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Bend Events

Rumor has it there’s something happening in Bend right now. And now. And...you know what? It’s safe to say there’s always something going on in our bustling little mountain oasis.
From festivals to concerts, bike races to brewery tours, get the inside scoop on what’s up in Bend, Oregon. 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 awesome.

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Brooks Alley
July 28, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bend Farmers Market

From quaint beginnings atop Drake Park to a thriving, bustling market in nearby Brooks Alley, the Bend Farmers market has been “growing” and feeding Central Oregon for over 20 years! Our market runs Wednesdays, rain or shine, smoke or hail, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Downtown Bend. The 2021 season starts on May 5 and will run through October 13. The mission of the Bend Farmers Market is...
Drake Park
July 29, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Munch and Music

Enjoying what will be it’s 30th anniversary in 2021, the Summit Health Munch & Music FREE concert series in Drake Park continues to be a summertime favorite. Every Thursday for 6 weeks in Drake Park. The evening kicks off at 5:30pm with live music. Don't worry you'll have time in between the opening and headliner acts to grab some delicious grub from one of the many food trucks and vendors...
Cascade Lakes Welcome Station
July 30 - July 31

Cascade Lakes Relay

We’re excited to announce that Cascade Lakes Relay will return in 2021 to a full in-person event! Oregon’s most challenging running relay course starts in the Cascade Mountains at Diamond Lake Resort, travels through the Oregon Outback and rural agricultural country, and winds back to the Cascade Lakes Highway, around Mt. Bachelor and into the resort community of Bend. You’ll see more cows than semi-trucks and smell pine trees instead...
Cascade Lakes Welcome Station
July 30, 12:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cascade Lakes Relay

Registration is open! Don’t miss Oregon’s most challenging running relay course starts in the Cascade Mountains at Diamond Lake Resort, travels through the Oregon Outback and rural agricultural country, and winds back to the Cascade Lakes Highway, around Mt. Bachelor and into the resort community of Bend. You’ll see more cows than semi-trucks and smell pine trees instead of exhaust. If you are seeking an adventure where you can push...
Deschutes Historical Museum
July 31, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Reflection of History: An Architectural Tour
Stroll through the Drake Park Neighborhood Historic District and take a step back in time, when walking was the thing to do and neighborhoods were all about proximity. Participants will be introduced to the architectural styles represented in the neighborhood coupled with stories of a changing community. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is limited. The tour begins and ends at the Deschutes Historical Museum. Approximately a 1.5 hour walk. $5.00...
Seventh Mountain Resort
July 31, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Beginner/Intermediate Skills Mountain Biking Workshop
We’ll begin by dialing in our bike set up and body position, then work on skills throughout the afternoon. Examples of some of the skills we will work on include braking, shifting, cornering, switchbacks, wheel lifts, line choice, technical descending and getting up and over logs and rocks. Join us for two hours of skill building fun! ​ Suitable for: All skill levels, Men & Women, 18+
Wanderlust Tours
July 31, 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
2021 Summer Concert Series: Take Me to the River
Join Wanderlust Tours for our local Take Me to the River- in search of the soul of American music, where we will share the inspiration of the natural world through a canoe and kayak journey down the Deschutes River or a hike along its shores. Become a part of the story of the multi generational music of 3 bands, their music and motivations. Take Me to the River is an...
Seventh Mountain Resort
July 31, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cornering Switchbacks OR Intro to Jumping* Mountain Biking Workshop
Cornering and Switchbacks (odd dates of the month): The best way to get good at cornering is to practice practice practice. We’ll begin by dialing in body position, leaning the bike and understanding how to handle different types of corners. Next we’ll take it to the trails where we will practice bermed corners, flat loose corners and switchbacks until we are all dizzy with progression! Intro to Jumping (even dates...
July 31, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Soul of the City: A History of Drake Park
Celebrate the park’s centennial with a guided tour along the iconic Mirror Pond. After a short walk from the Deschutes Historical Museum the tour weaves through the park, exploring the history and happenings that has made Bend’s first city park the soul of the city. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is limited. Register on the Deschutes Historical Museum website, www.deschuteshistory.org. The tour begins at the Deschutes Historical Museum and ends...
Seventh Mountain Resort
August 1, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Skills & Ride Mountain Biking Workshop

We’ll start with dialing in our bikes and body position and progress through several more skills before hopping on the nearby trails to test our new skills on a fun ride. Examples of skills we might work on are braking, cornering, switchbacks, wheel lifts, line choice, technical descending, getting up and over logs and rocks and line choice. The first 90 minutes will be skills and the last 90 minutes...
Fir Street Park
August 1, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sisters Farmers Market

