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First Friday Art Walk

5/4/2018 5:30 PM

Downtown and the Old Mill District

Come join us as we celebrate First Friday Art Walk with a wide assortment of local artists. Local beverages, food, and music are always on the agenda, and demos and other fun surprises are always a possibility!


“Oklahoma!”

Fridays – Sundays 7:00 PM

Summit High School Auditorium, 2855 NW Clearwater Dr.

BEAT Children’s Theatre is proud to present “Oklahoma!”


Maker’s and Margaritas

5/5/2018 10:00 AM

Utilitu, 1234 NE 1st St.

A wonderfully curated maker’s pop-up shopping event at Utilitu! Come enjoy Cinco de Mayo with some of Bend’s brightest creatives!


Hopservatory Night Sky Viewing

Thursdays 8:00 PM

Worthy Brewing, 495 NE Bellevue Dr.

The Worthy Garden Club offers weekly open viewing that includes seasonally appropriate educational programs and a peek through the Worthy telescope. Our goal is to raise scientific literacy and educate our visitors about big and unwieldy concepts like scale, size, time, distance, and speed in our solar system and beyond. You are sure to be amazed and humbled by the beauty and diversity of our galactic garden.


2018 Selco Pole Pedal Paddle

5/19/2018 7:30 AM

Race Starts at Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, with Finish at Les Schwab Amphitheater

The SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle is a relay race with six legs that include alpine skiing/snowboarding, cross-country skiing, biking, running, canoeing/kayaking/stand up paddle boarding, and sprinting to the finish! You can do it all yourself or be part of a team (or pair). We invite you to take part in the festivities and enjoy Central Oregon!


Western Art Show

5/19/2018 9:00 AM

Black Butte Ranch, 13899 Bishops Cap, West of Sisters

Come out and join us on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Black Butte Community Room, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Sisters, Oregon for an exhibit of western artist Len Babb. Come meet the artist and enjoy a visual tour of the Old West through Len’s original oils, watercolors, bronzes and inks. There will be live music and light appetizers will be served.


Classic Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show

5/19/2018 10:00 AM

Trinity Lutheran Church Parking Lot, 2550 NE Butler Market Rd.

Join us for Trinity Lutheran Church’s third annual Classic Car Show!


Selco Kid’s Mini Pole Pedal Paddle

5/20/2018 9:00 AM

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin-Hixon Dr.

The SELCO Kid’s Mini Pole Pedal Paddle is a fundraiser for the Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. MBSEF is a non profit organization that’s mission is to be the Northwest’s leading youth sports training organization, promoting the positive values of competitive sports including Alpine and Nordic Skiing, Snowboarding and Cycling.


Happy Girl’s Run Bend

5/26/2018 8:00 AM

Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St.

Happy Girls Run in Bend winds around beautiful Bend, right along the Deschutes River. With the half marathon and 10K enjoying the canyon trail – one of the most scenic areas of Bend. There are a combination of surfaces including paved roads, gentle and wide trails as well as groomed paths.


Bend Elks Memorial Day Tournament 2018

5/26/2018 – 5/28/2018 8:00 AM

Baseball Facilities Throughout Bend

Since 2005, the Bend Elks Baseball Club, in cooperation with Bend area high school baseball programs and the Bend Metro Park and Recreation District, have operated the three-day weekend tournament. It has emerged to be one of the must attend events for youth baseball teams throughout Oregon.


First Friday Art Walk

6/1/2018 5:30 PM

Downtown and the Old Mill District

Come join us as we celebrate First Friday Art Walk with a wide assortment of local artists. Local beverages, food, and music are always on the agenda, and demos and other fun surprises are always a possibility!


Bend Beer Chase

6/2/2018 6:00 AM

Start at Worthy Brewing Company, 495 NE Bellevue Dr.

The 5th Annual Bend Beer Chase will be pouring again June 2nd, 2018!


2018 Oregon Senior Games

6/2/2018 – 6/22/2018 8:00 AM

Various Venues Throughout Bend

Bend, Oregon is the Mountain Town that has it all, and that includes the Oregon Senior Games! Competitors from around the country will gather in Bend for an unforgettable 3 weeks of athleticism and fun.


Art in Nature – Kayaking & Caving With Les Stroud

6/8/2018 8:00 AM

Meet at Wanderlust Tours Office, Fred Meyer Shopping Complex

Wanderlust Tours and the Tower Theatre present Kayaking and Caving with Survivorman, Les Stroud.


Broken Top 3v3 Shootout

6/9/2018 9:00 AM

Big Sky Park, 21690 Neff Rd.

The Bend FC Timbers are pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Broken Top 3v3 Shootout soccer tourney. This family friendly event is open to all ages of soccer players and will feature an all-day event of soccer, food carts, beer garden and fun. Teams are guaranteed four games with a champion crowned at each age group and gender. Games kick off at 9 am and run until approximately 7 pm.


Author Event: “50 Hikes with Kids” by Wendy Gorton

6/9/2018 1:00 PM

Roundabout Books, 900 NW Mt. Washington Dr. Suite #110

Handcrafted for Northwest parents, educators, and caregivers that want to spark a love of nature, “50 Hikes with Kids” highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in Oregon and Washington.


Slightly Stoopid with Special Guests Stick Figure & Pepper in Concert

6/9/2018 4:30 PM

Les Schwab Amphitheater, 344 SW Shevlin Hixon Dr.

The Les Schwab Amphitheater welcomes Slightly Stoopid as part of its summer concert series.


The Best of Both: The Ultimate Dual-Discipline Bike Race

6/16/2018 7:00 AM

Wanoga Sno Park, Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway

“The Best of Both” is a unique bicycle race to be staged in the beautiful mountain town of Bend, Oregon, on June 16th, 2018. The event is the first of its kind to combine road cycling and mountain bike riding within one conclusive race distance, bringing a cross-section of competitive bike racers together for the first time to compete head-to-head.


Soulstice Festival

6/21/2018 3:00 PM

Crows Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St.

Join us to celebrate the Bend Sunshine! Shop a selection of amazing local artisans with handmade objects for the body, garden and soul while listening to local musicians and snacking on the best from Bend’s favorite food trucks!


Oregon Rescue Challenge

6/30/2018 9:30 AM

Rim Rock Rider Event Center, 17037 Alfalfa Rd.

Rescue to Remarkable! Oregon trainers and equine rescues compete at Rim Riders Event Center to showcase their horses in an obstacle trail course, fan favorite creative freestyle and ultimately, adoptions. This free family event includes food, raffle prizes and silent auction while shopping local vendors.

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