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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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Faith Hope and Charity Vineyard
September 17, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live at the Vineyard - Bobby Lindstrom

Join International Blues Challenge solo nominee, singer/songwriter/bluesman Bobby Lindstrom for some soul-inspiring blues and rock. His riveting original songs reflect the stories of his life, his loves and his quest of helping people through music. Tables and chairs provided here for you.
Les Schwab Amphitheater
September 17, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lake Street Dive

Formed in 2004, Lake Street Dive features singer Rachael Price, guitarist/trumpeter Mike “McDuck” Olson, bassist Bridget Kearney, and drummer Mike Calabrese. The group originally met while they were all students at Boston’s prestigious New England Conservatory. However, prior to joining the band, Price (daughter of composer and conductor Tom Price) had already gained notice for her jazz singing. Lake Street Dive is known for their playful, cross-pollinated blend of neo-soul...
Cascades Theatrical Company
September 17, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Importance of Being Earnest - Play

In Oscar Wilde’s most famous and final play, wealthy and bored protagonists, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, court two women, Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew, pretending to be men named Ernest. Jack, who resides in the country, introduces a devious and unruly brother named Ernest who resides in the city so that he can be reckless in one place while also being arguably mature in another. Algernon pretends to have...
High Desert Museum
September 18, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exhibition Opening: "X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out"
The Smithsonian’s National Collection of Fishes represents more than 70 percent of the world’s fish specimens and is the largest and most diverse collection of its kind in the world. Although the x-rays featured in the national collection were made for research purposes, the strikingly elegant images demonstrate the natural union of science and art and are a visual retelling of the evolution of fish. X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out...
Deschutes Historical Museum
September 18, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Oregon Festival of Cars

Now in its 27th year, the Oregon Festival of Cars Show and Shine features world-class performance cars, one-of-a-kinds, and classic cars from around the state. For a third year this event will be hosted at the Deschutes Historical Museum, where these beautiful automobiles will be showcased on the front lawn of the museum Saturday, September 18, 2021. The Show and Shine is free to the public and voting for best...
Seventh Mountain Resort
September 18, 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+
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
September 18, 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

Halfway to St. Patrick's Day May the luck of the Irish be with us all! We're celebrating the halfway point to our favorite holiday with a day full of specials and Irish Stout across McMenamins. Wander a hotel property searching for leprechauns and rainbows, or stop by your local pub for a refreshing Irish Mule or a bracing Irish Iced Coffee. You'll find also find Irish Fries Are Smiling, and...
Seventh Mountain Resort
September 18, 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...
Faith Hope and Charity Vineyard
September 18, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live at the Vineyard: Doc Ryan Trio

Come sit outside at the vineyard and friends and music! American Roots music, pure and simple. Folk, Blues, Rock, Gospel, Alt.Country, we even get funky - original but familiar. Tables and chairs provided for you here. Wood fired pizzas, salad, dessert, wine by the bottle, beer on tap, and nonalcoholic beverages available for purchase. Advance Ticket Purchase Required
Les Schwab Amphitheater
September 18, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

NEEDTOBREATHE

Grammy nominated rock band, NEEDTOBREATHE emerged from Seneca, South Carolina in 2011. Since then they have released seven albums to date, touring with acts such as Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Third Day. With their inspiration rooted in their Christian faith, they consistently deliver a soulful rock medley paired perfectly with Bear Reinhart’s (lead vocals) heartfelt and unique vocals. While the world shut down due to the global pandemic, concerts...
Cascades Theatrical Company
September 18, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Importance of Being Earnest - Play

In Oscar Wilde’s most famous and final play, wealthy and bored protagonists, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, court two women, Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew, pretending to be men named Ernest. Jack, who resides in the country, introduces a devious and unruly brother named Ernest who resides in the city so that he can be reckless in one place while also being arguably mature in another. Algernon pretends to have...
Seventh Mountain Resort
September 19, 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
September 19, 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
September 19, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Pink Martini Featuring: China Forbes

Dubbed as the “little orchestra” Pink Martini is a 13-member musical group from Portland, Oregon. Formed in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale, the group draws inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz, and old-fashioned pop. Pink Martini has twelve instrumentalists (and sometimes travels with string sections), China Forbes, Pink Martini’s lead vocalist, Forbes, though fluent only in English, sings in 15 different languages....
Cascades Theatrical Company
September 19, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Importance of Being Earnest - Play

In Oscar Wilde’s most famous and final play, wealthy and bored protagonists, Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff, court two women, Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew, pretending to be men named Ernest. Jack, who resides in the country, introduces a devious and unruly brother named Ernest who resides in the city so that he can be reckless in one place while also being arguably mature in another. Algernon pretends to have...
Whychus Canyon Preserve
September 20, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Full Moon Hike

Join Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Moorehead on a full moon exploration at Whychus Canyon Preserve. The Native Americans had names for each of the full moons--September is the Corn Moon because it is when the corn is ready for harvest. Come explore the canyon at night and watch the Corn Moon rise. Using a variety of senses, we'll listen for and, if lucky, even see nocturnal animals as we...
Les Schwab Amphitheater
September 21, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Foreigner

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a remarkable musical collection that persists to propel sold-out tours and album sales. Founded in 1976, with lead singer Mick Jones, the group is known around the world for some of rock and roll’s most recognizable songs, including “Cold As Ice”,...
Brooks Alley
September 22, 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...
Faith Hope and Charity Vineyard
September 23, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live at the Vineyard - Heller Highwater Duo
Join us for this amazing duo! We will have wood fired pizzas, Caesar salad, desert, three beers on tap and of course our award winning wine for sale by the bottle. Wood fired pizza, wine by the bottle, beer on tap, salad, pretzels, dessert available for purchase. Tables and chairs provided for you.
Oregon Spirit Distillers
September 23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Live Music at Oregon Spirit Distillers

Join us for live music as you enjoy locally-made spirits at the distillery. Our air-conditioned cocktail lounge will have the garage door open so you can still enjoy the tunes. Reservations welcome, but not required. Call us at 541.382.0002 to reserve your table. All ages welcome when accompanied by 21+ adult. Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio.
Downtown Bend
September 25

Bend Beer Chase

BEND BEER CHASE We’re excited to announce that Bend Beer Chase will return in 2021 to a full in-person event! The Bend Beer Chase is a six-person running relay spanning approximately 55 miles over one epic day. Consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg), each runner on the team runs two legs. The course starts at 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, travels to Redmond and back...
Barnes Butte
September 25, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Battle at the Butte

Battle at the Butte is September, 25th 2021. Located at the beautiful Barnes Butte Recreation Area in the heart of Prineville, Oregon. Battle at the Butte is a multi distance trail run (5 and 10 miles). There will only be 200 entries total, so claim your spot fast. Funds from this event will be donated directly to the Crook County High School Cross Country Team and the Humane Society of...
Downtown Sisters
September 25, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sisters Artist Studio Tour

Visit 35 artists at 25 studios. Participating artists are well known and widely collected local painters, potters, jewelers, glass artists, photographers, mixed media artists and sculptors. Get to know these extremely talented artists while they work in their own studios. This is a FREE self-guided tour. All you need is studio tour guide, with info about the artists and maps to their studios. You can get guides at any gallery...
Mt. Bachelor
September 25, 10:00 am - September 26, 3:00 pm
Play Forever Mountain Clean-Up at Mt. Bachelor
The Play Forever Mountain Clean-Up Days are back again! Here’s your chance to show a little love for our favorite mountain and enter to win a Winter 21/22 Season Pass. Grab your sturdy hiking shoes, outdoor apparel, and head up to the mountain to help us collect litter on the slopes. Upon check-in at the West Village base area, participants will receive a trash bag, grabber tool, and a free...
Seventh Mountain Resort
September 25, 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
September 25, 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...
Oregon Spirit Distillers
September 25, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oregon Whiskey Festival

A celebration of whiskey distilled and made in Oregon. This event is a celebration of the exceptional whiskey being produced in Oregon and the recognition of distillers who are committed to the art and craft of distilling. Join us to taste, learn, meet distillers and gather with fellow whiskey lovers. Whether you are looking to learn more about tasting or an experienced sipper, join us for the first annual festival...
Riverhouse Convention Center
September 25, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ripples 2021

Join us on Saturday, September 25, 2021 for Ripples as we safely celebrate Deschutes Children’s Foundation at the Riverhouse Convention Center. Deschutes Children's Foundation creates a remarkable guest experience at Ripples with wine and beer tasting begin the evening, live entertainment from Todd Haaby and Sola Via, dozens of enticing silent auction packages, a seated dinner, and a rousing live auction that includes a paddle raise to support Deschutes Children’s...
Whychus Canyon Preserve
September 26, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nature Journaling

Interested in learning how to combine outdoor writing and sketching with your joy of exploring nature? Join Deschutes Land Trust volunteer and passionate journaler, Kolby Kirk, for a morning of learning tips and techniques for keeping a journal while exploring Whychus Canyon Preserve's hiking trails! We'll discuss ways of seeing and recording the landscape, explore reasons for keeping a trail journal, and learn tips for quickly sketching flora/fauna for later...