June – October 2015
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!
Come join the community in Sam Johnson Park in Redmond this summer every other Wednesday from 6:00pm to 7:30pm for family friendly and fun live music! Also enjoy food vendors, arts and crafts and kid friendly activities. Remember to bring a lawn chair or blankets.
June 24th – Out of the Blue
July 8th – Carrie Cunningham & the Six Shooters
July 22nd – Off the Record
August 5th – Derek Michael Mark
August 19th – TKO
September 2nd – Hokulea Dancers
It’s all for Charities!
The Great Drake Park Rotary Duck Race is scheduled for Sunday, September 6th starting at 11am at Drake Park with great thanks to our title sponsors “Credit Unions Working Together”: Mid Oregon Credit Union, First Community Credit Union, OnPoint, Oregonians Credit Union and SELCO.
The Duck Race is an ongoing annual fundraiser organized by all four Bend area Rotary clubs. Since 1989, the race has generated over one million dollars for Central Oregon charities, all supporting children and families in need.
Pickin’ & Paddlin’
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.
More information and our initial line up:
$5 and children 12 and under are free
Pint glasses are $10 and come with two drink tickets for those 21 and older
Demos from 4 – 7 p.m.
The opener begins playing at 5 p.m. and the headliner is done by 9 p.m.
June 24 – Polecat
July 29 – Brothers Comatose
August 26 – Rainbow Girls
Saturday September 19 – Renegade String Band
Let’s get wild! Join wilderness advocates, desert lovers and community members for the grand finale of Wilderness Weekend! Enjoy live entertainment, conservation and art vendors, delicious food and local beer.
MUSIC: Truck Stop Gravy, Pitchfork Revolution and Wilderness
BEER: Worthy Brewing Company
WHERE: ONDA’s Parking Lot | Near Strictly Organic | 50 SW Bond St. | Bend
WHEN: 4-9 p.m.
ADMISSION: Free | Open to public | All ages welcome
Join us to kick off our Pumpkin Patch season and support the Opportunity Foundation. Enjoy live music, hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo and more for just $35.00 per car load. Pack the car with kids, load the van down with your cousins and come on to the DD Ranch for a great day!
Food and pumpkins are not included in the price of admission. These are additional. We’ll also have the barn open with loads of things to buy, like our 100% grass fed and finished beef and heritage pork.
Dozens of your favorite Central Oregon food vendors, local breweries, musicians and artists all gathered downtown to ring in the harvest. A family harvest street will offer plenty of activities to occupy children while adults enjoy the free live music, Pumpkin Pie contest, and Harvest Market.
Friday, October 2nd (5pm – 10pm)
Saturday, October 3rd (11am – 10pm)
Sunday, October 4th (11am – 5pm)