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Events in Bend

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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COCC’s Forum on Equity, Racism, and Social Justice

Central Oregon Community College 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR

Equity in the Outdoors We invite you to share in this work and be a part of making changes in our communities so that we truly are a welcoming and inclusive place. Together we can make a difference. Please join us for a panel discussion Equity in the Outdoors January 30, 2023 4:00 - 5:00 […]

Free

Return-to-Office Summit: Recruitment and Engagement in a Post-COVID World

Hitchcock Auditorium, Pioneer Building, COCC 2600 NW College Way, Bend

What does the FUTURE OF WORK hold for employers, talent acquisition, HR and DEI professionals? Gensler's Melissa Mizel will show us the way This intimate conference is designed for Recruiters, Talent Acquisition Pros, HR Business Partners, Org Dev, DEI and Belonging, and executive leadership, but all with an interest in employee engagement and corporate culture […]

$150

BC⚡DC: Bend Central District Celebration

Open Space Event Studios 220 Northeast Lafayette Avenue, Bend

Join us for the BC⚡DC - that's the Bend Central District Celebration! Learn about what’s up and coming for the vibrant heart of the city - from safer bike paths to bustling new businesses and more housing options - and how you can be a part of it. Get to know more about LandWatch’s Cities […]

February Nature Night: A History of Trees—Fire, Old-Growth, and Forest Restoration in Central Oregon

The Tower Theatre 835 NW Wall St, Bend, OR

The magnificent ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests of Central Oregon provide wildlife habitat, clean water, and outstanding outdoor experiences for many people. But these forests are changing rapidly and may not provide the same benefits in the years to come. Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Dr. James Johnston, and Dr. Andrew Merschel of Oregon […]

Free