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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 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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Smith Rock State Park
September 30, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Yoga, Hike and Brew at Smith Rock

Join local guides Khyra and Cody for a guided yoga, hike and brew tour! Our experience will begin with a relaxing and grounding outdoor yoga class with views of Smith Rock. We will set off on our three and a half mile guided hike with beautiful river views, stopping along the way to learn about the history and culture of Central Oregon and Bend. The geological and rock climbing history...
The Tower Theatre
October 5, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Climbing Film Tour - Bend, OR

The Climbing Film Tour is back for it’s 4th season with an awesome selection of short films celebrating the global climbing community. This year's tour is headlined by the exclusive world premiere of TRANSCENDENCE, a gripping film that narrates the inspiring journey of Adrien Costa, a former professional cyclist who turns to climbing after a life-altering accident. Alongside, world champion climber Liv Sansoz takes viewers on an unforgettable adventure in...
7th Mountain Resort
October 7, 9:00 am - October 8, 12:00 pm

Grit Clinics X COTA MTB Skills Day and Optional Trail Building Day

COTA and Grit Clinics are here for the same reason– Education and Empowerment. We invite you to join us for a weekend of tires and shovels on the trails. Further your mountain biking skillset with Grit Clinics on Saturday and then learn what it takes to build and maintain trails with the Women of COTA on Sunday (optional, but encouraged). With every entry, Grit Clinics will donate a one-year COTA...
Wanderlust Tours
October 8, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Wanderlust Tours | Volunteer: Cascade Lakes Clean Up

SPECIAL PLACES DESERVE SPECIAL ATTENTION For over a quarter century, Wanderlust Tours has been giving back to the beautiful Central Oregon landscape and bringing our community together through volunteer events. After the summer months, our high lakes need some TLC. Join the Wanderlust Tours staff in picking up trash from these special places! DETAILS Sunday, October 8, 2023 | 1:30PM - 5:30PM Meet at Cascade Lakes Brewery (The Lodge) 1441...
Crater Lake National Park
October 14, 6:15 am - 2:30 pm

Wanderlust Tours | Solar Eclipse at Crater Lake 2023

Join us for an amazing day and witness an Annular Solar Eclipse with us! The path of totality will angle northwest across Southern and Central Oregon, giving us a spectacular opportunity to view the eclipse all while exploring Crater Lake National Park. Perched atop the 750-mile long cordillera, the world’s purest body of water awaits to astound you! After entering the park, we will first go to our viewing location...
Wanderlust Tours
October 14, 7:00 am - 11:30 am

Wanderlust Tours: Solar Eclipse at Fort Rock 2023

Join us for an amazing morning and witness an Annular Solar Eclipse with us! The path of totality will angle northwest across southern and central Oregon, giving us a spectacular opportunity to view the eclipse all while exploring the breathtaking Fort Rock. Fort Rock is a natural wonder that rises out of the flatness of the Oregon high desert. It is an area that is locally referred to as the...
Wanderlust Tours
October 21, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wanderlust Tours | Volunteer: Fall Planting Project with THINK WILD

RESTORING A SCENIC AREA IN CENTRAL OREGON THINK WILD is a wildlife conservation center that serves five counties in Central and Eastern Oregon. Their mission is to inspire our high desert community to care for and protect our native wildlife through education, conservation, rescue, and rehabilitation. We are teaming up with THINK WILD this fall for a planting project. The goal of this project is to aid in the restoration...
Wanderlust Tours
November 4, 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wanderlust Tours | Wine, Dinner, & Hike with Elixir Wine

Adventure: Join us for a scenic stroll along the Deschutes River near Farewell Bend Park. Our award winning Naturalist Guides will highlight the various flora and fauna that flourish along the banks as the river courses right through the heart of Bend. Our walk will be 3-4 miles along the river on mostly flat terrain. After we immerse ourselves in the natural world, we will prepare our palates for locally...