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Bend Events

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 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...
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...
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...
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,...
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!
Roundabout Books
October 14, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Author Event: Easy Crafts for the Insane by Kelly Williams Brown
Kelly Williams Brown had two Very Bad years. In just a short time period, her marriage collapsed, she broke four bones (in separate and unrelated incidents), her father was diagnosed with cancer, and she wound up in a psychiatric hospital. What got her through it was, improbably, crafting. Kelly Williams Brown's first memoir, Adulting, has sold over 200,000 copies across formats and established her as a standout millennial writer. In...
Wanderlust Tours
October 16, 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
2021 Summer Concert Series: Art in Nature at Ft. Rock
ABOUT Ft. Rock is a natural, volcanic amphitheater where one can listen to artistic genius and feel the exquisite qualities of the Great Basin Desert. A hike within the tuff ring, prior to settling in for upbeat tunes, will reveal tenacious stories of life! The high desert can be conceived as foreboding, yet Native Americans called this very location home for thousands of years along with wildlife and flora that...
October 17, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bend Photo Tours - Fall Foliage Photo Workshop
There is no question that fall colors are a force to be reckoned with in Central Oregon, and we can show you the best places to find those epic colors! Join us for an epic day along the McKenzie River where we will stop by some waterfalls, trek along the river and take in all the stunning leaf changes! And end our day with a sunset view. Toni Toreno, professional...
High Desert Museum
October 30, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$20 Art Show Opening Night Party

Bend’s biggest little art show is back, presented by Bright Place Gallery. The Museum is honored to host this year’s $20 Art Show, featuring thousands of pieces of original art by over 100 local artists. Join us to celebrate with live music, food, drinks and $20 art. Costumes encouraged. Portions of the event will be held outside, rain or shine. Come dressed for the elements.
Downtown Bend
November 5, 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!
November 26, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

4th Friday Artwalk in Sisters

Map, Galleries & More details at https://www.sistersartsassociation.org/4th-friday-artwalks @SistersArtsAssociation Who? You and your friends What? 4th Friday Art Walk Where? Through the Galleries of Sisters When? Every 4th Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cost? Complimentary-Free Visit the Art Galleries in Sisters Featuring: A great time, beautiful art, good company, music, demonstrations, plus additional sponsoring restaurants and food venues for during and following the walk. Visit with actual artists and their...
Downtown Bend
December 3, 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!