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Rumor has it there’s something happening in Bend right now. And now. And...you know what? It’s safe to say there’s always something going on in our bustling little mountain oasis.
From festivals to concerts, bike races to brewery tours, get the inside scoop on what’s up in Bend, Oregon. If you’re planning a Bend vacation, use the search function to figure out what’s shakin’ when you’ll be here. We promise we’re planning something awesome.

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Downtown Bend
September 25

Bend Beer Chase

BEND BEER CHASE We’re excited to announce that Bend Beer Chase will return in 2021 to a full in-person event! The Bend Beer Chase is a six-person running relay spanning approximately 55 miles over one epic day. Consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg), each runner on the team runs two legs. The course starts at 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, travels to Redmond and back...
Barnes Butte
September 25, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Battle at the Butte

Battle at the Butte is September, 25th 2021. Located at the beautiful Barnes Butte Recreation Area in the heart of Prineville, Oregon. Battle at the Butte is a multi distance trail run (5 and 10 miles). There will only be 200 entries total, so claim your spot fast. Funds from this event will be donated directly to the Crook County High School Cross Country Team and the Humane Society of...
Downtown Sisters
September 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sisters Artist Studio Tour

Visit 35 artists at 25 studios. Participating artists are well known and widely collected local painters, potters, jewelers, glass artists, photographers, mixed media artists and sculptors. Get to know these extremely talented artists while they work in their own studios. This is a FREE self-guided tour. All you need is studio tour guide, with info about the artists and maps to their studios. You can get guides at any gallery...
Mt. Bachelor
September 25, 10:00 am - September 26, 3:00 pm
Play Forever Mountain Clean-Up at Mt. Bachelor
The Play Forever Mountain Clean-Up Days are back again! Here’s your chance to show a little love for our favorite mountain and enter to win a Winter 21/22 Season Pass. Grab your sturdy hiking shoes, outdoor apparel, and head up to the mountain to help us collect litter on the slopes. Upon check-in at the West Village base area, participants will receive a trash bag, grabber tool, and a free...
Seventh Mountain Resort
September 25, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Beginner/Intermediate Skills Mountain Biking Workshop
We’ll begin by dialing in our bike set up and body position, then work on skills throughout the afternoon. Examples of some of the skills we will work on include braking, shifting, cornering, switchbacks, wheel lifts, line choice, technical descending and getting up and over logs and rocks. Join us for two hours of skill building fun! ​ Suitable for: All skill levels, Men & Women, 18+
Seventh Mountain Resort
September 25, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cornering Switchbacks OR Intro to Jumping* Mountain Biking Workshop
Cornering and Switchbacks (odd dates of the month): The best way to get good at cornering is to practice practice practice. We’ll begin by dialing in body position, leaning the bike and understanding how to handle different types of corners. Next we’ll take it to the trails where we will practice bermed corners, flat loose corners and switchbacks until we are all dizzy with progression! Intro to Jumping (even dates...
Oregon Spirit Distillers
September 25, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oregon Whiskey Festival

A celebration of whiskey distilled and made in Oregon. This event is a celebration of the exceptional whiskey being produced in Oregon and the recognition of distillers who are committed to the art and craft of distilling. Join us to taste, learn, meet distillers and gather with fellow whiskey lovers. Whether you are looking to learn more about tasting or an experienced sipper, join us for the first annual festival...
Riverhouse Convention Center
September 25, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ripples 2021

Join us on Saturday, September 25, 2021 for Ripples as we safely celebrate Deschutes Children’s Foundation at the Riverhouse Convention Center. Deschutes Children's Foundation creates a remarkable guest experience at Ripples with wine and beer tasting begin the evening, live entertainment from Todd Haaby and Sola Via, dozens of enticing silent auction packages, a seated dinner, and a rousing live auction that includes a paddle raise to support Deschutes Children’s...
Faith Hope and Charity Vineyard
September 25, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live at the Vineyard: Just Us

Husband and wife duo, Jeff and Julie Cater, singer-songwriters, performers - performing great covers by your favorite bands, with some original tunes thrown in - Eagles, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, Loggins & Messina. You don't want to miss this acoustic duo. Bring a jacket and your dancing shoes. It will be an evening to remember under the stars! Enjoy wood fired pizza, salad, dessert, pub pretzels, wine by the bottle,...
Whychus Canyon Preserve
September 26, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nature Journaling

