You can’t stare at the Deschutes River all day. (Okay, you could.) But when you need a break, check out any one of Bend’s theaters or venues. You’re as likely to find your new favorite band as that blockbuster you’ve been dying to see.
Gazing upon the sparkling Deschutes River is great and all, but sometimes you crave entertainment beyond the thrill of watching the sun sink behind the Cascade Mountains. No problem! Bend boasts plenty of art galleries, movie theaters, concert venues, and special events that are guaranteed to keep you entertained during your Bend vacation.
Cap off your riverfront stroll through the Old Mill District with a stop at the Regal Cinemas theater to catch the latest blockbuster release. If indie films are more your style, come in October when the BendFilm Festival lights up the town with a celebration of independent cinema. You can also see films and special productions year round in the Tin Pan Theater or the historic Tower Theatre.
Catch a concert at the famous Les Schwab Amphitheater, or scope out a play from one of several local theater companies that make their home in Bend. Want to see Bend’s art scene without giving up any precious outdoor time? Stroll through downtown Bend and see the Tin Pan Alley Art collection or drive the Roundabout Art Route to discover how Bend’s art plays outside.
Visit Bend’s event calendar is chock full of ideas for things to do 365 days a year, so study up and mark your calendar with all the hottest happenings.