BEND & Central Oregon Calendar of Events
There is always something fun happening in Bend, Oregon! In the heart of Central Oregon there are endless opportunities to enjoy festivals, live music, and adventures to sample the "Mountain Town that has it all - Bend, Oregon."
Beyond the plethora of incredible events there are plenty of daily activities & tours to immerse yourself in all that makes Central Oregon so unique. Check out our Summer Fun, Winter Fun & Family Fun pages for a complete list of opportunities. Once you've decided on what to do in Bend, be sure to check out our where to stay page for all of your lodging needs. From hotels and motels to vacation rentals and B&Bs, we've got you covered.
Bend Ale Run
The event starts in the picturesque Northwest Crossing on the west side of Bend and takes runners up into the Cascade Range foothills where sweeping views of no less than 8 major volcanic peaks can be seen. The course is a mix of asphalt and quality gravel roads for the Half Marathon and paved roads and trails for the 10K.
Upon finishing the event participants are greeted with a tremendous catered lunch, awesome finisher’s medal, music, and free beer, pint glass, and ticket to the Bend Ale Festival located just steps away from the finish line. The Bend Ale Festival is host to 20 breweries and over 40 craft beers on tap.
Stay and enjoy great company, warm fire pits and a number of music acts as you reflect on accomplishing this scenic run.