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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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Writing West: A Conversation with Two Award-Winning Authors

High Desert Museum 59800 S HWY 97, Bend, OR

Join Beth Piatote and Raquel Gutiérrez as they read from their recent books and discuss the opportunities and challenges for writers of color whose storytelling is shaped by America’s Western landscapes. Co-hosted by Oregon State University-Cascades Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program.

$5 – $20
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Melodies & Steps of 1904

High Desert Museum 59800 S HWY 97, Bend, OR

Join us at the Ranch to enjoy tunes of the turn of the 20th century as well as learn fun dances. Experience the new-fangled music machine, the gramophone, and test out your swing and jitterbug. We might even dance a waltz or two!

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Melodies & Steps of 1904

High Desert Museum 59800 S HWY 97, Bend, OR

Join us at the Ranch to enjoy tunes of the turn of the 20th century as well as learn fun dances. Experience the new-fangled music machine, the gramophone, and test out your swing and jitterbug. We might even dance a waltz or two!

Ranch Sawmill Demonstration

High Desert Museum 59800 S HWY 97, Bend, OR

Full steam ahead! See the 1904 Lazinka Sawmill in action and discover how critical steam-powered sawmills were to families in the High Desert.

Museum and Me

High Desert Museum 59800 S HWY 97, Bend, OR

A quieter time for children and adults with physical, intellectual and/or social disabilities to enjoy the High Desert Museum after hours. Explore the Museum’s newest exhibits and revisit your favorites.

Antique Fair at the Deschutes Historical Museum

Deschutes Historical Museum 129 NW Idaho Ave, Bend, OR

Shop antique vendors from around the Pacific NW, specially curated by the Deschutes Historical Museum, the Antique Fair features over 40 quality dealers from a wide variety of antiques and selected collectibles, as well as music and food. Bring an item to our Antique Appraisal Classroom from 12 to 3, where local antiques expert Karen […]

Free