Events

Festivals


cascades

Cascades Wedding Show

January 14th, 2017

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.

To be a vendor or to purchase tickets, find all the information you need at www.cascadesweddingshow.com

winterfest

Oregon Winterfest

February 17th – 19th, 2017

In Bend, we like excitement.  OK,  we like a lot of excitement.  We also love a great party in the snow as long as there’s a fire pit,  music, and beverages.  In the heart of winter, we think it’s only right to celebrate the adventure-packed season of snow with a massive party of fire and ice.  Your entrance ticket will get you in on all the fun. Additional events include the Family Friendly Royal Run, the kids Hot Cocoa Run, and the Wine Walkthrough the shops of Old Mill.

For more information on sponsorship, vendor space and to purchase tickets to all the fun,  visit www.oregonwinterfest.com

lilwoody

Little Woody Barrel-aged Brew Series

Medford, OR |  May 12th & 13th, 2017
Bend, OR |  September 1st & 2nd, 2017
Eugene, OR |  October TBD, 2017

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.

For more information on sponsorship, vendor space and to purchase tickets to all the fun, visit www.thelittlewoody.com

biteofbend

Bite of Bend

June 23rd-25th, 2017

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.

For more information of what is in store visit  our website at biteofbend.com

balloons

Balloons Over Bend

July 28th – 30th, 2017

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.

For more information on how to get involved and get closer to the experience,  check out the website at www.balloonsoverbend.com

shakespeare

Shakespeare in the Park

August 18th & 19th, 2017

The Shakespeare in the Park series is one of the benchmark cultural events in Central Oregon. Lay It Out Eventsand Portland’s Northwest Classical Theatre Company are again bringing Bard’s classics  on a stage in picturesque Drake Park.

To reserve your seats and to be apart of this cultural event,  visit our website www.shakespearebend.com for more info.

beards

National Beard & Moustache Championships

November 11th, 2017

It’s time to start growing! The National Beard and Moustache Championships are coming. Hundreds of the world’s best “beardsmen” will put the art of facial hair on display in the most entertaining and creative competition to hit the Northwest.

Register now at www.nationalbeardchampionships.com!!

Races


wf-royalrun

Oregon Winterfest Royal Run

February 19th, 2017

Join us for the Royal Adventure Obstacle Run.  This year the theme is Royalty so plan on castles, moats, kings, queens and so much more.  Wear your most aristocratic garb as prizes will be knighted to kings and queens for style and ability. This years race will start at the Les Schwab Amphitheater Ticket Office under the Start/Finish Arch.  Get there early for Royal stretches!!! The trail will wind along the Old MIll District & Deschutes River, with a mixture of paved paths and groomed trails.

To purchase tickets, visit our website.  All royal run registrations include the weekend Oregon Winterfest Activities.

salmonrun

Salmon Run

April 9th, 2017

The 29th annual Salmon Run returns to the Deschutes River Trail in the Old Mill District.  One of the first half marathons of the year in the Northwest, it has long been central to the local racing scene.  Because of its early-season timing, it is also an important race for runners looking to build a base for future half-marathons. Do you have little fry’s that are winter stir crazy?  Register them for the Little Fry run part of the Kids Rock the Races Series.

To register or to be a part of the action visit our website at www.runsalmonrun.com

happygirls

Happy Girls Run Series

Bend, OR |  May 27th, 2017
Spokane, OR |  23rd, 2017
Sisters, OR |  November 4th, 2017

Do What Makes You Happy! The slogan for these events, you know you’re in for a treat. Happy Girls Runs brings together women of all levels of fitness and achievement for races that are nothing short of life-changing for many runners. The Happy Girls Runs feature various distance (Half Marathon, 10k & 5k).   From the moment the race begins, the air is electrified with excitement and camaraderie; There is nothing more motivating than runners, despite personal hardships, cross the finish line with huge smiles.

To register or for more information on sponsorship & vendor opportunities visit our website at www.happygirlsrun.com

bob-beerrun

Bite of Bend Beer Run

June 25th, 2017

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& Good Life 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!

For more information of what is in store visit  our website at biteofbend.com

haulinaspen

Haulin’ Aspen

August 12th, 2017

The Haulin’ Aspen featuring 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.

To register for the distance of your choice,  please visit our websitewww.haulinaspen.com.