Every now and then, you’ll find a good enough reason to venture outside the neighborhood.

 

Local Events

Tartan Druim. Accessible to the outdoors and local events.

LAZINKA SAWMILL DEMONSTRATION

9/1/2018 11:00 am

Full steam ahead! See the 1904 sawmill in action and discover how critical this steam-powered sawmill was to homestead families in the High Desert. 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Free with Museum admission.

High Desert Museum, 59800 South Highway 97

CENTRAL OREGON SATURDAY MARKET

Saturdays 10:00 am

The Central Oregon Saturday Market is the largest gathering of local artists East of the Cascades since 1974. Open summer Saturdays in Downtown Bend across from the Public Library from 10 AM to 4 PM. We are a free outdoor event with a diverse variety of unique, creative artistry and craftsmanship with food, entertainment and local nonprofit awareness. “Where the Seller is the Maker.”

Downtown Bend, 520 NW Wall St.

MUSIC ON THE GREEN - HOKULEA DANCERS

9/5/2018 6:00 pm

Redmond’s very own traditional Hawaiian Dancers are back and are always a crowd favorite! This high energy troop will showcase traditional Hawaiian Island dance and drumming. Lead by Hawaiian Natives Novelen and Joey Tavita, they bring a true taste of the Islands with many generations of their family and friends. Come join us as we say Aloha to summer in the true Hawaiian style.

Sam Johnson Park, SW Evergreen Ave, Redmond

IN A LANDSCAPE: CLASSICAL MUSIC IN THE WILD

9/5/2018 - 9/8/2018 6:30 pm

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. Sponsored by the Central Oregon Visitors Association, in partnership with Sunriver Music Festival and the Oregon State Parks and Recreation, Hunter Noack will perform live on a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano among the spectacular volcanic cliffs and deep river canyons of Smith Rock State Park. Located in central Oregon’s high desert, Smith Rock State Park offers exceptional rock climbing, hiking, and mountain biking experiences.

Smith Rock State Park, Terrebonne

GREAT DRAKE PARK DUCK RACE

9/9/2018 11:00 am

Since 1989, the Great Drake Park Duck Race has donated over $1,700,000 to Central Oregon charities. A special presentation will be made to the 2017 Duck Race Beneficiaries: Younity, The Bethlehem Inn, MountainStar Family Relief Nursery, The Center Foundation, Grandma’s House, The Community Shower Truck, and DAWNS House The 2018 charities will be announced as well as race and prize details for this summer. This year’s Duck Race is scheduled for Sunday, September 9th starting at 11am at Drake Park with the support of our title sponsors “Credit Unions Working Together”: Mid Oregon Credit Union, First Community Credit Union, OnPoint Community Credit Union, SELCO Community Credit Union, and Oregonians Credit Union. The Kid’s Duck Race will commence at noon presented by Western Title & Escrow, Hutch’s Bicycles, and Bend Parks and Recreation followed by the main race at 1:30pm. Festivities will include live music, food, bounce houses, family activities, prizes and more. Duck Race tickets are on sale now featuring over $29,400 in amazing local prizes – including a $20,000 auto voucher toward the vehicle of the winner’s choice at any Robberson Ford location.

Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd

FARM TO FORK DINNER AND FUNDRAISER

9/9/2018 5:00 pm

Have you always wanted to go to a sunset dinner at Mt. Bachelor during the summer? Or maybe you’ve been and can’t wait to see that view again. Here’s your chance! Tickets are available for the third annual Farm to Fork Dinner and Fundraiser now at My. Bachelor. Join Aperion Management Group and Heart of Oregon Corps at Mt. Bachelor’s iconic Pine Marten Lodge on Sunday, September 9th from early evening through sunset while enjoying farm fresh gourmet food prepared by an incredible local chef, live music, wine, and beautiful views. Your ticket includes: lift ride to and from Pine Marten Lodge, Deschutes Brewery Beer, Humm Kambucha, & Va Piano Wine, Appetizers, Dinner, and Dessert sourced from Local Farms.

