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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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Adult Dodgeball

Boys & Girls Club of Bend 500 NW Wall St, Bend

Make friends. Get fit. Have fun! Check out Bend's favorite social adult co-ed sports league! Drop in for a single game on Wednesdays and see what the buzz is all […]

$8
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Adult Dodgeball

Boys & Girls Club of Bend 500 NW Wall St, Bend

Make friends. Get fit. Have fun! Check out Bend's favorite social adult co-ed sports league! Drop in for a single game on Wednesdays and see what the buzz is all […]

$8

Central Oregon Polar Plunge

Riverbend Park 799 SW Columbia At, Bend

Polar Plunge is your chance to step out of your comfort zone with 300+ Central Oregonians by jumping into an unforgettable experience that directly impacts the lives of Special Olympics […]

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Adult Dodgeball

Boys & Girls Club of Bend 500 NW Wall St, Bend

Make friends. Get fit. Have fun! Check out Bend's favorite social adult co-ed sports league! Drop in for a single game on Wednesdays and see what the buzz is all […]

$8
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Adult Dodgeball

Boys & Girls Club of Bend 500 NW Wall St, Bend

Make friends. Get fit. Have fun! Check out Bend's favorite social adult co-ed sports league! Drop in for a single game on Wednesdays and see what the buzz is all […]

$8

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Adult Dodgeball

Boys & Girls Club of Bend 500 NW Wall St, Bend

Make friends. Get fit. Have fun! Check out Bend's favorite social adult co-ed sports league! Drop in for a single game on Wednesdays and see what the buzz is all […]

$8

Mastondon 10-ish Mile Trail Run

Maston Trail Head 20275 Newcomb Rd, Bend, Bend

This races takes place on the BLM trail network called Maston in between Tumalo and Redmond in the shadow of Cline Butte. There are views of the Deschutes river, mountains […]

$55 – $65
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Adult Dodgeball

Boys & Girls Club of Bend 500 NW Wall St, Bend

Make friends. Get fit. Have fun! Check out Bend's favorite social adult co-ed sports league! Drop in for a single game on Wednesdays and see what the buzz is all […]

$8
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Adult Dodgeball

Boys & Girls Club of Bend 500 NW Wall St, Bend

Make friends. Get fit. Have fun! Check out Bend's favorite social adult co-ed sports league! Drop in for a single game on Wednesdays and see what the buzz is all […]

$8

Horse Butte 10 Mile Trail Run

Horse Butte Trail Head

This course turns from dirt road to singletrack in the first half mile and stays single track for the next 9.5. The course is mostly uphill for the first 5 […]

$55 – $65

Spring Sting Technical Endurance Challenge

Crooked River National Grasslands 61445 BARLEYCORN LN, 61445 BARLEYCORN LN, 61445 BARLEYCORN LN, Bend, OR

The Spring Sting TEC is BACK! This rugged, technical, and beautiful race has been a staple of Central Oregon racers for nearly ten years. No paddling - so don’t worry […]

SunRiver Swim Run

SunRiver Marina 17400 Deschutes Rd, SunRiver, OR

Jump into Oregon’s first ever SwimRun race! We were inspired to bring this relatively new sport to Oregon after falling in love with it in Sweden this past year. The […]

SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle

Mt. Bachelor to Bend, OR 13000 SW Century Drive, Bend

Multi sport all day event starts at Mt. Bachelor, ends in The Old Mill. Alpine, Nordic, Cycle, Run, Paddle, Sprint to finish.

varies by individual/pair/team price

FootZone Dirty Half Marathon

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend

Touted as Central Oregon’s oldest half marathon, the FootZone Dirty Half Marathon turns 22 in 2023. The planned celebration is sure to be as unforgettable as your own milestone birthday […]

$80 – $90

Elk Lake Endure Adventure Race

Elk Lake Resort 60000 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR

Elk lake played host to one of our early area adventure races nearly a decade ago, and its natural splendor and classic Cascade terrain brings us back again and again […]

$105

Elk Lake Swim Run Race

Elk Lake Resort 60000 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR

Swimming across crystal clear alpine waters and running across rugged lava landscapes in the shadow of the mighty Cascade Mountains - there is no better way to beat the summer […]

$80

Family Adventure Race

La Pine State Park 15800 State Recreation Rd, La Pine

What better way to spend the afternoon with your family than adventuring by bike and foot in the woods!  This might be a short “kid distance” event, but it won’t […]

$105