Interested in learning how to combine outdoor writing and sketching with your joy of exploring nature? Join Deschutes Land Trust volunteer and passionate journaler, Kolby Kirk, for a morning of learning tips and techniques for keeping a journal while exploring Whychus Canyon Preserve's hiking trails! We'll discuss ways of seeing and recording the landscape, explore reasons for keeping a trail journal, and learn tips for quickly sketching flora/fauna for later...
Seventh Mountain Resort
September 26, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Skills & Ride Mountain Biking Workshop

We’ll start with dialing in our bikes and body position and progress through several more skills before hopping on the nearby trails to test our new skills on a fun ride. Examples of skills we might work on are braking, cornering, switchbacks, wheel lifts, line choice, technical descending, getting up and over logs and rocks and line choice. The first 90 minutes will be skills and the last 90 minutes...
Downtown Sisters
September 26, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sisters Artist Studio Tour

Visit 35 artists at 25 studios. Participating artists are well known and widely collected local painters, potters, jewelers, glass artists, photographers, mixed media artists and sculptors. Get to know these extremely talented artists while they work in their own studios. This is a FREE self-guided tour. All you need is studio tour guide, with info about the artists and maps to their studios. You can get guides at any gallery...
Fir Street Park
September 26, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sisters Farmers Market

The 2021 Sisters Farmers Market is 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. June - October. 2021 NEWS: We’re happy to announce that we’ll be able to enjoy live music at the market this year! And our furry friends will be welcome to join! IMPORTANT COVID PRECAUTIONS: The health and safety of our vendors, volunteers, and customers is our top priority as we open for our 2021 season. Stay home if you...
Tower Theatre
September 26, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Teton Gravity Research’s Stoke the Fire Premiere
Get ready, Bend! On Sunday, September 26th, TGR is returning to the Tower Theatre for the winter kick-off celebration of the year. Join us to get hyped for winter with three showings of our new ski and snowboard film, Stoke The Fire. Whether you choose to come to the family-friendly matinee or party at the later shows, it’s sure to be a great premiere. As always, there will be a...
Les Schwab Amphitheater
September 26, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Lord Huron

With Special Guest: Allison Ponthier Purveyors of gorgeous indie folk melodies, Lord Huron makes their Les Schwab Amphitheater debut this fall. Led by Michigan-native Ben Schneider, Lord Huron launched onto the folk rock scene in 2012 with their first full-length album, Lonesome Dreams. Inspired in part by the novel “The Collected Works of Billy the Kid: Left-Handed Poems” by Michael Ondaatje of “The English Patient” fame, Lonesome Dreams and its...
The Suttle Lodge
September 27, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tune Into Fall

MUSICIANS ARE TOURING AGAIN AND WE COULDN'T BE HAPPIER. WE ARE CELEBRATING ALL THINGS AUTUMN BY HOSTING TWO NIGHTS OF MUSIC AT THE LODGE. SIX GROUPS WILL PLAY OVER THE COURSE OF TWO NIGHTS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH AND TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH. THE DETAILS: DOORS AT 5: 00 P.M., MUSIC FROM 6:00 P.M. UNTIL 9:00 P.M. MONDAY //FUTURE CRIB, NORDISTA FREEZE, AND WALTZER TUESDAY //YASMIN WILLIAMS, CHRIS PUREKA, AND VALLEY QUEEN...
The Suttle Lodge
September 28, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tune Into Fall

MUSICIANS ARE TOURING AGAIN AND WE COULDN'T BE HAPPIER. WE ARE CELEBRATING ALL THINGS AUTUMN BY HOSTING TWO NIGHTS OF MUSIC AT THE LODGE. SIX GROUPS WILL PLAY OVER THE COURSE OF TWO NIGHTS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH AND TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH. THE DETAILS: DOORS AT 5: 00 P.M., MUSIC FROM 6:00 P.M. UNTIL 9:00 P.M. MONDAY //FUTURE CRIB, NORDISTA FREEZE, AND WALTZER TUESDAY //YASMIN WILLIAMS, CHRIS PUREKA, AND VALLEY QUEEN...
Brooks Alley
September 29, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bend Farmers Market

From quaint beginnings atop Drake Park to a thriving, bustling market in nearby Brooks Alley, the Bend Farmers market has been “growing” and feeding Central Oregon for over 20 years! Our market runs Wednesdays, rain or shine, smoke or hail, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Downtown Bend. The 2021 season starts on May 5 and will run through October 13. The mission of the Bend Farmers Market is...
High Desert Museum
September 29, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Waterston Desert Writing Prize: Award Ceremony
Deserts have long offered rich inspiration for the written word. Join the winner and finalists from the 2021 Waterston Desert Writing Prize foran evening of readings and literary discussion exploring this complex landscape. In addition, 2021 Waterston Guest Judge Elizabeth Woody (Navajo, Warm Springs, Wasco, Yakama) willdo a reading. A writer, poet and visual artist, Woody received the American Book Award in 1990, as well as the William Stafford Memorial...
Les Schwab Amphitheater
September 30, 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Luke Bryan

