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.

 

MUNCH & MUSIC FREE CONCERT

8/1/2019 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 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 Northwest Riverside Boulevard

 

CASCADE LAKES RELAY

8/2/2019 – 8/3/2019 all day

Cascade Lakes Relay is Oregon’s most challenging running relay course.  It 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. 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.

Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia Street

 

BEND ELKS BASEBALL

8/3/2019 – 8/8/2019 6:30 pm

Play Ball! Come out to Vince Genna Stadium and support your local Bend Elks Baseball Team. Nothing says “summer” like a hometown baseball game complete with hot dogs, mascot and other fun activities.  August 3, 4 & 5 The Elks will host Kelowna and August 6, 7 & 8 they will host Portland. Established in 2005 and located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, the premier summer collegiate baseball circuit west of the Mississippi showcases top collegiate baseball players from across North America in 11 markets throughout Washington, Oregon and British Columbia, Canada. All home games start at 6:35pm, except Sunday games which start at 5:05pm. Gates open 1 hour before the game starts.

Vince Genna Stadium, 401 SE Roosevelt Avenue

 

BLIND PILOT

8/3/2019 7:30 pm

Blind Pilot will be playing at the Tower Theater on Aug. 3rd at 7:30. This popular six member band hails from Portland and has played on Ellen and The Late Show with David Letterman. They have also graced the stage at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza just to name a few.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall Street

 

BAT WALK

8/9/2019 8:00 pm

Join High Desert Museum staff on an exciting evening expedition in search of bats. You will walk through the museum grounds using echolocator equipment to help find these elusive creatures. Bring weather appropriate clothing and a flashlight or headlamp for this after hours exploration. Registration and pre-payment are required.

High Desert Museum, 59800 North Highway 97

 

HAULIN’ ASPEN

8/10/2019 all day

Haulin Aspen is a “Lot of Good Things At Once”. This race is Central Oregon’s only full trail marathon. It was named in “Runners Goals” as “Best Marathon in Oregon!” This event features a 6.5 mile course (dubbed as “half-as”), a half marathon and full marathon race – all on the beautiful trails of Central Oregon. The course winds through Winoga Snow Park at 5,500 feet through incredible forests with spectacular views.  The race is a points qualifier for Trail Runner Magazine’s Trophy Series and boasts a top medical team on site. There will be a post race celebration with scrumptious food and craft beers.  All of this and… it benefits the Bend Endurance Academy.

Winoga Sno-Park, Cascade Lakes Highway

 

AVETT BROTHERS WITH LAKE STREET DRIVE

8/13/2019 4:30 pm

The Avett Brothers return to the Les Schwab Amphitheater this summer on August 13th. This band continues to be revered as one of the top folk-rock acts in the country. They will be joined by special guests Lake Street Drive.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Drive

 

BEND BREWFEST

8/15/2019 – 8/17/2019 all day

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 15-17 Admission is FREE. For tasting, a one-time purchase of a souvenir mug is required. Mugs are $20 and come with 5 tokens. Mugs from previous years are not accepted. 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. In addition to the best craft beer ever, fabulous food vendors will be available. Check out the Bend Brewfest website for a Guide to all the brews that will be available for tasting.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Drive

 

ART IN THE HIGH DESERT

8/23/2019 – 8/25/2019 10:00 am

Art In the High Desert is Central Oregon’s Premier Juried Fine Art & Craft Show and Sale.  Over 120 acclaimed artists selected from across North America will be on the banks of the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District.  Come stroll through some of the most unique art in the country right here in Bend on the weekend of August 23 through 25. The Show will be open 10-6pm on Friday and Saturday and 10-4pm on Sunday.

Old Mill District, 970 Southwest Powerhouse Drive

 

CAKE

8/24/2019 5:00 pm

CAKE is an American alternative rock band from Sacramento, California. They will be playing at the Les Schwab Amphitheater on August 24th. Doors open at 5pm.

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 Southwest Shevlin Hixon Drive

 

HALF DAY KAYAKING, PADDLEBOARDING OR CANOEING TOUR

9/3/2019 10:00 am

Imagine floating on a kayak or canoe through a completely undeveloped, pristine and aqua-blue section of river in the heart of Deschutes National Forest. Paddling among lava flows stretching to Paulina Peak in Newberry Crater National Monument, Aspen groves, tranquil lagoons and side channels.  Tumalo Creek’s Half-Day Deschutes River Tour is the perfect mini-adventure for visitors who want to fit in another activity in the afternoon. The Half-Day Deschutes River Kayak Tour is suggested as a relaxing outing for visitors and locals of all ages and skill levels.