The 2021 Sisters Farmers Market is 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. June - October. 2021 NEWS: We’re happy to announce that we’ll be able to enjoy live music at the market this year! And our furry friends will be welcome to join! IMPORTANT COVID PRECAUTIONS: The health and safety of our vendors, volunteers, and customers is our top priority as we open for our 2021 season. Stay home if you...
Roundabout Books
August 3, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual Book Launch: We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange
Join Roundabout Books for a launch event with Bend author Tracey Lange. Her book is an August Indie Next List pick! In the vein of Mary Beth Keane’s Ask Again, Yes, Tracey Lange’s We Are the Brennans explores the staying power of shame—and the redemptive power of love—in an Irish Catholic family torn apart by secrets. When 29-year-old Sunday Brennan wakes up in a Los Angeles hospital, bruised and battered...
Brooks Alley
August 4, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bend Farmers Market

From quaint beginnings atop Drake Park to a thriving, bustling market in nearby Brooks Alley, the Bend Farmers market has been “growing” and feeding Central Oregon for over 20 years! Our market runs Wednesdays, rain or shine, smoke or hail, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Downtown Bend. The 2021 season starts on May 5 and will run through October 13. The mission of the Bend Farmers Market is...
Drake Park
August 5, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Munch and Music

Enjoying what will be it’s 30th anniversary in 2021, the Summit Health Munch & Music FREE concert series in Drake Park continues to be a summertime favorite. Every Thursday for 6 weeks in Drake Park. The evening kicks off at 5:30pm with live music. Don't worry you'll have time in between the opening and headliner acts to grab some delicious grub from one of the many food trucks and vendors...
Downtown Bend
August 6, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

First Friday Art Walk

It's First Friday Art Walk! Head into Downtown Bend or the Old Mill for a night filled with art, shopping, music and local food & drink. On First Fridays, we celebrate ALL forms of art - music, comedy, photography, painting, sculpture, acting and more. Head to Downtown Bend, and delight your senses!
Deschutes Historical Museum
August 7, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Early Days of Bend

Travel back when the river ran wild, Ponderosa Pines were plentiful and Bend the Beautiful was a town in the making. Learn about early Bend through the stories of six “Bendites” and how these residents helped transform a young hamlet into a booming town. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is limited. The tour begins at the Deschutes Historical Museum and ends at Lone Crow Bungalow on Wall St. $5.00 per...
Seventh Mountain Resort
August 7, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Beginner/Intermediate Skills Mountain Biking Workshop
We’ll begin by dialing in our bike set up and body position, then work on skills throughout the afternoon. Examples of some of the skills we will work on include braking, shifting, cornering, switchbacks, wheel lifts, line choice, technical descending and getting up and over logs and rocks. Join us for two hours of skill building fun! ​ Suitable for: All skill levels, Men & Women, 18+
Seventh Mountain Resort
August 7, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cornering Switchbacks OR Intro to Jumping* Mountain Biking Workshop
Cornering and Switchbacks (odd dates of the month): The best way to get good at cornering is to practice practice practice. We’ll begin by dialing in body position, leaning the bike and understanding how to handle different types of corners. Next we’ll take it to the trails where we will practice bermed corners, flat loose corners and switchbacks until we are all dizzy with progression! Intro to Jumping (even dates...
August 7, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Soul of the City: A History of Drake Park
Celebrate the park’s centennial with a guided tour along the iconic Mirror Pond. After a short walk from the Deschutes Historical Museum the tour weaves through the park, exploring the history and happenings that has made Bend’s first city park the soul of the city. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is limited. Register on the Deschutes Historical Museum website, www.deschuteshistory.org. The tour begins at the Deschutes Historical Museum and ends...
August 7, 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Night Sky at Fort Rock Photo Workshop

August in Central Oregon is a beautiful and rewarding season for photographers. The Hight Desert around Fort Rock comes alive with blooming Rabbit Brush and summer thunderstorms add drama. Photograph the Night Sky and Milky Way at the exclusive for our workshop booked Fort Rock Historic Village.
Seventh Mountain Resort
August 8, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Skills & Ride Mountain Biking Workshop

We’ll start with dialing in our bikes and body position and progress through several more skills before hopping on the nearby trails to test our new skills on a fun ride. Examples of skills we might work on are braking, cornering, switchbacks, wheel lifts, line choice, technical descending, getting up and over logs and rocks and line choice. The first 90 minutes will be skills and the last 90 minutes...
Fir Street Park
August 8, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sisters Farmers Market

The 2021 Sisters Farmers Market is 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. June - October. 2021 NEWS: We’re happy to announce that we’ll be able to enjoy live music at the market this year! And our furry friends will be welcome to join! IMPORTANT COVID PRECAUTIONS: The health and safety of our vendors, volunteers, and customers is our top priority as we open for our 2021 season. Stay home if you...
Les Schwab Amphitheater
August 8, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Brantley Gilbert

Brantley Gilbert is an American country singer, songwriter and producer from Jefferson, Georgia. He began his career by performing at the local venues, before making it big in the music industry with the help of his debut album, ‘Modern Day Prodigal Son’. Brantley re-released his second album, ‘Halfway to Heaven’ with the help of Big Machine Records, which facilitated in Brantley’s come to fame as the album became widely available....
Brooks Alley
August 11, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bend Farmers Market

