There is always something happening in Bend! From family-friendly festivals to beer-fests, outdoor concerts, and a variety of races to choose from, there’s something for everyone in this beloved Central Oregon town.
Some events are still TBD, so we guarantee checking back throughout the year.
Family-Friendly Events – Bend is a popular vacation destination offering numerous activities and events the whole family will enjoy.
Revel in the magic of winter with live music, art, food, dazzling light displays, amusement rides, and more February 17-19 at the Deschutes County Expo Center.
Celebrate a weekend of summertime fun with live music, food and libations, arts and crafts, a kids play zone, and so much more July 7-9.
The whole family will enjoy watching the Bend sky come alive with glow-in-the-dark hot air balloons throughout the weekend of July 21-23. Soak up those stunning Bend summer nights listening to live music, eating tasty bites from local food trucks, and strolling through various stalls at the marketplace.
Brews, Bites, and More – Sample some of the area’s best-tasting adult beverages and food at these festivals throughout the year:
This event usually takes place in May at The Old Mill District. Check back for details.
Book your tickets now for this popular event held at Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, June 2-3
This free concert series is usually in July at Drake Park. Check back for event details.
This festive holiday event is scheduled to take place on December 17 at the GoodLife Brewing/Century Center parking lot.
Bite of Bend – Check back for event details.
On Your Mark, Get Set, Go – Bend offers plenty of racing events throughout the year:
Art, Live Music & Film – You can find numerous events dedicated to art, music and film in Bend:
Starting Friday, February 3, enjoy chatting with artists and makers and sipping on wine samples from Va Piano Vineyards and Evoke Winery as you stroll through the Old Mill District. This community event takes places each first Friday of the month from 3-6 pm
Enjoy great live music and stunning views of the Deschutes River and the Cascade Mountains at Oregon’s largest outdoor music venue. Concerts typically start over Memorial Day Weekend, and wind down in the early fall. Make sure and check out the Summer Concert Series if you are visiting Central Oregon in the summer.
Considered one of the top art expositions in the country, this acclaimed event is back in 2023 presenting art lovers and collectors with an impeccably juried fine art and craft show and sale. Deschutes County Fair & Expo, August 2023.
Celebrate the special 20th anniversary of this independent, Academy-qualifying Oregon film festival as they showcase over 100 films and host over 150 filmmakers this year. The film festival is hosted in a number of local theaters including a historic movie theater downtown, a state-of-the-art cinema, inside a craft brewery, a chic performance venue, and BendFilm’s very own Tin Pan Theater! In-person screenings – October 12-15 / Virtual – October 16-22
Ready to Discover Everything Bend Has to Offer?
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