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Local Events

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6/5/19 - 6/9/2019 all day

Welcome to the 79th Annual Sisters Rodeo. This Central Oregon tradition is rightfully tagged the “Biggest Little Show In The World”.  There will be four rodeo performances – Friday night at 7pm, Saturday at 1pm and 7pm, Sunday at 1pm.  There will also be a rodeo parade Saturday morning through downtown Sisters, a Buckaroo Breakfast on Sunday and Cowboy Church Service.  The ever-popular and entertaining, J.J. Harrison, returns as rodeo clown.  The world-renowned One-Armed Bandit will be featured entertainment. John Payne, the One Arm Bandit, has won the national Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Specialty Act of the Year twelve times. There is just nothing else like this performance, an unbelievable display of communication between a man and his animals. Wherever he performs, he steals the show. Check out the schedule of events and buy tickets online.

Sisters Rodeo Grounds, 67637 US-20, Sisters



6/6/2019 - 6/30/2019 3:30 pm

Cascades Theatrical Company invites you to enjoy the musical “She Loves Me.” This highly entertaining play will run on weekends from June 6th through June 30th.  Friday and Sat. evening shows start at 7:30 and Sundays will be a 2pm matinee.  Check out a short synopsis of this play online.

Cascades Theatrical, 148 Greenwood Ave



6/8/2019 - 6/9/2019 10:00 am

Art In The Park happens in Sisters, OR on rodeo weekend Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. This event has been going on in Sisters for 15 years, featuring a variety of arts, crafts, food, entertainment and a special fundraiser benefiting The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon.

Sisters Creekside Campground, Deschutes National Forest, 504 S Locust St, Sisters



6/9/2019 6:30 pm

Alt-country darling, Jason Isbell and his band, The 400 Unit, will team up with indie folk-rocker, Father John Misty at the Les Schwab Amphitheater on June 9th.  British singer songwriter, Jade Bird will open the show which starts at 6:30.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Dr.



6/13/2019 - 6/23/2019 4:00 pm

For the first time ever in Central Oregon – The Famous VENARDOS CIRCUS is a unique Broadway-style Circus coming to the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond Oregon, June 13th – June 23rd. Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, the Venardos Circus wraps world-class animal-free circus acts into a Broadway Musical-style format dubbed “The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.”  With only one week in town, the shows are expected to completely sell out online. Guests can expect to be transported back in time to the center ring of a centuries-old tradition, but one that has been reinvented for the next generation. With an amazing assortment of aerialists, acrobats, juggling, balancing, comedy, dare-deviltry, magic, musical production and MUCH more, this amazing (animal free) Circus experience will truly delight adults and kids of all ages.

Deschutes County Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond



6/14/2019- 6/16/2019 all day

Foodies Rejoice! Celebrate the local flavor of Central Oregon during the region’s largest food festival. The Bite of Bend is a three-day food party on the streets of downtown Bend!  Bringing together chefs, bartenders, brewers, food enthusiasts, home cooks, and local purveyors.  Last year, the Bite of Bend showcased over 40 food vendors from around the region. New this year — Mixology Week!  There will also be the Beer Run 5k through Drake Park and the kiddos will love the Little Hopper Root Beer Fun Run for 3-10yrs.  Add the Top Chef competition, the Mixology Showcase, fabulous live music, the Marketplace, the Conscious Living Showcase and there is something for everyone!

Downtown Bend



6/15/2019 all day

La Pine invites you to the one and only Rhubarb Festival in Oregon!  This all-day affair features rock and roll, hip hop, bluegrass and country music throughout the day.  Food and drinks on site plus a Rhubarb Beer and Wine Garden.  Vendors will also be displaying antiques, collectibles, wood and fabric crafts, jewelry, garden art, plants, spices, candies, soaps.  You will be amazed and delighted at the homemade rhubarb pies, jellies, salsa’s, BBQ sauce – all things rhubarb!

La Pine Senior Center, 16450 Victory Lane, La Pine



6/15/2019 6:30 pm

Named one of the greatest live bands around by Rolling Stone, The Roots are the official house band on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon where they currently perform every Monday- Friday.  Having previously released 12 projects, The Roots have become one of the best known and most respected hip-hop acts in the business, winning four Grammys, including “Best R&B Album” for Wake Up!, “Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance” for “Hang in There” (with John Legend) and “Best Group or Duo R&B Vocal Performance” for “Shine.”  Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 6:30pm.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr.



6/22/2019 8:00 am

Out Central Oregon presents the first ever Pride 5K Run/Walk in Bend celebrating inclusivity and expanding on the Central Oregon Pride Festival. June 22nd events include: 5K festive course, followed by a Drag Dash (a short 100-200 meter ‘dash’ of fun and silliness), Spirit awards for Costumes, and finishes with raffles of awesome prizes donated by many of our super cool local sponsors!

Drake Park, 777 Northwest Riverside Blvd.



6/27/2019 6:30 pm

Michael Franti & Spearhead returns for his 10th concert at the Les Schwab Amphitheater.  This time he brings special guest and reggae royalty, Ziggy Marley with him.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Dr.