Pine Marten Lodge, Bend

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S CENTRAL OREGON

9/15/2018 11:00 am

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! Start a team. Join a team. Donate.

Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St

THE HEAD AND THE HEART

9/19/2018 6:30 pm

In 2014, exhausted after four years of non-stop touring, the six members of the Head And The Heart pointed their individual compasses to new cities, new relationships and new adventures. After a prolonged layoff, the band regrouped during the summer of 2016 in Stinson Beach, California, to start writing together again. “It almost felt like we were a new band, trying things we hadn’t tried,” bassist Chris Zasche recalls. “We stayed at a bungalow on the beach. We’d wake up, have coffee and go boogie boarding. We were ready and excited to be back together.” That renewed sense of purpose can be felt throughout “Signs Of Light,” the group’s first release for Warner Bros. Records. Recorded in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage The Elephant), “Signs Of Light” crackles with the upbeat, sing-a-long energy of the Head And The Heart’s finest work. Throughout, the colors are brighter, the electric guitars are louder and the musical touchstones more universal. The propulsive, smile-inducing ode to Los Angeles “City Of Angels” and the head-nodding “Rhythm & Blues” nod to classic Fleetwood Mac, while the organ-flecked “Dreamer” is a timeless-sounding ballad that could have been beamed straight out of an old jukebox.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr

GREAT HARVEST OBSTACLE CHALLENGE

9/29/2018 all day

Held at the DD Ranch in Terrebonne, OR, this 3+mile multi-obstacle course will challenge participants in strength, agility and mental fitness. A great opportunity for kids, individuals and teams! The course will be an exciting, challenging and memorable experience for all.

DD Ranch, 3836 NE Smith Rock Way, Terrebonne

NEW CHINESE ACROBATS

10/2/2018 - 10/3/2018 7:30 pm

Don’t miss this visually stunning and breathtaking performance at The Tower Theater.  The New Chinese Acrobats represent the next step in the evolution of acrobatic companies from the East. Mixing new techniques and acts with ancient traditions, The New Chinese Acrobats present the opportunity to view the best of China’s ancient folk art, mixed with the style and virtuosity of today’s generation. With performers selected from across China for their high-level acrobatic skills and innovative staging, the show includes award-winning acts from prestigious circus festivals such as Monte Carlo Circus Festival and World Circus Festival of Paris.

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.

BEND FALL FESTIVAL

10/5/2018 - 10/7/2018 all day

The Bend Fall Festival is a family-friendly event to remember.  This beloved Bend tradition has something for everyone! Pumpkin painting, gourmet food and wine, the Harvest Market, Family Fun Street, live music and more!  You can enjoy three days of rock, jam, Americana music. Shop for seasonal local produce and handcrafted food products. Stroll through over 100 vendors offering handmade and artisan creations.  “The Souk” is a unique market featuring items from all over the world. Fantastic food carts will be joined by beer, craft cocktail or seasonal cider vendors. Plus, there will be an entire street of Gourmet Food & Wine.  Another street will be dedicated to family fun with pumpkin painting, jump houses, Children’s Museum and more… Celebrate the Harvest at the Bend Fall Festival.

Downtown Bend

LARK RUN BEND

10/5/2018 - 10/7/2018 all day

The First Annual Lark Run Bend – Day Stage Trail Running Event  Join us for 3 days of thrilling trail runs, amazing food, music, movies, and guest speakers, surrounded by friends new and old. Stay at the newly renovated LOGE Entrada and enjoy all that Bend has to offer. The overall distance covered will be approximately 50K, spread over 3 days. Course specifics will be released the night before each run – a surprise course format.

LOGE Entrada, 19221 SW Century Dr.

WILD & SCENIC FILD FESTIVAL

10/5/2018 3:30 pm

Come see where epic adventure and environmental advocacy meet at the Oregon Natural Desert Association’s annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Join us for an evening of short films showcasing our earth’s natural wonders, feats of courage and athleticism, and the amazing stories of activists working to protect our environment. Catch one of two screenings at either 3:30 or 7:00 pm. Come for the films, stay for the raffle with amazing prizes from Patagonia and more! All proceeds benefit the Oregon Natural Desert Association’s efforts to protect, defend, and restore Oregon’s high desert.