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe, 805 SW Industrial Way

 

CASCADIA ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL

9/5/2019 – 9/8/2019 all day

Don’t miss the inaugural year of the Cascadia Adventure Film Festival.  Come and celebrate the adventures that push limits and help forge a deeper connection to the natural world.  This film festival will showcase influential films that highlight the adventurous spirit.  You will be inspired by human-powered exploration and the values that keep the wilderness wild. The mission of the Cascadia Adventure Film Festival is:  “To bring you films and experiences from the Cascades and beyond, to enhance your appreciation for outdoor adventures, help you discover new places to explore, and inspire a sense of community for those who love to share and preserve the outdoors.”

Tower Theater, 835 NW Wall St

 

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK

9/6/2019 4:00 pm

Stop by each gallery in the Old Mill District during the First Friday Gallery 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 Dr

 

THE ULTIMATE SCAVENGER HUNT

9/7/2019 2:00 pm

The most entertaining event of the year has returned!  How well do you know Bend? Find out in this citywide scavenger hunt!  Participants will have 25 destinations all around the city. The locations will include well known landmarks, local businesses, and the lesser-known eccentricities of the city. The first individual or group (no more than 4) to complete this task with the most points or by finding ALL locations will be this year’s ultimate scavenger champion and win a cash prize!

Farewell Bend Park, 1000 SW Reed Market Rd

 

OUTDOOR CITY USA

9/13/2019 – 9/15/2019 all day

Outdoor City USA, a multi-sport event featuring biking, running, hiking, and climbing activities and competitions for all ages and abilities, is set to descend on Mt. Bachelor Sept. 13-15. This family-friendly event has something in store for all outdoor enthusiasts, supported by a variety of vendors and exhibitors showcasing the newest in outdoor equipment. In addition to cyclocross and mountain bike races, to skills clinics, to group rides, runs, hikes and climbs, Outdoor City USA will feature plenty of music, food, and beverages, and a signature Saturday evening mid-mountain party at Mt. Bachelor’s Pine Marten Lodge.

Mt. Bachelor, 13000 SW Century Dr

 

MAMA MIA

9/13/2019 - 9/21/2019 7:30 pm

Don’t miss the ultimate feel good show – Mamma Mia!  This live production by TMP will be playing eight performances at the Tower Theater. 65 million people around the world have fallen in love with the music and story that make Mamma Mia. Get your tickets early – they will sell out fast.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St

 

BEND OKTOBERFEST

9/20/2019 – 9/21/2019 all day

Join us on Sept 20 & 21, 2019 for Downtown Bend’s largest fundraiser, Bend Oktoberfest. The event is free to attend, but we suggest you pre-purchase your steins and tokens to skip the line (link below). Bend Oktoberfest is the most engaging festival of the year, and the ONLY festival where 100% of the funds raised go directly back into Downtown Bend! Enjoy numerous feats of strength and silly games, live music, great food and lots of local beer! Bring the entire family to enjoy the wiener dog races, stein hold competition, tricycle races, a bratwurst toss, a yodeling contest, costume contest, and more!

Downtown Bend

 

2019 PACAM

9/22/2019 – 9/26/2019 all-day

The 2019 Pacific Amateur Golf Classic, presented and managed by Sunriver Resort, is the driving force for championship-caliber amateur golf in the West. This prestigious annual event will celebrate its 23rd year during the final week of September and we hope you will join us.  The PacAm is a three-day, 54-hole stroke-play tournament, culminating in playoff competition at Sunriver Resort’s Crosswater Golf Course.

Sunriver Resort Golf Courses, Center Dr, Sunriver

 

TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH: WINTERLAND

9/28/2019 3:15 pm

Teton Gravity Research kicks off winter with their fantastic film “Winterland” at the Tower Theater Sept. 28th.  There will be 3 showings – a matinee at 3:30, early evening at 6:15 and the late show at 9:00pm. Come celebrate the ski and snowboard culture.  There will be tons of prizes from TGR’s partners at Atomic, Volkl, The North Face and more. Plus, everyone in attendance will have a shot at the tour grand prizes – including trips to Sierra Nevada’s beer camp in California (21+ only), TGR’s hometown Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and more.

Tower Theatre, 835 Northwest Wall St