Summer Fun in Bend

Silipint beer "glass" sitting on a ledge overlooking the Deschutes river at sunsetSummer is in full swing in Bend and that means there is a lot to see and do. Whether you are into cycling, music, classic cars, or beer, there is something for everyone. Here are some of the activities going on in and around Bend this summer.

Music
Music definitely fills the air this time of year. You can enjoy free concerts of up-and-coming artists at Les Schwab Amphitheater on Sunday afternoons and at Drake Park on Thursday evenings. Bend gets its share of big name performers too, including …

7/16: David Benoit Trio
7/22: Rusted Root
8/5: Brandi Carlile
8/9: Jackson Brown
8/11: Michael Franti & Spearhead
8/12: Huey Lewis & The News
8/31: Steve Miller Band
9/1: George Winston
9/3: NeedToBreathe with Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan & Welshly Arms
9/8: Jake Shimabukuro

In the surrounding area, don’t miss the Sunriver Music Festival Faire, which runs August 7-18,  and the Sisters Folk Festival from September 9-11.

Races
The weather and terrain in Central Oregon make it the perfect place for all kinds of athletic endeavors.

7/16: Deschutes Dash Weekend
7/16: High Cascades 100
7/20: Cascade Cycling Classic
7/23: Bend Classic Mile
7/29: Cascade Lakes Relay
8/6: Haulin’ Aspen Half & Full Marathons
8/18: Deschutes Brewery Twilight 5K Run/Walk
8/20: Beat Beethoven’s 5th 5K Run/Walk
9/10: Oregon 12/24 Mountain Bike Relay

Festivals
From beer and balloons to art and classic cars, there is a festival where you can indulge your passion.

7/21-7/24: Balloons Over Bend
7/23: Sunriver Antique & Classic Car Show
8/3-8/7: Deschutes County Fair & Rodeo
8/5: First Friday Art Walk
8/12-8/14: Flashback Cruz & Classic Car Show
8/18-8/20: Bend BrewFest
9/2-9/3: Little Woody Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival

You can find even more information on local activities at Visit Bend or BendOregon365.com.

We hope to see you this summer!

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  1. Hi,
    So great to receive an email from you. Please be sure to keep us on your email list. We do plan on coming back :-)).

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