Calendar

November 2014 – June 2015

Nov
2
Sun
Happy Girls Trail Half Marathon & 5K @ Sisters, Oregon
7:00 am

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The Happy Dirty Girl is an express trail half and 5K on-road run for women runners of all abilities. This event is also designed to encourage interest in trail running among women. This run takes women through mainly single-track dirt trails and rolling hills and forest areas outside Sisters. Bring your daughter, sister, aunt, mom or best friend and make it a fabulous Fall weekend in Sisters!

Nov
26
Wed
Starfest Holiday Light Celebration @ Eagle Crest Resort
4:00 pm – January 1, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

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November 26th – January 1st, dusk to 10:00pm
Come enjoy Starfest, a mile long animated holiday light exhibit along Falcon Crest Drive at Eagle Crest Resort. Walk, drive or hitch a ride on a horse-drawn wagon and marvel at the spectacular display. Canned food donations for Redmond’s food banks are welcome.

Starfest Holiday Light Celebration @ Eagle Crest Resort
4:00 pm – January 1, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

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November 26th – January 1st, dusk to 10:00pm
Come enjoy Starfest, a mile long animated holiday light exhibit along Falcon Crest Drive at Eagle Crest Resort. Walk, drive or hitch a ride on a horse-drawn wagon and marvel at the spectacular display. Canned food donations for Redmond’s food banks are welcome.

Feb
7
Sat
Hoodoo Winter Carnival @ Hoodoo Ski Area
Feb 7 all-day

Hoodoo Winter Carnival

Join in the 33rd celebration of winter with kids games, live music, BBQ, the Dummy Downhill and professional fireworks on the mountain. Presented by Subaru of Bend.

Feb
13
Fri
Bend WinterFest @ Old Mill District
Feb 13 – Feb 15 all-day

Winterfest

This snow-centric festival is Oregon’s party of the winter.  Fun for all with a rail jam, snow and ice sculptures and artisan fire pits. As always the 2015 event will feature the Snow Warriors race, and all the music, food vendors, and family activities you love!

Feb
14
Sat
Valentine’s Day
Feb 14 all-day

Valentine's Day

Come Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one at Eagle Crest.  Details to Follow

Polar Plunge @ Riverbend Park
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics Oregon athletes by jumping, walking or slowly crawling into the frigid and icy Oregon waters. The event is open to the public, and all spectators are welcome free of charge. The best way to plunge is with a team! Get your friends, family members, co-workers and boss to take the plunge with you. Plus, there are some major incentives waiting for those who raise the most money! Every participant must raise a minimum of $50 for the privilege of taking a wintry dip in an icy body of water in February and will receive a commemorative long-sleeve t-shirt and a bowl of soup, plus bragging rights!

Apr
10
Fri
NWX Spring Festival @ NorthWest Crossing
Apr 10 – Apr 12 all-day

Painting of a Flower

Come Celebrate Spring at North West Crossing’s 3 Day Spring Festival in Bend. Watch as spring comes alive with art, food, spirits, music, and family-oriented activities to usher in Spring

Friday, April 10: 6 – 9 pm
Saturday, April 11: 11 am – 10 pm
Sunday, April 12: 11 am – 4 pm

Apr
25
Sat
Earth Day Fair & Parade @ Bend Environmental Center
10:30 am – 3:00 pm

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Earth Day Fair

The Earth Day Fair is a community celebration of sustainable living that will include live music, local food, activities and games for children, non-profit organizations and green businesses.

Earth Day Parade

This colorful, creative procession filled with children and adults costumed as their favorite species will kick off the day. There are three parade rules: no written words, no motorized vehicles, and no live pets. Participants should gather at 10:30am on Louisiana Avenue by McMenamin’s to parade through downtown Bend starting at 11:00am. Costume, drumming and art workshops will be offered to help children of all age prepare for the big day!

May
6
Wed
ORHA Central Oregon Slide & Derby @ Deschutes County Expo Center
May 6 – May 11 all-day

DT Horses World Series Roping

Bank of the Cascades Event Center, Deschutes County Expo, Redmond, OR
Contact: Rosie Irish 541-840-1579 or reiningrosie@gmail.com
Over $20,000 in added money and awards!
NRHA Open and Non Pro Derbies, Maturities, NRHA classes, ORHA Classes, youth leadline and youth walk jog classes

Host Hotel: Comfort Suites Redmond. ORHA Room rate $109 per night. Book your room by 4/7/15 to get this rate! 1-541-504-8900.

PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE IS 4/24/15!

May
16
Sat
Pole Pedal Paddle @ Finish at Les Schwab Amphitheater
May 16 all-day

Pole Pedal Paddle 2014

The Pole Pedal Paddle is a relay race, with six legs that include alpine skiing/snowboarding, cross-country skiing, biking, running, canoe/kayaking and sprinting to the finish. You can do it all yourself or be part of team (or pair). We invite you to take part in the festivities and enjoy Central Oregon.

Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation (MBSEF) is a non-profit organization that promotes and supports amateur alpine, cross country, snowboard, and cycling training for junior athletes. Our main objective is to assist junior athletes in achieving their individual athletic, academic, and personal goals.

The program’s guiding philosophy is to encourage academic achievement and promote the positive values of competitive sport: sportsmanship, self-discipline, goal setting, character building, and the pursuit of healthy lifetime activities.

MBSEF would like to thank everyone who makes this event possible. This includes the athletes, sponsors, volunteers, and the City & citizens of Bend, Oregon.

MBSEF’s mission is to be the Northwest’s leading youth sports training organization promoting the positive values of competitive sports including Alpine, Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding and Cycling.

