July 2013 – December 2014
The legendary Halloween Cyclocross Crusade race is back for the third year, and will again take place at Deschutes Brewery in the Old Mill District on October 25-27, 2013.
Witness the fun and mayhem of over 1,000 cyclocross racers donning costumes and competing for Cross Crusade points. In addition to two days of epic racing, attendees will enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the Deschutes Brewery beer garden, live music, and cultural food and festivities.
Become part of Central Oregon’s Holiday tradition at the Annual Festival of Trees. What better way to celebrate the Holiday season than by sharing the gifts of beauty and joy with family and friends? As always Festival of Trees offers the opportunity to enjoy of the season in style.
Free Family Festivities: 10am to 2pm
Enjoy over 30 creatively decorated trees, children’s activities, a hospitality table, live entertainment, and visits with Santa.
Gala Event & Auction: Opens at 5pm
$40.00 per person
Tickets required for this formal event. The Gala features an honoree ceremony acknowledging our community members who have passed, a Silent Auction and raffles, live entertainment, and refreshments. The evening culminates with the exciting live auction of the beautifully decorated trees. These trees have been designed and decorated by teams of community members at their own expense and reflect a wide variety of holiday themes.
The funds raised at the Festival makes it possible to provide services to terminally ill people and their families not covered by Medicare or private insurance including bereavement counseling, the Transitions program for people with life-limiting illnesses, caregiver support, and Camp Sunrise, a grief camp for children.
Find high-quality local gifts for everyone on your list at Locavore’s third annual Holiday Gift Faire! Our carefully selected array of vendors will offer food, clothing, jewelry, art, household goods and much more in the fun atmosphere of The Old Stone, one of Bend’s most iconic buildings.
Join Faith, Hope and Charity for their holiday open house. The cover charge of $10 includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and music. Local artists, Debbie Miller, Michelle Deaderick and Mary Jo Weiss, will have their beautifully handcrafted art pieces on display and available for purchase.
Join us for a day of holiday spirit and blessings from all of us at Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards.
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!
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
2pm: Second Son
3:30pm: The Hill Dogs
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
The 11th Annual Bend Brewfest quenches Bend’s thirst for fine craft brews with over 150+ beers and 60+ brewers. The 2014 festival will be held at the Les Schwab Amphitheater on Thursday, August 14, noon to 11 PM, Friday, August 15, noon – 11 PM, and Saturday, August 16 from noon-11 pm. Ridiculously good craft beer on the banks on the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. You should come. As we get closer to the event, you can download more info. Cheers!