Tower Theater, 835 NW Wall St.

HARVEST FAST

10/6/2018 11:00 am

Bring the kids to the museum to experience “harvesting”.  The Miller family has been tending to their garden all summer and needs your help to prepare for winter.  Dig and clean potatoes to store in the root cellar, press fresh apples into cider and even pickle some eggs.  Help make sure the Millers are stocked with the necessities for the changing seasons. Harvest Fest is free with museum admission.

High Desert Museum, 59800 North Highway 97

BENDFILM FESTIVAL 2018

10/11/2018 - 10/14/2018 all day

BendFilm celebrates 15 years of bringing independent film to Bend.  For 4 days in October, Bend will be transformed into a small town fascinated by film.  Enjoy the work of the most talented independent filmmakers at sites all over Bend. This event takes place in downtown theaters, lecture sites, music rooms and party venues.  Check out the BendFilm website for event information and passes.

Various Venues, 916 NW Wall St.

HISTORICAL HAUNTS OF DOWNTOWN BEND TOUR

10/12/2018 - 10/13/2018 4:00 pm

Join this tour if you dare !  Historical Haunts of Downtown Bend is returning October 12th & 13th.  Deschutes Historical Museum will conduct 12 one-hour tours each night between 4pm and 7:30.  This is family fun at its best ! Bring a flashlight, comfortable walking shoes and your nerve as the tour guides lead you through the streets of downtown Bend sharing stories from Bend’s past, with a “pinch of the paranormal” thrown in.  Museum admission is included with your tour price.

Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave.

BENDBROADBAND'S JAZZ AT THE OXFORD: LEE RITENOUR

10/19/2018 - 10/20/2018 7:00 pm

BendBroadband’s enormously popular “Jazz at the Oxford” series returns for its 9th year. This event brings talented musicians to Bend’s first and only luxury boutique hotel – The Oxford, right in the heart of downtown Bend.  The first event in this series will feature Lee Ritenour with three performances October 19-20. “Lee Ritenour’s diverse music became the foundation of over 3,000 sessions as a young guitarist with a broad spectrum of artists including Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, B.B. King, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and Simon & Garfunkel. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and the Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, Lee’s 40 year storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration, Harlequin, with Dave Grusin, 17 Grammy nominations, numerous #1 spots on guitar polls and the prestigious “Alumnus of the Year” award from USC.”

The Oxford Hotel, 10 NW Minnesota Ave.

FALL MUSHROOM HUNT WITH WILDCRAFT

10/26/2018 - 10/27/2018 6:30 pm

Join Rachel Zoller for a weekend of mycology and mushroom hunting at Suttle Lodge.  This class will begin on Friday evening, with a lesson, conversation and communal dinner prepared by the chefs at Suttle Lodge.  Saturday will be spent in the forests surrounding the lodge, exploring, harvesting and learning together. The Workshop is open to first-time foragers as well as more experienced mushroom enthusiasts.  Call Suttle Lodge directly for info about the meals and workshop.

The Suttle Lodge, 13300 Hwy 20

HAUNTED ILLUSIONS & HALLOWEEN PARTY

10/31/2018 6:00 pm

Families will thrill, laugh and possibly vanish from sight at a magic spectacular like no other. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with an incredible night of magic – at the Halloween spectacular Haunted Illusions! There will be tons of tricks and more than a few treats. You and your entire family will be captivated with dazzling spells, uproarious comedy and audience participation that gets all the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins into the act! David Caserta is one of the top touring illusionists in the country. As seen on NBC’s, America’s Got Talent, David invents and performs many original illusions that you will not see anywhere else. Incredible state of the art lighting featuring over 16 moving lights, themed music soundtrack, pyro smoke effects, and only the best and latest in illusion technology, this is a magic spectacular like nothing else on tour today!

Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.