May
22
Fri
Central Oregon Beer Week @ Various Breweries
May 22 – May 31 all-day

Central Oregon Beer Week

Central Oregon has one of the largest per-capita number of breweries of any region around, so it’s only natural the region have a Central Oregon Beer Week, a week-long celebration of Bend and Central Oregon’s amazing beer culture! The final details for the week are being prepared and will be published soon.

Jun
5
Fri
First Friday Art Walk @ Downtown Bend
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Jeffrey Murray Fine Art Photography

View sensational local and national art at dozens of businesses downtown and in the Old Mill District on the first Friday of every month.  Shops are matched with artists and stay open late.  Many businesses will serve food and wine as they welcome you in to enjoy their space and this wonderful evening.

Enjoy the First Friday Art Walk using the Free Art Walk Shuttle.  The free shuttle leaves the Old Mill District at :15 & :45 in front of Tumalo Art Co.

The shuttle leaves Downtown at :00 & :30 in front of 900 Wall Restaurant.

Jun
9
Tue
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.

Jun
10
Wed
PRCA Xtreme Bulls @ Sisters Rodeo Grounds
6:30 pm

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PRCA Xtreme Bulls 6:30 p.m.
(Gates open at 4:30 p.m.)
Sponsored by Identity Zone
This is an all bull rides evening!

Jun
12
Fri
75th Annual Sisters Rodeo @ Sisters Rodeo Grounds
Jun 12 – Jun 15 all-day

Sisters Rodeo

2015 Rodeo Schedule

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Central Oregon Bulldogging Shootout
12 p.m. • Free
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PRCA Xtreme Bulls 6:30 p.m.
(Gates open at 4:30 p.m.)
Sponsored by Identity Zone
This is an all bull rides evening!

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Slack, Free Admission 8 a.m.
Breakfast Concessions open 7 a.m.

Friday, June 12, 2015
— Les Schwab Family Night —
Rodeo Performance 7 p.m.
Family Night, Children 12 and Under FREE

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Rodeo parade 9:30 a.m.
Downtown Sisters
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Afternoon Rodeo Performance 1 p.m.
Sponsored by Ray’s Food Place
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Evening Rodeo Performance 7 p.m.
Sponsored by Identity Zone

Sunday, June 14, 2015
— Pepsi & Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort Day —
Kiwanis Buckaroo Breakfast 7-11 a.m.
Cowboy Church Service 9 a.m.
Final Rodeo Performance 1 p.m.

Announcers: Curt Robinson & Wayne Brooks
Bullfighters: Rowdy Barry & Danny Newman
Rodeo Clown: J.J. Harrison
Specialty Act: The One Armed Bandit

Sisters Rodeo Grounds is located southeast of Sisters on Highway 20 (67637 Highway 20, Bend, OR 97701).

Jun
16
Tue
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.

Jun
17
Wed
Far West Morgan Horse Show @ Deschutes County Fairgrounds Redmond, Oregon
Jun 17 – Jun 21 all-day

DT Horses World Series RopingFar West Championship Horse Show & Region 8 Morgan Championships
Held at the beautiful Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, Oregon

This years show includes:

American Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies, Friesians, Roadsters, Andalusians, Welsh Ponies, Carriage Driving, Dressage, Opportunity Western Dressage, Trail, Academy, Working Equitation, All-Breed Opportunity classes!

Jun
18
Thu
Fermentation Celebration @ Old Mill District
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fermentation Celebration 2014

The Fermentation Celebration is a nod to our amazing craft beer industry in Central Oregon. Not only do our 30+ local breweries have a tremendous economic impact on the community, but they produce some of the best craft beer in the world.

To enjoy the event, purchase a pint glass and tickets, and meander through all 30 beer stations located throughout Powerhouse Drive in the Old Mill District (immediately across the river from the Les Schwab Amphitheater). At each station you choose to visit, you can purchase a 4 ounce taste (1 taste = 1 ticket). Full pint pours from Deschutes Brewery will be available in Center Plaza.

We will have live music and performances from a variety of local bands/groups througout the event, as well as Central Oregon Beer Angels, the Central Oregon Brewer’s Guild, Central Oregon Homebrewers Association, Visit Bend and more.

The Fermentation Celebration is a family and pet-friendly event, but remember, it is centered around beer.

Thanks to our sponsors: Gopher KegsBend BrewfestVisit Bend, and the Old Mill District.

Jun
19
Fri
4 Peaks Music Festival @ Rockin A Ranch
Jun 19 – Jun 20 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.

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

Line up Features:
The Motet, ALO, Rusted Root, Melvin Seals and JGB, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, The Brothers Comatose, Polecat, Dead Winter Carpenters, Acorn Project, Asher Fulero Band, High Council, The Student Loan, T Sisters, Down North, Dirty Revival, The Pitchfork Revolution, Franchot Tone

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

Bite of Bend @ Downtown Bend
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

Bite of Bend

2015 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,

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.

Friday 5:00pm-11:00pm

Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm

Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm

Jun
21
Sun
Summer Sunday Concert Series @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
2:30 pm

Summer Sunday Concerts

Bend Memorial Clinic Free Summer Sunday Concerts start June 21 through July 26 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 start at 2:30pm

Jun
23
Tue
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.

Jun
24
Wed
Pickin’ & Paddlin’ @ Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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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

Jun
26
Fri
Crooked River Roundup Rodeo @ Crooked River Rodeo Grounds
Jun 26 – Jun 29 all-day

Crooked River Rodeo Roundup

2014 Rodeo Schedule

There is a ton of fun waiting for you at the Crooked River Roundup this year.

Friday night performance 7pm

Saturday night performance 7pm

Sunday afternoon performance 2pm

Stick horse races on Sunday at 3:30pm for all kids free under 10!

Rodeo parade is Saturday at 10am down 3rd Street in Prineville

Rodeo Slack is all three days

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!