“Do What Makes You Happy!” is the slogan for these events, so you know you’re in for a treat. Happy Girls Run brings together women of all levels of fitness and achievement for races that are nothing short of life-changing for many runners. Featuring various distances (Half Marathon, 10k & 5k), there’s a perfect length for everyone. Bring the little ones to our Happy Girls Bend event to run in the Happy Little Kids Run, a part of the Kids Rock the Races Series!
The Cascades Wedding Show is a one-day event for Central Oregon event professionals to connect with future brides and grooms. The event transforms the Riverhouse on the Deschutes Convention Center into a full elegant bridal experience to include vendor collaborative environments, educational presentations and vendor workshops. A one-stop shop of amazing regional vendors and the hottest bridal trends.
Join thousands of spirited locals and visitors to Central Oregon on President’s Day weekend for three days of live music, delicious food and drink from around the region and activities for the whole family. OnPoint Oregon WinterFest is the place to be for entertainment, a taste of regional food and drink and amazing showcase of local creators and businesses.
Join us for the The Royal Run 5K — a beautiful run through the Old Mill area and along the Deschutes River, with a mixture of paved paths and groomed trails. As in previous years, there will be a new twist to this year’s race. This year’s race will start at the Les Schwab Amphitheater Ticket Office under the Start/Finish Arch. Have little prince and princesses that want to join in on the fun? Register them for the Kids Hot Cocoa Run, a part of the Kids Rock the Races Series!
The Salmon Run returns to the Deschutes River Trail in the Old Mill District. Do you have small fry that are winter stir crazy? Register them for the Little Fry Run, a part of the Kids Rock the Races Series.
Celebrate the local flavor of Central Oregon during the region’s largest food festival. The Bite of Bend is a three-day food party on the streets of downtown Bend! Stop into the Mixology Showcaseand try the newest spirits from our region; Make the Bite of Bend Beer Run an annual June tradition and get the kids on the move with the Root Beer Run where they get to celebrate with a root beer float. Fun doesn’t stop on Sunday, Bite Week proceeds with social coursed dinners and classes aplenty.
Make the Bite of Bend Beer Run an annual June tradition! The Bite of Bend Beer Run sends participants along a 5k race loop through Drake Park along the Deschutes River and back through Columbia Park, enjoying the fine beer from 10 Barrel, Cascade Lakes,Deschutes & Immersion breweries along the way. Bonus prizes are awarded to participants in best costume! Get the kids in the action too—check out the Little Hopper Root Beer Run, a part of the Kids Rock the Races Series, on Saturday, June 13th!
Enjoying 29 years of kicking off the summer season, the First Interstate Bank Bend Summer Festival draws 35,000 visitors for a weekend like no other. Festival features fine artists and craftspeople, artisans and performers, and three stages of some of the best regional and national blues, rock and jazz.
Balloons Over Bend is a fun-filled weekend across Central Oregon with many of opportunities to witness the awe-inspiring flight of hot air balloons. Daily activities Friday through Sunday will include the Children’s Festival, launches, meet and greets with pilots, up-close balloons experiences and the always enticing Night Glow. Get the kids in the action too—check out the Balloon Blast Kids Race, a part of the Kids Rock the Races Series, on Friday, July 24th!
Featuring a 6.5-mile course (dubbed the “Half As”), a half marathon and full marathon, the race is also a part of the Oregon Half & Full Marathon Series. The cherry on the top is the race is Central Oregon’s only full trail marathon — featuring trails that wind through the Wanoga Sno-Park, showcasing scenic forestland and beautiful views.
As the light slants and softens, bringing harvest in its wake, our thoughts turn to the coziness of the Fall season and the delights of the First Interstate Bank Bend Fall Festival 2021. All the traditions that you love about this event return: pumpkin carving, Gourmet Food and Wine, the Harvest Market, outstanding music and food. Register the little ones for the Kids Harvest Run, a part of the Kids Rock the Races Series.