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.


7/4/2018 8:00 am

Enjoy old-fashioned 4th of July fun the Bend way. Begin your celebration at 8:00 am in Drake Park with the annual Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast. Then move on to downtown Bend for the ever popular Pet Parade sponsored by Bed Pet Express. Line up at Bend’s City Hall parking lot with your dog, wagon, bicycle or stuffed animal by 9:00 am and be ready to walk the 1.5-mile parade route at 10:00 am. After the Pet Parade, head to Drake Park between 11:00 am – 4:00 pm to enjoy live music, local artisans and lots of delicious food at the Old Fashioned Festival sponsored by Bend Pet Express. And – don’t forget to cruise through the expanded Kids & Family area where kids of all ages will be entertained with FREE old-fashioned fun and games.

Drake Park, 777 Northwest Riverside Boulevard


7/6/2018 4:00 pm

Stop by each gallery in the Old Mill District during the First Friday Art Walk on every first Friday of the month year-round. New exhibitions open each month and are on view for the entire month. Enjoy incredible art and the talented working artists in the varied galleries. Music and libations will be available.

Old Mill District, 970 Southwest Powerhouse Drive


7/6/2018 6:30 pm

Enjoy amazing entertainment with Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life featuring The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. As an actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer and musician, Steve Martin is one of the most diversified performers and acclaimed artists of his generation.  In addition to his 50+ movie rolls, he is a Grammy Award winning musician. Martin Short, a celebrated comedian and actor, has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on “Saturday Night Live” over 30 years ago. He is an Emmy Award winner. The two Martins will treat you to a night of unforgettable entertainment. Doors open at The Les Schwab Amphitheater at 5:00pm.  This concert allows low-profile chairs but not blankets or yoga mats.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Drive


7/13/2018 – 7/15/2018 10:00 am

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 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 Street


7/14/2018 6:00 am

Tour des Chutes is a multi-distance cycling event and/or a 5K run or walk to raise funds for local cancer survivorship programs for children and adults. This is the 14th year supporting programs in Central Oregon.  Bike routes of 7, 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles are offered. All rides are fully supported with safety riders, SAG drivers and well-supplied aid stations. The 5K run or walk features stunning views on the west side of Bend. The finish line offers a pancake party for 5K participants and burrito bar for cyclists.  All enjoy live music from our stage.

Pacific Crest School, 3030 NW Elwood Lane


7/14/2018 8:00 am

The 15th Annual Deschutes Dash Multi Sports Festival in beautiful Bend, Oregon on Saturday, July 14! Added finish line festivities, 2018 will make this a race to remember. Both Olympic and Sprint races will be on Saturday. The Deschutes Dash Sports Festival at the Old Mill District, is recognized as one of the most spectator-friendly, multi-sport venues in the Pacific Northwest! Bring the whole family out to compete or watch the race this summer. The event is held at River Bend Park.

Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia Street


7/14/2018 9:00 am

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


7/19/2018 – July 21, 2018 10:00 am

The wine event of Central Oregon is back! Cork & Barrel is a three-day fundraising series of events focusing on food, wine, and philanthropy. All revenue generated at Cork & Barrel directly benefits KIDS Center. Each year Cork & Barrel brings a different and unique wine region to Central Oregon. This year we are proud to feature the wines of Sonoma County! There’s something for everyone during these three days of events. From the intimate Winemaker Dinners, to A Sip of Cork & Barrel where you can mingle with winemakers and meet local and regional guest chefs, to the Grand Cru gala fundraising event with a 5-course dinner and Central Oregon’s best live auction…you don’t want to miss it!

Broken Top Club, 62000 Broken Top Drive


7/21/2018 10:00 am

The 5th Annual Sunriver Antique and Classic Car Show presented by the Village Bar & Grill is returning to the Village at Sunriver. If you are a lover of cars or a car owner, this is an event you do not want to miss. Whether you have a 1920’s Model T or a 1970’s Muscle Car, polish up your car and come join the fun. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. This is a FREE event for spectators with FREE Live Music!