7/4/2019 all day

Join us for a Bend tradition dating back to 1932 – a July 4th filled with old fashioned fun, food and festivities brought to you by Bend Park & Recreation District. The day begins with a pancake breakfast and the ever-popular Pet Parade, where dogs, wagons, bicycles and stuffed animal walk the 1.5-mile parade through downtown Bend, Oregon. After the Pet Parade, residents head over to Drake Park to enjoy live music, local artisans’ crafts, food carts and FREE old-fashioned fun and games for the kiddos and kids at heart. Start out your day’s festivities at 10 am with the Pet Parade through downtown Bend then follow up with the Old-Fashioned July 4th Festival in Drake Park from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Downtown Bend



7/6/2019 all day

Imperial River Company presents the 2nd ANNUAL Deschutes River Championships of Cornhole. Single and Team competitions! The venue is second to none! Camping and lodging right near/at the event site.

Imperial River Company, 304 Bakeoven Rd., Maupin



7/11/2019 5:30 pm

Every Thursday, July 12th – August 16th in Drake Park. The evening kicks off at 5:30pm with live music. Don’t worry you’ll have time in between the opening and headliner acts to grab some delicious grub from one of the many food trucks and vendors or sip on a Deschutes Brew to quench your summer time thirst while you browse local artisans and crafts people’s booths. Kids will love the family fun area complete with bouncy houses to wear off a bit of Thursday night energy!

Drake Park, 777 Northwest Riverside Blvd.



7/12/2019 - 7/14/2019 all day

The Bend Summer Festival is a weekend like no other!  This event turns the streets of downtown Bend into one big party.  The festival features fine food and libations, talented artists, three stages of first-class blues, rock and jazz from Central Oregon and across the nation.  There will be over 23 bands performing over the weekend.  The Oregrown Mainstage will showcase local and national acts, the Cascade Sotheby’s Jazz Food & Wine Stage will showcase some of the best blues, jazz and rock from across the U.S. and the Locals Only Stage will showcase local Central Oregon musicians.  There will also be a kids area with bounce houses, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon animals and fun educational activities.  The Bend Business Showcase will boast more than 50 exhibitors from the areas of outdoor sports and recreation, home and nature, healing and wellness and home energy conservation.  Minnesota Street becomes the hub for gourmet artisans from across the Pacific NW.  Come sip, graze and absorb the best free live jazz with world-class wines, salts, oils, spices, exotic prepared food and more.  The Fine Art Promenade will feature more than 150 booths showcasing carpentry, fine art, creative goods and more.  The Souk is a world market bazaar featuring goods from outside Oregon that reflect the values and lifestyles of Central Oregonians at large.

Downtown Bend, NW Minnesota Ave & NW Wall St



7/12/2019 - 7/21/2019 all day

The COBA Tour of Homes is approximately 40-60 new construction homes built by some of the most prominent builders in Central Oregon. They are able to display their beautiful craftsmanship, landscaping, design while educating the public on the latest building trends and provides a community forum for the housing industry as a whole. Tours occur on the weekends.

Various locations throughout Central Oregon



7/13/2019 all day

The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is THE Largest Outdoor Quilt Show in the World!  Always held on the 2nd Saturday in July, this event transforms the town of Sisters into a rainbow of fiber art.  Stroll the streets of beautiful downtown Sisters where over 1400 quilts hang from the establishments.  This event is free. The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is a non-profit whose “mission is to educate the public about the art, skill, and heritage of traditional and contemporary quilts and fiber arts, while enhancing the cultural vitality of the community of Sisters and Central Oregon.”

Downtown Sisters, US-20



7/14/2019 all day

The Deschutes Dash is a multi-sport event that benefits the Deschutes River Conservancy.  The unique down river swim in the Deschutes river makes the swim fast and fun.  The bike course is a local’s favorite, as it heads up the Cascade Lakes Highway, and the run meanders along the banks of the Deschutes River before heading onto hardpack trail and pavement.  The Deschutes Dash is a USAT sanctioned event.

Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr.



7/21/2019 all day

IN A LANDSCAPE with Hunter Noack will be returning to beautiful outdoor locations in Central Oregon this summer.  July 21st this incredible concert takes place on Mt Bachelor.  Don’t miss this MOST unique event.  Tickets go on sale in April. “IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild is an outdoor concert series in stunning landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. We bring a 9-foot Steinway grand piano to the middle of forests, fields, calderas and historical sites for classical music concerts. To meet the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild, music is transmitted to the concert-goers via wireless headphones. No longer confined to seats, they can explore the landscape, wander through secret glens, lie in sunny meadows, and roam old growth forests.”

Mt Bachelor, Century Dr.



7/26/2019 - 7/28/2019 all day

One of Bend’s most beautiful events is back!  Balloons Over Bend Children’s Festival is a full weekend of balloon launches, night glows and balloon-filled skies that kicks off on Friday, July 26th with fun and games at the Children’s Festival.

Various locations throughout Bend and Redmond



7/31/2019 - 8/4/2019 all day

“One Hundred Years of Fun Since Day One” is the theme of the Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo.   This is one of the best fairs in the entire country.  Don’t miss the incredible entertainment lineup.  The kids will love “familyville” with thrilling carnival rides.  The rodeo is an NPRA sanctioned event with world-class cowboy/cowgirl and livestock talent.  Enjoy live stage shows throughout the day and headliner concerts at night.

Deschutes County Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond