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Events in Bend, Oregon

Rumor has it, there’s always something happening in Bend. And you know what? The rumors are true. It’s safe to say there’s always an event going on in our bustling little mountain oasis.

Events in Bend are chock full of fun, culture, action, and even delicious food and beverages. From family-friendly festivals to art walks, beer-fests, outdoor concerts, marathons, or a bike race, there’s probably an event happening that you won’t want to miss.

Family-friendly events like Oregon WinterFest, Bend Summer Festival, and Balloons Over Bend will keep the youngins entertained with kid-friendly activities and plenty of welcoming entertainment for the whole family.

For the grownups, how about sampling some of the area’s best-tasting hoppy, hazy, dark, balanced, and all-out delicious locally crafted brews. Sample your favorite beers and ciders or discover a new favorite at The Bend Brewfest or the Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival.

Got a foodie or two in the group? Be sure to check out the Bite of Bend, a three-day food party where you can taste local flavors from chefs, bartenders, brewers, and food enthusiasts from the area. Or head over to Munch and Music for a perfect blend of live music in the park paired with a few treats from some of Bend’s best food trucks.

If you’ve got a hankering for art and live music, then be sure to add Art in the High Desert, First Friday Art Walk, and a live outdoor concert at the Hayden Homes Amphitheater, where you’ll hear big names and get spectacular views of the Deschutes River and the Cascade Mountains.

Or, if you’re looking to hit the ground riding or running, there are plenty of local bike and running events. For bikers, gear up with Mudslinger events like the High Cascades 100, the Best of Both, or Ring of Fire. Runners will have fun and make miles at the Bend Marathon, Bend Beer Run, or The Dirty Half.

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 extraordinary.

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Figure In, An Exhibition in Collaboration with Russo Lee Gallery

Scalehouse Gallery 550 NW Franklin Ave, Suite 138, Bend, OR

Featuring Samantha Wall, Dan Gluibizzi, Gregory Grenon, and Anne Siems at Scalehouse! Beginning in prehistoric times and continuing throughout history, artists have had an enduring fascination with representing the human form. This exhibition features four artists from the Pacific Northwest who all use the human figure as the focus of their artistic expression and who, […]

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Figure In, An Exhibition in Collaboration with Russo Lee Gallery

Scalehouse Gallery 550 NW Franklin Ave, Suite 138, Bend, OR

Featuring Samantha Wall, Dan Gluibizzi, Gregory Grenon, and Anne Siems at Scalehouse! Beginning in prehistoric times and continuing throughout history, artists have had an enduring fascination with representing the human form. This exhibition features four artists from the Pacific Northwest who all use the human figure as the focus of their artistic expression and who, […]

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August Lit Trivia Night

Roundabout Books 900 NW Mount Washington Dr, #110, Bend, OR

Take a break from the August heat and play trivia with the booksellers at Roundabout Books! Put your literary caps on and get ready to answer questions about classic books and authors, epic adventure tales, famous characters, and much more! Teams of 2-4 people! Every team gets a prize! Top 3 teams get a bonus […]

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Figure In, An Exhibition in Collaboration with Russo Lee Gallery

Scalehouse Gallery 550 NW Franklin Ave, Suite 138, Bend, OR

Featuring Samantha Wall, Dan Gluibizzi, Gregory Grenon, and Anne Siems at Scalehouse! Beginning in prehistoric times and continuing throughout history, artists have had an enduring fascination with representing the human form. This exhibition features four artists from the Pacific Northwest who all use the human figure as the focus of their artistic expression and who, […]

Free
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Figure In, An Exhibition in Collaboration with Russo Lee Gallery

Scalehouse Gallery 550 NW Franklin Ave, Suite 138, Bend, OR

Featuring Samantha Wall, Dan Gluibizzi, Gregory Grenon, and Anne Siems at Scalehouse! Beginning in prehistoric times and continuing throughout history, artists have had an enduring fascination with representing the human form. This exhibition features four artists from the Pacific Northwest who all use the human figure as the focus of their artistic expression and who, […]

Free
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Figure In, An Exhibition in Collaboration with Russo Lee Gallery

Scalehouse Gallery 550 NW Franklin Ave, Suite 138, Bend, OR

Featuring Samantha Wall, Dan Gluibizzi, Gregory Grenon, and Anne Siems at Scalehouse! Beginning in prehistoric times and continuing throughout history, artists have had an enduring fascination with representing the human form. This exhibition features four artists from the Pacific Northwest who all use the human figure as the focus of their artistic expression and who, […]

Free
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Figure In, An Exhibition in Collaboration with Russo Lee Gallery

Scalehouse Gallery 550 NW Franklin Ave, Suite 138, Bend, OR

Featuring Samantha Wall, Dan Gluibizzi, Gregory Grenon, and Anne Siems at Scalehouse! Beginning in prehistoric times and continuing throughout history, artists have had an enduring fascination with representing the human form. This exhibition features four artists from the Pacific Northwest who all use the human figure as the focus of their artistic expression and who, […]

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4th Friday Artwalk in Sisters

Downtown Sisters 252 West Hood Ave, Sisters, OR

Map, Galleries & More details at https://www.sistersartsassociation.org/4th-friday-artwalks @SistersArtsAssociation Who? You and your friends What? 4th Friday Artwalk Where? Downtown Sisters, Oregon 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, demonstrations, plus additional sponsoring restaurants and food venues for […]

Free
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Figure In, An Exhibition in Collaboration with Russo Lee Gallery

Scalehouse Gallery 550 NW Franklin Ave, Suite 138, Bend, OR

Featuring Samantha Wall, Dan Gluibizzi, Gregory Grenon, and Anne Siems at Scalehouse! Beginning in prehistoric times and continuing throughout history, artists have had an enduring fascination with representing the human form. This exhibition features four artists from the Pacific Northwest who all use the human figure as the focus of their artistic expression and who, […]

Free
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Figure In, An Exhibition in Collaboration with Russo Lee Gallery

Scalehouse Gallery 550 NW Franklin Ave, Suite 138, Bend, OR

Featuring Samantha Wall, Dan Gluibizzi, Gregory Grenon, and Anne Siems at Scalehouse! Beginning in prehistoric times and continuing throughout history, artists have had an enduring fascination with representing the human form. This exhibition features four artists from the Pacific Northwest who all use the human figure as the focus of their artistic expression and who, […]

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Author Event: Nowhere for Very Long by Brianna Madia

Roundabout Books 900 NW Mount Washington Dr, #110, Bend, OR

Brianna Madia (and her four dogs!) will join us for a Q&A and book signing for Nowhere for Very Long, her debut book. In this beautifully written, vividly detailed memoir, a young woman chronicles her adventures traveling across the deserts of the American West in an orange van named Bertha and reflects on an unconventional […]

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Author Event: Beneath the Bending Skies by Jane Kirkpatrick

Roundabout Books 900 NW Mount Washington Dr, #110, Bend, OR

Please join us for a launch party with Jane Kirkpatrick for her new book, Beneath the Bending Skies! RSVP on Eventbrite required. A young woman torn between duty and her own happiness defies her father to become the wife of a man with few prospects but a firm calling as a federal agent on the […]

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Author Event: Backskatter by Tom Wangler

Roundabout Books 900 NW Mount Washington Dr, #110, Bend, OR

Bend author Tom Wangler will join Dancing Moon Press publisher Kim Cooper Findling to talk about his new book, Backskatter. The year is 1999. The much anticipated “Y2K” is but three short months away. Hidden among the many events of the year was a little-known incident which happened in the high desert area of eastern […]

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Book Event: Voices of Navajo Mothers and Daughters: Portraits of Beauty

Roundabout Books 900 NW Mount Washington Dr, #110, Bend, OR

In a series of intimate, revelatory personal histories, Navajo grandmothers, mothers, and daughters in twenty-one families tell their stories. They open up about how they have been shaped by powerful cultural and historical forces—and by their love for each other. In these compelling, multi-generational oral histories, collected by a former teacher with profound admiration for […]

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4th Friday Artwalk in Sisters

Downtown Sisters 252 West Hood Ave, Sisters, OR

Map, Galleries & More details at https://www.sistersartsassociation.org/4th-friday-artwalks @SistersArtsAssociation Who? You and your friends What? 4th Friday Artwalk Where? Downtown Sisters, Oregon 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, demonstrations, plus additional sponsoring restaurants and food venues for […]

Free
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Bend Fall Festival

Downtown Bend 916 NW Wall St, Bend, OR

Get cozy and enjoy the harvest season with friends, good food and a hot cup of cider. Downtown Bend’s Fall Fest brings music, food and art. The streets will be filled with a Harvest Market, Gourmet Food and Wine, Family Fun, Fine Arts Promenade, Bend Business Showcase and more.

Free

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Bend Fall Festival

Downtown Bend 916 NW Wall St, Bend, OR

Get cozy and enjoy the harvest season with friends, good food and a hot cup of cider. Downtown Bend’s Fall Fest brings music, food and art. The streets will be filled with a Harvest Market, Gourmet Food and Wine, Family Fun, Fine Arts Promenade, Bend Business Showcase and more.

Free
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Bend Fall Festival

Downtown Bend 916 NW Wall St, Bend, OR

Get cozy and enjoy the harvest season with friends, good food and a hot cup of cider. Downtown Bend’s Fall Fest brings music, food and art. The streets will be filled with a Harvest Market, Gourmet Food and Wine, Family Fun, Fine Arts Promenade, Bend Business Showcase and more.

Free
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Bend Fall Festival

Downtown Bend 916 NW Wall St, Bend, OR

Get cozy and enjoy the harvest season with friends, good food and a hot cup of cider. Downtown Bend’s Fall Fest brings music, food and art. The streets will be filled with a Harvest Market, Gourmet Food and Wine, Family Fun, Fine Arts Promenade, Bend Business Showcase and more.

Free
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Bend Fall Festival

Downtown Bend 916 NW Wall St, Bend, OR

Get cozy and enjoy the harvest season with friends, good food and a hot cup of cider. Downtown Bend’s Fall Fest brings music, food and art. The streets will be filled with a Harvest Market, Gourmet Food and Wine, Family Fun, Fine Arts Promenade, Bend Business Showcase and more.

Free
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4th Friday Artwalk in Sisters

Downtown Sisters 252 West Hood Ave, Sisters, OR

Map, Galleries & More details at https://www.sistersartsassociation.org/4th-friday-artwalks @SistersArtsAssociation Who? You and your friends What? 4th Friday Artwalk Where? Downtown Sisters, Oregon 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, demonstrations, plus additional sponsoring restaurants and food venues for […]

Free