Bend Farmer’s Market @ Brooks Street Alleyway, Downtown Bend
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bend Farmers Market

Bend Farmers Market is blossoming into one of Oregon’s leading farm–direct marketplaces, bringing together growers and producers with people who hunger for fresh, local, healthful foods and agricultural goods. The Market occurs once a week downtown in the Brooks Street Alley-way behind the Tower Theater. We’ve also continued to reach out to the community as the first farmers market in Oregon to launch a Farm to School program.

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Tai Chi @ Resort Sports Center
Jul 3 all-day

Tai Chi classes are a low-stress training option for all ages. The basics of this class will touch on a slow sequence of movements which emphasize a straight spine, abdominal breathing, and a natural range of motion. We offer Tai Chi classes each week.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here

Aqua Fitness @ Ridge Sports Center - Indoor Pool
8:30 am – 9:30 am

We offer Aqua Fitness classes each week.

Current hours and schedule of classes: Click here.

Morning Cave Tour @ Wanderlust Tours
9:00 am

Discover the hidden underground world of Central Oregon’s remote, desert lava caves with a naturalist guide!

These large, cool lava tube caves are safe and ultimately fascinating for the whole family.  Outfitted with helmets and headlamps our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves.

Cave Tours are available throughout the year, inquire at the Eagle Crest adventure desk, located in The Lodge.

Steely Dan @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thirsty Thursdays @ Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards

Join us every Thursday night at 5:00pm for some great music with different artists every week! Come enjoy the music and don’t forget about Happy Hour! $2.00 off your favorite glass of wine and $3.00 off a bottle of wine. Call 541.526.5075 to reserve your table! $5.00 cover charge

Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards is located at:
70450 NW Lower Valley Drive
Terrebonne, Oregon 97760

Maragas Concert on the Lawn @ Maragas Winery
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Maragas Winery

Concert on Lawn with Eric John Kaiser at Maragas Winery

Eric John Kaiser will be making a stop in Central Oregon at Maragas Winery to sing his Parisian Americana tunes.

Have a listen at http://www.ericjohnkaiser.com/bio/. Click on the play button to the right under “Music”.

You can just feel yourself chilling out on the Winery Patio sipping wine and  being serenaded by country French ballads.

Tickets are $10. And for all of you Wine Club Members: $8 (up to 4 tickets at this price)

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

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REDMOND

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

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

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

BEND

4th of July Pet Parade
10:00AM in Downtown Bend
If you are looking for a special way to celebrate July 4th, start the day with Bend’s most historical event, the Pet Parade, where children of all ages bring their special pet (we’ve seen dogs – large & small, llamas, horses, lizards, goats, and lots of stuffed animals) to parade through downtown Bend. Sponsored by Bend Pet Express, it’s one of the most unique parades you’ll ever see!
A Community Tradition in Downtown Bend since the 1930’s

Old Fashioned July 4th Festival
Start the 4th of July with a pancake breakfast from 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Festivities are from 11:00AM to 4:00PM
Drake Park on Mirror Pond
After the Pet Parade, come join the full day of fun at Bend Park & Recreation’s Old Fashioned July 4th Festival in Drake Park from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. More than 130 artisans, craft, community agencies, food vendors and live music.

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

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.

Yoga Strength & Yoga Stretch @ Ridge & Resort Sports Centers
Jul 4 all-day

Yoga designed to increase strength and flexibility. We offer a Yoga Strength class typically on Friday mornings and a Yoga Stretch class Monday evenings. For our current schedule of classes, click here.

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

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After the Pet Parade, come join the full day of fun at Bend Park & Recreation’s Old Fashioned July 4th Festival in Drake Park from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Start the 4th of July with a pancake breakfast from 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Festivities, including live music, old fashioned games and vendor activities, are from 11:00AM to 4:00PM
More than 130 artisans, craft, community agencies, food vendors and live music. You don’t want to miss this day of fun with the whole family!

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

Bike Parade

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

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

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

A Community Tradition in Downtown Bend since the 1930’s

Adult Tennis Clinic @ Resort Sports Center
10:00 am – 11:30 am

We offer multiple clinics per week, typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am – 11:30am. Outdoor/indoor depending on weather. Come play with former professional players, now instructors, and a great group of supportive, avid players in a format that get’s you moving and hitting quite a bit. 

 

Current hours and schedule: Click here

 

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

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

Redmond 4th of July Parade
10:00 am

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

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

Sack Race

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

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

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

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

Farmers Market

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

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

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

Wine Tasting at Silverleaf Cafe @ Silverleaf Cafe at Eagle Crest Resort
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Margas Malbec

Please join us at the Silverleaf Cafe for wine tastings every Wednesday and Friday from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Our wine experts will indulge your senses and educate your pallet with tastings from some of Oregon, Washington and California’s finest wines.

Tastings start at $1.00
Wines by the glass are $5.00
All bottle purchases are 10% off during tasting hours.

Each afternoon will feature five wines selected from Silverleaf Cafe’s wine list. Selections from wineries such as Maragas, Maryhill, Steelhead and Eola Hills may be featured for a tasting by our wine experts.

There will be live music featuring Pear Tree Lane on the second Friday of every month.

For more information, call the Silverleaf Cafe at 541.548.7558.