As a four-time Entertainer of the Year for the Country Music Association (twice) and the Academy of Country Music, (twice) Bryan has achieved a rare place in the business, garnering the admiration of both his peers and the public. The industry voters for the Nashville-based CMA recognized him as one of the music industry’s few talents capable of filling a stadium on a regular basis. The fans, who pick the...
High Desert Museum
September 30, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Waterston Desert Writing Prize: A Desert Celebration
The Grand Canyon is arguably one of the jewels of America’s natural wonders, yet it remains wild, mysterious and— even as a national park—under threat. Join writer Kevin Fedarko, author of The New York Times bestseller The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon, in celebration of the 2021 Waterston Desert Writing Prize. Fedarko will dive deep into the...
Roundabout Books
September 30, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Author Event: Mirrors and Closets: The Complex Journey of LGBTQ Twins & Their Siblings
This event will be held in person at Roundabout Books as well as live-streamed on YouTube. 3,025. That was the number of miles between us when we discovered with wild synchronicity that we’d each developed feelings for women.” And, so begins a recognizable but singular journey toward authenticity and belonging that starts with one pair of identical twins who set out to dig deeper into the world of sexual orientation,...
Oregon Spirit Distillers
September 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live Music at Oregon Spirit Distillers

Join us for live music as you enjoy locally-made spirits at the distillery. Our air-conditioned cocktail lounge will have the garage door open so you can still enjoy the tunes. Reservations welcome, but not required. Call us at 541.382.0002 to reserve your table. All ages welcome when accompanied by 21+ adult. Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio.
Faith Hope and Charity Vineyard
September 30, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live at the Vineyard: Melody and Dave

Dave & Melody Hill, playing fine guitar, close knit harmonies. Original Americana, Blues, Country and160 Southern Rock. With covers from Patsy Cline to Tom Petty and everything in between! Chairs and tables provided for you.
Downtown Bend
October 1, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First Friday Art Walk

It's First Friday Art Walk! Head into Downtown Bend or the Old Mill for a night filled with art, shopping, music and local food & drink. On First Fridays, we celebrate ALL forms of art - music, comedy, photography, painting, sculpture, acting and more. Head to Downtown Bend, and delight your senses!
Online Event
October 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Join Oregon Natural Desert Association on Friday, October 1 as they host a virtual, streamed-in-HD, Wild and Scenic Film Festival, and share a collection of films that speak to environmental concerns and celebrate our planet. The selection of films in Bend will take the audience on a journey throughout North America, highlighting stunning natural wonder and emphasizing the need to protect our wild places. Here We Stand, directed by Chris...
Fir Street Park
October 3, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sisters Farmers Market

The 2021 Sisters Farmers Market is 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. June - October. 2021 NEWS: We’re happy to announce that we’ll be able to enjoy live music at the market this year! And our furry friends will be welcome to join! IMPORTANT COVID PRECAUTIONS: The health and safety of our vendors, volunteers, and customers is our top priority as we open for our 2021 season. Stay home if you...
Les Schwab Amphitheater
October 3, 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

My Morning Jacket

Sunday, October 3, 2021 With Special Guest Durand Jones & The Indications My Morning Jacket’s distinct and recognizable sound is deeply inspired by rock and country and includes psychedelic and experimental sounds rooted in their southern origin of Louisville Kentucky. Singer-songwriter Jim James, created the group as a way to use the acoustic songs his other band, Month of Sundays did not play. In 1999, My Morning Jacket released their...
Walt Reilly’s
October 5, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Solo Pianist: David Finch

Join us at Walt’s on October 5th to enjoy a live performance by solo pianist, David Finch. Come and and sip a cocktail and put in a request for your favorite song - David might just play it for you!
Brooks Alley
October 6, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bend Farmers Market

From quaint beginnings atop Drake Park to a thriving, bustling market in nearby Brooks Alley, the Bend Farmers market has been “growing” and feeding Central Oregon for over 20 years! Our market runs Wednesdays, rain or shine, smoke or hail, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Downtown Bend. The 2021 season starts on May 5 and will run through October 13. The mission of the Bend Farmers Market is...