Festivals & Races
August 24th & 25th
Last year, we hosted two brilliant performances of what is thought to be Shakespeare’s first tragedy, “Titus Andronicus.” This year, we’re shaking things up by broadening the creative work that we are showcasing in the park to include works outside of Shakespeare with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
Bend, OR | Aug. 31st & Sept. 1st, 2018
Medford, OR | May 3th & 4th, 2019
The Little Woody Barrel-aged Brews and Whiskey Festival celebrates small-batch beers and ciders aged in wood barrels by top Northwest breweries as well as small-batch American rye whiskeys and bourbons. Come taste the velvety, deep and intense flavors and enjoy the intimacy of small batch brewing from 20 local and regional brewers.
Spokane, WA | Sept 22nd, 2018
Sisters, OR | Nov 3rd, 2018
Bend, OR | May 25th, 2019
"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.
October 5th - 7th, 2018
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 2018. All the traditions that you love about this event will be there: pumpkin carving, Gourmet Food and Wine, the Harvest Market, outstanding music and food.
January 12th, 2019
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.
February 15th – 17th, 2019
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. Oregon WinterFest is a one stop shop for entertainment, a taste of regional food and drink and amazing showcase of local creators and businesses.
February 16th, 2019
Join us for the Royal Adventure Obstacle Run. 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.
Bend, OR | June 2019
Athletes ages 50+ (National Senior Games qualifying age) can compete in one of the 15 sports offered. It's a great chance to test your mettle against other seniors while enjoying a getaway to the outdoor playground of the West.
June 14th-16th, 2019
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 Showcase and 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.
June 16th, 2019
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 Root Beer Run on Saturday June 24th!
July 12th - 14th, 2019
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.
July 26th – 28th, 2019
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.
August 10th, 2019
The Haulin’ Aspen features a 6.5 mile course (dubbed the “Half As”), a half marathon and a full marathon. It is a points qualifier for the Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series and Central Oregon’s only full trail marathon. Trails wind through Wangoa Sno-Park through forestland with scenic views.