From quaint beginnings atop Drake Park to a thriving, bustling market in nearby Brooks Alley, the Bend Farmers market has been “growing” and feeding Central Oregon for over 20 years! Our market runs Wednesdays, rain or shine, smoke or hail, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Downtown Bend. The 2021 season starts on May 5 and will run through October 13. The mission of the Bend Farmers Market is...
August 11, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bend Photo Tours - Perseid Meteor Shower Photo Workshop
The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Be sure not to miss this natural light show! Join professional photographer and night photo enthusiast, Toni Toreno share her tips and tricks to getting the best night photos…and with a little luck some shooting stars as well!
Les Schwab Amphitheater
August 12, 3:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Rebelution

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: Steel Pulse, The Green, Keznamdi + DJ Mackle Thursday, August 12, 2021 Sixteen years into an effervescent career, California reggae band and touring juggernaut Rebelution remains abundantly creative. Its members are as focused and committed as they are easygoing and laid-back. “Free Rein,” the band’s sixth studio album, while still rooted in the Jamaican inspiration that Rebelution’s songs and sounds have always paid homage to, takes experimental...
Drake Park
August 12, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Munch and Music

Enjoying what will be it’s 30th anniversary in 2021, the Summit Health Munch & Music FREE concert series in Drake Park continues to be a summertime favorite. Every Thursday for 6 weeks in Drake Park. The evening kicks off at 5:30pm with live music. Don't worry you'll have time in between the opening and headliner acts to grab some delicious grub from one of the many food trucks and vendors...
Les Schwab Amphitheater
August 13, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Mt. Joy and Trampled By Turtles

Friday, August 13 Slamgrass? Punkgrass? Progressive bluegrass? Whatever you want to call the music Trampled by Turtles has perfected, we’re in love with it. The boys from Duluth, Minnesota have honed their signature fast and frenetic sound for nearly two decades now, since frontman Dave Simonett initially formed the group in 2003. They’ll be joined by co-headliners Mt. Joy, a band that started off as a rekindling of shared musical...
Lava Butte
August 13, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Stars Over Newberry

Join Discover Your Forest for an evening of bliss at the top of Lava Butte on Friday, August 13th. Attendees can listen to live music, eat and drink their way through a showcase of the Pacific Northwest’s edible highlights, enjoy a guided tour of the night sky during the Perseid meteor shower, and help raise money for an incredible cause. The annual Stars Over Newberry event is back – and...
Brooks Alley
August 14, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walk the Chalk

Walk the Chalk is all about community collaboration! We will be creating art live with chalk on the sidewalks of The Commons, on the Brooks Street Plaza on August 14th. Local businesses and artists will team up for this project, with proceeds going to our local organization, Scalehouse, Collaborative for the Arts. Businesses can sponsor an Artist Square, and a local artist will create their own designs for the sidewalk....
Deschutes Historical Museum
August 14, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Reflections of History: An Architectural Tour
Stroll through the Drake Park Neighborhood Historic District and take a step back in time, when walking was the thing to do and neighborhoods were all about proximity. Participants will be introduced to the architectural styles represented in the neighborhood coupled with stories of a changing community. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is limited. The tour begins and ends at the Deschutes Historical Museum. $5.00 per participant, Deschutes County Historical...
Seventh Mountain Resort
August 14, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Beginner/Intermediate Skills Mountain Biking Workshop
We’ll begin by dialing in our bike set up and body position, then work on skills throughout the afternoon. Examples of some of the skills we will work on include braking, shifting, cornering, switchbacks, wheel lifts, line choice, technical descending and getting up and over logs and rocks. Join us for two hours of skill building fun! ​ Suitable for: All skill levels, Men & Women, 18+
Seventh Mountain Resort
August 14, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Cornering Switchbacks OR Intro to Jumping* Mountain Biking Workshop
Cornering and Switchbacks (odd dates of the month): The best way to get good at cornering is to practice practice practice. We’ll begin by dialing in body position, leaning the bike and understanding how to handle different types of corners. Next we’ll take it to the trails where we will practice bermed corners, flat loose corners and switchbacks until we are all dizzy with progression! Intro to Jumping (even dates...
August 14, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Soul of the City: A History of Drake Park
Celebrate the park’s centennial with a guided tour along the iconic Mirror Pond. After a short walk from the Deschutes Historical Museum the tour weaves through the park, exploring the history and happenings that has made Bend’s first city park the soul of the city. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as space is limited. Register on the Deschutes Historical Museum website, www.deschuteshistory.org. The tour begins at the Deschutes Historical Museum and ends...
Seventh Mountain Resort
August 15, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Skills & Ride Mountain Biking Workshop

We’ll start with dialing in our bikes and body position and progress through several more skills before hopping on the nearby trails to test our new skills on a fun ride. Examples of skills we might work on are braking, cornering, switchbacks, wheel lifts, line choice, technical descending, getting up and over logs and rocks and line choice. The first 90 minutes will be skills and the last 90 minutes...