Ready to start planning the perfect summer getaway to Central Oregon? Here’s a list of some of our favorite upcoming events and festivals to help you plan a summer to remember.
Ongoing Events Summer 2022
First Friday Artwalk, Downtown Bend
Stroll through the streets of downtown Bend on the first Friday of each month to enjoy local art exhibits, live music, food, wine, and more! This festive event takes place from 5-9pm.
Summer Concerts at Hayden Homes Amphitheater, Bend
The Hayden Homes Amphitheater (formerly Les Schwab Amphitheater) is an independent, riverfront outdoor Amphitheater in the historic Old Mill District. We guarantee a night to remember as you sing and dance the night away under the stars. Check out their amazing upcoming summer concert series.
Things to Do in Central Oregon in May and June
May 21 – Happy Girls Run Bend – The Happy Girls Race series provides a supportive running environment for all women offering 5k, 10k, and half marathon races. Grab a friend, sister, or co-worker and make some memories as you run through breathtaking scenery, while working on your own individual fitness goals. Enjoy the all-new course for 2022 at Riverbend Park, Bend.
May 27 – June 5 – Venardos Animal Free Circus – This visual spectacle was created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos, and combines world-class animal-free circus acts with a Broadway Musical-style format. Guests will be transported back in time under the big top of a centuries-old tradition, but one that has been reimagined for the next generation. Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, Redmond, OR.
June 22-26 – Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder – Embark on the Grand Tour of Gravel with this epic five-day, 350-mile bike race through the heart of the Cascades. Sisters, OR.
Things to Do in Central Oregon in July and August
July 9-10 – Bend Summer Festival, Downtown Bend – Come celebrate summer with live music, hundreds of local and regional artisans, family fun, food vendors, and more!
July 22-24 – Balloons over Bend – Marvel at the site of hot air balloons launching into the skies over Bend at dawn. At night, purchase tickets to attend the Night Glow events in Bend and Redmond, which feature glow-in-the-dark balloons, live music, food, a marketplace, and more!
August 8-21 – Sunriver Music Festival – This annual musical festival is dedicated to expanding the audience for classical music concert series by bringing classical musicians from all around the US to present a world-class musical experience. Classical performances are held in the Tower Theatre in Bend and the Sunriver Resort Great Hall.
July 7 – August 11 – Munch & Music – Drake Park, Downtown Bend – This weekly summer concert series provides the community of Central Oregon with free live music, local vendors down Artisan Row, food and drink, and family fun in the Kids zone. Music begins at 5:30pm and ends around 9pm.
Things to Do in Central Oregon Over Labor Day Weekend
September 2-3 – Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival, Downtown Bend – Come sip and savor craft, barrel-aged beer, cider and whiskey from the Northwest’s top breweries. Enjoy live music and food while tasting special small-batch libations created just for this festival.
Ready to book your summer getaway to Central Oregon? Meredith Lodging has you covered with a wide selection of rentals to choose from. You can view our complete collection online, or call our Reservations Team at (8777) 778-9055. We hope to see you soon!