The Village at Sunriver, 63095 Deschutes Market Road


7/25/2018 5:30 pm

Sheryl Crow returns to The Les Schwab Amphitheater on July 25th. This pop star has earned nine Grammys over the span of her career, along with five Platinum albums and more than 35 million album sales. Her single “All I Want To Do” propelled her debut album “Tuesday Night Music Club” to Double Platinum. Gates open at 5:30.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Drive


7/27/2018 8:30 pm

Catch the GLOW at Balloons Over Bend NIght Glow. This stunning event takes place at Riverbend Park along the Deschutes River. Sit back and watch as these beautiful balloons are inflated tethered and lit to create a surreal glow in the park.You can get up close and personal without leaving the ground. Food, music and kids activities will be available. Parking is limited so check the website for parking suggestions and arrive 1 to 2 hours early.

Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia Street


8/1/2018 – 8/5/2018 9:00 am

“Cheers to 99 Years” 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 Southwest Airport Way, Redmond


Thursdays 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 craftspeople’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 NW Riverside Blvd


8/3/2018 - 8/4/2018 6:00 am

The Cascade Lakes Relay is a 216.6 mile overnight relay in the style of Hood to Coast. Oregon’s most challenging running relay course starts in the Cascade Mountains at Diamond Lake Resort, travels through the Oregon Outback and rural agricultural country, and winds back to the Cascade Lakes Highway, around Mt. Bachelor and into the resort community of Bend. If you are looking for the Pacific Northwest’s most beautiful course – welcome to the Cascade Lakes Relay! You’ll see more cows than semi-trucks and smell pine trees instead of exhaust. If you are seeking an adventure where you can push your limits and rediscover your senses, then this is the event for you and your team.

Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway


8/9/2018 5:00 pm

Amos Lee will be performing at The Les Schwab Amphitheater on August 9th. His musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. With his most recent album, “Spirit,” he’s made his biggest creative leap yet. Gate opens at 5:00pm. Show starts at 6:30pm.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Dr


8/11/2018 8:00 am

The Haulin’ Aspen prides itself on being a lot of good things at once. Featuring a 6.5 mile course (dubbed as the “half-as”), a half marathon and full marathon, the race is also a points qualifier in the Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series. The cherry on the top is the race is Central Oregon’s only full marathon that’s run on trails — trails that wind through the Wanoga Sno-Park and in and around scenic forestland and beautiful views. There will be a post race celebration with craft beers and scrumptious food.

Wanoga Sno Park, Cascade Lakes Highway


8/16/2018 - 8/18/2018 4:00 pm

Beer lovers rejoice! The Bend Brewfest is back with over 200+ craft beers plus cider and wine. This outdoor festival is held at The Les Schwab Amphitheater August 16-18. Admission is FREE. For tasting, a one-time purchase of a souvenir mug is required.  Mugs are $20 and come with 5 tokens. Additional tokens are sold in packs of five for $5. Each 4 oz pour is one token, full beers are 4 tokens. X-Tap beers are 2 tokens for 4 oz. Tokens are non-refundable. You may not use mugs from previous years.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Dr


8/17/2018 - 8/26/2018 7:00 pm

Thoroughly Modern Productions presents the enchanting musical “Mary Poppins” which will run for 6 nights at the Tower Theater. Get your tickets early! “One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is now a practically perfect musical! Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft.”

Tower Theatre, 830 NW Wall St


8/17/2018 7:30

The High Desert Museum brings you another unique Central Oregon experience. Join them on an exciting evening expedition in search of bats on the Museum grounds using echolocator equipment. Bring weather-appropriate clothing and a flashlight or headlamp. Members $5, non-members $10. Registration and prepayment required.

High Desert Museum, 59800 US-97


8/24/2018 - 8/26/2018 9:00 am

Back for the fourth straight summer, Mt Bachelor presents the Volcanic Bike & Brew Festival! This year, Race Cascadia will host the Mt. Bachelor Volcanic Enduro Race, where athletes will test their biking skills on some of the toughest terrain Mt Bachelor has to offer. This race will serve as a bonus for the Cascadia Dirt Cup and can be used toward CDC series points. Numerous vendors will bring great beer and food, gear to demo, this year’s products for all to enjoy. It’s a great weekend for locals and visiting mountain bike enthusiasts to get away for a weekend! Come out for free bike demos, live music, and vendors, all located in the West Village Base Area. Visit the Beer Garden for brews, your favorite BBQ foods and the best view of the Skills Park all weekend long.

Mt Bachelor West Village, 13000 SW Century Dr


8/28/2018 5:00 pm

The ever-popular Dave Matthews Band will be performing at The Les Schwab Amphitheater on August 28th. Bend will be their ONLY Oregon stop on this year’s tour. Doors open at 5:00pm. Show starts at 7:00pm.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr