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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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Deschutes Library, Bend
September 8, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Know Des(s)ert – Hiking the Oregon Desert Trail | Bend
Come learn more about what it takes to hike a day, week, or month on the Oregon Desert Trail and get some recommendations for an amazing milkshake, delicious pie, or other sweet treat. What does a remote and challenging long-distance desert route have to do with dessert? After experiencing a cotton candy colored morning sunrise surrounded by wildflowers the color of jelly beans and the honeyed serenade of a meadowlark,...
Brooks Alley
September 8, 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...
Les Schwab Amphitheater
September 8, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dave Matthews Band

The jam band favorites released their latest studio album in 2018, “Come Tomorrow,” their seventh album to debut No. 1 on Billboard’s album chart, an industry record. The socially conscious rockers are partnering with The Dreaming Tree Wines and DocuSign this tour in an effort to plant one million trees. Concertgoers can contribute an optional donation of $2 per ticket to go toward The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees...
Walt Reilly’s
September 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live Music - Justin Lavik

Justin studied Music at Biola University in La Mirada, CA and quickly launched into a professional music career as a freelance trumpet player throughout the Los Angeles area during most the 1990's playing with such groups as The Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, The Pacific Symphony Orchestra, The Disneyland Band and many others. Justin has now been an active part of the Bend music scene, playing guitar and singing with several...
Cascades Theatrical Company
September 8, 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...
Roundabout Books
September 9, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Author Event: The Healing of Natalie Curtis by Jane Kirkpatrick
This will be an in-person event requiring an rsvp to hold a seat, and will also be availalbe on Zoom. Please check back for details and ticket information! Musician Natalie Curtis is broken by strict training and a lost love. After encountering Native American music, she is determined to save these ancient songs which are being silenced by the government. In doing so, Natalie steps inside the space between the...
Oregon Spirit Distillers
September 9, 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.
Cascades Theatrical Company
September 9, 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...
Faith Hope and Charity Vineyard
September 10, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Live at the Vineyard - Reno and Cindy

Join us as this amazingly talented duo entertain you. Reno & Cindy can play any request. Wood Fired Pizza, Wine, and Beer available for purchase. Tickets are $10 and an advance ticket purchase is required. Tables and chairs provided for you here.
Cascades Theatrical Company
September 10, 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...
Central Oregon Shooting Sports Association (COSSA)
September 11, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Battle of the High Desert

On the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks and heroism that followed, RISE Challenge Events, Strength Warehouse, and Central Oregon Shooting Association (COSA) are proud to present the second annual Battle of the High Desert, also known as Battle HD, on September 11, 2021. This year’s theme for the event is “Never Forget” as the theme includes special challenges and obstacles to honor this solemn day. The event is...
Seventh Mountain Resort
September 11, 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+
Old Mill District Center Plaza
September 11, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
High Desert Chamber Music Pop-Up Concerts!
This is your last chance to attend a High Desert Chamber Music outdoor concert this summer! Violinist Isabelle Senger and pianist Janet Smith perform a mixture of classical favorites by Kreisler and Paganini, and also popular songs like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “Danny Boy”. Join them in the Old Mill District overlooking the Deschutes River in the Center Plaza, right in front of the flag bridge. Make sure to...
Seventh Mountain Resort
September 11, 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 11, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live at the Vineyard - Heller Highwater The Band
Advanced ticket purchase required. Come enjoy the full Heller Highwater Band. Well known Central Oregon band with incredible vocals by Heather Drakulich. Wood fired pizza, wine by the bottle, beer on tap, salad, pretzels, dessert available for purchase. Tables and chairs provided for you.
Cascades Theatrical Company
September 11, 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 12, 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...
Athletic Club of Bend
September 12, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Heroes on the Run

Street Dog Hero Invites Bend Community To Heroes On The Run Dog- and family-friendly outdoor event will raise funds for local non-profit Bend, Oregon – August 23, 2021 – Street Dog Hero’s 2nd annual Heroes On The Run event will take place on Sunday, September 12, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Athletic Club of Bend. This outdoor event – presented by Bend Pet Express – promises...
Fir Street Park
September 12, 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 12, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

John Legend

With Special Guest: War & Treaty Multi platinum artist John Legend is an American singer, songwriter, actor, producer, coach on the Voice and philanthropist. At an early age, John grew up singing in the church choir, learning to play piano from his grandmother. During his prolific and multi-faceted career, Legend has accumulated eleven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and an Emmy Award. Winning...
Cascades Theatrical Company
September 12, 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...
Cascades Theatrical Company
September 13, 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...
Waypoint
September 14, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Live Music at Waypoint

Join us at Waypoint for live music 7/27 Beverly Anderson 5-7pm 7/31 Mike Wayock 12-2pm 8/1 Olivia Harms 4-6pm 8/3 Greg Botsford 5-7pm 8/7 Yanin Saav 12-2pm 8/8 TBD 4-6pm 8/10 Alicia Viani 5-7pm 8/14 Connor Bennett 12-2pm 8/15 TBD 4-6pm 8/17 Abluesticks 5-7pm 8/21 TBD 12-2pm 8/22 TBD 4-6pm 8/24 Olivia Harms 5-7pm 8/28 Yanin Saav 12-2pm 8/29 Stacy Dread & Mystic 4-6pm 8/31 Kelcey Lassen 5-7pm 9/4 TBD...
Oregon Natural Desert Association
September 14, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Intro to the Art and Science of Wildlife Tracking
Join Oregon Natural Desert Association for an introductory exploration into the world of wildlife tracking with expert and educator Marcus Reynerson. During this virtual presentation, Marcus will share knowledge about identifying and interpreting the subtle signs wildlife leave in their high desert habitats. Come away with a new appreciation for and ability to see the multitude of stories from the living world around us that can be found in Oregon’s...
Athletic Club of Bend
September 14, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Michael Franti is a globally recognized musician, humanitarian, activist and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism.
Cascades Theatrical Company
September 14, 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...
Brooks Alley
September 15, 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...
Cascades Theatrical Company
September 15, 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...
Oregon Spirit Distillers
September 16, 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.
Cascades Theatrical Company
September 16, 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...